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  • Wood recommends plan to clean, paint jail

    Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood is recommending appropriations for overtime and paint supplies to fix up the jail as the fiscal court still mulls closing the detention center.

  • Mom sent to prison for providing daughter deadly drug

    COVINGTON — A Crittenden woman has been sentenced to 224 months in federal prison for providing drugs to her daughter, an inmate in the Kenton County Jail, who subsequently died of an overdose.

  • Ethics complaint against Sen. Damon Thayer dismissed

    The Legislative Ethics Committee dismissed a complaint Tuesday against state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, that alleged Thayer had received inappropriate perks from the Kentucky Horse Park.
    The complaint was filed after a Herald-Leader story in March alleged that Thayer asked for and received extra access to the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event hospitality tent.

  • Law enforcement leaders discuss rise in officer deaths

    Thirty-seven law enforcement officers in the United States  and counting have been shot and killed in the line of duty in 2016.
    Forty-one officers were fatally shot all of last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
    The disturbing trend can be seen seemingly every time the news is flipped on the TV.
    And, there does not appear to be an end in sight.

  • Corinth sewer bill changes go into effect

    Changes took effect Aug. 1 in the billing and payment of electric bills associated with the Corinth City sewers.  
    These changes include a $30 sewer surcharge for each of the multiple-user pump station users and change over to individuals paying associated charges on electric bills for single-user pump stations.  The city bills the surcharge and utilities’ bill individuals.  
    Effected users were previously notified in writing from the city.

  • Grant County settles lawsuit surrounding controversial video

    Connie McClure-Ellington’s estate will get $150,000 about a year after video surfaced of Grant County leaders making sexist jokes and comments about her.
    McClure-Ellington died in March at the age of 59 but her lawsuit against the county for political and age discrimination lived on.

  • Police Reports

    (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 multiple warrants for David R. Lienhart, 46, for parole violation, fleeing and evading police in the second degree and failure to appear, at 5:05 p.m. Aug. 8 on Ferguson Boulevard. Lienhart was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Extension office offers ways to prep for lunch

    A new school year is upon us. One of the most challenging daily tasks that goes with back to school is finding something interesting, healthy and tasty for your child to eat if they take their lunch instead of participating in a school lunch program. Here are some tips to simplify the process.
    Planning is essential to the success of packing a healthy lunch. It allows you to prepare well-balanced meals and reduces the amount of rushing to find something to take in the morning.

  • New faces you'll see at Grant County Schools

    Bryanna Owens
    Residence: Independence
    Subject/grade you’ll be teaching: Speech language pathology at Dry Ridge/Crittenden-Mt. Zion
    Educational Background: Eastern Kentucky University
    Previous teaching experience: Harrison County School for student teaching
    Describe your approach/philosophy to teaching: Communication is the essence of human life.

    Thomas (TJ)
    Patterson
    Residence: Highland Heights
    Subject/grade you’ll be teaching: Second and third grade special education at Crittenden-Mt. Zion