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Today's News

  • Meeting real-life heroes an amazing experience

    It’s not everyday that you meet real-life heroes.

    I got the pleasure of meeting three this past weekend during the 65th anniversary of D-Day in World War II.

    I only spent about 90 minutes with Jouett Faulkner of Dry Ridge and two of his fellow former Army medics, but I could have listened to them all day.

    The trio were part of the 60th Medical Battalion that stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

    It was difficult to not be in awe sitting with them, listening to them tell their stories.

  • For the Record 6-11-09

    Civil Suits

    May 13:

    Citibank South Dakota vs. Deena S. Gorman, default of payment on note

    Somerhill Capital, LLC vs. Shirley Scarritt, default of payment on note

    Hartman Pinson vs. Robert L. Haas, seeking damages due to an auto accident

    Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC vs. Tammy Robertson, default of payment on note

    Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Russell T. Robertson and Tammy M. Robertson, default of payment on note

    May 15:

    Ben Taulbee vs. Robert S. Vyverberg, seeking damages due to an auto accident

  • Youth Sportsfest set for June 20

    Why sit inside when there are options outside?

    That’s what the 5th District Federation League of Kentucky Sportsmen is asking and that is why they are offering the ninth annual NRA Youth Sportsfest on June 20.

    The Sportsfest will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lloyd Wildlife Management Area in Crittenden and is for all Northern Kentucky youth from 9 to 18 years old.

    With activities such as fishing, archery, rifle, muzzleloader, trap shooting, a trapping clinic and a turkey hunting clinic, the League of Kentucky Sportsmen is looking to get youth outside.

  • Souder terminated at shelter

    Grant County’s Animal Control Officer has been relieved of his duties.

    Judge-Executive Darrell Link told Jeremy Souder that he was being terminated on June 6.

    Souder had been employed as the director of the animal shelter since 2005. His termination, according to Link, was due to the fact that procedures concerning use of inmates at the shelter had been violated.

  • Building Permits 6-11-09

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in April 2009:

    Jaqueline Maxwell, 104 Sunset Drive, car port, 240 square feet, estimated cost $7,000, permit fee $36.

    Kentucky Fried Chicken, 71 Broadway, range hood, 14.4 square feet, estimated cost $6,500, permit fee $50.

    Ray Breetem, 212 Crittenden Court, remodel, 1,120 square feet, estimated cost $5,000, permit fee $60.

    Golden Palace International, 375 C Violet Road, interior finish, 1,150 square feet, estimated cost $70,000, permit fee $119.40.

  • Police Beat 6-11-09

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells charged William Boothroyd, 30, of Dry Ridge with possession of marijuana and trafficking marijuana at 1:47 p.m. June 4. Boothroyd was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

    Chief Rick Kells charged Brian Keth Rippons, 32, of Dry Ridge with assault in the fourth degree at 8:10 a.m. June 5.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • Grant schools brace for budget cuts

    Facing a $1.8 million deficit, the Grant County school district has been forced to make changes as they approved a tentative budget during their May 14 school board meeting.

    The school district eliminated nine teaching positions from the high school and middle school, while one teacher was let go from an elementary school due to the reduction in the number of students.

  • For the Record 6-4-09

      Civil Suits April 24: 21

  • Blame it on the washer

      It all started when our washer machine blew up and flooded the entire laundry room.

  • Teams rally to fight cancer

    Judy Jackson, a teacher at Crittenden-Mount Zion Elementary, has been a part of Relay For Life for six years.

    She began after a push to get every school in the county involved.

    “Our team is not as strong as it used to be as far as people involved because education is a hard field to be in,” Jackson said. “But, I still relay because we still need to find a cure for cancer.”

    Like most people, Jackson has seen the devastating effects cancer can have.

    Her mother died of colon cancer and her 21-year-old nephew died from melanoma.