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  • Changing seasons... Unchanging God

    (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 David Osborne executed a warrant for Justin C. Hinson, 33, of Dry Ridge, for theft by unlawful taking, at 5:44 p.m. Nov. 16 on Ferguson Boulevard. Hinson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer David Osborne cited Ira C. Gayheart, 71, of Dry Ridge, with no registration plates and no registration receipt, at 6:54 p.m. Nov. 17 on Arbor Drive.

  • Lady Braves drop season opener

    The Grant County Lady Braves basketball team lost a 54-50 heartbreaker Nov. 30 to Pendleton County in Falmouth.
    The Lady Braves got off to a rough start in their season opener falling behind early in the game, but the team rallied to close the gap.  

  • Citizens organize against wet vote

    A group called Citizens Against a Wet Grant County has organized to fight the possibility of county-wide alcohol sales.
    A wet vote will be held Dec. 22 that if approved, will allow for the county-wide sale of alcoholic beverages at bars and restaurants as well as at liquor, grocery and convenience stores.
    The special election comes after the group, End Grant County Prohibition, submitted a petition to the county.
    Fifty-five people attended the first meeting of Citizens Against a Wet Grant County on Nov. 17.


    The video continues with discussion of other county employees, including Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Grant County Road Department Supervisor Steve Tatum, Animal Control Director Marsha Chaney and 1st District Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley as well as Pat Conrad, administrative assistant in the judge’s office, and former officials Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link and Jailer Terry Peeples, who Hankins defeated in his bid for jailer.
    Wood said that Conrad, who also worked for Link, was loyal and even contributed to his campaign.


    Steve Wood doesn’t plan on going anywhere.
    “Absolutely not,” he said in response to being asked if he planned on resigning from Grant County’s highest elected office – judge executive, after a two-hour video tape of a meeting between him, Grant County Deputy Judge-Executive Scott Kimmich, Grant County Jailer Chris Hankins and Jail Lieutenant Jason Hankins was made public last week.
    Wood said he had heard there were some in the community that may be working to get him to resign but he had no plans to do so.

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  • Breast cancer battle shows what is important in life

    They come from all walks of life – young, old, wealthy and low-income, but hundreds of women across Grant County share a common bond as breast cancer survivors.

    According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women have a chance of developing some form of breast cancer.
    In 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed with 39,620 of those women expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more deaths in women than breast cancer.

  • Wood has no plans to step down

    A two-hour video recording at the Grant County Detention Center in February is causing a stir among county employees and administrators and is at the center of a potential lawsuit from the county’s former finance director.

    But Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood who can be seen and heard telling sexually suggestive jokes said he doesn’t plan to step down after the video became public last week.
    “Absolutely not,” Wood said.