CRIMES: This area has had several thefts this year. More than in the past. Most have been unlocked vehicles. Grant County Sheriffs office recommends you remove all valuable items from your vehicle each night. Lock your vehicle and leave outside lights on to provide illumination and deter thieves. Please use the contact tab to provide the web master information on break ins or thefts so we can post it on this page.
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WEAPONS: Kentucky has a vast number of well armed citizens. It is also an OPEN CARRY STATE, no permit required to OPEN CARRY. Did you know you know that you do not need a CCDW permit to carry a loaded weapon in your cars glove, center or openly in your vehicle? If you conceal it on your person a CCDW permit is required. Links on the side tab are provided for you to research information for yourself. Concealed Carry does require a permit.
If you do need to use your weapon for self defense, use caution, know where your bullets will go if you miss the intended target. Also know the laws regarding use of force. Firing a warning shot may be against the law. Verbal warning is not but in many cases firing a warning shot like the Vice President of the USA said may actually be illegal. Sometimes just the bad guys seeing the gun may be enough.
If you draw your weapon be prepared to use it. In the CCDW classes the rule is you keep shooting until the bad guy stops doing what he is doing – PERIOD.
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I contacted the Grant County Detention Center and they will be coming out soon to clean up the trash “some people” have been throwing out on the road. Unfortunately a few feel the need or the right to do this. Hopefully we can get some cameras set up soon to catch them in the act. My guess is that a $500 fine will change their mind. POSTED on 8/13/14
UPDATED INFO: 8/14/14 Ruark Road was cleaned up today by the Grant County Detention Center personnel & inmates. Thanks for all they do. NOTE: Making a phone call was all it took.
UPDATED: INFO: 8/15/14 Ruark already has trash on it. Has to be coming from people who travel Ruark road frequently, live in the immediate area, based on the location and the fact this is not a through road.
Living in the subdivision is easy. Read the rules, follow the rules and no problems. Do not follow them and you may get informed of the problem. Do not comply and you may get informed again. Still decided to not follow them may result in court actions. It has happened in the past to others. If the problem gets elevated to the court you may (and most likely will) be asked to pay court cost on top of being required to comply. To avoid any issues “simply follow the rules”
The restrictions are here for a reason. They are to be followed to the letter, but still we have a few who “may have forgotten” some things in the restrictions. For instance:
A. Garbage cans out of sight. Place them in your garage or behind your home
B. No boats, campers or trailers in front (or the side) of the home. Store them behind the back of the home. The limit line is the back wall of the home. Not beside the home.
C. Required 12 “foundation” evergreens. This means around the foundation of your home. Gives your home and the neighborhood better curb appeal. There are hundreds of evergreens to choose from.
D. Fences. We have one fence that the posts are there but mesh wire runs between each post. The fence needs to have wood slats running between each post, not just the mesh fencing.
If you see someone who is NOT following the rules, do not assume it has gone unnoticed or that actions are not being taken. You may be assuming wrong.
There are new signs at the end of the road. NO TRESPASSING. Seems some have felt the right to run 4 wheelers on the land behind the homes on Clairborne Drive. This is property owned by Bill Wilson and there is no trespassing allowed on this land without direct permission from him.
As you can see the entrance is weed free again. These weeds and trash do not disappear on their own. These weeds grow very fast. In case you ever feel like pulling weeds, feel free to do so. The person doing it now uses a weed (but not grass) type killer mixed and also hand pulls many of them in with the other vegetation up there.
The person doing it now is “NOT” on any payroll nor receives any type on reimbursement for his efforts or supplies. The reward is the entrance looking good for EVERYONE.
Is your garage door open while you are out back or in the house? If so this gives some an opportune time to grab & go. In Dry Ridge last week some in a subdivision were hit like this. Garage door was open, car in the garage and they got in & got out with what they could. DO NOT give them the opportunity to take advantage of you.
Lock your doors, your vehicle doors and when NOT in the garage, close it. Sad it has come to this but you must protect your property.