• On the Job

    Terry Peeples spent three years as a deputy jailer and shift commander at the Grant County Detention Center.

    But, when he walked into the jail Jan. 3, he was in charge and armed with countless ideas for improvements.

    Peeples defeated former jailer Steve Kellam in the May 2010 primary election before besting Republican challenger Harvey Perleberg in the November general election.

  • Two arrested for arson

    Two men have been arrested after police say they broke into an unoccupied home and set fire to it on Dec. 29 on Cummins Lane in Dry Ridge.

    Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Burke charged Cecil R. Rose II, 20, of Williamstown and Curtis J. Morrison, 19, of Hebron, formerly of Williamstown, with second-degree arson and third-degree burglary.

  • Dry Ridge meth lab bust nets four arrests

    Two men and two women spent New Year’s Day in the Grant County Detention Center after police charged them with making methamphetamine.

    The arrests occurred at 10:23 p.m. on Dec. 31 at Locust Ridge Apartments in Dry Ridge when Kentucky State Police officers removed the four suspects in handcuffs.

  • Police Reports - Dec. 30, 2010

    Dry Ridge
    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 3:24 p.m. Dec. 23 on Broadway. The drivers involved were Dawn R. Barton, 30, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2000 Pontiac and Jennifer D. Brown, 36, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2002 Chevrolet. Barton was charged with no insurance.

    Grant County
    Deputy Robert Morgan investigated an accident at 2:44 p.m. Dec. 13 on Warsaw Road. The driver involved was Mike T. Baker, 48, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2001 Ford.

  • Fires destroys lake home

    David Campbell awakened around noon on Dec. 17 to find his Swanee Shores home filled with heavy, black smoke.

    “I saw the smoke and got my babies out,” he said, the day after the fire that destroyed the place he’s called home on Williamstown Lake for the last nine years.

  • POLICE REPORTS - Dec. 23, 2010

    Dry Ridge

  • Police Reports 12.16.10

    (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

    Chief Rick investigated an accident at 8:02 a.m. Dec. 3 on Broadway. The drivers involved were Lee S. Ballard, 23, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2003 Chevrolet and Donald C. Hoehn, 33, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2003 Jeep.

    Sgt. Terry Osborne executed a warrant, for failure to appear in Boone County Court, for Bobby L. McNay, II, 34, of Williamstown, at 10:35 a.m. Dec. 6. McNay was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

    Sgt. Terry Osborne investigated an accident at 8:55 a.m. Dec. 7 on Corinth Road. The driver involved was Debra M. Brown, 46, of Corinth, driving a 2004 Pontiac.

  • Dry Ridge man pleads guilty to Fort Wright bank robberty

    One of three Grant County men pleaded guilty Nov. 12 in connection with a Aug. 2 bank robbery in Fort Wright.
    Dustin Webster, 24, changed his plea as part of an agreement with prosecutors.
    Webster, along with Shawn Ruby, 25, and Ronald L. Hall, 25, all of Dry Ridge, were indicted in U.S. District Court in Covington.
    According to the plea agreement, Ruby entered Heritage Bank and showed a bank teller a note demanding money and indicating that he had a gun.
    The teller gave Ruby approximately $2,086 in cash before he left the bank.