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  • DERBY DAY COMES TO WILLIAMSTOWN
  • Dr. Ken Rich treats patients like friends

    William “Ken” Rich always thought of himself as a doctor more than a businessman, so it was as much of a surprise to him as anyone else when he learned he was being recognized at Businessman of the Year at the annual Grant County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

  • Car crashes into Crittenden gas station

    An 88-year-old Michigan man accidentally drove into a Crittenden gas station May 8 after putting his vehicle into drive instead of park backing out of a parking space.
    Kenneth Lee was getting ready to leave the Sunoco gas station in his 2012 Lincoln MKZ around 3 p.m. when the accident happened, according to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.
    “He went to put it in reverse and pulled (the gear shift) back too far at the same time as he was giving the car gas,” Dills said. “He was looking backwards but the car went forward.”

  • Annual Relay For Life set for May 19

    Doris Freeman was only 24 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer. She and her husband were trying to have a second child, and at the same time she found out she was pregnant, she found out she had uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer.

    The doctor told Freeman that if she was lucky, her body would feed the fetus and not the tumor. The baby was born in October, and by November a biopsy showed the tumor had grown to the size of a golf ball. By the time they removed it in February, it was the size of a grapefruit.

  • Proposed county budget has first reading

    The Grant County Fiscal Court held a first reading of the 2017-2018 county budget during a special meeting on May 8 after making several adjustments to proposed revenue and expenditures during a caucus meeting.

    During discussions about the Grant County Detention Center, District 2 Magistrate Shawna Coldiron noted an item on the budget listing a $1.9 million transfer to the jail, which she said would cut deep into the projected $2.7 million expected to be raised from the recently implemented occupational tax.

  • Fire destroys home on Taft Highway

    John Souder was about to go on a motorcycle ride at about 6:30 p.m. April 29 when his neighbor yelled to him that his house on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge was on fire.

    Equipped with years of military and law enforcement experience, he sprang into action to save his dogs while the firefighters were on their way.

    Souder said he had fed his dogs shortly before preparing for his motorcycle ride, and thoroughly inspected every room in his house, with the exception of the bathroom in his master bedroom, as he always does.

  • DERBY DAY 2017
  • National Day of Prayer
  • DR man killed in tractor accident

    A Dry Ridge resident was killed at about 2:30 p.m. May 4 in a farming accident at the 1300 block of Knoxville Road, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.  
    Police said the 77-year-old man, later identified as Howard Allen Epperson, was driving a tractor that was carrying a round bale when he exited the driver’s seat to open a gate to the pasture. Preliminary investigation shows that the tractor apparently slipped out of gear, or the parking brake failed, causing the tractor to roll downhill uncontrolled onto Epperson, police said.

  • KSP charges DR man with possession of child porn

    A 56-year-old Dry Ridge man is charged with possession of child pornography.
    Kevin Havens was arrested May 4 by Kentucky State Police, Post 6, in Dry Ridge.
    He is charged with five counts of possessing/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.
    Havens was arrested after a tip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in regards to the sharing of child exploitation files with children’s ages ranging from 5 to 15 years old.