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  • Man wanted locally, charged in Fla. murder

    A Kentucky man who is wanted for sending life-threatening messages to a Grant County woman is in a Florida jail for allegedly killing a man with a hatchet.
    Arthur DeCarvalho, 26, of Crescent Springs was arrested by the Pinellas County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office on June 7.
    He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 50-year-old David Elsey.
    When the crime occurred, DeCarvalho was wanted in Grant County after allegedly violating a domestic violence injunction when sending the mother of his child violent text messages.

  • Best-selling author visits library July 10

    New York Times best selling author, Linda Castillo, is coming to the Grant County Library, July 10. She will be there at 12:30 for an “Eat & Greet”.
    The library will be providing lunch and Barnes & Noble of Florence will be there selling her new book. Participants should register either online or by calling the Grant County Library at 859-824-2080.

  • A final resting place

    Tina Gordon finally got the call on Jan. 3 that the Gordon family had been waiting on for more than 60 years.
    “I was so excited,” she said. “I couldn’t wait to go and tell Cliff.”
    Clifford Gordon, Tina’s father-in-law, had kept hope that his baby brother, Paul Marshall Gordon, a soldier in the Korean War, would finally be laid to rest at home in Grant County.

  • Vandals paint graffiti at Grant park

    A storage building toward the front of Grant County Park in Crittenden was vandalized last week with vulgar words painted on metal siding.
    The incident, which is being investigated by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, happened sometime overnight June 18 with the graffiti being noticed as preparations were being made for the final day of Little Dippers Camp at the park.

  • 2014 Relay For Life Team Totals:

    • St. Elizabeth Physicians, Crittenden - $5,357.80
    • Wal-Mart - $3,834.95
    • Forcht Bank - $3,621.15
    • State Farm Insurance - $3,397.85
    • Grant County News - $3,252
    • Performance Pipe - $2,974.03
    • DC’s Dream Team - $2,774.08
    • Williamstown Schools - $2,600.36
    • Dry Ridge Fire Dept. - $2,582.25
    • Heritage Bank - $2,431.53
    • Mrs. Vickie’s Wildflowers - $1,876
    • Williamstown United Methodist Church - $1,556.39

  • Extension office offers classes

    The Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown has scheduled classes for the month of June.
     • Beginning Canning and Food Preservation from 6 to 9 p.m. July 10 at the Grant County Extension Office. Class size is limited. No registration fee, call 859-824-3355 to register.

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  • Local drug ring members indicted on federal charges

    Members of an alleged Mexican drug cartel were convicted March 12 for distributing large quantities of heroin and marijuana in southern Ohio and northern Kentucky, including Grant County.
    Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Joseph Reagan, Special Agent in Charge, Detroit Field Division, Drug Enforcement Administration, jointly made the announcement.

  • Snappy Tomato opens in Dry Ridge March 23

    Snappy Tomato Pizza is back!
    The long-standing pizza place in Dry Ridge has re-opened under new ownership.

    March 23 was the grand opening for the new Snappy Tomato Pizza, located at 118 S. Main, next to Gold Star Chili in Dry Ridge.

    Tim Gayhart, owns a total of 11 Snappy Tomato franchises with the closest being in Walton. Gayhart also serves as the Snappy franchiser for the state.

    The new Snappy will employ about 20.

  • Dry Ridge seeks police proposals

    The City of Dry Ridge is looking to explore its options to provide police protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
    The city currently has a full-time police chief who works from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    Police services are then supplemented from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week through a contract with Williamstown Police.
    Dry Ridge pays the City of Williamstown $132,000 per year for the supplemental police services.