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Today's News

  • Library Express chugs into Crittenden, Corinth

    If you live in Crittenden or Corinth and would like to check out a book from  the Grant County Public Library, but don’t want to make the drive to Williamstown, books will be coming to you.

    Susan Nimersheim, library directory, received a $20,000 grant through the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives for an outreach development.

    Nimersheim used the money to buy units that resemble the mailbox unit for an apartment building and have them installed at Grant County Deposit Bank in Corinth and Crittenden.

  • Former Crittenden resident killed in wreck

    Jessica Harp Rose, a Walton resident, formerly of Crittenden was killed when her car ran off the roadway and struck a tree at 1:10 p.m. April 29.

     Rose, 26, was driving westbound on Lebanon Road when her 2003 Chevy Malibu ran off the right side of the road before hitting a tree.

    She was taken to St. Luke Hospital in Florence and later flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Cincinnati where she was pronounced dead at 2:53 p.m.

  • Miss Teen Derby Day contestants

    Six young ladies will be vying for the title of Miss Teen Derby Day at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1 at Williamstown High School. Contestants include Katelyn Turner, Courtney Jaconette, Rebekah Brewer, Hannah Kinsey, Sierra Clark and Dakota Trenary (not pictured.) Seven ladies have entered the Miss Derby Day contest. Those contestants include Shelby Horn, Lindie Huffman, Stacey McIntosh, Melissa McLeod, Olivia Shawmeker, Chelsea West and Emily Wright. The winner of Miss Derby Day and Miss Teen Derby Day will be crowned after the parade on May 2.

  • Building Permits 5-7-09

     

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in Dec. 2008 and Jan. 2009:

    Robert Daughtery, 240 Peaceful Road, new home, 1,960 square feet, estimated cost $25,000, permit fee $311.96.

  • Corinth Marathon robbed

    An employee at Corinth Marathon and a Little Debbie snack food delivery driver had a gun pointed at them on April 27 when two males robbed the gas station, which sits just off Interstate 75.

    The robbery occurred at 4:15 a.m. when two black males, described as being 18 to 24 years old, 5-feet 10-inches to 6-foot 2-inches tall, wearing dark hoodies, entered the station and demanded money from Tammy Baron, a cashier.

    The delivery driver heard yelling and when he turned around, the robbers pointed the gun at him.

  • Kellam takes first at junior PGA tournament

    Sarah Kellam started strong on her way to winning the KGA-PGA, Inc. Junior Golf Tournament.

    Kellam, an eighth grader at Grant County Middle School, shot an 82 to take first place in the girls 13-15 age group at the Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Georgetown. Kellam is the daughter of Tim and Jamie Kellam.

    “I was excited because the course was rough,” Kellam said. “I was happy that I played well. I was trying to work on controlling my mental side and my game worked out with it.”

  • GCHS students gain real world experience

     Grant County High School offers students the ability to learn what it takes to hold down a job once they leave school. 

  • Baseball Battle

    When the Grant County Braves and Williamstown Demons took to the field for their first matchup of the season, a pitching duel broke out.

    Dillon Pelfrey pitched for the Braves and helped his own cause at the plate, as the Braves won 4-1 on April 22.

    “We were shaky at first,” GCHS coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “Williamstown played a good ball game, but I told our players before the fifth inning that it was time to turn it on and that’s when we got some runs. A lot of times, the way Pelfrey goes is the way the team goes.”

  • Demons play with “new focus”

    A controversial call helped Walton-Verona in their game against Williamstown on April 23, but it might have ultimately helped inspire the Demons to play some of their best baseball as the regular season passed its midway point.

    The Demons held a two-run lead in the seventh inning when a Bearcat ran inside the base path to avoid a tag and was called safe by the umpire at first base, allowing the tying run to score. Demons coach Aaron Biddle stepped onto the playing field without calling time and was ejected. The Bearcats went on to win 5-3.

  • Clues needed in Dry Ridge burglary

    Police are asking the public for help in solving a burglary that occurred last week in Dry Ridge.

    Thieves smashed a glass at Arts Rental on Cull Lane in Dry Ridge at 5:40 a.m. on April 15 and made off with several power tools before police arrived.

    “When they smashed the glass, the alarm went off and officers were there in minutes but they were gone,” said Williamstown Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins.

    Items that were taken include a Stihl chainsaw, a concrete saw, a back-pack leaf blower and a gas-powered boring drill.