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Police

  • Deputy jailer indicted on bribery charge

    A part-time deputy jailer could find himself behind bars after being indicted Feb. 8 by a Grant County grand jury.
    Jason Stephens, 24, was indicted on charges of bribery of a public servant, a Class C felony with a penalty of five to 10 years and up to a $10,000 fine, and official misconduct in the first-degree, a Class A misdemeanor.

    Two Grant County Detention Center inmates, Joshua D. Sexton, 28, and Jason D. Angel, 31, also were indicted for bribery of a public servant and being persistent felony offenders.

  • POLICE REPORTS-Feb. 16

    (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.)
    Deputy Brian Maines and Probation and Parole executed a warrant for Jordan L. Richardson, 25, of Dry Ridge, at 12:21 p.m. Feb. 6 on Blair Road. Richardson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Chiefs propose Fire/EMS funding solution

    The Grant County Fire Chiefs’ Association hopes to establish a new emergency services taxing district to fund additional ambulances, replace expiring equipment and expand services.

    The group, which includes the chiefs from all five fire departments in the county, presented its proposal Feb. 6 to the Grant County Fiscal Court.

  • Police nab two suspects in home invasion

    Chris D. Wilson, 20, of Crittenden and Christopher R. Manning, 24, of Dry Ridge have been charged by police in connection with a home invasion on Jan. 29 at Hy-Ridge Mobile Home Park on U.S. 25 in Dry Ridge.

    Police said the pair entered a home around 1:56 p.m. and were surpised to find the owner at home. The suspects kicked in the door of the home, entered and then ran from the scene when they were confronted by the owner.

  • Fire dept. recognizes agencies for help during 78 car pileup on Interstate-75

    When Interstate 75 turned into a virtual ice rink for vehicles Jan. 2, area emergency workers jumped into duty.

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department has recognized three organizations for their assistance during the multiple accidents.

    Each received a framed certificate from the department.

    Williamstown Fire Department helped transport patients from the Interstate to the hospital using fire trucks and other first responder vehicles.

  • Grant fire chiefs propose funding solution

    With a proposed ambulance taxing district on the back burner, a new proposal will be heard by the Grant County Fiscal Court.

    The Grant County Fire Chiefs’ Association, which includes the chiefs from all five fire departments in the county, will be making a presentation concerning fire and EMS service throughout the county during the Feb. 6 meeting.

    The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Grant County Courthouse.

  • GCMS teacher arrested for cultivating marijuana

    A Grant County Middle School teacher has been arrested for cultivating marijuana.

    Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for Dr. Nicholas Catey, 63, of Berry, at his home on Jan. 20.

    Police said the charges stem from last fall’s marijuana eradication efforts when a fly-over of Grant and Scott counties revealed marijuana growing on Catey’s farm.

    Upon investigation, police said they found a “mowed path leading to a garden where they discovered marijuana growing in buckets.”

  • Subway employee tackles would-be robber

    June M. Coplan, 41, of Columbus, Ohio, was arrested for second-degree robbery after police say she attempted to rob the Dry Ridge Subway on Jan. 30.

    According to police, Coplan entered the restaurant, next to Check Smart on Broadway and ordered a sandwich. She alleged handed the clerk a $5 bill and when the clerk opened the register, police said Coplan grabbed money from it and ran outside.

    The clerk followed and chased her through the parking lot. Near the Burger King, police said the clerk tackled Coplan.

  • Corinth man enters guilty plea to manslaughter

    The trial in a 2010 shooting death in Owen County has ended with a Corinth man pleading guilty to several charges.

    An investigation by Kentucky State Police Post 5 detectives resulted in Christopher Dennis Jr., 72, being charged with killing Ruben Eppele, 30, of Georgetown.

    The trial, which began Jan. 16 ended the following day when Dennis, who was charged with murder, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter.

  • NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory For Tri-State Area

    The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a winter weather advisory for the Tri-State.

     

    The advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon until noon on Friday.

     

    Rain will change over to snow showers later Thursday afternoon as temperatures are expected to fall quickly below freezing. In most areas, about 1 inch of snow is expected but pockets of up to 2 inches could appear.