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  • Wood ends meeting after agenda not approved

    Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood abruptly ended the fiscal court meeting Feb. 6 just minutes after it began when the agenda was not approved.

    Wood left the courtroom while the packed crowd sat shocked at what was happening.
    Despite Wood’s absence, the magistrates, minus Bobby Newman, who was out of town, continued listening and conversing with business leaders, concerned citizens and department heads until after midnight.

  • Barbara Brown: Legacy of history

    For Barbara Jane Brown (Loomis), family always came first, quickly followed by her friends and community. Brown never met a stranger anywhere she went, and always had a hunger to learn more about the world around her.

    Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Barbara lived in Covington and Detroit during her childhood, eventually landing in Grant County, where her mother’s family had roots. She comes from humble beginnings and attended 14 schools in nine years, bouncing back and forth between Kentucky and Michigan.


    In desperate need of a financial fix, the Grant County Fiscal Court is looking at ways to generate additional revenue.
    However, it was options for making deeper cuts — some deeper than others — instead of instituting a new tax to county residents that was much of the focus of the Jan. 30 special meeting.

    A fiscal problem that has reached a tipping point, the county has seen dwindling revenue from the lack of state inmates at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Flu widespread in Kentucky

    While the flu level has been raised to widespread in Kentucky, Grant County, has only seen a handful of cases.
    The Kentucky Department for Public Health recently raised the influenza level in the state from “regional” to “widespread,” the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.
    However, a total of 155 cases have been reported in Northern Kentucky, with 47 of those in the week ending Jan. 21.

  • Hot ashes cause shed fire in Dry Ridge

    A storage shed on Gilbert Avenue burned down on Thursday, Jan. 26 after wind blew discarded ashes from a stove against the wooden structure.

    Dry Ride Fire Chief Rodney Smith said it is not uncommon for hot ashes to cause fires days after the owners think the fire is distinguished.

  • Local organization offers a helping hand to Grant County’s most vulnerable citizens

    When Kim Haubner started Helping Out People Everywhere (H.O.P.E) in 2012, she knew she wanted to build an organization that would give the people of Grant County and beyond a hand during times of need. More than four years later, the organization serves thousands of people each year, and they have aspirations to one day build a homeless shelter to accompany their pantry.

  • Rep. Brian Linder files legislation to ease certification requirements for teachers

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (January 31, 2017) – This month, Representative Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, authored House Bill 152, which would lift an unfair requirement that makes it more difficult to become certified to teach in the state of Kentucky.

  • KSP needs help identifying burglary suspect

    The Kentucky State Police Post 6 is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in a burglary at Verizon Wireless in Dry Ridge.

    Surveillance cameras captured a black male inside the cell phone store on Sunday, Jan. 22 taking merchandise.
    The suspect was seen driving an unknown make or model blue crossover/ SUV from the burglary scene.

  • KSP arrests duo for drug charges at Crittenden Family Dollar

    Kentucky State Police arrested two suspects from Ohio Tuesday, Jan. 24 on shoplifting and multiple drug charges at the Family Dollar in Crittenden.
    Trooper Zachary Alsip responded to the Family Dollar in Crittenden for a call about a suspicious male in the store, according to a press release from Trooper David Jones.
    The male, Richard E. Peaco of Batavia, Ohio, had been loitering inside the store for an extended period of time, and his accomplice, Shawn E. James of Cincinnati, Ohio, was in a vehicle outside in the parking lot.