• Subway employee tackles would-be robber

    June M. Coplan, 41, of Columbus, Ohio, was arrested for second-degree robbery after police say she attempted to rob the Dry Ridge Subway on Jan. 30.

    According to police, Coplan entered the restaurant, next to Check Smart on Broadway and ordered a sandwich. She alleged handed the clerk a $5 bill and when the clerk opened the register, police said Coplan grabbed money from it and ran outside.

    The clerk followed and chased her through the parking lot. Near the Burger King, police said the clerk tackled Coplan.

  • Corinth man enters guilty plea to manslaughter

    The trial in a 2010 shooting death in Owen County has ended with a Corinth man pleading guilty to several charges.

    An investigation by Kentucky State Police Post 5 detectives resulted in Christopher Dennis Jr., 72, being charged with killing Ruben Eppele, 30, of Georgetown.

    The trial, which began Jan. 16 ended the following day when Dennis, who was charged with murder, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter.

  • NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory For Tri-State Area

    The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a winter weather advisory for the Tri-State.


    The advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon until noon on Friday.


    Rain will change over to snow showers later Thursday afternoon as temperatures are expected to fall quickly below freezing. In most areas, about 1 inch of snow is expected but pockets of up to 2 inches could appear.


  • Fires leave 2 families homeless; destroys summer home on lake

    Three fires in less than a month have left two families homeless and a summer home in ruins.

    The cause of the fires were different – two have been labeled undetermined while the other was determined to be electrical.

    Cash Drive – Jan. 6

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department received a call about smoke in the area just off Day Road around 8:45 a.m. on Jan. 6 and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a motion detector being activated in the same area.


    Nearly 1,000 convicted felons statewide were paroled Jan. 3 as part of a penal code reform to reduce prison population and costs.

    Among those, 22 state inmates were released early from the Grant County Detention Center, said Jailer Terry Peeples.

    “Originally, it was like 35 inmates,” he said. “But, some of those did not get out because they had retainers or charges pending.”

    The early release is part of House Bill 463, which was passed during the 2011 General Assembly.

  • Crittenden store robbed Dec. 29

    Kentucky State Police are investigating an armed robbery Dec. 29 at a Crittenden consignment store.

    A white male entered Too Good To Be Threw on Violet Road about 1:15 p.m., brandishing a weapon and demanding money from the cash register, according to police.

    After taking the money, the suspect allegedly ordered the employee to the ground and exited the store.

    The suspect, who remains at large, was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie and a bandanna covering part of his face.


    The New Year came crashing into Grant County on Monday, Jan. 2 when Old Man Winter dumped snow and ice causing multiple accidents involving around 75 vehicles.

    Interstate-75 looked like a demolition derby as vehicles slammed and bumped into each other when blowing snow and icy roads took motorists by surprise and snarled traffic for hours.

    The first accident occurred around 11 a.m. just south of the 156-mile marker in Dry Ridge and involved eight vehicles. The second accident involved a camper and two tractor-trailer trucks.



    (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.)

  • Driver transported to hospital after accident in Dry Ridge

    A driver was injured and was airlifted from the scene at the intersection of KY-36 and KY-22 in Dry Ridge.

    The accident occurred around 3 a.m. according to Kentucky State Police.

    The driver's name and condition have not been released.

    Check out next week's issue of the Grant County News and www.grantky.com for more information on the accident and driver's condition.

  • Police Reports -December 29, 2011


    (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.)

    Dry Ridge Police