Local News

  • 2014 Candidate's Forum- Jailer

    The following are excerpts from comments from the Candiate's Forum:

  • Jail captain accused of domestic violence

    A captain at the Grant County Detention Center found himself locked up April 17 after an alleged domestic dispute with his wife.
    Steven Skinner, 27,  and his wife, Michelle Skinner, were both charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).
    Skinner has been put on paid administrative leave until the outcome of the case, Jailer Terry Peeples said.

  • 2014 Candidate's Forum- Clerk

    The following are excerpts of comments from candidates at the Grant County Candidate's Forum.

    Vicki Vance
    “You have to have dedication to what you're doing and to be able to enjoy it and help the people. You have to be able to multitask because you've got to be able to do a lot at one time.”

    “I've worked out there for 17 and a half years... I know the duties that

  • National Day Of Prayer observed May 1

    Eyes will be closed and heads will be bowed May 1 as Grant County celebrates the National Day of Prayer.
    Volunteers from several local churches are joining to organize the event, which is in its sixth year in the county.
    The prayer celebration will be from 11:45 to 12:45 a.m. on the front steps of the Grant County Courthouse.
    Ministers from several local churches will lead prayers covering family, arts and entertainment, education, religion, business, government and media.


    Ken Stone spent more than 35 years working and being active in Grant County.
    He’s championed causes such as art projects for elderly nursing home residents, feeding the homeless and promoting children.
    His efforts earned him the title of 2014 Grant Countian of the Year from the Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

    “I was pleased when I found out,” Stone said. “I remember when I started in Cynthiana and they gave out similar awards, I thought it would be cool to win that award because it was very prestigious.”

  • Community gets involved in child abuse prevention
  • Build-A-Bear comes to Dry Ridge Fire Dept.

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department hld a Build-A-Bear workshop recently. Te event benefitted the Shriners Hospital’s in Lexington and Cincinnati and the stuffed animals will go to sick children.

    Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system of 22 facilities and accepts patients for treatment based solely on a child’s medical needs, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
    Children up to age 18 are eligible for care.

  • Man charged with murder, wife indicted in Grant

    Joshua Hammond — one of three people accused of murdering a Frankfort man in May 2012 — and his wife have been indicted in Grant County for their alleged cover-up of the crime
    Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said Hammond, 33, and his wife, Louanna Hammond, are charged with tampering with physical evidence.
    Joshua Hammond, James Simons, 37, and David Bruce II, 46, allegedly planned to rob 30-year-old Charles Monroe after buying prescription drugs from him May 5, 2012 in the Frankfort Walmart parking lot.

  • Calhoun plans to pursue career in medicine

    Nolan Calhoun, a sophomore at Grant County High School, has been accepted to Gatton Academy and is hopeful to pursue a career in medicine and feels this jumpstart at Gatton will be a tremendous opportunity.