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Today's News

  • Polling location could return to Jonesville

    The community of Jonesville soon may hear good news after the disappointment of learning the town’s post office and only bank may be gone.

    Members of the Grant County Board of Elections visited the Macedonia Baptist Church in Jonesville July 21 to determine whether the church can be used as a polling place.

    It has been more than 10 years since the community was able to vote without having to drive to Dry Ridge.

  • Inmate fails to return from medical furlough

    A Grant County Detention Center inmate granted release for a few hours to see a doctor still has not returned after nearly two weeks.

    Angela West, 30, was given a medical furlough by Circuit Judge Stephen Bates to see a specialist on July 14 in Edgewood.

    The Bowling Green resident left the facility at 1 p.m. and was supposed to return by 5 p.m.

  • Grant jail goes tobacco-free

    Cigarettes have been extinguished and dip is gone at the Grant County Detention Center since the facility has gone tobacco-free.

    The change took effect July 1 in anticipation of administrative regulation passed by the Kentucky Jail Standards Commission being approved by the Legislative Research Commission in August or September.

    Previously, Class D work inmates could smoke at an outside smoking area and while out on work duty and could purchase cigarettes and dip from the jail’s canteen.

  • Kincaid showcases local talent

    LeeAnn Fryman, John Siedenberg II and Jacob Siedenberg have all been breaking a leg this summer, figuratively speaking. The actors have been lending their talents to the Kincaid Regional Theatre, in Falmouth, in the play, “Smoke on the Mountain.”

  • WHS grad directs first production

    John Siedenberg II is stepping off of center stage and in to the background for a chance to direct his first play.

    Siedenberg, a 2009 Williamstown High School graduate, recently wrote “Beauty of Innocence,” a story about teen pregnancy. His directorial debut will be at Kincaid Regional Theater and will star a couple of Grant County actors.

  • Scouts journey to Kentucky’s falls

    Boy Scouts Troop 712 and their families just returned from their annual Family Campout, along with Cub Scout Pack 318.

    This year they ventured to Cumberland Falls and Eagle Falls. Those pictured at Eagle Falls are, in back: Leader Roy Osborne and Ben McClelland; next, left: Shane Redmond, Lance Holland, Jeffrey Kinman, Nicky Dalton, Bev Stepp and Kelly Holland.

  • Voelker, girl, June 21

    Brian and Jennifer Voelker of Crittenden would like to announce the birth of their daughter.

    Sandra Marie Voelker was born at 5:37 p.m. on June 21, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence.

    She weighed 6 pounds and 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
    Her maternal grandparents are David Dawson and Rita Elam of Ohio. Her paternal grandparents are Judy Voelker of Crittenden and the late Thomas Voelker.

    Sandra was welcomed home by her big brothers, T.J. Volelker, 17, and Samuel Cox, 10 and her big sister, Amber Voelker, 15.
     

  • Traft graduates basic training

    Army Pvt. Adam J. Traft has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • Upcoming events: July 28, 2011

    Cherry Grove Pentecostal to host golf scramble
    The Cherry Grove Pentecostal Church of God will hold a golf scramble beginning at 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley, Ky.

  • Facebook Featured Fan July 28, 2011

    Hi! I’m . . . Greg Davis

    I live in . . . Anderson Township, Ohio

    About me . . . I’m a sixth grade language arts teacher at Harrison County Middle School and a professional wedding and sports photographer on the side with G S Davis Photography. My parents live in Grant County and I often read the Grant County News.

    The Facebook Featured Fan is chosen at random each week. To be eligible, sign up as a fan of the Grant County News at www.facebook.com/Grant CountyNews.