Today's News

  • Police: Driver hit Pollitt family at 96 mph

    Kenton County Police Sgt. Chris Haddle testified Daniel Greis was driving 96 miles per hour when he collided with the Pollitt family’s Honda Accord during Greis’ first court appearance Nov. 8 in Kenton County District Court. 

    Greis also had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.083, just over the legal limit, and marijuana in his system at the time of the crash. 

  • Candidates file in to run in 2018 election

    On the first day of filing, eight candidates threw their hat in the political ring for the May 2018 primary election on May 8.

    A total of 14 candidates have filed for office, as of Nov. 14.

    The deadline for filing for the primary election is 4 p.m. Jan. 30, 2018.

    The upcoming election year is the biggest one locally with all county offices up for grabs, along with city races later in the year.

  • Inmate population up, but issues continue at jail

    Grant County Jailer Chris Hankins said the increasing inmate population has brought in the potential for more revenue, but computer, technology, staffing and supply issues hinders the jail from keeping the inmates or deputies safe. 

  • Deputy jailer arrested for bribery, contraband

    A Grant County Detention Center deputy jailer was arrested Nov. 8 for allegedly being bribed to smuggle chewing tobacco for inmates. 

    Dennis Donald Miracle, 26, of Williamstown, was charged with bribery of a public servant, first-degree official misconduct and second-degree promoting contraband.

  • Murder Charges

    As family and friends were preparing to lay to rest Rodney Pollitt, Jr. and Samantha Malohn and their three young children, murder charges were announced Nov. 2 against the driver who fatally hit the family in a head-on collision.

    Fifty-seven year-old Daniel Greis was over the legal blood-alcohol limit and had traces of marijuana in his system when he struck head-on the Pollitt family’s 1993 Honda Accord. 

  • Fiscal court hears EMS cost-sharing plan

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    Grant County magistrates responded with hesitance and lots of questions after Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells’ EMS cost-sharing proposal Nov. 2 during a caucus meeting. 

  • Piddle Park bench dedicated to late council member

    A sister, a friend, a neighbor — that’s how Dry Ridge residents and family of late city council member Joni Pelfrey describe her. 

    Although her death was in July, friends, family and former neighbors and colleagues worked hard to honor Pelfrey’s memory and her legacy by dedicating a bench for her at Piddle Park. 

  • Linder confirms harassment settlement, apologizes

    Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, confirmed Nov. 7 that he was one of four members of the House, along with House Speaker Jeff Hoover and two other legislators, that signed a confidential settlement with a female House Republican Caucus staffer.

    The controversy stems from sexual harassment allegations from a female member on Hoover’s staff, who resigned her position voluntarily on Nov. 6.


    The Grant County community is mourning the loss of a family of five after a fatal car crash Oct. 26 in Independence. 

    Twenty-six-year-old Rodney Eric Pollitt Jr. and 27-year-old Samantha Michelle Malohn, along with their three children, 9-year-old Hailieann Faith Pollitt, 8-year-old Brenden Eric Cole Pollitt and 6-year-old Cailie Michelle Pollitt died in a car accident around 4:30 p.m. 

  • Library patrons ‘ain’t afraid of no ghosts’ during hunt

    A few Grant County Public Library patrons had the chance to encounter ghosts with actual supernatural hunters Oct. 28. 

    No, the library is not haunted by any spirits, but some children were able to pick up readings that indicated ghostly activity near historical exhibits in the library, according to ghost hunter Eddie Parks.