Local News

  • Concert in the park
  • Asher gets 15-year sentence in accident

    Fighting through tears, Audra Taylor stood in Grant Circuit Court on July 22 and described how the past year as been “the most terrible time of my life.”

    The mother was involved in a head-on collision on Delia Hill in Dry Ridge on Jan. 15, 2014, when 26-year-old Michael Asher of Owen County slammed into her car while driving under the influence.

  • Horsin’ around

    Elementary students at Grant County Schools will receive free breakfast and lunch during the 2015-16 school year.
    The complimentary meals is part of the Community Eligibility Provision program, which started in 2010 as a pilot in Kentucky and other states.
    The program is available to schools that have at least 40 percent of students who are directly certified based on income and other guidelines to receive free meals.
    Williamstown Independent Schools began participating in the program last year and provided free meals to all students in the district.

  • Back to School Blowout set for Aug. 8

    As summer winds down, students can prepare to head back to class while having fun at the Back to School Blowout.
    The annual event, set for Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Grant County Park in Crittenden, will feature free school supplies, food, a movie and children activities.
    It is a joint partnership between the Grant County Fiscal Court, Grant County Parks and Recreation, Grant County and Williamstown Family Resource Centers, Grant County Public Library and area businesses and churches.

  • Grant County Band Camp

    • June 3
    Diane Butler, 1092 Jacob Drive, demolition, permit fee $50
    Wolf Steel, 103 Miller Drive, addition, 80,588 square feet, estimated cost $200,000; permit fee $3,500
    • June 5
    Dewey Schlueter, 2520 Knoxville Road, deck, square feet, estimated cost $5,200; permit fee $87.98
    • June 11
    Jason Rahschulte, 300 Kells Road, new home, 1,591 square feet, estimated cost $230,000; permit fee $540.24
    • June 15


    (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.)
    Sgt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant multiple Boone County warrants for Jacqueline L. Conley, 38, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 7:18 p.m. July 17 on N. Main Street. Conley was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Same-sex marriage hearing held in N. Ky

    COVINGTON — A sometimes-tearful Kim Davis took the stand July 20 to say her decision as Rowan County clerk to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples was a heartfelt one based on her religious convictions.
    “It was something I had prayed and fasted over. ... It wasn’t a spur of the moment decision,” Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning, her voice breaking.
    To authorize licenses means “I’m saying I agree with it, and I can’t.”