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Today's News

  • Speed traps and burglars: What do they have in common?

    “Adding insult to injury” is an old adage I have grown up with and tend to use at odd times when it seems to fit. It fit this past Thanksgiving Eve for me. Yes, that is the day I received a speeding ticket near the Barnes Road exit of Interstate 75. Hopefully, I have learned a valuable lesson from this experience. Actually, I have learned two: first, you should always adhere to the speed limit. Second, there are more state policemen around than I realized.

  • Fires labeled ‘suspicious’

    In the last two months, six vacant houses, barns or outbuildings have burned and fire officials are calling them “suspicious.”

    “There’s no possible ignition source, other than the fires being intentionally set,” said Deputy Fire Marshal Calvin Crupper.

    The fires have occurred throughout the county, from Crittenden to Corinth, and have been in late evening or early morning, usually on Friday or Saturday night.

    “There doesn’t seem to be a pattern,” Crupper said. “They’ve been county-wide.”

  • Two apply for council seat

    The Dry Ridge City Council will soon have a new member.

    Two candidates for a vacant spot on the council made presentations Dec. 28 to current members.

    Judy Curry, a retired social worker who was married to former Dry Ridge mayor Donald Pat Curry, and Jonny Renaker, an organizer of Cruisin’ the Ridge, both applied for the position.

    The vacancy occurred after Jason O’Nan resigned from the council in November for personal reasons.

    The council will vote on his replacement during their Jan. 4 meeting.  

  • Crittenden bank robbed

    Forcht Bank in Crittenden was robbed on Dec. 23.

    According to police, a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans entered the bank on Violet Road around 11:30 a.m. He gave the teller a handwritten note and demanded money.

    The man, who tellers described as 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 8 inches tall, was wearing a mask.

    He told bank employees he had a gun, but he did not show a weapon.

    The man ran from the bank, towards the BP Station, with an undisclosed amount of money.

  • Police Beat 12-31-09

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Sgt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant for David A. Nelson, 31, of Dry Ridge at 7:08 p.m. Dec. 21. Nelson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

    Sgt. Dennis Switzer executed three warrants for Dusty R. Wilson, 27, of Williamstown at 7:12 p.m. Dec. 21. Wilson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Nelson competes at State Fair

    Eleven-year-old Brittany Nelson knows the value of hard work and how to make it pay off.

    For the past two years she’s won first place in the horse show at the Kentucky State Fair. She was hoping to make it a three-peat. While she didn’t win first place in 2009, Nelson and her horse, Storm, managed to capture second place honors.

    Brittany is the daughter of Gene and Debbie Nelson of Dry Ridge. She is a sixth grade student at Grant County Middle School.

  • Link chosen as president of County Judge/Executive Association

    The Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association elected the 2010 officers at its general membership meeting Nov. 17 at the Galt House East in Louisville. The officers were sworn-in at the Quarterly Executive Board Meeting at the Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort on Dec. 3 by Rep. Royce W. Adams, D - Dry Ridge.

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell L. Link was chosen by his peers to serve as president. Link has been active within the association for many years. He has served as Grant County judge-executive since 1999.

  • Community Calendar 12-31-09

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge No. 694 meets at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2 in Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith at 859-393-5169 for more information.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Jan. 6 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

    • The Order of the Eastern Star No. 301 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Masonic Lodge No. 85 in Williamstown.

    • The Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge No. 694 meets at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2 in Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith at 859-393-5169 for more information.

  • For the Record 12-31-09

    Marriages

    Sept. 30:

    Rebecca Ann Drew, 25, Dry Ridge, housewife, Charles Matthew Alsip, 25, Demossville, stock broker

    Oct. 2:

    Ashley Nicole Skinner, 23, Dry Ridge, lab tech, to Jason Daniel Woodruff, 24, Dry Ridge, receptionist

    Ashley Elizabeth Muzny, 28, Independence, store manager, to Daniel Andrew Vance, 36, Williamstown, sales director

    Oct. 3:

    Rachel Nicole Lee Nichols, 26, Crittenden, housewife, to Willie Paul Foster, 29, Hamilton, OH, service manager

    Oct. 6:

  • Back in business

    After coming back to work in May, my “Hello, this is the Grant County News,” was often met with: “Is that you, Linda? Are you back?”

    “Yes, it’s me,” I replied. “I’m back.”

    And, yes, I finally met my goal to get a journalism degree from Northern Kentucky University, before I qualified for social security. It only took me seven years to get my four-year degree.

    I came back to work at the receptionist desk on a temporary basis, just to help out.