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  • Explorer competition comes to grant county
  • Wildcats and More bring UK stars to fans

    Shane Caudill and Junior Fortner, owners of Wildcats and More, have something special to celebrate.
    The store, which opened in October 2013, was awarded for Excellence in Business at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce banquet. The store is located on Broadway in Dry Ridge. Caudill and Fortner have been business partners for two years.

    Tracie Kinman-Rothwell, Director of Tourism and administrative assistant for the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, nominated Wildcats and More for Excellence in Business award because of their commitment to the community.

  • Driver faces 15 years in 2014 wreck

    A 26-year-old Owen County man is facing 15 years in prison following a 2014 wreck that severely injured a 3-year-old Grant County boy.
    Michael W. Asher pled guilty May 6 to operating a vehicle while under the influence, second offense, first-degree criminal mischief, operating a vehicle while license suspended and three counts of first-degree assault.

  • Relay For A Reason
  • Police seek suspect in Dollar store robbery

    Dry Ridge Police are searching for a knife-wielding suspect in an armed robbery on May 18 at Dollar General.
    The robbery occurred around 9 a.m., according to Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells.
    “The (suspect) pulled a knife on (the employee) and told her to give him all the money that was in the cash drawer,” Kells said. “A customer had pulled up in the parking lot and saw the guy in there. They are the ones who called 911. Then the customer left.”

  • Hankins, Wood named in lawsuit

    A former captain at the Grant County Detention Center last week amended a previous lawsuit to now include the current jailer and judge.
    The original lawsuit, filed in October 2014, named Terry Peeples, former jailer, and former Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link as defendants.

  • Record number register for May primary

    A record number of voters are registered in Kentucky as the May 19 primary election inches closer.
    Voters will cast their ballots for the statewide offices of governor/lieutenant governor, attorney general, state treasurer, and commissioner of agriculture.
    Nearly 3.2 million Kentuckians appear on the voter rolls, beating the 3,147,157 registered for the general election held in November 2014.
    The difference is an increase of approximately 1 percent, or 28,748 voters, over five months.

  • Police arrest fifth home invasion suspect

    A fifth suspect has been apprehended and charged in connection with an April 26 home invasion in Dry Ridge.
    Kentucky State Police on May 6 arrested 21-year-old George E. Pickett for his alleged involvement in an home invasion robbery on Michigan Avenue that led to a bullet grazing a woman’s head.
    Pickett is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
    Four people, including, Daniel M. Swope of Dry Ridge, were arrested last week in connection with the robbery.

  • National Day of Prayer
  • ‘Mr. Danny’ wants to make a difference to students

    To the students and staff at Williamstown Elementary, he is known simply as Mr. Danny.
    For the past three years, Danny Knarr has spent countless hours volunteering at the school, tutoring children in reading, aiding teachers and making sure no student is left without a smile.