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  • Dry Ridge to host block party, concert/movie at park

    A movie, music and more will be coming to Piddle Park in Dry Ridge.
    Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells hopes two upcoming events will entice people to come out to the park to have fun.
    “The more that we can do to get people out to the park, the more they’ll enjoy the park for its features,” he said.
    An inaugural summer concert series and movie night will be held July 25.
    Inflatables will be available for children starting at 6 p.m., followed by the concert beginning at 7:15 p.m.


    No breathing and a faint pulse.
    That’s what Sgt. Brian Maines of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office encountered about month ago when he responded to a possible drug overdose.

    A female driver called 911 when a male passenger she had just picked up appeared to be overdosing in her backseat.
    The male had just got out of rehab for heroin addiction.

  • Celebrating the best worst thing

    The other day I thought of the phrase, “the best worst thing.”
    Is it even possible to have a best worst thing? Isn’t that an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp or pretty ugly?
    For one of my daughters, the past year has been the worst of her life, and she’s still asking why. “If Jesus loves me, why did he let this happen?” she asks.


    Zhou named to Clarkson
     University Dean’s list
    Hanson  Zhou of Dry Ridge, a freshman majoring in biology and psychology, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.
      Dean’s List students must achieve a minimum 3.25 grade-point average and also carry at least 14 credit hours.
    Colson named to
     president’s list


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Officer David Osborne cited Brian Van Cleave, 38, of Corinth, with expired out-of-state license, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, at 5:15 p.m. July 13 on Broadway Street.
    Officer K.J. Little cited Robert D. Fitterer, 18, of Corinth, with failure to produce insurance card, at 3:39 p.m. July 14 on Broadway Street.

  • Grand jury indicts Propes on attempted murder charges

    A 22-year-old Crittenden man was indicted by a Grant County grand jury on charges of attempting to murder a police officer.
    The indictment, filed July 8, is in connection with a June 15 shootout between Shane Propes and a Grant County Sheriff’s deputy in the Indian Hills Drive neighborhood.
    Along with attempted murder, Propes was indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking (firearm), first-degree burglary and first-degree wanton endangerment.
    Propes was allegedly walking down the street carrying a gun when police were called to the scene.

  • Hope to share

    Although grace is free, hope recently cost me $8 on Etsy, the Website where people sell their handiwork.
    For $8 I bought a wire bracelet that forms the word “hope,” which I’ve been wearing all week.
    Lately, hope has been my thing. I was talking with a tattoo artist for a story I’m working on and told him if I ever got a tattoo it would be the word hope in simple script, lower-case lettering, written very small, with a period at the end. (hope.)


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Officer K.J. Little cited Verlajoe M. Patton, 58, of Dry Ridge, with no registration plates and no registration receipt, at 10:28 a.m. July 8 on Michigan Avenue.

  • Gibbons participates in early college program

    Morehead State University’s Early College Program held its summer faculty meeting with nearly 75 high school personnel that will participate in the 2015-16 school year.
    More than 50 high and technical schools offered MSU classes with more than 2,000 high school students participating in the program.