Local News

  • Body found on I-75

    Kenton County police are investigating a body discovered by mowing crews on Interstate 75, just north of Crittenden.
    The partially decomposed body of a female was found on Tuesday, Aug. 27, just south of the weigh station around 8:15 a.m.
    State mowing crews reported they had found something suspicious to police, which later confirmed it was a body.
    Police said they do not know how long the body had been on the side of the road.
    The investigation is ongoing.

  • Frank is motel owner turned movie maker

    Greg Frank is doing something he never dreamed he would.
    Frank, a local businessman, is making a movie and looking for local residents to portray characters in the script he wrote.

    The movie, “Liberty’$ Prisoner” is a drama/thriller about a first-time author that runs for U.S. Congress. He is perceived as dangerous and a threat by the government, so he is kidnapped, interrogated and tortured with “enhanced methods” allowable by current U.S. law.

  • Jailer disputes recent lawsuit

    Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples is lashing out against a recent lawsuit filed by a former inmate, saying the suit is filled with “outrageous, false statements.”
    Lonzie Maggard-Owen and her husband, William Owen, filed the lawsuit Aug. 20 in Grant Circuit Court against the detention center, Jailer Terry Peeples, the Grant County Fiscal Court, two nurses and multiple deputy jailers.
    Maggard-Owen claims she was pepper sprayed after being put in a restraint chair while waiting to be booked into the jail.


    Marsha Chaney walked through a feces and flea covered building rescuing, one-by-one, dogs living in deplorable conditions as part of an alleged puppy mill in Corinth.

    In all, 11 dogs, nearly all Pomeranians, were taken from the building, which featured a tattered ceiling, dusty and dirty cages, turned off fans, an occasional mouse and plies of feces.

  • Class of 1988 honors lost classmates with annual scholarship


    Jeff Voelker was 17 years old at Grant County High School when he was diagnosed with melanoma or skin cancer in a mole on his arm.

  • Back to School
  • Lost puppy reunited with NU family


    The black, white and tan Jack Russell that was believed to be have been stolen when his owners stopped at a Dry Ridge gas station a couple of weeks ago is now safe and sound in New York.

  • Little League program gets down, dirty


    Dirt is flying at Grant County Park in Crittenden as the Grant County Little League program wraps up its season and sets its sights on making improvements for next year.

  • Making the grade


    Williamstown High School matched its composite score from last year while Grant County High School dipped slightly in recently released ACT results.

    The data is from high school juniors who took the test during the 2012-13 school year. Those students are seniors this year.

  • Inmate sues jail


    A woman who was pepper sprayed after being put in a restraint chair while waiting to be booked into the Grant County Detention Center has filed a lawsuit against the facility.