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  • 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 KJ Little charged Jamie A. Davis, 44, of Dry Ridge, for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and reckless driving, at 11:25 p.m. May 10 on U.S. 25. Davis was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Chief Rick Kells charged Jacob Wyatt Blankenship, 20, of Dry Ridge, for theft by unlawful taking, at 1:38 p.m. May 11 on Ferguson Boulevard.

  • Foster accepted to Japanese Exchange Program

    Grant County High School sophomore Jackie Foster has been selected to participate in the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Japanese Exchange program.
    Foster was selected as one of 14 members from across the United States that will be participating.  
    Japanese Exchange is a scholarship opportunity for FCCLA members to travel to Japan for four-to-six weeks as an exchange student during the summer.

  • Fiscal Court to study future of jail

    The Grant County Fiscal Court will study the possibility of regionalizing or privatizing the Grant County Detention Center.

    A resolution unanimously passed during the May 16 meeting authorizes Judge-Executive Steve Wood to prepare a report on future options related to corrections in the county.

  • Wood looks forward to improvement, growth in county

    With your first year in office complete, what accomplishments are you most proud of and why?

    I am the most proud having opened the term with a strong working relationship between the county and the cities, where we all work together to improve the quality of life in this community.
    The mayors and I meet monthly to discuss issues we are confronting together. I am a true believer we can achieve a lot more working together then we can independently.

  • Fordyce ‘loved every minute’ at SES

    After a distinguished career as an educator, David Fordyce, principal of Sherman Elementary School (SES), will retire at the end of this school year. For 28 years, he has invested himself in the lives of children.

    “I feel I have been blessed,” Fordyce said. “I have been fortunate to work for Grant County for 18 years. I have worked with some of the best administrators, the best teachers, the best staff, the best kids. I had 10 years in Covington, and I loved my years in Covington, but those were all teaching years.”

  • Crittenden family loses home in fire

    When Edward Jones pulled up to his Gardnersville Road home on May 11, flames were bellowing out of the front and side windows.
    Minutes before, he had received a call from his wife, Cheryl, that the house was on fire while unloading materials at a job site in Williamstown.

    “I jumped in the car and went about 80 miles per hour all the way there,” Jones said. “It’s a wonder I didn’t get a ticket.”
    Jones said his wife, who was home alone, turned on the stove to heat it up and got in the shower because her back was hurting.

  • POLICE REPORTS 5-12-16

    (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 KJ Little charged Michelle A. Kindoll, 43, of Crittenden, for possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, at 9:19 p.m. May 5 on Kayla Drive. Kindoll was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Free kitchen serves hungry, needs volunteers

    The Free Lunch Kitchen in Dry Ridge is undergoing a few changes, but is not closing its doors.
    Located at U.S. 25 and Broadway in downtown Dry Ridge, the Free Kitchen opened in 2007 and serves meals to 45 to 60 people each weekday.

  • Derby Day Fest 2016
  • Cancer survivor appreciates life more after fight

    Brenda Simpson lost her sister to pancreatic cancer at age 55. Her mother, one of 12 children, is the only one who hasn’t been diagnosed with a form of cancer.

    “It seems that everyone in my family has cancer,” Simpson said. “My mother probably would have developed it but a couple of biopsies showed issues that doctors took care of before it developed into cancer.”
    Simpson was in good health and stayed busy taking care of her family and working.