Today's News

  • Jail suspends prisoner work program

    A second walkaway this year has led Jailer Terry Peeples to make changes to the Class D inmate work program.

    Kenneth Forrester III of Crittenden was arrested 24 hours after leaving his work duty Nov. 4 at the Grant County Animal Shelter.

    Peeples is hoping new policies and procedures will ensure that no inmates escape in the future.

    With the exception of two state crews and the 109 Crew that cleans roads and cemeteries, the Grant County Detention Center has suspended its Class D program.

  • Police need help with robbery, ‘smash and grabs’

    Police are looking for a man who walked into Affordable Tanning, near Gold Star Chili in Dry Ridge, on Monday and demanded cash.

    According to Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells,  the man, whom clerks describe as a black male, entered the business around noon and demanded all the cash from the cash drawer.

    Kells said he threatened the clerk with a weapon. She told police she believes she saw the outline of a handgun in jacket pocket.

    The man fled on foot. The clerk did not see which direction he went in.

  • Two die in three-vehicle crash on I-75

    Two men were killed early Sunday morning in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate-75 south of the Crittenden exit.
    Robert Roaden, 33, of Williamstown and Jerry Martin, 89, of Centerville, Ohio died at the scene.

    Police said the wreck occurred when Roaden’s vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, traveling several hundred feet before it came back on the road and then overturned multiple times.

    Roaden was thrown from the wreckage. Police said he was not wearing a seatbelt.

  • Sometimes acting like a kid again is fun


  • America's attention should not be diverted


    (Editor’s Note: Ron Kennedy of Mt. Zion was a frequent contributor to the editorial pages of the Grant County News. He dropped this letter to the editor off for publication last week. Sadly, Ron passed away on Nov. 13. He was not afraid to share his opinion or to have people disagree with him. His voice will be missed.)



  • Spotlight on Grant County Extension Homemakers


  • Livingood graduates Air Force training


    Air Force Reserve Airman Jared E. Livingood graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Livingood is the son of Ron and Alane Livingood of Demossville. He is a 2009 graduate of Grant County High School in Dry Ridge.

  • Hanna, Grubbs wed Sept. 10

  • Shermans celebrate 25 years

    Troy and Karen Sherman, of Crittenden, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this year.
    The couple were married on Nov. 22, 1986 at the Violet Ridge Church of Christ.
    They have two children, Karissa, 23, and Travis, 21.  The couple will be celebrating their special day with friends and family.