Local News

  • DR adds 2 police officers

    The Dry Ridge Police Department tripled in size July 1 as two new officers were sworn in to protect and serve the city.
    David Osborne and K.J. Little, both Dry Ridge residents, are now part of the force after being hired to expand the department in an effort to fight drug use and other crimes.

    “We’re looking forward to being able to curb some of these problems that people are complaining about,” said Mayor Jim Wells.

    Chief Rick Kells previously was the sole police officer for the city.


    (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.
    Chief Rick Kells charged Candace Lynn Brewer, 56, of Corinth, with theft by unlawful taking under $500, at 3:50 p.m. June 26 on Ferguson Boulevard.
    Officer K.J. Little cited Robert F. Richter, 46, of Dry Ridge, with improper display of registration plates, failure to produce insurance card and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license, at 1:49 p.m. July 1 on KY 22.

  • Educators leave mark

    Sandra Collins Franks
    What schools did you teach in: I have been an elementary education teacher for 15 years and media specialists for 10 years. Before that I was a bus driver, school bus driver trainer and Kindergarten aide for Grant County Schools.

    Educational background:  I graduated from Grant County High School and attended Northern Kentucky University for my bachelors in elementary education/language arts endorsement and masters, my media specialist rank I from UK and Northern and I am a National Board Certified Teacher.


      Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Rd. in Holbrook. For more info, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers
    • This church is Bible-believing with old-fashion hymns, preaching and spiritual songs, sound bible teaching and mission-minded.

  • The kingdom of God

    Today, for the Christian with recent persecution and the Supreme Court ruling on same sex ‘marriages,’ there is a sense of sadness, madness, or disgust. However, biblically many Christians fail to remember that the bible tells us we are all sinners and all fall short of God’s glory (Rom. 3:23).
    Sin is sin in God’s eyes, whether one steals a penny or a million dollars it is still defined as a sin and a failure of God’s Commandment.

  • State seeks input on KY 36 road project

    With congested traffic from the Ark Encounter a concern, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will provide information about a project to provide relief.

    The project features the reconstruction of KY 36 at the Interstate 75 interchange in Williamstown, where the entrance to the under-construction Ark Encounter attraction will be when it opens in the summer of 2016.

    KTC will be holding an informational meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. July 7 at the Grant County Public Library.

  • Faith, Fireworks
  • Propes faces attempted murder charge

    A 22-year-old Crittenden man faces charges of attempting to murder a police officer in connection with a June 15 shootout in his Indian Hills Drive neighborhood.
    Shane Propes is out of the hospital and lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.
    Propes was allegedly walking down the street carrying a gun when police were called to the scene.
    Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tony Stigers fired multiple rounds at Propes after the suspect allegedly fired multiple shots and turned his weapon toward Stigers.

  • Local officials react to same-sex marriage ruling

    Since he took office in January, Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood has officiated 27 wedding ceremonies.
    Wood will no longer perform any weddings after the United States Supreme Court’s June 26 landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriages.


    Nestled within 800 acres of rolling hills in Williamstown, a creation of biblical proportions is starting to take shape.

    The $90 million life-size Ark Encounter is still at least a year away from opening, but workers have started on the skeleton of the recreation of Noah’s ark.