Today's News


    Army National Guard Pfc. Christopher M. Jump has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom. The soldier is a member of the 2123rd Transportation Company in Richmond.

    The soldiers are normally activated from Army Reserve or Army National Guard units from throughout the U.S. They go through a series of in-processing procedures and training classes that prepare them for skills and situations they may face in their deployed environment.

  • For the Record 4-1-10

    Marriage Licenses:

    Dec. 21

    Tracy Nichole Wyrick, 30, Owenton, waitress, to James Charles Skinner, 28, Williamstown, unemployed

    Dec. 29

    Denise Lorraine Boomsliter, 51, Crittenden, factory, to Joel Ervin Walz, 59, Crittenden, ITT architect

    Dec. 30

    Amie Lynn Rowland, 35, Huber Heights, Ohio, advertising, to Adam Joseph Weber, 39, Huber Heights, Ohio, welder

    Lisa Lynn Henson, 47, Williamstown, unemployed, to Ted Paul Bishop, 46, Williamstown, mechanic

    Jan. 5:

  • Dry Ridge resident shares muffin recipe with cooks across America

    Dry Ridge resident Robyn Fischesser is sharing her favorite recipe for Snickerdoodle Muffins with other hometown cooks at Just a Pinch Recipe Club, the new online recipe community created for and by cooks in hometown America.

    Fischesser has taken a traditional cookie recipe and added her own unique twist to create a fun-to-eat muffin.

    “She has been an avid and early participant in the Just A Pinch Recipe Club,” said Mary Leanderts, club representative.

  • Babysitting clinic scheduled

    There will be a babysitting clinic and C.P.R. class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30-31 at the Grant County Youth Service Center, located behind the Grant County Middle School, 305 School Street, Dry Ridge.

    Patty Tripp, a retired military nurse, will be the instructor and lunch is provided. For more information, call 824-1270.

  • No burning in effect until April 30

    Kentucky law designates Feb. 15 through April 30 as spring forest fire hazard season. During this time, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    The law is intended to prevent forest fires by allowing outdoor burning only after 6 p.m. when conditions are less likely to cause a wildfire to spread.

    Although unsafe debris burning is a significant problem, arson remains the leading cause of wildfire in Kentucky.

  • Police Beat 3-25-10

    (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.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 2:27 p.m. March 15 on Broadway Street. The drivers involved were Jimmy D. Asher, 63, of Glencoe, driving a 1997 Ford and Geneva V. Rains, 69, of Williamstown, driving a 1998 Oldsmobile.

  • Wilhoit earns all-region honors

    Coming into her junior season, Tori Wilhoit knew that she would need to do two things: step up as a leader and as a scorer for the Lady Demons’ basketball team.

    Although her scoring average dropped from the previous season, Wilhoit was named to the 8th region all-region team for the second straight year. She was also named to the North Central Kentucky Conference all-conference team.

  • Democratic Party chairs asks for King to be removed from May ballot

    If the chairman of the Grant County Democratic Party has his way, William Andrew “Bill” King will not be on the May ballot as a sheriff candidate.

    William Adkins, a Williamstown attorney and democratic party chair, filed a motion in Grant Circuit Court on March 19 to remove King from the ballot because King “is not a bona fide candidate for that office.”

  • Crittenden bank robbed

    A man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt didn’t want to cash a check when he entered the Crittenden branch of Forcht Bank last week.

    Instead the white male, who is described as 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 8 inches tall, weighing approximately 150 to 160 pounds, handed the tellers a handwritten note demanding money.

    The man, who was also wearing faded blue jeans, a yellow T-shirt, white gym shoes with a dark stripe and a scarf, fled from the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

  • For the Record 3-25-10


    Nov. 23:

    Jessica Loraine Bishop, 23, Corinth, unemployed, to Joseph Anthony Setters, 30, Florence, cook

    Nov. 24:

    Brittney Lee Neal, 17, Williamstown, unemployed, to Jerry Wade Draper, Jr., 23, Williamstown, unemployed

    Karen Leigh Hedgespeth, 26, Crittenden, manager, to Jesse Charlie May, 34, Erlanger, food service

    Candace Joy Kroetz, 25, Dry Ridge, assistant manager, to Jared Wade Hammond, 26, Dry Ridge, manager

    Dec. 4: