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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Relay kickoff set for Jan. 25

    Let’s get this party started! The Grant County Relay For Life will hold a kickoff party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25 at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    The relay is the signature fund raising event for the American Cancer Society. Money is used for programs and research. The kickoff event is open to business owners, team captains, cancer survivors or those just wanting more information about the relay.

    For more information on how to get involved, call 824-3343 or 1-800-ACS-2345.

  • Village People

    Tom and Nina Beach love Christmas and not just at the end of December.

    This Dry Ridge couple loves Christmas so much they keep their Christmas display and tree up 365 days a year.

    More than 131 buildings and 300 accessories cover every space of their living room.

    There’s no room for furniture, unless it’s miniature.

    “We are the village people,” Nina said, with a twinkle in her eye.

    “We like Christmas, can’t you tell?” says Tom.