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  • Teen injured following truck crash

    A Dry Ridge teenager faces charges after allegedly wrecking his car into a tree while under the influence, seriously injuring one of his passengers.
    Coleman Nantz, 18, was arrested Dec. 30 by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense and first-degree wanton endangerment.
    The single-vehicle accident happened shortly after 4 a.m. Dec. 29 on Ford’s Mill Road.

  • Former finance officer files lawsuit

    A former finance officer is suing Judge-Executive Steve Wood, Deputy Judge-Executive Scott Kimmich and the Grant County Fiscal Court for her alleged wrongful termination.
    Connie McClure-Ellington of Corinth filed the lawsuit last week in federal court in Covington.
    McClure-Ellington was hired as the county finance officer in June 1990 and was terminated in June 2015.

    The lawsuit alleges that she was fired because of her age and because she did not vote for Wood, a Republican, in the judge-executive’s race.


    Legislators returned back to Frankfort on Jan. 5 for the regular session of the General Assembly.
    The budget and a pension fix will highlight the session, which will be the first with Republican Matt Bevin in the governor’s seat.
    Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, preview what Grant County residents can expect.

    How difficult do you believe passing a budget quickly will be and what areas of the budget will likely bring the most discussion/problems?

  • Moving forward

    A New Year, 2016 is here! For myself, the last year seemed to move along quite quickly, yet we all know that time is a constant and does not speed up nor slow down.
    Looking back upon last year, what did you accomplish? Graduation? A restoration project? A new job? Retirement?
    Many times we tend to look back and reflect on the past in our lives and often ask ourselves “What if?” What if I did this or that? What if I went there or changed something? We make many decisions in our lives and sometimes we regret or sometimes we are pleased with the results.


    (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.)
    Officer KJ Little cited Seth J. Beagle, 16, of Crittenden, with public intoxication excluding alcohol, at 2:33 a.m. Dec. 29 on Taft Highway.
    Officer KJ Little cited Anthony M. Hanlin, 18, of Crittenden, with public intoxication excluding alcohol, at 2:33 a.m. Dec. 29 on Taft Highway.


    Dustin Haubner is the Grant County High School Youth Performance Award winner for December.
    He is a senior at GCHS and is the son of Doug and Kimberly Haubner of Dry Ridge.

  • Lady Braves fall 48-32 to Lady Titans

    The Grant County Lady Braves fell 48-32 to Collins High School on Jan. 2.
    For a moment, it seemed as though the smaller Lady Braves team was going to take it to the Lady Titans.  

    EJ Kearns came out hot and nailed two long three-point shots within the first 60 seconds of the game.
    Grant County jumped out to an early six-point lead.  
    They built on that lead as the Lady Titans turned the ball over on five straight possessions.  

  • Holmes hands Lady Demons big loss

    The Williamstown Lady Demons opened up the new year Jan. 4 against Holmes High School.
    Fifteen days after their last game, the Williamstown squad hoped there would be no rust against the tough Lady Bulldogs squad.

    It was a long night for the team, however, as they would take a 25 point defeat 68-43.
    The loss moved their record to 7-3 on the season.

  • Prison escapees caught

    Two escaped inmates from Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington were arrested Jan. 5 just over the Harrison County line near Grant County.

    Jordan Green, 24, and Waltez Franklin, 23, escaped the facility sometime Jan. 4.
    Green, who was convicted in Boone and Kenton counties on robbery, burglary and theft charges, was described as “extremely dangerous” by the Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

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