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Today's News

  • Coroner settles into new role

    Bob McDaniel’s first few months as Grant County coroner have been busy. He’s been called to nearly two dozen death scenes, the majority of them where someone died of natural causes.

    To date, he’s had only a couple of fatality accidents that he’s had to investigate.

  • Federal inmates to return to jail?

    Grant County Detention Center Jailer Terry Peeples looked for ways to cut costs and raise revenues for the 2011-12 budget.

    However, one thing that is not in the budget is revenue from federal prisoners.

    Peeples said he hopes a change in medical contracts will eventually lead to discussion with U.S. Marshals about bringing back needed dollars from housing and transporting federal prisoners.

    The jail currently contracts medical services with Southern Health Partners during the day.

  • Corinth cable meeting set

    Williamstown is offering free standard installation to the primary outlet for the first 150 Corinth customers to sign up for both cable and Internet service.

    An informational meeting concerning the expansion of Williamstown Cable to Corinth is planned for 7 p.m. June 16 at the Corinth Community Center.

    For more information call Corith Mayor Billy Hill at 859-824-5922.

  • Banana car roars through country on a mission

    No, you’re not seeing things. You really did see a Big Banana Car in downtown Dry Ridge this week.

    Steve Braithwaite, of Coopersville, Pa., pealed into town in a four-passenger banana shaped car and  ended up at Dry Ridge Auto Parts to get directions to the I-75 Camper Village where they planned to spend the night.

  • Pa. woman dies in I-75 wreck

    A Pennsylvania woman died following a crash on Interstate-75 on Friday, June 10.

    The accident occurred at 4:45 p.m. in the northbound lanes near the 162-mile marker between Dry Ridge and Crittenden.

    Amber Elizabeth Colvin, 32, of Carlisle, Pa. was pronounced dead at the scene by Grant County Coroner Robert McDaniel.

    McDaniel said Colvin was wearing a seat belt and her vehicle’s air bag did deploy, but the majority of the damage to her 2002 Ford SUV was on the driver’s side causing multiple trauma.

  • BUDGET WOES

    Dry Ridge Mayor Clay Crupper said he had to “cut down to the bone” in the 2011-12 budget.

    The city council approved the second reading of the budget during its June 6 meeting.

    The budget included $1.66 million in general fund appropriations, $104,950 less than current year’s budget.

    “It’s going to be awfully tight,” Crupper said. “We couldn’t give any raises. We couldn’t do nothing.”

  • Idea blossoms into community garden

    A seed of an idea has grown into a community garden that will help feed those in need in Grant County.

    The Grant County Fiscal Court, Grant County Extension Service, along with the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission and the Vineyard Church of Grant County, have joined to plant a more than 1-acre community garden on the grounds of the county maintenance facility on Hopperton Lane in Dry Ridge.

  • FEEDING THE NEED: Youth center gives back to county

    Juvenile delinquents housed in a Crittenden facility are getting an education while trying to give back to the community.

    The Northern Kentucky Youth Development Center, 675 Eads Road, is now selling plants, flowers and masonry items grown and created by juvenile residents.

  • For the Record 6-16-11

     

  • Police Reports 6-16-11

     

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office