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    • Bethany Baptist from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on June 23.

    • Corinth Baptist  from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 18 - June 22.

    • Dry Ridge Christian from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on June 18 - 22. The theme is “SKY”- Everything is possible with God.

    • Oak Ridge Baptist from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 18 - June 22. Pre-Registration is June 17.

    • Christ Community at 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 20 - June 23. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Closing ceremony is 1 to 3 p.m. on June 23.

  • Expect the unexpected

    Expect the unexpected. This phrase is familiar to all of us; however I never find myself looking around the corner for something unexpected. In fact, I expect life to be the same. Too many surprises can upset the routine. When was the last time you were surprised by something?

    The other day, my son and I were walking out into the garage to get a basketball to play with and we were taken by surprise. To our amazement, there were critters in our garage. At first I thought it was the neighbor’s cat but upon further review it was three baby raccoons.

  • Wishing for the old days


    I sure do miss the old days.

    I loved being able to conveniently go into a video store and marvel at shelf after shelf of titles to choose from.

    In the mood for a scare, the horror section provided all the chills you needed.

    If laughter was what you needed, rows of comedy flicks would fill your giggling desires.

    There was just something about the ability to pick up a box cover, read the synopsis and glance at pics from the movie that made the experience greater.

  • Soil Conservation District awards scholarships

    The Grant County Soil Conservation District awarded three scholarships to non-traditional students at Northern Kentucky University – Grant Center.

    Students receiving scholarships were: Henrietta Hunt, Melissa Brown and Diana Clifton.

    Hunt,  of Dry Ridge, is a sophomore at NKU-Grant County. She is working to achieve a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.
    Hunt is married to Michael Hunt. The couple has three children: Brooke, Corey and Trevor.


    Rodney and Bamba Smith of Dry Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Danielle Marie Smith to Derrick Allan Haley, son of Lin and Debbie Haley of Cythiana.

    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. on June 23, 2012, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the Grant County Fairgrounds.

    The bride is a 2006 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also a 2010 graduate of Transylvania University. She is employed by Sherman Elementary School.


    Isaac Alger has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for June 21. Alger is the son of Heather and Marty Alger.

    Grade in school: Recent graduate at Williamstown High School

    Sport(s): baseball

    Age: 17

    Hometown: Lexington

    Accomplishments: 4.0 grade point average and two time student athlete of the year.

    History in your sport: I have been playing baseball for six years.
    What do you do for fun/recreation: I like to listen to music, eat, sleep and play Xbox.



    June 19, 1997
    Five Grant County students received degrees from Eastern Kentucky University at the end of the spring semester. More than 2,200 graduates and degree candidates were honored at the 90th spring commencement, Local EKU graduates include: Carla Y. Arnold, Angela Cummins, Todd Davis, Timothy Dungan and Shelley Spencer.