Local News

  • High speed chase ends in I-75 crash

    A high-speed police pursuit Dec. 7 in Grant County ended with a vehicle crashing and two people taken to the hospital.
    Dry Ridge Police responded to Wal-Mart at 7:12 p.m. in reference to a complaint of loitering in the parking lot of the store after two people were seen panhandling.
    When an officer arrived, a female, 26-year-old Samantha Gibson, and a male, 73-year-old Leland Sammons, both of Newport, got into a 2015 Ford Mustang and fled the scene.
    Dry Ridge Police pursued the vehicle as it got on Interstate 75 going southbound.

  • Beans opens in new location

    Four years after opening in the old Little Shrimp building, Beans Cafe and Bakery has moved to a bigger location in Dry Ridge.

    The new home for the restaurant known for ice cream, donuts, coffee, sandwiches and more will be familiar to all Grant County residents.
    Beans is now located at 21 Taft Highway in the building that housed The Country Grill for years.

  • Officials, employees ‘disgusted’ by video

    When a video of Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood and Deputy Judge-Executive Scott Kimmich discussing county employees became public last month, emotions ranged from disbelief to disgust, especially for those mentioned during the two-hour video.
    The video was made on Feb. 14, but no one, other than Jailer Chris Hankins and Jason Hankins, Chris’s brother and assistant at the jail who actually recorded the meeting, knew of its existence until a Northern Kentucky attorney got hold of it.

  • Spreading H.O.P.E. one event, donation at a time

    It stands for Helping Out People Everywhere, but sometimes H.O.P.E. provides just that — hope.
    “It’s not all about the wants and the needs,” Kim Haubner, who founded H.O.P.E. in 2012 as a way to reach out to those in need. “Sometimes, it’s just about hugs and prayer. I think that’s what we lack of a lot.”
    In 2013, the organization helped more than 36,000 in Grant and surrounding counties with food, hygiene products and clothing.

  • Myths vs. realities in the wet/dry debate

    Political campaigns -- whether for an elective office or a policy issue, such as the “wet” ballot issue Grant Countians will vote for on Dec. 22 – often come with their share of rhetoric.
    It’s often hard to separate the myths from the realities. However, in this column, I want to share with you some facts about alcohol sales and their impact on local communities to address some of the rhetoric you may be hearing.
    Myth: Approving alcohol sales will increase DUIs and alcohol-related crashes in Grant County.

  • I am Apostolic

    I am an Apostolic Pentecostal. This denomination was not made popular by the Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, but by the apostles, disciples and the early church in the Acts of the apostles.
    When I tell others about who I am, more often than not I usually get raised eyebrows and confused expressions. Jesus told his disciples time and time again that he was going to be slain by wicked men, but that even when he was buried, He would rise again.

  • POLICE REPORTS 12-10-15

    (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.)

    Officer KJ Little charged Christopher Brandenburg, 28, of Dry Ridge, with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, disregarding a stop sign and license to be in possession, at 4:35 a.m. Dec. 1 on Taft Highway. Brandenburg was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.