Today's News

  • Agencies need helping hand during holidays

    While many families are making holiday plans, others are wondering how they’ll make ends meet.
    Several organizations and groups in Grant County are making plans to help families in need this holiday season.

     The Salvation Army of Grant County is seeking help from the community in its efforts to make sure everyone in the community can celebrate this winter.
    There are several ways to get involved with the Grant County Unit of Salvation Army.

  • Sex offender from Ohio nabbed in Grant Co.

    A 38-year-old registered sex offender wanted in connection with a rape, aggravated burglary, kidnapping and felonious assault in Ohio was arrested Nov. 29 in Grant County.

    The Clermont County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office had an active arrest warrant for David D. Ford in relation to a Oct. 13 incident in Bethel, Ohio.
    Authorities had been looking for Ford until his arrest by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office in a barn in Crittenden.  

  • Changing seasons... Unchanging God

    (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.)
    Officer David Osborne executed a warrant for Justin C. Hinson, 33, of Dry Ridge, for theft by unlawful taking, at 5:44 p.m. Nov. 16 on Ferguson Boulevard. Hinson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer David Osborne cited Ira C. Gayheart, 71, of Dry Ridge, with no registration plates and no registration receipt, at 6:54 p.m. Nov. 17 on Arbor Drive.

  • Citizens organize against wet vote

    A group called Citizens Against a Wet Grant County has organized to fight the possibility of county-wide alcohol sales.
    A wet vote will be held Dec. 22 that if approved, will allow for the county-wide sale of alcoholic beverages at bars and restaurants as well as at liquor, grocery and convenience stores.
    The special election comes after the group, End Grant County Prohibition, submitted a petition to the county.
    Fifty-five people attended the first meeting of Citizens Against a Wet Grant County on Nov. 17.


    The video continues with discussion of other county employees, including Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Grant County Road Department Supervisor Steve Tatum, Animal Control Director Marsha Chaney and 1st District Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley as well as Pat Conrad, administrative assistant in the judge’s office, and former officials Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link and Jailer Terry Peeples, who Hankins defeated in his bid for jailer.
    Wood said that Conrad, who also worked for Link, was loyal and even contributed to his campaign.


    Steve Wood doesn’t plan on going anywhere.
    “Absolutely not,” he said in response to being asked if he planned on resigning from Grant County’s highest elected office – judge executive, after a two-hour video tape of a meeting between him, Grant County Deputy Judge-Executive Scott Kimmich, Grant County Jailer Chris Hankins and Jail Lieutenant Jason Hankins was made public last week.
    Wood said he had heard there were some in the community that may be working to get him to resign but he had no plans to do so.

  • Wood has no plans to step down

    A two-hour video recording at the Grant County Detention Center in February is causing a stir among county employees and administrators and is at the center of a potential lawsuit from the county’s former finance director.

    But Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood who can be seen and heard telling sexually suggestive jokes said he doesn’t plan to step down after the video became public last week.
    “Absolutely not,” Wood said.


    Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for Joshua M. Scheher, 34, of Dry Ridge, at 12:16 a.m. Nov. 7 on Corinth Shore Drive. Scheher was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for Chad Hurst, 33, of Berry, at 10:02 p.m. Nov. 7 on the Dry Ridge By-pass. Hurst was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Psalm of Thanksgiving

    Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.
    Dear God,
    Every year at this time I sit down to compose a psalm of thanksgiving, my thanks and gratitude to you for another year that has passed.