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Today's News

  • Grant County Fair Board honors state fair winners

    Although the 2009 Grant County Fair was the year of the down pours, the fair was not a washout. It was a year highlighted by the winners of different categories going on to compete at the Kentucky State Fair and doing great against other youth across the state. The fair board held a reception for the six state winners on April 8, 2010, to recognize them for their accomplishments.  

  • Lady Braves defeat Williamstown in districts

    The Grant County softball team knew that in order to reach their goal of a district championship, they would have to take down a familiar foe.

    The Lady Braves faced county rival Williamstown in the first round of the district tournament and handed the Lady Demons a 10-0 loss in six innings on May 24.

  • Dehner graduates from Georgetown

    Sara Beth Dehner was among the record 242 graduates to receive a bachelor’s degree during Georgetown College’s commencement exercises May 15.

    Dehner is the daughter of Carla Dehner of Williamstown.

  • Saylor on creative career path

    Shawn L. Saylor was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in integrated strategic communications – creative career path with a minor in art studio by the University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information Studies School of Journalism with magna cum laude distinction during the 143rd commencement ceremony on May 8.

  • GCHS presents “Little Shop of Horrors”

    The Grant County High School cast of the musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” under the direction of choral director, Faith Clifton, began rehearsals in January. Pictured left to right, Abby Mullins, Rebekah Carey, Faith Clifton, Chris Helton, Katie Holtman, Travis Phelps, Luke Hampton, Alexandra Young, Emily Samuel, Cheryl Workman, Molly Brown, Robbie Turner and Jeremy Dunn. Not pictured: Brad Goodman and Nate Davis. The set was painted by art teacher Emily Figueroa and her students.

  • Crittenden budget discussion gets heated

    It got “hot” in Crittenden after Mayor Gayle Cayton proposed decreasing the fire department’s budget in the 2010-2011 budget.

    Cayton presented the budget to the council on May 3. It called for decreasing the fire department’s portion but allocating more money for police.

    If approved, the budget would decrease the amount paid to the fire department by $5,000 and increase the amount paid to the Grant County Sheriff’s office by $8,000.

  • Dog licenses due July 1; stricter enforcement coming

    If you own a dog and live in Grant County, then you’d better make sure and purchase a dog license.

    Because of the number of stray or unwanted animals that end up at the Grant County Animal Shelter, the animal control officer is cracking down.

    A dog license is required by county ordinance for all dogs. See chart for license fees.

     “We haven’t enforced this in the past, but we’re going to start,” said Brent Caldwell, animal shelter director.

  • Darnell excels as Ag student

    Carrie Darnell of Morning View was chosen as the Outstanding Agricultural Education Student at Western Kentucky University. Darnell will soon complete her student teaching at Barren County High School and plans to share her passion of agriculture by teaching others as an agriculture educator. She has participated in many clubs and organizations and has been vigorous at representing the entire WKU campus. Darnell is a member of several professional organizations and has received several scholarships.

    She is the daughter of Art and Becky Darnell.

     

  • Braves fall in district tourney

    After scoring early against Walton-Verona in the first round of the district tournament, the Grant County baseball team was confident they were on their way to compete for their third straight district championship.

    The Bearcats had different ideas.

    Walton-Verona rallied for a seven-run inning to defeat the Braves 7-5 on May 25.

    For more information, please pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News.

  • Crittenden votes against salary increases

    While the city of Crittenden has experienced an influx of people, new subdivisons, homes and apartments, the salary for the Crittenden mayor and city council members hasn’t increased in 10 years and the present mayor, Gayle Cayton, thinks that is a shame.