Local News

  • Corinth man dies in train/truck collision

    An 80-year-old Corinth man was killed instantly April 22 when a train smashed into a gravel truck he was driving in Scott County.
    Stanley Hammonds was driving the truck about 2:35 p.m. near Rogers Gap Road when a Norfolk and Southern train collided with the truck’s passenger side.
    The impact tore the truck apart and ejected Hammonds, according to the Georgetown-News Graphic.

  • Grant to hold seat on airport board

    Grant County will soon have a seat on the board that oversees the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport.
    A bill recently passed by the General Assembly restructures the Kenton County Airport Board.
    The board currently has seven voting members appointed by the Kenton County judge-executive.
    Kenton County owns the airport although it is located in Boone County.


    Four people have been arrested in a home invasion in Dry Ridge that led to a bullet grazing a woman’s head.
    Nineteen-year-old Daniel M. Swope of Dry Ridge is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence.

    Three juveniles were also charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary.
    The charges stem from a home invasion April 26 on Michigan Avenue where several masked and armed individuals allegedly broke into a residence.

  • GCHS presents ‘Shrek the Musical’
  • Road work continues

    Orange barrels have become a familiar, if unwanted, sight for drivers in Grant County.
    As snow melted and temperatures broke, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has begun work on several projects, in particular on Interstate 75.
    In both directions, a $6.3 million pavement reconstruction project on I-75, the 152 to 166 mile-markers, is underway.

  • Dry Ridge to expand police department

    Dry Ridge will expand its own police department instead of consolidating services with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

    The city council unanimously made the decision during its April 20 meeting after previously hearing proposals from Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells and the sheriff’s office.

  • Pedestrian run over at crosswalk

    A 62-year-old Dry Ridge man is in critical condition after he was hit, run over and then backed over by a vehicle April 20 while walking into Wal-Mart.

    Jerry Younger was heading from the parking lot to Wal-Mart at the crosswalk in front of the store at noon when a Lexus SUV plowed into him.
    The vehicle was driven by 81-year-old William Donnelly of Fort Thomas.
    Younger was halfway across the crosswalk when the vehicle first made impact.