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Police

  • Former pastor sentenced

    MOBILE, Ala. — A former Dry Ridge pastor was sentenced July 19 to 17 and a half years in prison for sending and soliciting child pornography through Facebook.

    Jerry Cannon, 63, pleaded guilty in April to possession and distribution of child pornography in a federal court in Alabama.

    Cannon, a land surveyor, founded the non-denominational God’s House Church in Dry Ridge four years ago.

  • Inmate fails to return from medical furlough

    A Grant County Detention Center inmate granted release for a few hours to see a doctor still has not returned after nearly two weeks.

    Angela West, 30, was given a medical furlough by Circuit Judge Stephen Bates to see a specialist on July 14 in Edgewood.

    The Bowling Green resident left the facility at 1 p.m. and was supposed to return by 5 p.m.

  • Grant jail goes tobacco-free

    Cigarettes have been extinguished and dip is gone at the Grant County Detention Center since the facility has gone tobacco-free.

    The change took effect July 1 in anticipation of administrative regulation passed by the Kentucky Jail Standards Commission being approved by the Legislative Research Commission in August or September.

    Previously, Class D work inmates could smoke at an outside smoking area and while out on work duty and could purchase cigarettes and dip from the jail’s canteen.

  • Richmond man arrested in Grant police chase

    A 23-year-old Richmond man has been arrested in connection with a police chase that ended with a head-on collision with a deputy sheriff’s cruiser.

    Christopher Witt turned himself into the Grant County Sheriff’s Office on July 13, two days after a routine traffic stop turned into a pursuit through Grant County.

  • DEPUTY INJURED SLIGHTLY IN CRASH

    What should have been a routine traffic stopped turned into a pursuit through Grant County, ending in a head-on collision involving a deputy sheriff’s cruiser.

    A Kentucky State Police trooper clocked a 1995 Chevy Prism going in excess of 90 miles per hour shortly before 9 p.m. July 11 on northbound Interstate 75 between Williamstown and Dry Ridge.

    When the trooper attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver drove off the Dry Ridge exit and headed toward Williamstown.

  • Witnesses thwart bank robbery attempt

    A bank robber got away without any money thanks to witnesses in a mini-van who saw the suspect fleeing Grant County Deposit Bank in Crittenden.

    A man wearing a camouflage bandanna covering his face approached a female employee who was stocking the bank’s ATM machine in the morning on July 8.

    The suspect, dressed in a gray-hooded sweatshirt and black shorts over top dark-colored pants, elbowed the employee while grabbing a bag filled with money.

  • Traffic re-routed for Cup race

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will stop their construction projects on I-71 till July 10 at 10 p.m., to allow northbound and southbound lanes to operate at full capacity.

    For those traveling north on I-75, exit 173 will be closed beginning July 5.

    Traffic heading for Louisville will take exit 175 (Richwood) and re-enter I-75/I-71 southbound to exit 173. A signed detour will be posted to direct traffic in this direction. The ramp will reopen July 15, 2011 in order to do repairs on the bridge, including potholes and ruts.

  • Police Beats 6-30-11

    (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.)

    Dry Ridge Police

  • Governor’s Award given to Ward family

    Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown (right) and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer presented Debbie Ward the Governor’s Medal of Valor on behalf of her brother-in-law, the late Kentucky State Police Trooper Joe Ward.

    The award was presented on May 24 in Frankfort.

  • Burton named Crittenden fire chief

    Crittenden and Community Fire Department Chief Lee Burton's passion for his job may be as consuming as the fires he fights.

    “I actually started when I was 15, made my first run three days after my 16th birthday,” Burton said. “I've been hooked on this ever since.”

    Burton, who took over as interim chief at Crittenden on April 12 following the resignation of Chief Dave Owens, became Crittenden's official chief on April 24. Although the Crittenden department is staffed with all volunteers,