Local News

  • Williamstown man killed in crash

    A 34-year-old Williamstown man was killed and two passengers were injured Oct. 8 in an early morning single-vehicle accident in Boone County.
    Joshua Bedel was driving a 2014 Chevrolet northbound on Dixie Highway near Melinda Lane in Florence around 1:45 a.m. when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole.
    Bedel was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Two passengers, 22-year-old Randall Wuest of Florence and 19-year-old Bradley Upton of Independence, were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.  Wuest was transported by Air Care.  

  • The cost of abuse, misconduct in Ky. jails

    Abuse and misconduct in Kentucky’s county jails inflict immeasurable physical and emotional damage on victims. They also are costly to taxpayers.
    More than $52 million has been paid out during the past 15 years to settle legal claims involving Kentucky’s jails, according to an analysis of data from nearly all Kentucky counties.
    Such claims typically are covered by insurance. Still, the public ultimately pays the bill for such things as insurance premiums, and some legal fees and investigations.

  • 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.