Local News

  • Sherman Baptist hires new pastor

    Pastor Bob Tarasiak was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts and is retired from the United States Air Force.

  • Dry Ridge man among five charged in meth lab arrest

    A Dry Ridge man was among five people arrested May 19 in Warsaw after a hidden meth lab was discovered in a backpack during a traffic stop.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Maupin of Post 5 conducted the stop on U.S. 42 East in Warsaw when evidence of manufacturing of methamphetamine was found.
    A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a meth lab concealed in a backpack in the vehicle.

  • Nursing home resident found in Florence

    A resident of the Jonesville Rest Home was found safe in Florence after he walked away from the facility over the weekend.
    David L. Emrick, 45, went missing around 4:30 p.m. on June 7. He was seen around 5 p.m. in the Four Corners area trying to hitch a ride.
    Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Wright said Emrick has walked away from the nursing home before and typically heads to northern Kentucky.

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  • Crittenden woman becomes ‘Biggest Winner’

    Rachel Leighton was at a low point in her life just a few short months ago.
    The 34-year-old Crittenden resident suffered a severe flare up of fibromyalgia and was tortured by migraines.

  • 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.