Local News

  • Forgive, be forgiven

    “What do you believe about the Trinity?” That question was asked of me when I visited a house of man who we were seeing if he needed help with anything after the area was hit with a natural disaster.  


    (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 K.J. Little executed a warrant for Samantha Robinson, 40, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 on S. Main Street. Robinson was also charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000. Robinson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Local deputy visits Philly, sees Pope Francis

    A sea of people was visible for miles.

    Deputy Robert Morgan, along with a group from St. William Catholic Church in Williamstown, travelled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a conference called World Meeting of the Family on Sept. 22 through Sept. 27.
    While in Philadelphia, Morgan who works as the Grant County Middle School Resourse Officer, was able to actually see the Pope.

  • Grant, Williamstown schools celebrate grandparents
  • Grant County falls 3-2 to Walton-Verona
  • Braves dismantled by Cov. Cath Colonels

    Grant County got on the scoreboard first, but Covington Catholic put up nearly 50 points to dismantle the Braves in the district opener.


    WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. – Derrick Rose spent a fair amount of his adult life in the back of police cruisers, in criminal courtrooms or in custody. He was a persistent thorn in the side of law-enforcement in northern Kentucky, picking up a new charge about every six months as an adult for a variety of minor misdeeds.

  • When jail deaths go unnoticed

    HAZARD, Ky. – Larry Trent was just one of the 154 or more inmates who died in a Kentucky jail during the past 6½ years.
     Arrested on July 5, 2013, in his car outside a Hazard doughnut shop, the 54-year-old Trent told police he drank “about four beers and mouthwash” before driving to the store with his 10-year-old grandson.
     Booked into the Kentucky River Regional Jail, Trent couldn’t post bond, so he remained in custody. Four days later, he was dead, allegedly the victim of a fatal beating by two jail deputies.

  • ‘Wet’ petition is now in clerk’s hands

    Those interested in seeing Grant County have alcohol sales have amassed more than 2,000 signatures.

    The petition containing 2,409 signatures was delivered to the Grant County Clerk’s office on Monday, Oct. 8.
    The minimum number of signatures needed for the petition was 1,613, but Darren Spahr, a Dry Ridge resident, who leads the wet drive wanted the petition to include more than the law required in case some of the names are not valid.

  • Witness alleges Grant connections in multiple murders

    (Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic content and language.)
    A female witness in the case of a pregnant woman killed in Brown County, Ohio, also told police her ex-boyfriend committed other murders and buried at least one body in Grant County.
    An affidavit for a search warrant of a residence on Hogg Ridge Road, just across the Grant-Pendleton County line, details several Grant County connections in one or more alleged murders.