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  • Fugitive lawyer Eric Conn says he fled U.S. with fake passport, help from abroad

    Fugitive lawyer Eric C. Conn fled the country using a fake passport and help from someone overseas who has given him a job to support himself while on the lam, Conn told the Herald-Leader in an email exchange over the weekend.
    Conn, who was once one of the top disability attorneys in the nation, flew to a country that does not have an agreement to extradite people wanted for crimes in the U.S., he told the newspaper.

  • Grant County Park to host Relay For Life June 30 at GC Park

    Heavy storms called off the 2017 Grant County Relay For Life on May 19, but the annual event to raise money for cancer research is back on.
    Jamie Baker, chair of the Grant County Relay For Life, said a shortened version of the fundraiser will now take place Friday, June 30 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

  • See what’s closed during two months of NKY’s Brent Spence Bridge repairs

    Prepare for big delays on the Brent Spence Bridge as the bridge is down to two lanes in each direction.
    Work on the bridge deck will continue through the summer.
    Several ramps also will shut down during the project.
    In Ohio, the ramps to southbound I-71/75 from Fort Washington Way and Third Street will be closed. In Kentucky, the ramp to northbound I-71/75 from Fourth Street in Covington and the ramp to Ky. 236 in Erlanger from southbound I-71/75 will be closed.

  • Grant County Public Library hosts How To Festival
  • 2016 overdose report shows fentanyl driving up opioid deaths

    The nationwide opioid epidemic continued taking its lethal toll on Kentucky last year, driving up overdose deaths to unprecedented levels with an ever-stronger mix of fentanyl, heroin and prescription pills.
    According to a report released Tuesday by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, fatal overdoses totaled 1,404 in 2016, a 7.4 percent increase from the previous year. Of those cases, toxicology data was available for 1,330 deaths.

  • Crittenden rebuilding sign after car accident

    The City of Crittenden is awaiting insurance reimbursement money to begin rebuilding the city sign near Violet Road after it was damaged in a car accident.

    Crittenden Mayor Jim Livingood said the brick sign was heavily damaged after a driver fell asleep at the wheel and drifted through the intersection and into the sign at about 1 a.m. on June 3.

  • New laws to go into effect June 29

    FRANKFORT – Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2017 regular session will go into effect on Thursday, June 29.
    The Kentucky Constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature unless they have a special effective date, are general appropriations measures, or include an emergency clause that makes them effective immediately upon becoming law. Final adjournment of the 2017 Regular Session was on March 30, making June 29 the normal effective date for most bills.

  • Grant County man found guilty of possessing child pornography

    FRANKFORT - A Grant County man was found guilty of four counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, Class D felony.
    On June 21, after a two-day trial in Scott Circuit Court a jury returned a guilty verdict against Michael Fields, 39, of Dry Ridge.
    The conviction is a culmination of an investigation by the Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Branch into Fields’s online activity, a state news release said.

  • Laundry hamper left on stove causes fire

    A laundry hamper left sitting on top of a hot stove caused a kitchen fire at Williamsburg Square Apartments on June 19, according to Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen.

    Whalen said a babysitter and three children were home at the time of the fire, but successfully escaped the unit in time. Firefighters responded at about 1:50 p.m. and subdued the fire within 10 minutes after arriving.

  • GCMS names Hallie Booth new principal

    Grant County Middle School has a new leader with the hiring of Hallie Booth as principal.
    Booth replaces John Preston, who became GCMS principal on July 1, 2014.

    “I am very excited and grateful to be a part of such a strong school with innovative ideas moving forward,” Booth said. “I want to continue the forward progress and support my staff in doing so.”

    Booth spent last year as the assistant principal of Newport High School after three years working for the Kentucky Department of Education as an instructional specialist.