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  • Man wanted locally, charged in Fla. murder

    A Kentucky man who is wanted for sending life-threatening messages to a Grant County woman is in a Florida jail for allegedly killing a man with a hatchet.
    Arthur DeCarvalho, 26, of Crescent Springs was arrested by the Pinellas County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office on June 7.
    He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 50-year-old David Elsey.
    When the crime occurred, DeCarvalho was wanted in Grant County after allegedly violating a domestic violence injunction when sending the mother of his child violent text messages.

  • Best-selling author visits library July 10

    New York Times best selling author, Linda Castillo, is coming to the Grant County Library, July 10. She will be there at 12:30 for an “Eat & Greet”.
    The library will be providing lunch and Barnes & Noble of Florence will be there selling her new book. Participants should register either online or by calling the Grant County Library at 859-824-2080.

  • A final resting place

    Tina Gordon finally got the call on Jan. 3 that the Gordon family had been waiting on for more than 60 years.
    “I was so excited,” she said. “I couldn’t wait to go and tell Cliff.”
    Clifford Gordon, Tina’s father-in-law, had kept hope that his baby brother, Paul Marshall Gordon, a soldier in the Korean War, would finally be laid to rest at home in Grant County.

  • Vandals paint graffiti at Grant park

    A storage building toward the front of Grant County Park in Crittenden was vandalized last week with vulgar words painted on metal siding.
    The incident, which is being investigated by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, happened sometime overnight June 18 with the graffiti being noticed as preparations were being made for the final day of Little Dippers Camp at the park.

  • 2014 Relay For Life Team Totals:

    • St. Elizabeth Physicians, Crittenden - $5,357.80
    • Wal-Mart - $3,834.95
    • Forcht Bank - $3,621.15
    • State Farm Insurance - $3,397.85
    • Grant County News - $3,252
    • Performance Pipe - $2,974.03
    • DC’s Dream Team - $2,774.08
    • Williamstown Schools - $2,600.36
    • Dry Ridge Fire Dept. - $2,582.25
    • Heritage Bank - $2,431.53
    • Mrs. Vickie’s Wildflowers - $1,876
    • Williamstown United Methodist Church - $1,556.39

  • Extension office offers classes

    The Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown has scheduled classes for the month of June.
     • Beginning Canning and Food Preservation from 6 to 9 p.m. July 10 at the Grant County Extension Office. Class size is limited. No registration fee, call 859-824-3355 to register.

  • TURNING BACK THE CLOCK

    15 Years

  • WHAT 2 WATCH 4

    Ark Encounter- As the tourism project inches closes to reality, several questions remained unanswered?
    The state has reneged and pulled tax incentives based on perceived religious discrimination in the hiring practices for the multi-million dollar attraction.
    Will the state change its mind with support from Sen. Damon Thayer and Rep. Brian Linder on the side of the Ark Encounter?

  • PAINT THE TOWN PURPLE AT COACHES VS. CANCER

    Will Grant County High School Principal Claudette Herald have to kiss a pig on Friday, Jan. 30 or will Williamstown High School Principal Brandy Feagan have the honors?

    It all depends on the school district that raises the most money in the second and final Coaches vs. Cancer game.
    Both school districts have been holding penny wars, T-shirt sales, and lunches to raise money for the Grant County Relay For Life.

  • Police seek identity of home invasion suspect

    Tom Beach got a scare after returning to his Dry Ridge home on Wednesday, Jan. 14, after his trip to the gym.
    Beach discovered the door leading from his garage into his ranch home had been kicked in.
    He was terrified because his wife, Nina, was asleep in the bedroom.

    “She wasn’t feeling well and stayed home that day,” Tom said.
    Tom woke the still sleeping Nina to tell her what he found.