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    When Elijah Workman was 6 years old, he went coon hunting for the first time.
    Workman, a 9-year-old, fourth grade Sherman Elementary student, has seen trophies and heard stories of his father’s many coon-hunting experiences his entire life, but when his dad, Daryl, borrowed a friend’s coon dog, Purdy and took Elijah hunting, Elijah was hooked.

  • High water, bridge repair causes issues

    Residents of Russell Flynn and Heathen Ridge Road in Crittenden were left high and dry after more than seven inches of rain fell April 3 through April 5.

    High water due to the heavy rain flooded the one end of the road, while bridge repairs closed the other end of the road.
    “What would happen if we needed an ambulance or the fire department?” asked Charlene Perkins, a resident of Russell Flynn Road.

    Perkins said on three different occasions the road was impassable until the swollen creek receded.

  • Lawmakers reflect on 2014 session

    What are your thoughts on the recent passage of the two-year state budget?

  • Horses found dead on Pendleton Co. property

    Animal control officials are investigating a farm in Pendleton County after horses were found dead on the property.
    Pendleton County Animal Control Officer Scott Pracht went to the property on Highway 177 West in the DeMossville area early Monday afternoon to follow up on an investigation, a Pendleton County dispatcher said.
    Larry Browning, 63, of Butler, has been cited for 49 counts of not disposing of an animal carcass (horses) within 48 hours.
    Trooper Corey Rich of Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge is investigating. Additional charges are pending.

  • And the winners are . . .

    The Grant County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet was held April 5 at the Josephina in Dry Ridge. Awards were given for Grant Countian and Volunteer of the Year, as well as for Excellence In Business and Education.
    See upcoming issues of the Grant County News for stories about the award winners.


    A Grant County Detention Center inmate was back in custody April 3, less than 24 hours after he leapt off the roof of the facility.
    Steven W. Price, 25, of Harrison County, was last seen around 12:50 a.m. at  the jail.
    Price is a Class D state inmate who was serving a 10-year-sentence for burglary charges out of Harrison County.
    Class D inmates have minimum security in jail and clean and do other labor daily throughout the county.

  • Murder case sparks second plea deal

    A second man has plead guilty to lesser charges in the 2012 murder of a Franklin County man whose body was dumped on the side of Interstate 64.
    James Simons, 37, of Grant County, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.
    Simons’ trial began March 17 but ended early on March 18 in a plea agreement.
    Simons was sentenced the same day to 25 years in prison. He will have to serve 17 years of his sentence before he will be eligible for parole.

  • Chase Jewelers opens in DR

    Dry Ridge welcomed its newest business venture when Chase Jewelers officially opened on April 1 at 61 Broadway, next to Great Clips Hair Salon.
    Charles Nigg, owner, has spent 31 years honing the art of jewelry making and repair.

    The Oxford, Ohio native worked at Rogers Jewelers, as well as with the Tiffany and Company division of jewelry repair, before going into business for himself when he purchased a jewelry store in Cynthiana.
    He commuted from his Grant County home for eight years before deciding the time was right to open up a shop closer to home.

  • Grant Adult Ed Hosts Open House April 8

    The road to earn his GED was long and difficult for Cody Strong but ultimately rewarding.
    The 19-year-old Williamstown resident moved Grant County from Indiana where he was home schooled.
    He decided to begin his path toward a GED in 2011 at the Grant County Adult Education Center.

  • Community asked to get involved in Child Abuse Awareness

    In 2013, there were 596 reports of child abuse in Grant County.
    Karla Hurley, the family resource director at Mason-Corinth Elementary, wants to focus on solutions for the problem.

    “We hear about the numbers, but our focus has got to be on how to fix the problem instead of just being horrified by a problem,” she said.
    To bring awareness to the growing problem, a variety of activities have been scheduled for April, which is designated as Child Abuse Awareness Month.
    Those activities include: