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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.

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  • Parks Department plans First Family 4th on June 26

    The Independence Day weekend celebration will get a patriotic early kickoff with a new event Saturday, June 26 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.
    Grant County Parks and Recreation will hold the First Family Fourth event at 7 p.m. at the park.

  • Performance Pipe closes Williamstown plant

    Nearly 50 employees will lose their jobs after Performance Pipe announced Sept. 26 that its Williamstown plant will permanently close.

    The company attributed the closure to the downturn in demand in the the U.S. over the last two years for high pressure pipe used in commodity businesses such as oil exploration and production and mining. Throughout the division, Performance Pipe is eliminating approximately 60 positions, including 48 positions in Williamstown.

  • WHS junior gets jump on college

    Desirae Carpenter may be a junior, but you won’t see her walking the halls of Williamstown High School.

    Instead, Carpenter is spending her last two years of high school on the campus of Western Kentucky University as a member of The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science.