• Meth training teaches community response to growing issue

    A funeral home in Arkansas and a church parking lot in Indiana were not immune to the infestation of methamphetamine.

    “It’s found everywhere,” said Terry Stinson, prevention specialist for RiverValley Behavioral Health Regional Prevention Center in Owensboro. “They found a lab a few years ago in Owensboro in a homeless shelter.”

    More than 40 people gathered April 14 at the Grant County Extension Office to learn the dangers of meth and how communities can fight the ever-growing problem.

  • Former pastor pleads guilty to child porn

    By Brendan Kirby
    Press Register in Mobile, Ala.

    MOBILE, Ala. — A former church leader from Kentucky pleaded guilty April 19 to charges that he posted child pornography on his Facebook pages and used the social networking website to send images to others.

    Jerry L. Cannon, 63, faces five to 20 years on each of two counts of distribution of child pornography. Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Murphy said U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade could run the sentences for both one after the other.

  • Bank robber sentenced

    One of three Grant County men who pleaded guilty last year in connection with a bank robbery in Fort Wright was sentenced Feb. 25 to two years in prison.

    Dustin Webster, 25, changed his plea Nov. 12 as part of an agreement with prosecutors.

    Along with the sentence, Webster will serve three years of probation after his release and he must repay $2,086 to the bank.

    Webster, along with Shawn Ruby, 26, and Ronald L. Hall, 26, all of Dry Ridge, were indicted in U.S. District Court in Covington.

  • Police Beats 4-7-11

    (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.)

    Dry Ridge Police

  • Community training tackles meth

    A lack of knowledge and an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness.

    Those are the two biggest obstacles facing communities trying to reduce methamphetamine use and manufacturing, according to Terry Stinson, prevention specialist for RiverValley Behavioral Health Regional Prevention Center in Owensboro.

  • Corinth woman dies after car hits deer

    A 30-year-old Corinth woman died March 26 when the 2002 Toyota she was driving struck a deer.

    Trisha Sullivan was pronounced dead at the scene on U.S. 25 in Corinth by Grant County Coroner Robert McDaniel.

    Two juvenile passengers were uninjured and released to next of kin.

    Alcohol is not believed to be a factor and the accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeven Keding.

    Units from the Corinth Fire Department, Rural Metro, and Grant County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.

  • Jail to save $70,000 on food contract

    Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples has figured out a way to save $70,000.

    Peeples, who took office Jan. 3, made a campaign promise to cut expenses at the jail and after only three months in office, he’s got the cost of meals to 96 cents per meal by renegotiating the food service contract.

    That’s a savings of 19 cents per meal over the current meal price of $1.15

    “We ran on wanting to cut expenses and the three largest at the jail are payroll, medical and food service, so we wanted to bid it out to lower our costs,” Peeples said.

  • DETECTION: Is meth being manufactured near you?

    Signs of meth manufacturing and use are all around.

    Whether it’s the smell of the product, the behavior of the user or the gathering of common ingredients used to make meth, the puzzle pieces are there.

    “With methamphetamine being an upper, it increases your heart rate, keeps you up and keeps you alert,” said Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills. “You stay up for several days. What we recognize is being fidgety and paranoid.

  • Fire destroys Dry Ridge home

    While Larry and Mary Creekmore stood helplessly outside their sprawling home on Boltz Lake, fire ravaged the brick structure, destroying all the couple’s treasured collections and belongings.

    “We didn’t save one thing,” Mary said.

    Larry was able to grab a jewelry box and a couple of his guns, but other than that, the home and contents were a total loss.

    Mary, a real estate agent, and her husband, Larry, a retiree, had lived in the home for over four years.

  • Detention Center opens canteen

    A former Grant County Detention Center library has been transformed into a store where inmates can purchase everything from Slush Puppy drinks and snacks to toiletries and 15-inch digital TVs.
    The Grant County Detention Center Canteen opened Feb. 25 to the delight of many inmates.
    “I’m like a kid in a candy store,” said one inmate as he filled up his bag.
    The canteen is the first of its kind in a detention center in Kentucky, said Jailer Terry Peeples.