Local News

  • Worker killed in I-70 crash

    Daniel Walker, 43, of Dry Ridge, was killed when a dump truck and tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate-70 in Ohio early Sunday morning.
    The accident happened around 3:34 a.m. in Montgomery County on June 7.
    Walker was killed when a dump truck merging eastbound on I-70 hit the semi causing the semi driver to lose control of the truck and hit Walker, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
    The semi struck a concrete barrier, another piece of equipment and Walker. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Dry Ridge water tower to get patriotic facelift

    The 100,000-gallon water tank on Hopperton Lane in Dry Ridge will soon be getting a patriotic facelift.

    The Dry Ridge City Council recently approved a bid to make much-needed improvements and a paint job to the tower, which was last worked on 18 years ago.
    The winning bid went to C&S Quality Services of Lawrenceburg, KY.

    The project will involve stripping the paint to the metal, repainting the tower, some welding and the installation of a mixing system to help circulate the water, according to Mayor Jim Wells.

  • Couple shoot up heroin in public restroom

    A couple who allegedly shot up heroin in a Dry Ridge public restroom now face drug charges.

    Ashley M. Wainscott, 25, of Dry Ridge, and Justin M. Hales, 29, of Falmouth, were indicted June 3 by a Grant County grand jury on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The couple was arrested May 4 after an employee at the Burger King/BP gas station in Dry Ridge allegedly saw them using drugs in the women’s restroom.

  • Eternal security Bible doctrine or a license to sin?

    Eternal Security is a teaching from the bible that is clearly seen with a modest amount of study.  The Lord commanded Christians to study in 2 Timothy 2:15.  So that he could put his stamp of approval on them as a “workman.”  
    It is a gracious act of God for a believer in this period of time.  The method of study that the Lord instructed us to use, in that verse is “rightly dividing.”  The reason the method is important is because without rightly dividing you can end up believing eternal security doesn’t exist.  


    (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.)
    Chief Rick Kells charged Ryan T. Niesen, 22, of Crittenden, with theft by unlawful taking shoplifting under the amount of $500, at 1:20 p.m. May 18 on Ferguson Boulevard. Niesen was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Leach receives human relations award

    For 50 years, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) has honored outstanding student volunteers of all faiths who have demonstrated a passion for making the community a better place in which to live with the Simon Lazarus, Jr., Human Relations Award.

    Recently at Rockdale Temple in Amberley Village, AJC celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Lazarus Awards at a ceremony in which one junior winner and four junior finalists and one senior winner and four senior finalists were presented with cash prizes and recognition of their volunteer accomplishments.



    Name: Sarah Boden
    Address: Dry Ridge
    Parents: Paul and Becky Boden
    College attending: Murray
    Study of Focus: political and legal issues
    Future Plans: To pursue a collegiate golf career. My passion is research. I plan to major in micro biology and minor in Spanish for my undergrad. I then hope to attend medical school and pursue the field of pathology. A dream of mine has always been to contribute to the healthcare industry by unveiling the secrets of a devastating disease.