Today's News

  • Indictments 6-11-09

    The grand jury, which met May 6, returned indictments against eight people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • Agnacio Vargasigva, 20, with trafficking in 5 pounds or more of marijuana, first offense.

    • Adam R. Gibson, 25, with theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $300.

    • Ricky Dwayne Gross, 23, with burglary in the third degree and theft of a controlled substance.

  • WWII veterans share

    It took a long time for Jouett Faulkner to talk about the harrowing events of June 6, 1944.

    What became known as D-Day in history books, was a real life nightmare on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France for the Dry Ridge resident.

    “It was a mess, a total mess. You try to forget it when you first come out,” Faulkner said. “But, it all comes back. You don’t even want to talk about it. It was a long time before my wife even knew I made that landing.”

  • Vacation Bible School schedule

    Corinth Christian Church

    • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 6 - July 10.

    Crittenden Baptist Church

    • 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. July 20 - July 24.

    Dry Ridge Baptist

    • 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 12- July 17. There will be activities for children ages 3 years old through 5th grade. 

    Dry Ridge Christian

    • July 6 - July 10. Watch for more information.

    Fairview Christian

    • VBS will be held at Fairview in July. Keep watching for further details about the week of fun, food and fellowship.

  • Community Calendar 6-11-09


    • The chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. June 15 at the Grant County Extension Office.


    • The Order of the Eastern Star No. 321 will meet at 7:30 p.m. June 11 at Masonic Lodge No. 85 in Williamstown.

    • The Williamstown Main Street Merchants will meet at noon June 11 at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Call meeting facilitator Debbie Stone at 824-7259 for more information.

  • 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