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  • Lady Demons defeat Carroll, lose to Walton-Verona

    The ladies fast pitch softball team at Williamstown High School is off to a good start picking up a 13-3 win against Carroll County on March 23.
    The game was called after five innings due to the run rule.
    Sophomore pitcher Jade Pinkston, picked up the win in the contest.  
    Coach Katie McLafferty said that she pitched a great game that was a big key to the success of the team.
    “The team as a whole had the bats going throughout the night and their aggressiveness at the plate paid off,” said McLafferty.  

  • Local drug ring members indicted on federal charges

    Members of an alleged Mexican drug cartel were convicted March 12 for distributing large quantities of heroin and marijuana in southern Ohio and northern Kentucky, including Grant County.
    Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Joseph Reagan, Special Agent in Charge, Detroit Field Division, Drug Enforcement Administration, jointly made the announcement.

  • Snappy Tomato opens in Dry Ridge March 23

    Snappy Tomato Pizza is back!
    The long-standing pizza place in Dry Ridge has re-opened under new ownership.

    March 23 was the grand opening for the new Snappy Tomato Pizza, located at 118 S. Main, next to Gold Star Chili in Dry Ridge.

    Tim Gayhart, owns a total of 11 Snappy Tomato franchises with the closest being in Walton. Gayhart also serves as the Snappy franchiser for the state.

    The new Snappy will employ about 20.

  • Dry Ridge seeks police proposals

    The City of Dry Ridge is looking to explore its options to provide police protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
    The city currently has a full-time police chief who works from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    Police services are then supplemented from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week through a contract with Williamstown Police.
    Dry Ridge pays the City of Williamstown $132,000 per year for the supplemental police services.

  • RED CROSS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

    Diana Morgan is looking for a few good men and women to become volunteers with the Grant County Unit of the American Red Cross.

    Morgan, of Dry Ridge, serves as the disaster leader for the Grant County Unit. She has been involved with Red Cross for more than 15 years.

  • Grant man charged with child porn distribution

    A 27-year-old Grant County man has been arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography.

    The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, with assistance from KSP Post 6 in Dry Ridge, arrested Justin T. Hamilton on March 19 with 11 counts of possession and nine counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Teen’s death shocks community

    Dozens of stuffed teddy bears, hand-lettered signs, flowers and wooden crosses dot the lawn in front of 240 Redwood Drive in Dry Ridge marking the place where Courtney Thompson, 14, died.

    Police were called to the neighborhood, off U.S. 25, around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 19 and found Thompson’s body near the curb.
    It has not been determined if her death was a suicide or foul play.

    “It would appear that it was a suicide, but we are not exactly sure at this point,” said Grant County Coroner Bob McDaniel.

  • Grant County Prays brings women together

    A group of Grant County women gather every other Tuesday.
    They talk. They laugh. They cry. They praise, but mostly they pray.
    Their prayers focus on family members dealing with sickness, lost loved ones or neighbors, a family that needs a home and groceries.

    They also pray for a spiritual awakening in Grant County and that’s why this group, Grant County Prays, formed a couple of months ago.
    Jan Whitney, who now calls Grant County home, was involved in a similar ministry in Minnesota.

  • Dry Ridge web site offers convenience

    Convenience and transparency is the goal as the City of Dry Ridge launches its new website.
    The city previously did not have a website, however, Mayor Jim Wells wanted to create a place online where residents can find countless resources and information.

  • Spring break saved; Grant out June 5

    Mounds of snow can’t melt away spring break hopes again for Grant County students.
    With snow days piling up for Grant County Schools because of inclement weather, there was a chance spring break could have been used for makeup days for a second consecutive year.
    The school board was set to discuss calendar options, including extending the school day and using parts or all of spring break, during its March 12 meeting.