Today's News

  • Problems plague Grant jail

    Danny Ray Burden fell asleep in mid-sentence as he was booked into the Grant County jail, toppling over on the bench where he sat. Prodded awake, he coughed, shook and pleaded for emergency medical attention.

    A blood test showed that the 41-year-old diabetic badly needed insulin, and a doctor ordered it. But Burden never received the drug. Instead, deputies put him in a cell, where they found Burden unconscious just three hours after he had entered the jail on March 27, 2013. He died a week later.

  • Four employee lawsuits settled for $585,000

    WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. – As a candidate for Grant County jailer in 2010, Terry Peeples promised change. Once in office, he delivered it.
    But what he delivered -- a jail wracked by allegations of sexual perversion, intimidation and threats, involving an array of employees as victims and Peeples as the perpetrator -- couldn’t have been what voters had in mind.

  • When jail deaths go unnoticed

    HAZARD, Ky. – Larry Trent was just one of the 154 or more inmates who died in a Kentucky jail during the past 6½ years.
     Arrested on July 5, 2013, in his car outside a Hazard doughnut shop, the 54-year-old Trent told police he drank “about four beers and mouthwash” before driving to the store with his 10-year-old grandson.
     Booked into the Kentucky River Regional Jail, Trent couldn’t post bond, so he remained in custody. Four days later, he was dead, allegedly the victim of a fatal beating by two jail deputies.

  • ‘Wet’ petition is now in clerk’s hands

    Those interested in seeing Grant County have alcohol sales have amassed more than 2,000 signatures.

    The petition containing 2,409 signatures was delivered to the Grant County Clerk’s office on Monday, Oct. 8.
    The minimum number of signatures needed for the petition was 1,613, but Darren Spahr, a Dry Ridge resident, who leads the wet drive wanted the petition to include more than the law required in case some of the names are not valid.

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  • KY 1995 residents say ‘no thanks’ to road signs

    A federal highway project has some residents of KY 1995 upset.
    There are 49 signs in less than a mile, many of them just a few feet apart on the right-of-way but in front of people’s homes.

    When a large tractor with a roll bale of hay hit one of the signs, as Paul Simpson feared it would, he went in search of answers.

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  • Career Center celebrates two-year anniversary

    United Way pulled together Grant County stakeholders four years ago to better understand the big issues the community was facing.
    It was discovered that adult education and job/career advancement was an increasing need.
    In response, Gateway Community and Technical College, Grant County Adult Education, Kentucky Career Center and United Way of Greater Cincinnati partnered to open the Grant County Career Advancement Center in September of 2013.

  • Braves shut out 5-0 by Frankfort

    The Grant County boys’ soccer team took on the Frankfort Panthers on Sept. 22 and it was a difficult matchup for the much smaller Braves.

    The team fought but would take the defeat by a score of 5-0.
    The loss would give the Grant County team a 5-6-1 record with only five more games to go this season.

    The Braves came in to the game confident after a good showing in the Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational.
    Strong attacking by sophomore Ashton Johnson in the first half gave the Braves glimmers of hope in the opening minutes of the first half.


    Four-legged Grant County residents will take over Grant County Park in Crittenden on Oct. 17.
    Diana Morgan is passionate about the things she gets involved with and she loves her dog.
    She also hates cancer and as team captain for the Dry Ridge Fire Department Relay for Life team looked for a way to combine those two passions. Her solution was to organize the first Bark For Life, a canine event to fight cancer.