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Today's News

  • Church removes Jerry Cannon

    The congregation of God’s House Church in Dry Ridge is in shock after their pastor was arrested last week on charges of child pornography.

    Todd Cummins, a deacon at the church on Broadway in Dry Ridge, was out of town on a college visit with his son when he got a call.

    “Shock is the best way to put it. It was disbelief and also a feeling I’d been betrayed,” Cummins said. “You don’t think your pastor is into child pornography.”

  • PASTOR & PORN

    (Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic details.)
    FBI agents raided a Crittenden home on Feb. 18 and arrested a Dry Ridge pastor on charges he used a social networking site to post and solicit child pornography.

    Jerry Cannon, 62 of Crittenden, was taken into custody by FBI agents around 9:30 a.m. and lodged in the Boone County Detention Center.

    He is accused of setting up fake Facebook profiles where he allegedly posted photos and videos of child pornography.

  • Police Beats 2.17.11

    (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

  • Special Valentines

    Nurse - Rebecca Ailstock
    by – Patty Poor, Crittenden

    If you are 24 years old, your life should be carefree and fun. But Rebecca Ailstock faces challenges that the majority of people her age would never think of. Rebecca faces the specter of cancer each day and is reminded of it each day when she looks in the mirror and sees her fluff of hair that is trying to grow back in after surgery to remove a brain tumor and a series of chemo treatments.

  • COUNTY TO ADD FIVE WEATHER SIRENS

    Grant County will be adding five new sirens to warn the community of impending storms or disasters.

    The Turn-Key Siren Warning Systems will be located at Williamstown Cemetery, the Dry Ridge Fire Department (replacing an old siren), Grant County High School, near KAO Campground and on the west side of Interstate-75 in Crittenden.

    The additional weather sirens will bring the total to 12 in Grant County.

  • Special Valentines

    Fiance - Chester Alsip
    by – Carol Gadd, Verona

    The someone special in my life is my fiancé Chester Alsip. I’ve known him and his family of eight brothers and sisters, etc. for 60 years. He is the sweetest, most understanding, patient, friendly man I’ve ever known.

    He always has a kind word for everyone and a sweet smile on his face. He is 80-years-old and we fell in love with each other. I’m 74-years-old.

  • Special Valentines

    Daughters - Victoria, Katherine, Charlotte
    by – Chris Nicholson, Corinth

    My special valentines are my three daughters. The youngest, 27-month-old Charlotte has had a rough start to life.

    At only 5-weeks-old, she started having seizures. We took her to Cincinnati Childrens Hospital and after several days of testing they sent us home with no diagnosis.

  • Special Valentines

    Pastors - Tony and Kim McKinnon
    by – Sandi Neace, Williamstown

    What other way to appreciate two wonderful people, who came into our family life than Pastor Tony and Kim McKinnon for Valentine’s Day.

    What an awesome couple, pastors at the Family Worship Center in Grant County, have done so much for our community in so many ways.

    Their ministry doesn’t stop when the church doors close, it only just began, from volunteering in the community to getting our youth in the right places with the right people.

  • Special Valentines

    Aunt - Hazel Barnett Cammack
    by – Jenna Pelfrey, Dry Ridge

    I would like to nominate my aunt, Hazel Barnett Cammack, for your special valentine issue.

    She has always been the one in the family that all her brother, sisters, nieces and nephews depend on when anything is needed. She has helped me on numerous times, but never more than in the last several weeks.

    You see, I fell on Jan. 3 and broke both elbows. Needless to say, the first couple of weeks, I was pretty helpless. She was at my house every day the first two weeks.

  • Special Valentines

    Mother - Kendra Wheelington
    by – Jessica Atha, Jonesville

    My mother, Kendra Wheelington, is my special Valentine. She is my best friend in the whole world and never fails to be there for me, no matter the circumstances.

    My mom has overcome a lot of obstacles in her life and faced a lot of hardship, but she never let that get her down.

    Her mother (my grandmother) passed away in her forties after she lost the fight with brain cancer.