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    Ruby Jean Hall, 63, of Dry Ridge to Raymond Lynn Powell, 57, of Dry Ridge
    Denise Lynn Schmidt, 50, of Taylor Mill to Gilbert Eugene Bixler Jr., 56, of Crittenden
    Nancy Jean Brown, 57, of Williamstown to Jeffery Alan Vinson, 54, of Berry
    Jennifer Ryan-Faith Hudson, 33, of Williamstown to Joseph Ryan, 27, of Cincinnati, Ohio
    Trena Nicole Daniel, 33, of Cincinnati, Ohio to Derrick Jordan Link, 29, of Walton
    Janice Carol Saylor, 49, of Cincinnati, Ohio to Paul Martin Street, 58, of Dry Ridge

  • Police search for home invasion suspect

    Kentucky State Police are searching for a 21-year-old man charged in connection with an April 26 home invasion in Dry Ridge.
    George E. Pickett is wanted for his involvement in an home invasion robbery on Michigan Avenue that led to a bullet grazing a woman’s head.

    Pickett is currently charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Police spent the afternoon of May 5 in hopes of locating Pickett in several Dry Ridge locations.

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  • Dry Ridge seeks police officers

    The City of Dry Ridge is now seeking applications as it looks to expand its police department.
    The city has an employment advertisement for police officers in this week’s Grant County News, as well as on the city’s website at www.cdrky.org.
    The plan is to allocate $480,735 in next year’s budget for a police department that would include current Chief Rick Kells and three new officers.


    A regional coalition looking to help save lives and reduce the impact of the heroin epidemic will be coming to Grant County.
    The Northern Kentucky Heroin Impact Response Task Force (HIRT) plans to hold its next meeting at 9 a.m. May 12 at the Grant County Extension Office in Williamstown.
    The group, which is open to anyone in the eight counties in the Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD,) usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Kenton County Detention Center.

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  • Plant sale benefits FFA

    The Grant County High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) will hold their annual plant sale until 6 p.m. on May 4 through May 8 at the Grant County High School greenhouse.

    Students from Grant County High School have raised all vegetables and flowers for sale.

  • Our faithful, true God

    Today I have great news! The Word proclaims that our God, the Lord Jesus, is faithful and true! In the midst of a society full of filth and unfaithfulness, the God of heaven promises to stick with us closer than a brother and if we choose to live for Him, He will hide us in the shadow of His wing.


    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist
    • Saturdays at 6 p.m. at the Dry Ridge Comfort Inn conference room located at 1050 Fashion Ridge Rd. in Dry Ridge.
    For more info contact Bob Dallas at 859-415-3681 or bdallas1611@gmail.com.

    Canby Tabernacle


    (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 executed multiple Grant and Boone county warrants for Desiree M. Whittamore, 21, of Dry Ridge, for five counts of failure to appear to court, theft by un lawful taking and wanton endangerment, on Jan. 9 on Hillside Drive. Whittamore was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.