Today's News


    • June 3
    Diane Butler, 1092 Jacob Drive, demolition, permit fee $50
    Wolf Steel, 103 Miller Drive, addition, 80,588 square feet, estimated cost $200,000; permit fee $3,500
    • June 5
    Dewey Schlueter, 2520 Knoxville Road, deck, square feet, estimated cost $5,200; permit fee $87.98
    • June 11
    Jason Rahschulte, 300 Kells Road, new home, 1,591 square feet, estimated cost $230,000; permit fee $540.24
    • June 15


    (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.)
    Sgt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant multiple Boone County warrants for Jacqueline L. Conley, 38, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 7:18 p.m. July 17 on N. Main Street. Conley was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Same-sex marriage hearing held in N. Ky

    COVINGTON — A sometimes-tearful Kim Davis took the stand July 20 to say her decision as Rowan County clerk to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples was a heartfelt one based on her religious convictions.
    “It was something I had prayed and fasted over. ... It wasn’t a spur of the moment decision,” Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning, her voice breaking.
    To authorize licenses means “I’m saying I agree with it, and I can’t.”

  • Alcohol proponents start wet petition

    A group of Dry Ridge residents would like to see alcohol sales all over Grant County so they’ve begun a petition drive to put the issue on the ballot.
    Darren Spahr, along with his wife, Kellee, is leading the petition drive.
    “We are putting this in the hands of the voters of Grant County,” said Spahr, a Dry Ridge resident. “The people should decide the issue and we believe they will support it.”
    Grant County businessman Bob Wallace is also involved in the effort and said alcohol sales will boost the local economy.

  • Dry Ridge to host block party, concert/movie at park

    A movie, music and more will be coming to Piddle Park in Dry Ridge.
    Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells hopes two upcoming events will entice people to come out to the park to have fun.
    “The more that we can do to get people out to the park, the more they’ll enjoy the park for its features,” he said.
    An inaugural summer concert series and movie night will be held July 25.
    Inflatables will be available for children starting at 6 p.m., followed by the concert beginning at 7:15 p.m.

  • Celebrating the best worst thing

    The other day I thought of the phrase, “the best worst thing.”
    Is it even possible to have a best worst thing? Isn’t that an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp or pretty ugly?
    For one of my daughters, the past year has been the worst of her life, and she’s still asking why. “If Jesus loves me, why did he let this happen?” she asks.


    Zhou named to Clarkson
     University Dean’s list
    Hanson  Zhou of Dry Ridge, a freshman majoring in biology and psychology, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.
      Dean’s List students must achieve a minimum 3.25 grade-point average and also carry at least 14 credit hours.
    Colson named to
     president’s list


    (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.)
    Officer David Osborne cited Brian Van Cleave, 38, of Corinth, with expired out-of-state license, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, at 5:15 p.m. July 13 on Broadway Street.
    Officer K.J. Little cited Robert D. Fitterer, 18, of Corinth, with failure to produce insurance card, at 3:39 p.m. July 14 on Broadway Street.

  • Grand jury indicts Propes on attempted murder charges

    A 22-year-old Crittenden man was indicted by a Grant County grand jury on charges of attempting to murder a police officer.
    The indictment, filed July 8, is in connection with a June 15 shootout between Shane Propes and a Grant County Sheriff’s deputy in the Indian Hills Drive neighborhood.
    Along with attempted murder, Propes was indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking (firearm), first-degree burglary and first-degree wanton endangerment.
    Propes was allegedly walking down the street carrying a gun when police were called to the scene.

  • Hope to share

    Although grace is free, hope recently cost me $8 on Etsy, the Website where people sell their handiwork.
    For $8 I bought a wire bracelet that forms the word “hope,” which I’ve been wearing all week.
    Lately, hope has been my thing. I was talking with a tattoo artist for a story I’m working on and told him if I ever got a tattoo it would be the word hope in simple script, lower-case lettering, written very small, with a period at the end. (hope.)