Memorial Day – The History Channel

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

The History of Memorial Day

The Civil War claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history, requiring the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. By the late 1860s Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers.

Did You Know?
Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. Continue reading

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Trash pick-up & Lights

If any of you feel the desire to do so, please feel free to take on the task of cleaning up the trash at the end of the road on a weekly basis. Pop cans, bottles, general trash.

If you see the light are out up front – drop a line in the comment section and let us know. We already know one is not working but will be working to replace both of them with new LED lights that do not take bulbs. Initial cost is higher but overall cost is less to operate and no more bulbs to replace.

Thank You

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AUCTION of 361 Claiborne Drive on June 3, 2015


LOCATION: Lot#4 Claiborne Estates Section Two, Plat Cabinet 2, Slide 3. This is a less than one acre lot. This home is in the City Limits of Crittenden and subject to city taxes. Note: the mailing address is 361 Claiborne Drive, Dry Ridge, KY 41035




Allen D and Vicki L Sparks

By virtue if a judgement and order of sale entered in the Grant County Circuit Court on April 9th, 2015 the property at 361 Claiborne Drive will be auctioned at the Judicial Center Lobby 224 South Main St. Williamstown, KY on Wednesday June 3rd 2015 at 11AM. Price: $162,914,98 Interest up to Jan 30, 2015: $21,596.94 Interest after Jan 30th, 2015: $28.45 per day Taxes & negative Insurance: $4219.27 Reasonable attorney fees: $2400.00 Court Costs: $572.68 Purchaser must have 10% cash down at time of sale. Purchaser will have to pay all state, county & city real estate taxes for the year 2015 Purchaser is bound by the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restriction of Ownership of Claiborne Estates subdivision recorded in the Grant County Deed Book

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Reminder of a few Kentucky Laws


RED: A red light means “stop” behind a crosswalk or stop line until the green light appears.
You may turn right after stopping if there is no approaching traffic, unless a sign is posted prohibiting such right turns. Even though the light is red, a turn is permitted from a one-way street into the nearest lane of another one-way street running in the direction of that turn.


When the speed limit is not posted, these are the limits on Kentucky roads. 15 MILES PER HOUR

• Speed limit on off-street parking facilities. 35 MILES PER HOUR

• Thirty-five (35) miles per hour in a business or residential district.

55 MILES PER HOUR On all state highways except interstate highways and parkways as indicated otherwise. (Ruark Road is actually a State Highway – SR2948) The speed limit is 55 MPH. But just because it is 55 does not mean the conditions are always right to do 55.  40 to 45 is safer based on the blind spots & hills on this road.

• On interstate highways and parkways.

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Dry Ridge Home Invasion & Shooting

Channel 9 News

DRY RIDGE, Ky. — A friendly game of poker turned violent Sunday night when five men broke into a Dry Ridge home and shot a woman in the head while committing armed robbery, Kentucky State Police said.

The woman was flown from the house on Michigan Street to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after the break-in happened around 9:30 p.m.

Kentucky State Police said the armed robbers entered the house through the basement while a poker game was being played on the first floor.

Two of the suspects then held four men playing cards at gunpoint as the other three suspects searched second floor bedrooms for valuables, troopers said.

A woman in one of those bedrooms was pepper sprayed when she tried to fight the men.

It was during that commotion another woman came out of a second bedroom and was shot by one of the suspects in the head.

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Spring Clean-up is here

Clean up

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Call before you dig

Call 811 or use the above link to ensure you do not cut any lines. It is “The Law” so save yourself some grief, aggravation, and possibly death if you hit a power line. Plus cutting your neighbors cable, internet, or other utility may not make for a great relationship.

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