Local News

  • Volunteers needed for Habitat house

    Volunteers are needed as construction continues on a new house for a Dry Ridge family whose home was destroyed in last year’s tornado.
    Kim Nagle’s Dry Ridge mobile home was destroyed March 2 when a tornado ripped through Kentucky, leaving several dead and many residences damaged in Crittenden.
    TriState Habitat for Humanity held a construction kick-off ceremony Oct. 20 where the family’s home once stood on Adams Road.

  • WHAT 2 WATCH 4

    As one year ends and another begins, we look at the questions that will be asked and answered in 2013.

    1. What, if anything, will happen at the Grant County Detention Center?
    Six lawsuits have been filed by former employees against Grant County Detention Center Jailer Terry Peeples since he took office in January 2011.
    Some of the allegations have included illegal conduct at the jail while others deal with alleged retaliatory behavior by Peeples.

  • Daughter wants killer to stay in jail

    Summer Raines Nickell has faded and tattered photographs that she looks at frequently.

    Those handful of pictures, along with stories handed down from her aunts and uncles, are all the memories she has of her mother, Lawanda Sue Raines.
    Raines was murdered by Keith Bramblett in 1989, but it would take 12 years for him to confess to the shooting and show Raines’ family where he buried her body under a pile of rocks near the Grant/Owen county line off Ky. 22.

  • Dry Ridge woman takes up power tools, lands in magazine

    Heather Patterson can wield a mean whisk, but she’s also not afraid to grab a power tool and make something.




    • Four accidents leave 75 vehicles damaged on Interstate 75 after snow and ice fell on Grant County.

    • Three fires in less than a month leaves two families homeless and a summer home in ruins. A two-story log home just off Day Road, a two-story home in Mason and a home on Napolean-Zion Station Road were destroyed in the unrelated blazes.

    • The Fox television series “The Real Winning Edge” highlights Felicity Spicer’s fight against thyroid cancer.

  • Fire/EMS funding talks to continue

    Despite the Grant County Fiscal Court voting down a proposed emergency services taxing district, the debate of how to increase funding for fire and EMS services likely will continue into the new year.
    Magistrates Brian Linder, Bobby Young and Richard Austin voted against the proposed taxing district with Judge-Executive Darrell Link voting in favor of the proposal.

  • Dry Ridge boy finds best gift is giving to those in need

    Sure Ben Tanner wants stuff for his birthday and Christmas, but he’d rather see children who may not have as much as he does have something under their tree on Christmas morning.

    Thanks to Ben’s generosity, several children woke up to a better Christmas with presents that Ben donated to the Crittenden Baptist Church’s annual holiday campaign.

  • GCHS teacher dies from stroke

    A popular Grant County High School teacher died last week.

    Tom Pitts, an electrical technology instructor at the Grant County Career and Technical Center, died Dec. 17 following a stroke over the weekend.
    He began teaching in Grant County when the career/technical center opened in 2011.


    Earl Hampton, minister of the Vineyard Church of Grant County, came to Mason-Corinth on Dec. 17, to speak with the students in Heather Curd’s third grade class about the events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14.

    On that day a gunman entered the school and shot six adults and 20 students before turning the gun on himself.
    Sara Edwards, Family Resource Coordinator at Mason-Corinth Elementary, requested that Hampton visit Mason-Corinth Elementary.


    The Grant County Fiscal Court voted 3-1 against establishing an emergency services taxing district.
    All three magistrates (Dick Austin, Brian Linder and Bobby Young) voted against the district, while Judge-Executive Darrell Link voted in favor of it.
    The vote took less than five minutes at the Dec. 17 fiscal court meeting.
    The Grant County Fire Chiefs Association said they are disappointed “that the court has chosen not to move forward on this critical issue.”