Today's News

  • Poe, boy, July 11

    Carrie and Roger Poe of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their first child.

    Ryder Christopher Poe was born at 2:52 a.m. July 11, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Don and Patti Caldwell of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. His maternal great grandparents are Dolores Caldwell of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Dorothy Mott of Jacksonville, Fla.

    His paternal grandparents are Roger and Lora Poe of Dry Ridge. His paternal great grandfather is Harry Poe of Dry Ridge.

  • Simpson, boy, Sept. 21

    Leigh and Scott Simpson of Williamstown announce the birth of their second child.

    Gavin Scott was born at 1:59 p.m. Sept. 21, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Philip and Beth Chardis of Vernon, Conn.

    His paternal grandparents are Freddie and Nancy Simpson of Cynthiana and Dene Scott of Tallahasse, Fla.

    Gavin was welcomed home by his big sister Liza.


  • Webster, boy, May 23

    Jeff and Susan Webster of Covington would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Jacob Robert Webster was born on May 23, 2009.

    He weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Richard and Carolyn Ebner of Dry Ridge.

    His paternal grandparents are Robert and Mary Webster of Burlington.


  • Utter returns home to practice medicine

    She’s been called Ms. Taylor, Mrs. Utter, mom and Joe’s girl, but now Sandra Taylor Utter adds doctor to her titles.

    Utter, a 1998 graduate of Grant County High School, began her new career at Summit Medical Group in Dry Ridge last month.

    Utter always knew she wanted to be a doctor.

    “I had lots of pets and I ‘saved’ them,’” she said, with a smile. “I was so fascinated that you could breathe into a newborn puppy’s mouth and bring it back.”

  • Homemakers attend CWC meeting

    Mae Scott, Marlene McComas and Jean Huff of Grant County Extension Homemakers were three of 630 recently attending the 71st Country Women’s Council USA ACWW Area Meeting of the Associated Country Women of the world in West Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Time to say 'whoa' in Washington

    My husband Bud can’t distinguish black from navy.

    Every Sunday morning before church, he asks me whether his suit jacket matches his pants. Since my eyes are nearly as bad as his, I have him take the ensemble to the sun porch where the light is better.

    I’ll spend several minutes trying to figure out whether the navy is actually dark blue or faded black. And if both the pants and the jacket are navy, are they the same navy?

    Finally, Sunday, I gave up and shared one of my grandmother Vada’s tidbits of wisdom with him.

  • Lady Braves’ season ends in districts

    The Grant County volleyball team started slow by dropping the first set in their district tournament matchup against Walton-Verona.

    But the Lady Braves fought back before falling in three sets (21-25, 25-22, 24-26) on Oct. 12.

    “We hustled during the last two points, but the ball just did not fall our way,” coach Kelli Lee said.

    According to Lee, seniors Rachel Kitchens, Dawn Plunkett and Katie Gregg played the best they had all year.

  • Saddle Club plans challenge, fun show

    The Grant County Saddle Club will be hosting a trail challenge and fun show on Oct. 17 at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    The event begins at 10 a.m. Pre-registration can be completed at Tractor Supply.

    Concessions will be available.

    For more information call Lois Shuler at 859-620-4111.


  • DRFD plans cruise-in for fire prevention week

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department will recognize National Fire Prevention Week with a Fire Prevention Day Cruise In from 3 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Dry Ridge Fire House.

    Special guests include Sparky the Fire Dog. There will be a fire truck slide and fire trucks on display.

    This event is being held in conjunction with Cruisin’ the Ridge, a car show held the second Saturday of the month May through October that is sponsored by the City of Dry Ridge. 

  • Second Sunday offers free fun

    What: Second Sunday of Play

    When: 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11

    Where: in front of Grant County Middle School. The road in front of GCMS will be closed to traffic during this event.

    Schedule of activities:

    • 2 p.m. - Bicycle parade (led by Little Mr. and Miss Grant County Fair/Kentucky State Fair Evan Dunaway and Kasey Hill)

    • 2:15 p.m. Corn Hole Tourney

    • 2:30 p.m. Pet Owner Look-A-Like Contest

    • 2:45 p.m. Pet Costume Contest

    • 3 p.m. 2K Fun Walk/Run