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  • Williamstown man arrested for child porn

    A 35-year-old Williamstown man was arrested June 27 on sex abuse and child pornography charges in Kenton County.

    Christopher Applegate turned himself into police after being indicted June 24 on multiple charges by a Kenton County grand jury.

  • Roads dedicated to fallen officers

    The life and dedication of Joe Ward Jr. was honored June 30 on what would have been his 62nd birthday,

    Joe was one of three fallen Kentucky State Police troopers who were recognized during a dedication ceremony at KSP Post 6 in Dry Ridge renaming stretches of highways after the men.

    At 25 years old, Joe died April 23, 1973, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while working an accident in Hopkins County.

  • Economy tops concerns for Northern Kentucky region

    How do you continue to provide services the public expects with less money each year?

    That’s the tough question that Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link will discuss next week when he and judges from Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties discuss the state of Northern Kentucky.

  • Crittenden passes budget

    In a unanimous vote, without discussion, the five members present for the June meeting of the Crittenden City council voted to approve the 2010-11 budget.

    Although controversial at the May meeting, a $5,000 decrease for the fire department and the 5.2 percent increase for the Grant County Sheriff’s Department was not a topic of discussion when the budget was presented for vote.

    For the rest of the story, pick up this week's issue of the Grant County News. 

  • Judicial Center dedicated July 19

    After nearly three months, the $14.5 million Grant County Judicial Center will soon be dedicated during a public ceremony.

    The dedication will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, July 19 at the center, located at 224 S. Main St. in Williamstown.

    Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton Jr, and Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link will be among the speakers at the ceremony.

  • World's smallest mom has third child

    Stacey Herald may be the World’s Smallest Mom, but her love for her children is larger than life.

    At only 2 feet 4 inches tall, doctors always warned Stacey, who lives in Dry Ridge with her husband Wil, that she and her baby may not survive a pregnancy.

    Undeterred by the risks, Stacey and Wil welcomed their third child, Malachi, on Nov. 18, 2009.

    Malachi only weighed 2 pounds 10 ounces and was 14 inches long at birth.

    He joined sibling sisters, Kateri, 3, and Makya, 2, in the Herald family.

  • Grant man nabbed in Anderson heist

    It took all of two minutes for a pair of deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office to nab a Grant County man accused of robbing a Town & Country Bank branch June 15 in Lawrenceburg.

    Sgt. Greg Boblitt said he received a dispatch at 2:55 p.m., telling him that the branch at the intersection of US 127 Bypass and Highway 62 had been robbed.

    By 2:57, he and Deputy Brian Boggs had Jason W. Artip of Stewartville Road, Williamstown, under arrest and charged with second-degree robbery.

  • LaRosa's to open Dry Ridge location

    LaRosa’s, a Cincinnati-based company with 62 locations in four states will be opening a restaurant in Dry Ridge.

    The newest restaurant in the community will be located adjacent to Skyline Chili on Blackburn Drive and owned by Ron Rosen and Gary Holland. The pair also own Skyline.

    “We are personally committed to Dry Ridge and surrounding communities in Grant and Owen counties. LaRosa’s is all about family and we’re excited to be a part of bringing families together and creating memorable experiences,” said Holland.

  • All in the family

    Larry Lilly grew up working on automobiles.

    As a youngster, he rode most anything that had wheels, so it wasn’t much of a stretch for him to turn to repairing cars as a career choice.

    Lilly, of Dry Ridge, worked for Delta Airlines and tinkered with his father, Ray, for several years. In 1995, when Delta gave him the choice of relocating or not having a job, he opted to turn that part-time passion into a full-time job and he opened Lilly’s Auto Care in Williamstown.

  • Williamstown adds positions

    Several positions eliminated in the Williamstown Independent Schools’ 2010-11 tentative budget have been reinstated.

    The school board voted June 14 to bring back three of the four positions that were previously eliminated for budgetary reasons.

    For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News.