Local News

  • Complaint brings changes to Grant jail

    Operational changes have occurred at the Grant County Detention Center following a complaint against the facility’s chief deputy.
    Dennis Bailey, chief deputy at the jail since January 2011, is currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a KSP investigation.
    Peeples said the investigation, even though it is not concluded, has prompted some changes at the facility.
    “The investigation did reveal some issues,” Peeples said.

  • Williamstown named 18th best high school in state

    Williamstown High School is in elite company after being recognized as the 18th best high school in the state by a national publication.
    U.S. News evaluated nearly 22,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
    Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college, and other factors primarily for the 2009-10 school year.


    Most high school students don’t want to think about spending their summer sitting inside a classroom, but for several seniors at Grant County and Williasmtown high schools, that’s exactly where they will be for five weeks this summer as a select few chosen for the Governor’s Scholars program.

  • KSP look into jail complaint

    The chief deputy at the Grant County Detention Center is currently on paid administrative leave after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct.

    Dennis Bailey, chief deputy, was placed on leave on May 25.
    Jailer Terry Peeples confirmed on Monday that Bailey was on leave until the Kentucky State Police finish an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct.

  • New addiction clinic offers counseling, testing in Dry Ridge

    Grant and surrounding counties have a new way to fight addiction with the opening of Second Chance Outreach and The Way To Recovery Comprehensive Care Clinic in Dry Ridge.
    The regional Christian-centered clinic, located at 30 Broadway St., offers individual, group and family counseling, parole services and drug testing.
    The facility officially opened its doors on June 4 with a grand opening planned for later this fall.

  • Grant schools become tobacco free on July 1

    All Grant County Schools’ campuses and property will be tobacco-free beginning July 1 after a new policy was adopted May 10 by the school board.
    The policy is all-inclusive, including all individuals; all board-owned properties; all board-owned, leased or rented vehicles; all school activities (on or off campus); all hours of the day and all days of the week.

  • Budget reserves dry up for Dry Ridge

    The City of Dry Ridge is in danger of its dwindling reserves evaporating as the city council approved the 2012-13 budget on May 14.
    The past several years the city has had to dip into its reserves without sufficient revenue to cover expenses.

  • Budget balancing act

    The total budgeted appropriations for Grant County for 2012-13 is $10.4 million, down from $11 million this year.
    Of that, $4.4 million was appropriated in the general fund — about $594,000 less than this year's budget.
    Nearly all of the rest of the appropriations, nearly $6 million, came from the road and jail funds.
    On the revenue side, the county has budgeted $9.57 million for all funds.
    The budget, which the Grant County Fiscal Court approved June 4, takes effect July 1.

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  • Relay brings hope for a cure

    Despite more than $220,000 in proposed cuts, Jailer Terry Peeples is optimistic he will survive the 2012-13 budget for the Grant County Detention Center.
    The budget, which the fiscal court will vote on a second reading of during its June 4 meeting, includes proposed expenditures totaling $3.98 million while the anticipated revenues equal $3.63 million, according to numbers provided by the jail.