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  • Two apply for council seat

    The Dry Ridge City Council will soon have a new member.

    Two candidates for a vacant spot on the council made presentations Dec. 28 to current members.

    Judy Curry, a retired social worker who was married to former Dry Ridge mayor Donald Pat Curry, and Jonny Renaker, an organizer of Cruisin’ the Ridge, both applied for the position.

    The vacancy occurred after Jason O’Nan resigned from the council in November for personal reasons.

    The council will vote on his replacement during their Jan. 4 meeting.  

  • Crittenden bank robbed

    Forcht Bank in Crittenden was robbed on Dec. 23.

    According to police, a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans entered the bank on Violet Road around 11:30 a.m. He gave the teller a handwritten note and demanded money.

    The man, who tellers described as 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 8 inches tall, was wearing a mask.

    He told bank employees he had a gun, but he did not show a weapon.

    The man ran from the bank, towards the BP Station, with an undisclosed amount of money.

  • Relay kickoff set for Jan. 25

    Let’s get this party started! The Grant County Relay For Life will hold a kickoff party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25 at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    The relay is the signature fund raising event for the American Cancer Society. Money is used for programs and research. The kickoff event is open to business owners, team captains, cancer survivors or those just wanting more information about the relay.

    For more information on how to get involved, call 824-3343 or 1-800-ACS-2345.

  • Village People

    Tom and Nina Beach love Christmas and not just at the end of December.

    This Dry Ridge couple loves Christmas so much they keep their Christmas display and tree up 365 days a year.

    More than 131 buildings and 300 accessories cover every space of their living room.

    There’s no room for furniture, unless it’s miniature.

    “We are the village people,” Nina said, with a twinkle in her eye.

    “We like Christmas, can’t you tell?” says Tom.

  • Election filings

    The following is a list of those who have filed to run in the 2010 elections

    as of Dec. 21.

    • STATE REP. 61st DISTRICT:

    Royce Adams, Dry Ridge (D)

    • JUDGE EXECUTIVE:

    Arnold Bolog, Williamstown (D)

    • SHERIFF

    Chuck Dills, Williamstown (D)

    Bill King, Dry Ridge (D)

    • COUNTY CLERK:

    Leatha Conrad, Williamstown (D)

    • COUNTY CORONER:

    Marylee Willoby, Dry Ridge (D)

    • JAILER:

    Evan Clarence Keliher, Williamstown (R)

    Tom King, Dry Ridge (D)

  • Breaking News - Crittenden bank robbed

    Police are currently on the scene in Crittenden, after a man robbed the Forcht Bank branch.

    The robbery occurred between 12 and 12:15 p.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 23) when a white male, wearing a hat and sunglasses entered the Forcht Bank on Violet Road and demanded money.

    He left the bank and ran north towards EZY Stop and the BP Station.

    Kentucky State Police arrived on the scene and began a search for the man. Deputies from the Grant County Sheriff's Department are assisting.

    Anyone with information should call 859-428-1212.

  • Angel Food orders due Jan. 14

    Get a medium-sized box of groceries for $30 per unit. Each month’s menu is different and includes fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of at least $50.

    Angel Food is not just for low-income families, but anyone who wishes to order.

    Orders must be placed through Family Worship Center and be paid for at the time of order. Cash, check, money orders, credit and debit cards and food stamps are accepted.

    Angel Food order deadline is at 3 p.m. Jan. 14. Pick up is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at Grant County High School.

  • Holiday closings

    Holiday hours will be observed a county and city offices as follows:

    • Corinth - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

    • Crittenden - closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

    • Dry Ridge - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

    *all water bills and taxes due before 5 p.m. Dec. 30

    • Grant County Courthouse - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 26, Dec. 31, Jan. 1 and Jan. 2

    • Grant County Public Library - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

  • Assistance fund for Clark family set up at Fifth Third

    Patricia and David Clark and their family lost their home to a fire on Dec. 11. The home was a total loss including the contents and the family’s clothes and personal items.

    A fund has been set up at Fifth Third Band for donations to help them in getting back on their feet.

    According to Patricia Clark, the family did not have insurance on the home.

    For a complete update on the Clark family, see the Dec. 31 issue of the Grant County News. 

  • Shop With a Trooper

    Ryan, with dark brown hair that fell into his eyes, dressed in sweats and a red hoodie, didn’t look like a typical holiday teenage shopper.

    His cart wasn’t filled with the latest video games or gaming system or even CDs or DVDs, but rather it was filled with fluffy pillows, a fuzzy blanket and some smelly lotions.

    The teenager, flanked by a trooper and a deputy from the Grant County Detention Center, browsed carefully up and down the aisles of Wal-Mart on Dec. 19.