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  • KSP charges Demossville woman with attempted murder in shooting

    A 33-year-old Demossville woman was charged Sept. 1 with attempted murder and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after an alleged shooting.  
    Kentucky State Police in Dry Ridge is investigating the shooting, which occurred around 10:30 a.m. Sept. 1 on Lehman Drive in Pendleton County.
    The initial investigation indicates a verbal argument led to Erica Williamson discharging several rounds from a handgun, striking 57-year-old Douglas Wilson of Demossville several times at his residence on Lehman Drive.

  • Pedestrian killed by train in Dry Ridge

    A 27-year-old male pedestrian was killed Aug. 29 after being hit by a train near Elm Street in Dry Ridge.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call, and upon arrival, deputies located Christopher Wilson, who was struck by a Norfolk Southern train that was traveling northbound in Dry Ridge.

    Grant County Sheriff Brian Maines said Wilson suffered multiple injuries to his head, arm and torso.
    Wilson was transported to the AirEvac helipad by Dry Ridge Fire Department where he was flown to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

  • City of Dry Ridge hosts Party in the Park
  • Leaving bittersweet for Grant 4-H agent

    Although Lamar Fowler loves his job as Grant County Extension agent for 4-H and youth development, he stepped down on Aug. 30 to spend more time with some kids who are a little closer home.
    “Leaving is bittersweet,” Fowler said. “I would like to continue to work with kids, but I want something where I can get a little more balance between my personal life and my work life. I’ve got nine grandkids and I don’t know how many times they’ve said, ‘Papa, can you come?’ and I had to say that I was sorry because I was working.”

  • Grand jury indicts man in fatal stabbing

    A Boone County grand jury indicted a 41-year-old Taylor Mill man Sept. 3 in the stabbing death of 31-year-old Stephen Dodson of Jonesville during a bar fight in Florence.
    Ishmail Tariq Powell was indicted on charges of murder, attempted murder, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree being a persistent felony offender.
    Powell is currently lodged in the Boon County Jail.
    Dodson was killed in a bar fight around 1:40 a.m. July 21 at Papa’s Pub in Florence.

  • DOJ report gives jail recommendations

    A U.S. Department of Justice inspection report for the Grant County Detention Center shows some improvement while also offering many recommendations.
    The DOJ recently released its inspection report from its April 17-19 visit of the facility.
    The report notes that, in the last full assessment of the jail in 2018, DOJ pointed out a lack of physician, psychiatric, mental health and nurse staffing, adding that the jail relied too heavily on licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who were acting beyond their qualifications.

  • Remote-control car racing track nears completion

     

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    A new remote-control race car park located on the baseball field behind the Williamstown city building is expected to be done in a few weeks. 

  • Critt. Council tables ABC admin ordinance, code enforcement officer resigns

     

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    Crittenden Code Enforcement Officer Wanda Hammons resigned during an Aug. 6 council meeting. 

    Her resignation went into effect immediately. 

  • Williamstown Senior Center hires new director

     

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    The Williamstown Senior Center recently hired a new director, Cindy Ray, on Aug. 2 after the city of Williamstown took over operations. 

  • CBD oil gains traction in Grant County

     

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    Since the legalization of industrial hemp in 2018, cannabidiol (CBD oil) vendors have been popping up around Grant County.