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Today's News

  • Hammons, Linder square off in November election

    Brian Linder and Wanda Crupper Hammons will go head-to-head at the polls once again, but this time for state representative.
    In the 2010 general election, incumbent Linder handily defeated Hammons in the race for for Grant County magistrate for the second district.
    Linder garnered 1,218 votes compared to Hammons’ 718 votes.
    However, the pool of voters will be much larger in November as the candidates vie to replace long-time legislator Royce Adams, who is retiring as representative of 61st district in the House.

  • Budget woes

    More than $100,000 is being slashed from next year’s Grant County Sheriff’s Office proposed budget—  a move that will severely hamper services for the county, according to Sheriff Chuck Dills.
    “I’ll do whatever possible so we continue to respond to calls,” he said. “But, the problem is, there is an effect to it. If they’re going to eliminate money for us to do our job, we’re going to have to eliminate some sort of service.”

  • My time has come to say goodbye

    About two years ago, I came to Grant County to be a sports writer.
    It was a dream job from the beginning, being able to cover sports since I didn’t have the athletic ability to go anywhere beyond high school cross country.

    After getting my degree in journalism from Northern Kentucky University in 2009, I began a year-long search for a local sports writer position.

  • The best part...

    As school winds and summer heats up, there are a lot of activities going on. Everyone’s patience wears thin waiting for the cold weather to move out and warmer weather to move in. This is my favorite time of the year.  It’s not overbearingly hot but not too cold either.

  • FRIENDS OF CONSERVATION
  • Girl Scouts host “It’s A Girl’s Life” on July 1 at library

    Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council, in collaboration with the Grant County Library will host the free “It’s a Girl’s Life” program beginning at 1 p.m. on July 2 at the Grant County Public Library.

    The program is open to all girls in the Grant County area that will be in grades K-5 in the fall of 2012.  “It’s a Girl’s Life” will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on July 2, July 9, July 16 and July 23.

  • Beach named executive director of voc. rehab

    David Beach has been named the new executive director of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in the cabinet’s Department of Workforce Investment. He has been serving as acting director there since December 2011 and assumed his permanent duties with the cabinet April 16. Dr. Beach previously worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation administrator in the Program Planning and Development Branch of OVR and he is the former Director for Residential Services, Job Placement and Research at the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center.

  • ANNIVERSARY

    Ella Rose Rector and Kenneth Lee Bobb were married on May 19, 1962 in the Florence Christian Church. They celebrated their 50th anniversay in 2012.

    A few years after getting married, the couple welcomed two children, Kevin and Kitty, and moved to the Mt. Zion area of Grant County.

    The couple still resides there and according to Kenny “plan to stay there.”

  • CHURCH NOTES 5.31.12

    Dry Ridge Christian
    • The Helping Hands ministry is looking for volunteers. For more information, call 859-823-0286.
    • Experience worship in a new way. The “116” Contemporary service is happening every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Josh Cummins, along with the praise band, will lead worship.

    Dry Ridge Presbyterian

  • Hope for ‘Good Daughters’

    When my sister was little, she wiped spaghetti sauce from her mouth with a piece of bread.

    This is a significant event in our family’s history because, as the Good Daughter, it is probably the one and only time Peggy ever got in trouble.

    In a nanosecond, Peggy did the bread-wipe and Dad reached over and whacked her hand, which stunned us all.

    Not that Dad whacked one of us, but that it was Peggy—the Good daughter!