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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Braves beat the Demons 7-0
  • Preaching still works!

    My junior year of high school was when I felt the strong call of God upon my life. One specific moment during that time stands out amongst all of the rest. It was a cool, breezy night as I was walking across the street from my aunt Seresa’s to my mamaws and I almost got to her driveway when I heard the voice of God, as it thundered in my mind, “If you will preach my word, I will save your family.”

  • CHURCH NOTES

    Bethany Baptist
    • April 5 – Sunrise service followed by breakfast. Easter egg hunt after 11 a.m. worship service.  There will be no evening services.
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.

    Bible Believers Baptist
    • A new church in the Grant County area. Bible believing, old fashion hymns, preaching and spiritual songs, sound bible teaching and mission minded.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Deputy Barry Mullins executed a warrant for James C. Simons, 19, of Dry Ridge, for contempt of court, at 2:26 a.m. March 15 on Dixie Highway. Simons was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • WES students get presidential
  • Braves tennis sweeps Walton-Verona 5-0
  • INDICTMENTS

    The grand jury met March 11 and returned indictments against 17 people.
    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
    Those indicted were:
    • Joshua R. Turner, 22, possession of a controlled substance in the first degree and tampering with physical evidence.
    • Karla R. Turner, 22, possession of a controlled substance in the first degree and tampering with physical evidence.

  • FOR THE RECORD

    Property Transfers
    (Deed of Conveyance) Federal Home Loan Mortgage to Matt Caudill, 310 Spillman Drive, $80,014
    Robert B. Day and Nancy M. Day to Michael R. Thatcher and Mary E. Thatcher, 105 Reeves Road, $20,000
    Virgle R. Stamper aka Virgil R. Stamper and Paula Stamper to Bryan R. Porter and Diane E. Porter, 305 Bennett Road, $250
    Virgle R. Stamper aka Virgil R. Stamper and Paula Stamper to Bryan R. Porter and Diane E. Porter, 305 Bennett Road, $87,750
    Forcht Bank to Barbara D. Kells, 5420 Corinth Road, $12,000