Local News

  • Couple shoot up heroin in public restroom

    A couple who allegedly shot up heroin in a Dry Ridge public restroom now face drug charges.

    Ashley M. Wainscott, 25, of Dry Ridge, and Justin M. Hales, 29, of Falmouth, were indicted June 3 by a Grant County grand jury on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The couple was arrested May 4 after an employee at the Burger King/BP gas station in Dry Ridge allegedly saw them using drugs in the women’s restroom.

  • Eternal security Bible doctrine or a license to sin?

    Eternal Security is a teaching from the bible that is clearly seen with a modest amount of study.  The Lord commanded Christians to study in 2 Timothy 2:15.  So that he could put his stamp of approval on them as a “workman.”  
    It is a gracious act of God for a believer in this period of time.  The method of study that the Lord instructed us to use, in that verse is “rightly dividing.”  The reason the method is important is because without rightly dividing you can end up believing eternal security doesn’t exist.  


    (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.)
    Chief Rick Kells charged Ryan T. Niesen, 22, of Crittenden, with theft by unlawful taking shoplifting under the amount of $500, at 1:20 p.m. May 18 on Ferguson Boulevard. Niesen was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Leach receives human relations award

    For 50 years, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) has honored outstanding student volunteers of all faiths who have demonstrated a passion for making the community a better place in which to live with the Simon Lazarus, Jr., Human Relations Award.

    Recently at Rockdale Temple in Amberley Village, AJC celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Lazarus Awards at a ceremony in which one junior winner and four junior finalists and one senior winner and four senior finalists were presented with cash prizes and recognition of their volunteer accomplishments.



    Name: Sarah Boden
    Address: Dry Ridge
    Parents: Paul and Becky Boden
    College attending: Murray
    Study of Focus: political and legal issues
    Future Plans: To pursue a collegiate golf career. My passion is research. I plan to major in micro biology and minor in Spanish for my undergrad. I then hope to attend medical school and pursue the field of pathology. A dream of mine has always been to contribute to the healthcare industry by unveiling the secrets of a devastating disease.

  • Brothers arrested in truck battery theft cases

    Two Williamstown men may be responsible for a rash of truck battery thefts in recent months.

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office arrested brothers Joshua Janson, 26, on May 22, and Brian Helton, 28, on May 27 on charges of theft by unlawful taking more than $500 and third-degree burglary.

    Helton also had a bench warrant for contempt of court out of Kenton County.
    While the charges stem from vehicle batteries and other items allegedly stolen April 25 and May 22,  Sheriff Chuck Dills said the pair could be suspects in up to 20 additional cases.

  • The choice is yours

    It is a plain principle even among the likes of people that have grown up around farming, or have mothers, like my own, who like to keep a garden. The principle is simplistic but yet so profound, and it is that principle of what you plant is exactly what you’re going to get when the seed grows. If the farmer plants corn, he will not get a pumpkin in its place, but he will get corn. If mom plants a rose bush, in the next season lilies will not grow. In the place of the rosebush, but it will be more roses.