Local News

  • 911 Board to recommend unit fee

    The E-911 Board agreed during a meeting May 11 to recommend a $36 annual countywide unit service fee for the Grant County Fiscal Court to pass to collect revenue. The recommendation comes after researching details about a potential monthly water bill charge.

  • Meet the 2017 Biggest Winner: Karen Schreyer

    The day after Grant County’s Biggest Winner competition ended, Karen Schreyer fell down while running with friends and broke her clavicle.

    “Maybe I was talking too much and not watching where to step,” she said about the injury. “I’ll start running again in July.”

    However, the 61-year-old’s fortunes were reversed at the Derby Day festival when Schreyer was announced as the overall Biggest Winner.

  • Dr. Ken Rich treats patients like friends

    William “Ken” Rich always thought of himself as a doctor more than a businessman, so it was as much of a surprise to him as anyone else when he learned he was being recognized at Businessman of the Year at the annual Grant County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

  • Car crashes into Crittenden gas station

    An 88-year-old Michigan man accidentally drove into a Crittenden gas station May 8 after putting his vehicle into drive instead of park backing out of a parking space.
    Kenneth Lee was getting ready to leave the Sunoco gas station in his 2012 Lincoln MKZ around 3 p.m. when the accident happened, according to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.
    “He went to put it in reverse and pulled (the gear shift) back too far at the same time as he was giving the car gas,” Dills said. “He was looking backwards but the car went forward.”

  • Annual Relay For Life set for May 19

    Doris Freeman was only 24 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer. She and her husband were trying to have a second child, and at the same time she found out she was pregnant, she found out she had uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer.

    The doctor told Freeman that if she was lucky, her body would feed the fetus and not the tumor. The baby was born in October, and by November a biopsy showed the tumor had grown to the size of a golf ball. By the time they removed it in February, it was the size of a grapefruit.

  • Proposed county budget has first reading

    The Grant County Fiscal Court held a first reading of the 2017-2018 county budget during a special meeting on May 8 after making several adjustments to proposed revenue and expenditures during a caucus meeting.

    During discussions about the Grant County Detention Center, District 2 Magistrate Shawna Coldiron noted an item on the budget listing a $1.9 million transfer to the jail, which she said would cut deep into the projected $2.7 million expected to be raised from the recently implemented occupational tax.

  • Fire destroys home on Taft Highway

    John Souder was about to go on a motorcycle ride at about 6:30 p.m. April 29 when his neighbor yelled to him that his house on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge was on fire.

    Equipped with years of military and law enforcement experience, he sprang into action to save his dogs while the firefighters were on their way.

    Souder said he had fed his dogs shortly before preparing for his motorcycle ride, and thoroughly inspected every room in his house, with the exception of the bathroom in his master bedroom, as he always does.

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