Today's News

  • Butler named president-elect of KET Friends Board

    Mary Butler of Dry Ridge has been named president-elect of the KET Friends Board, a statewide network of volunteers who work to advance KET’s mission in their communities.

    Butler has been a Friends Board member since 2009 and served as secretary/treasurer in 2011-12.

    Members of the KET Friends Board promote programs and services in their own communities, plan and host special events, and meet several times a year to share ideas for new initiatives. The board includes representatives from each of 35 districts that together cover all 120 Kentucky counties.


    Brandon and Amber Harris of Crittenden would like to announce the birth of their second child. Jordan Andrew Harris was born at 11:05 a.m. on May 3, 2012 at  St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long. His maternal grandparents are Cecil and Peggy Jackson of Crittenden.

    His maternal great grandparents are Johnny and Janet Bryant and Phillip and Thelma Brown.

    His paternal grandparents are Rick and Junell Harris of Williamstown.

  • Crittenden budget passes without cuts

    While most governmental budgets are getting slashed, there are slight increases in estimated revenues and appropriations in Crittenden’s 2012-13 budget.

    The budget, which takes effect July 1, was passed by Crittenden City Council on June 5.

    “Overall, I feel fine about the budget,” said Mayor James Livingood.

    “We feel like we can stay within it. We have no problems with it.”

  • Kinmon receives EPSB reprimand

    Ron K. Kinmon Jr., the former director of operations for the Grant County School District, had his teaching certificate suspended by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board for seven days beginning June 15, 2012.

    Kinmon resigned his position from the district on June 20, 2011, after a sexual harassment complaint was filed against him by a bus driver.

  • New concealed laws take effect July 12

    If you own a home or a business, you won’t need a concealed weapons permit after July 12.

    After the General Assembly passed House Bill 484 86 -5 and the Senate followed by a vote of 36-1, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed the bill into law on April 11.

  • Illegal alien indicted after arrest

    A 34-year-old undocumented alien living in Dry Ridge was indicted June 28 for illegally entering the U.S. for a second time.
    A federal grand jury in London returned an indictment charging Leonel Lopez-Limon with illegal re-entry.

    Lopez-Limon, a Mexican citizen, was previously convicted of committing an aggravated felony on Feb. 22, 2010, in Carroll Circuit Court in Carrollton for theft of a controlled substance and theft of a legend drug.

  • Fair adds contests, shows; gate price rises to $10

    With the days heating up, it won’t be long until it’s time for the Grant County Fair.

    With this year’s annual event, the fair board has added some new contests including an extension homemaker award and a quilt show.

    This year’s fair will begin on Friday, July 27 with an Open Western Pleasure Horse Show, a youth talent contest and a small truck pull. The fair continues through Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Northern Kentucky Fair Grounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

  • Death row inmate stays in county

    The Grant County Detention Center was the temporary home to a death row inmate last week.

    Roger Epperson, an inmate at the Eddieville State Prison arrived at the Grant County Detention Center at 1 p.m. on July 5 to be deposed by the Attorney General’s Office. He left Grant County on July 6.

    According to a press release issued by Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples, the facility was placed on lockdown while Epperson was in custody there. Peeples, Major Richard Clise, Capt. Mike Webster and Lt. Steven Skinner remained at the jail during Epperson’s stay.


    “Police, open up!”  

    “Keep your hands where we can see them!”

    These two phrases greeted a Dry Ridge man and a couple when they were rousted out of their apartments around 4:45 a.m. on July 9 after an undercover sting at a Dry Ridge factory netted five drug-related arrests.

    Deputies with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, troopers with the Kentucky State Police and Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells served the arrest warrants before dawn following a five-week investigation at Dana Corporation.

  • Moms make tough choices

    Like most kids, my daughter has her battle with the run of the mill sicknesses that every child gets. It was a Friday night like any other, my daughter was running around and I was trying to get her settled down for bed but it was Friday so I normally let her stay up a little later. I got her settled into bed, spent a little time to myself then it was off to bed for me it had been a long week and I needed a good nights sleep.