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Police

  • 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,

  • KSP AWARDS

    Two officers assigned to Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge received honors at the agency’s annual awards ceremony.

    Sr. Trooper Timothy A. Vinal, left, was named Trooper of the Year for the post and Det. Anthony Gibson, right, was named Detective of the Year. Photo submitted

  • Federal inmates to return to jail?

    Grant County Detention Center Jailer Terry Peeples looked for ways to cut costs and raise revenues for the 2011-12 budget.

    However, one thing that is not in the budget is revenue from federal prisoners.

    Peeples said he hopes a change in medical contracts will eventually lead to discussion with U.S. Marshals about bringing back needed dollars from housing and transporting federal prisoners.

    The jail currently contracts medical services with Southern Health Partners during the day.

  • Pa. woman dies in I-75 wreck

    A Pennsylvania woman died following a crash on Interstate-75 on Friday, June 10.

    The accident occurred at 4:45 p.m. in the northbound lanes near the 162-mile marker between Dry Ridge and Crittenden.

    Amber Elizabeth Colvin, 32, of Carlisle, Pa. was pronounced dead at the scene by Grant County Coroner Robert McDaniel.

    McDaniel said Colvin was wearing a seat belt and her vehicle’s air bag did deploy, but the majority of the damage to her 2002 Ford SUV was on the driver’s side causing multiple trauma.

  • Weather causes road problems

    Drivers should beware when traveling some Grant County roads as the spring’s rainy weather has caused some problems to the road surface.

    In southern Grant County, a section each of Delaney and Keefer Roads are down to one lane.  

    Keefer Road (Ky. 2936) will be closed through June 10 and again on June 13 through June 15 to through traffic to allow the state highway department to repair the slide. The work and closure will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m..