Dry Ridge was home to legendary Grand Ole Opry star Skeeter Davis. Skeeter, born Mary Francis Penick, was the first female country artist to have a number one crossover hit on the pop charts; the End of the World remains popular today.
Dry Ridge is centrally located in Grant County, 32 miles south of Greater Cincinnati and 43 miles north of Lexington along I75. Home to 2100 residents, it was named for the ridge dividing the Kentucky and Licking River watersheds. Dry Ridge is the quintessential image of small town America offering residents the fabric of small-town life. Its location provides easy access to all the attractions of Central Kentucky as well as those of Northern Kentucky and Southwestern Ohio. Dry Ridge, primarily a farming economy, offers a comfortable community atmosphere, where people are friendly.
I75 is the major artery through Grant County. The Skeeter Davis Highway honors hometown legend Skeeter Davis. St. Rt. 22 bisects the village. The Greater Cincinnati International Airport, providing air transport to Grant County residents, is 25 miles north of Dry Ridge.
St. Elizabeth Grant County – in nearby Williamstown – offers medical care for the region, along with 24-hour medical transport from the area. The Dry Ridge Fire Department provides EMS service to the village residents.
The VF Outlet (formerly the Dry Ridge Outlet Center) and area Walmart are popular shopping destinations for much of Grant County with plenty of other options to meet everyday shopping needs.
Centrally located in Grant County, residents have easy access to Kentucky’s abundant outdoor recreation, including nearby 142-acre Bullock Pen Lake and Williamstown Lake. "Piddle Park" has 15 acres that include a playground, picnic shelter, tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball court as well as a baseball field. The skate board area draws in many who enjoy this sport! "The Eagle Creek County Club" is located in nearby Crittenden and is a private club (with limited public tee times) and boasts a Junior Olympic swimming pool. A unique business, the "House of Reptiles", travels to schools, scouts, festivals, fairs, libraries teaching about reptiles with over 80 animals on display every day for viewing. The "Buckeye Station Train Museum and Farm" is an animal rescue and free train museum featuring HO scale trains.