Local News

  • Prison escapees caught

    Two escaped inmates from Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington were arrested Jan. 5 just over the Harrison County line near Grant County.

    Jordan Green, 24, and Waltez Franklin, 23, escaped the facility sometime Jan. 4.
    Green, who was convicted in Boone and Kenton counties on robbery, burglary and theft charges, was described as “extremely dangerous” by the Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

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  • Be savior, don’t love the savor

    Matthew, who was a publicly disliked tax collector, recorded the Lord’s longest sermon. Stretching over three chapters (Matthew 5, 6 and 7), and according to most scribes and scholars, his ability to write in shorthand is what allowed him to jot down even the finest detail of Jesus’ words.
    Jesus used detail from the Old Testament as he proclaimed blessing on those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, those who are merciful, pure in heart, etc. After these things, Jesus used an example that was close to the heart of God in the Law.


    (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.)


    From continued work on the Ark Encounter to Grant County voting to go ‘wet,’ there were many news stories on the front page of the Grant County News during 2015 that will have a lasting impact on the community.
    This is a sample of the stories from the year.


  • Body Works Gym celebrates 10th anniversary

    Ten years ago to the day, Body Works Gym in Dry Ridge opened it’s doors.

    “There was a tremendous need in our area for people to be able to exercise with the proper guidance and equipment,” said Justin Baker, owner. “We felt like we had the perfect opportunity to come and change many lives.”
    Baker has spent much of his life interested in fitness and quality of life. He is aware of Kentucky and Grant County’s obesity levels and many of the health-related issues that accompany that distinction.

  • County goes ‘wet’

    Grant County will soon be “wet.”

    By a 525-vote margin, voters were in favor of county-wide alcohol sales during the Dec. 22 local option election.
    There were 2,424 votes in favor and 1,899 in opposition.

    Dry Ridge, Williamstown and Corinth are already “moist,” meaning alcohol sales by the drink are allowed in qualifying restaurants.

  • Main Street Gardens offers event, meeting space

    Hans Philippo has a vision for Grant County and that’s why he’s purchasing property up and down U.S. 25 and opening a variety of businesses.
    He arrived in the United States from Holland on his 23rd birthday and he had little money of his own, but he was a hard worker and had a knack for business.


    The voters of Grant County will go to the polls on Tuesday, Dec. 22 and decide whether all of the county will be ‘wet’ or whether it will remain ‘moist’ with liquor by the drink allowed in the city limits of Corinth, Dry Ridge and Williamstown.
    Those supporting the end of prohibition say that the impact will be a boost to the economy and increased revenue for the county’s budget.