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  • All households to receive weather radios

    In the unlikely event of an impending tsunami, volcano eruption or crashing iceberg, Grant County residents will be prepared.

    A federal FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant recently was awarded to Grant and Pendleton counties and the City of Williamstown that will provide weather radios for every household in the county.

    According to U.S. Census data, there are approximately 10,300 housing units in Grant County.

    The grant also will fund five weather/emergency sirens and back-up generators for the City of Williamstown and Pendleton County.

  • Traffic Jam

    Heavy traffic from the July 4th holiday was brought to a standstill following an accident just before 5 p.m. July 5 about a mile north of the Dry Ridge exit.

    Four people were injured when the 2000 Dodge van they were traveling in, smacked into a retaining wall.

    Two were transported to University Hospital in Cincinnati by helicopter with serious injuries. Another was transported by the Dry Ridge Fire Department to University Hospital.  The fourth refused treatment.

  • 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.