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Police

  • Jail suspends prisoner work program

    A second walkaway this year has led Jailer Terry Peeples to make changes to the Class D inmate work program.

    Kenneth Forrester III of Crittenden was arrested 24 hours after leaving his work duty Nov. 4 at the Grant County Animal Shelter.

    Peeples is hoping new policies and procedures will ensure that no inmates escape in the future.

    With the exception of two state crews and the 109 Crew that cleans roads and cemeteries, the Grant County Detention Center has suspended its Class D program.

  • Police need help with robbery, ‘smash and grabs’

    Police are looking for a man who walked into Affordable Tanning, near Gold Star Chili in Dry Ridge, on Monday and demanded cash.

    According to Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells,  the man, whom clerks describe as a black male, entered the business around noon and demanded all the cash from the cash drawer.

    Kells said he threatened the clerk with a weapon. She told police she believes she saw the outline of a handgun in jacket pocket.

    The man fled on foot. The clerk did not see which direction he went in.

  • Two die in three-vehicle crash on I-75

    Two men were killed early Sunday morning in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate-75 south of the Crittenden exit.
    Robert Roaden, 33, of Williamstown and Jerry Martin, 89, of Centerville, Ohio died at the scene.

    Police said the wreck occurred when Roaden’s vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, traveling several hundred feet before it came back on the road and then overturned multiple times.

    Roaden was thrown from the wreckage. Police said he was not wearing a seatbelt.

  • Grant jail escapee captured

    A Corinth man tasted freedom for just 24 hours before he was arrested and returned to the Grant County Detention Center.

    Kenneth Forrester walked away from the Grant County Animal Shelter around 1 p.m. on Nov. 4.

    According to Jailer Terry Peeples, Forrester had been working at the shelter for about nine months as part of the Class D program. Shelter staff noticed he wasn’t at his work assignment and they alerted the detention center.

  • Grant jail escapee captured

    A Corinth man tasted freedom for just 24 hours before he was arrested and returned to the Grant County Detention Center.
    Kenneth Forrester walked away from the Grant County Animal Shelter around 1 p.m. on Nov. 4.
    According to Jailer Terry Peeples, Forrester had been working at the shelter for about nine months as part of the Class D program. Shelter staff noticed he wasn’t at his work assignment and they alerted the detention center.

  • I-75 crash injures seven; two seriously

    By Mike Boyer, Kentucky Enquirer

    Seven people were injured - two seriously - in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 Sunday afternoon about 2:30 which closed the northbound late in Kenton County for more than two hours.

    Kenton County Police said a 12-year-old boy in a Chevrolet Blazer driven by Beverly Bates, 40, of Dry Ridge, was flown to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital with multiple injuries. Police said he wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

  • Corinth man dies in tractor accident

    A Corinth man died following an accident over the weekend.

    Mike Howe, 44, died when a tree  that he was moving with his tractor snapped and hit him in the head.

    The accident occurred around 6:15 p.m.

    Howe had been cutting trees, dragging them to the rear of his property and splitting them for firewood.

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said Howe was using the bucket on his tractor to raise and move the trees.

    “It looked like the tree slipped, snapped and then flew back and hit him,” Dills said.

  • Four arrested in Dry Ridge break ins

    Two adults and two juveniles have been arrested in connection with a string of robberies in Dry Ridge that occurred within the last several weeks.

    Justin Mallott and Dillon Lewis, both 18 and residents of Dry Ridge, have been charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500. They were lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.

    Two juveniles, one 16 and one 17, were also charged. One of the teens was lodged in the Campbell County Detention Center.

  • BLAZE DESTROYS AUTO SHOP

    Firefighters from seven departments battled a blaze, which leveled a Cordova business last week.

    A Corinth firefighter received minor injuries after he was knocked down by an explosion inside the wood  frame structure.

    The fire broke out around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at Mike’s Auto Salvage on KY 330.

    The cause of the fire is not known but a deputy fire marshal was scheduled to visit the site on Oct. 26 to see if a cause could be determined.

  • POLICE: LOCK YOUR VEHICLES

    What began as a few isolated incidents of items being removed from unlocked cars has turned into dozens of thefts from all over the county.

    Williamstown Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins received several complaints a couple of weeks ago of items being removed from cars parked on residential streets in Williamstown.

    “We’ve seen both vehicles hit that were locked and unlocked,” Hankins said.

    Windows were smashed on the vehicles that were locked.