Local News


    (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.)

    Deputy Kevin Burke investigated an accident at 7:54 a.m. March 27 on Corinth Road. The drivers involved were Dwayne Eckler, 18, of Corinth, driving a 1997 Ford and Melissa Newman, 52, of Corinth, driving a 1996 Dodge.

  • Family Fun, Fitness
  • Demons defeat Trimble County 2-1
  • Lady Demons feel 6-0 loss to Lady Braves

    The grand jury met April 8 and returned indictments against 24 people.
    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
    Those indicted were:
    • Paula Jewell Fraine, 44, making a false statement to obtain increase of benefits over $100.
    • Bobby J. Persley, 29, criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.
    • Savon T. Persley, 20, criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.


    • Feb. 2
    Mickey Ellis, 10655 Dixie Highway, new home, 1,216 square feet, estimated cost $45,000; permit fee $330.19.
    Mickey Ellis, 10655 Dixie Highway, garage, 768 square feet, estimated cost $5,100; permit fee $126.03.
    John Becker, 2501 Crittenden-Mt. Zion Road, sun room, 350 square feet, estimated cost $16,000; permit fee $97.81.
    • Feb. 6
     Sharon Bounds, 1118 Fashion Ridge Road, remodel, 1,025 square feet, estimated cost $10,000; permit fee $50.
    • Feb. 11

  • Bark For Life benefits cancer programs

    Grant County Park in Crittenden will literally be going to the dogs on April 25.
    Diana Morgan is passionate about the things she gets involved with and she loves her dog.
    She also hates cancer and as team captain for the Dry Ridge Fire Department Relay for Life team looked for a way to combine those two passions, Her solution is to organize the first Bark For Life.

  • Community garden preps for season, needs volunteers

    Just like the vegetables it harvests, the Grant County Community Garden continues to grow.
    Created in 2011, the garden was established on Hopperton Lane in Dry Ridge to benefit families and seniors in need.
    Satellite gardens maintained by residents have since been added at Helton Heights and Parkview Manor in Williamstown and Meadowview Apartments in Dry Ridge.
    New additions are also planned for this year, said Sharon Tepe, Grant County Community Garden coordinator.

  • DR council considers police proposals

    Dry Ridge may consolidate police services with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office or expand their own department in an effort to provide around-the-clock patrols.
    The city council heard two potential proposals during its April 6 meeting, although no vote was taken.

    The city currently has a full-time police chief who works from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    Police services are then supplemented from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week through a contract with Williamstown Police.

  • HIGH (water) & DRY (students)

    Sixteen Grant County students and their bus driver took a trek up a hill and down a blacktopped road to get away from a swollen creek that surrounded their bus on Friday, April 3.
    The students, which included elementary, middle and high school students, along with Thelma Glass, a veteran bus driver, were a little muddy, a little wet, a little cold and tired, but safe.