Today's News


    (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.)


         Civil Suits
    April 5:
    Bank of America vs. Lanny Abner, Pearlie Abner, Commonwealth of Kentucky-Served: Attorney General, Conseco Finance, Unknown Defendant, Spouse of Lanny Abner and Unknown Defendant, Spouse of Pearlie Abner, default of payment on note
    April 9:
    Michelle Lyn Braunstein vs. Scott Paul Braunstein, petition for dissolution of marriage

  • Dry Ridge teen killed in U.S. 25 crash

    An 18-year-old wife and mother-to-be was killed in a single vehicle crash on U.S. 25 in Williamstown on July 1.

    Chelsea Renee Wright Volker, of Dry Ridge, was killed when the car she was riding in ran off the roadway, overturned and struck a tree at 2:57 p.m. about a mile south of Bruce’s Grocery.

    The vehicle, a 1995 Honda Civic, was driven by her husband, Joseph A. Volker, 21.

    According to Sheriff Chuck Dills, witnesses said Volker appeared to lose control in a slight curve.

  • Requests for air conditioners, fans rise

    The extreme heat is also causing problems for people without air conditioning.

    “We have received several requests for fans and have given out quite a few. We do have a few left,” said Barbara McClure,  with the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission – Grant County Neighborhood Center.

  • Forum set on new tax district

    The Grant County Fire Chiefs’ Association plans to share findings and answer any questions at a community forum for a proposed emergency services taxing district.

    The meeting, which is the first of several planned around the county, is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 9 at the Dry Ridge Fire Station at 31 Broadway St.


    Crittenden Fire Chief Lee Burton hopes caution is the rule when local families celebrate this year’s Fourth of July, especially since a small spark from a sparkler could touch off a large grass or brush fire in these dry conditions.

  • Horn - Sullivan set date

    David and Carolyn Horn are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shelby Horn, to Tyler Sullivan, son of Robbie and Michelle Thompson of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 18, 2012 at the Grant County Fairgrounds, Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown.


  • McClelland attends Scouts NYLT

    Ben McClelland, who is the Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scout Troop 712 has just returned from the 2012 Baden Powell Camp National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).

  • 2012 Relay For Life Team Totals:

    • Adventurous Housewives - $2,530
    • Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elem. - $1,041.60
    • Church 20/20 - $120
    • Crittenden Christian - $180
    • Dana/Local 3064 Women’s - $1,278
    • DC’s Dream Team - $1,455.74
    • Dry Ridge Elementary - $15,000.45
    • Elliston Baptist - $1,384.84
    • Family Worship Center - $2,221.67
    • Forcht Bank - $4,770
    • Grant Co. Deposit Bank - $1,033
    • Grant County Drugs - $2,656

  • The return of Ricky-Bob

    There lives in the J. B. Miller park, deep within the pooled, bottomless water known most commonly as “the old reservoir,” a finned behemoth called “fish” by the ignorant and “monster” by the wise.