Local News

  • Williamstown Band Camp
  • Retired KSP trooper battles rare bone marrow disorder

    Retired Kentucky State Trooper and detective Frank Merritt and his wife Trish, were greeted by dozens of well-wishers lined up along Barnes Road, with flags, balloons and law enforcement vehicles parked all along the road when they returned home from an extended stay in Cleveland, Ohio.
    Frank spent months in Cleveland to battle a rare bone marrow disorder, which required a transplant to survive.

  • Wolf Steel celebrates second major expansion in seven years

    Company owners and employees of Wolf Steel U.S.A., a factory in the Crittenden Industrial Park, celebrated their second major expansion July 22 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    “Wolf Steel has continued to expand because of the quality of the products they produce, thus, creating more job opportunities,” said Crittenden Mayor James Livingood. “The city looks forward to being a partner with Wolf Steel for many more years.”

  • Fair comes to Grant County Aug. 1-6

    By Jamilyn Hall, KPA Intern

  • Event to fight back against heroin addiction

    By Jamilyn Hall, KPA intern

  • Fiscal Court now in legal battle with Jail

    The war of words between the Grant County Fiscal Court and Grant County Detention Center is headed to court.
    After 18 months of a dwindling, fractured relationship between the two parties over staffing and finances, the fiscal court voted to close the jail.
    The detention center and fiscal court now will be in a legal battle after allegations against the jailer of official misconduct and violating the sale of county property and the competitive bidding process.

  • Church Notes 7-28

    Church of Christ
    • Minister Gene Kearns.
    • Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6470.

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist

  • Dry Ridge Police seeking help in stolen vehicle

    The Dry Ridge Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in connection with a stolen vehicle.
    The stolen car was a silver Dodge Dart, with tag number 310RNV, taken from the parking lot of the Dry Ridge Pawn Shop at 11:20 a.m. on July 25.

  • Indiana man’s 42-mile chase with police ends in Grant Co.

    A 37-year-old Indiana man led police on a 42-mile pursuit, lasting 50 minutes and ending in Corinth.
    Jeremy Carf of Aurora, Indiana, is charged with speeding over 25 miles per hour of posted limit, reckless driving, driving under the influence, fleeing or evading police, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating on a suspended or revoked license.
    He also had a flagrant non-support arrest warrant out of Boone County.   

  • Conrad on the case as sheriff’s office detective

    A full-time detective is on staff for the first time at the Grant County Sheriff’s Office to help handle an increased caseload.
    “I utilized Frank Merritt as a part-time investigator who assisted in major cases like murder cases and embezzlement cases,” Sheriff Chuck Dills said. “He’d been with us as a part-time detective for two years. He worked as a part-time school resource officer prior to that with us. He was with the Attorney General’s Office as an investigator and he retired as a detective with Kentucky State Police.”