Today's News


    (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 Kyle Wallace cited Paul W. Chappell, 33, of Dry Ridge, with possession of marijuana, at 12:16 p.m. Jan. 23 on Broadway Street.
    Officer David Osborne cited Daniel E. Flanagan, 47, of Dry Ridge, with no registration plates, no registration receipt and failure to produce insurance card, at 11:16 p.m. Jan. 24 on Warsaw Avenue.

  • Who is truly in authority?

    Our country has recently inaugurated the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump. There are many who are applauding him as the new president and others who disregard, reject, or even hate President Trump.
    Our nation is divided; Republican, Democrat, liberal, conservative, progressive, fundamentalist, Black Lives Matter, racial tensions, etc. Sadly, the state of the union appears to spiraling down a slippery slope of immorality, hatred of another, intolerance, lack of ethics and integrity, etc.

  • Fiscal court can’t defend incompetency

    Fiscal court, you can’t defend your incompetency with more incompetency.
    When asked why you didn’t see the budgetary problems coming you can’t defend yourself by just saying you didn’t want to raise taxes last year.
    Your job is to raise taxes if by doing so you are acting in the best interest of the county.

  • Some of the best days haven’t happened yet

    That’s the theme of the entire month of February.
    But for upwards of 50 percent of the population of the U.S., that’s not a theme worth celebrating.  This month only serves as a painful reminder of heartaches and disenchantment from the Disney fairy-tale dream they were promised by today’s culture.

  • Dry Ridge men face forgery charges

    Two Dry Ridge residents were arrested and charged with two counts of forgery Feb. 1 in Madison, Indiana.
    Gerald L. Seibert III, 20, and William L. Wainscott, no age given, face charges after allegedly trying to cash fraudulent checks.
    The City of Madison, Indiana, received a call Feb. 1 about a man inside German American Bank with a fraudulent check.  
    Officers spoke with bank employees and learned that there were two male subjects inside the bank attempting to cash “payroll” checks from a local business in Hanover, Indiana.  

  • Decades-old case remains unsolved

    An updated facial reconstruction for an unidentified woman found dead on Highway 330 in Owen County nearly three decades ago has been released by the National Missing & Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).

    NamUs Director of Case Management and Communications J. Todd Matthews said the new profile rendering could help officials put the case to rest.

    “Obviously our last media push didn’t find the missing link to solve the case, but it did draw much interest,” Matthews said. “This will drive things even further.”

  • Bruce’s Grocery restructuring to appeal to customers

    Bruce’s Grocery has long been a beloved staple of the Grant County community.
    The family-owned supermarket is going through a revitalization process that will better equip them for competing with large corporate stores in the region.

    Co-owner Scott Bruce said Bruce’s Grocery is going through a “compacting” process that will ideally market some of the store’s most highly-demanded items like paint materials, tools and electrical equipment more effectively by restructuring the layout of the store and moving certain items closer together.

  • Community, magistrates discuss budget cuts

    Grant County magistrates held a special meeting with community business leaders and government departments after the regularly scheduled fiscal court meeting Feb. 6 to further discuss the impending budget crisis.
    In addition to the previously proposed taxes that would create a revenue stream for the county government, the magistrates discussed expenditure reductions for emergency management, the sheriff’s office, parks and recreation, the animal shelter, the jail and other government offices.

  • Judge-Exec: Taxes should have been raised sooner

    As the Grant County Fiscal Court mulls over implementing a payroll tax to boost revenues, Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood said they should have already raised taxes.
    “We should have raised taxes sooner,” Wood said in an interview last week. “When you’re a new court coming in, you don’t want to raise taxes right away. We should have done it the second year. We should have raised taxes sooner and still looked at cuts and everything.”

  • Wood ends meeting after agenda not approved

    Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood abruptly ended the fiscal court meeting Feb. 6 just minutes after it began when the agenda was not approved.

    Wood left the courtroom while the packed crowd sat shocked at what was happening.
    Despite Wood’s absence, the magistrates, minus Bobby Newman, who was out of town, continued listening and conversing with business leaders, concerned citizens and department heads until after midnight.