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  • Juvenile nabbed after attempted theft

    A 17-year-old juvenile has been charged with burglary after police say he attempted to break into a sports store and steal guns.

    Grant County Sheriff’s deputies, Kentucky State Police and Williamstown police were called to an intrusion alarm at 1:41 a.m. on May 14 at the River Traders Shooting Sports (formerly Crittenden Lumber) on U.S. 25 in Crittenden.

    Upon arrival officers found a juvenile attempting to break in. He ran into a wooded area but was caught after a K-9 unit with the Florence Police located him in a wooded area.

  • Police thwart Crittenden auto theft

    Jonathon Clifton popped into Crittenden Chevron and when he went back outside a few minutes later, his Chevrolet Tahoe was gone.

    Police have charged a Crittenden man and a man from Florida with theft by unlawful taking after the vehicle was stopped in Dry Ridge.

    Clifton, of Crittenden, reported the SUV had been taken from the gas station at 11:34 p.m. on May 5.

    A witness said he saw the vehicle heading south on Interstate-75.

  • Teams gear up to fight cancer

    “Relay means finding a cure and we can’t stop until we find one. We have to continue the fight and not give up,” said Judy Ruholl, the county co-chair of the Grant County Relay For Life. “This is one event where the community comes together and fellowship among each other about fighting for a cure.”

  • News observes holiday deadlines

    Express:

    The editorial (news) and advertising (classified and display) deadlines for the May 25 issue of The Grant County Express will be 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20.

    News:

    The editorial (news) deadline for the May 28 issue of the Grant County News will be 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22.

    The advertising deadline for that issue will also be 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22.

    The News office will be closed on Monday, May 25.

     

    Due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the following deadlines will be observed:

    Express:

  • County to celebrate National Day of Prayer

    Grant County will join thousands of communities around the country in celebrating the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer.

    The day-long event will take place Thursday, April 7, and begins with a free breakfast from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at First Love Community Church in Crittenden and Williamstown Christian Church.

    Lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grant County Courthouse.

  • Stacey honored for lifetime achievement

    A lot has changed in 40 years.

    When Reb Stacey first purchased more than 700 acres of forestland in Grant County it was overgrown and did not look like much.

    It simply was a lot of land for the money.

    But, Stacey and his family have been dedicated ever since to restoring the land that rests about 10 miles outside of Dry Ridge.

    Now, filled with more than 20 miles of trails, an incomparable scenic view and an array of wildlife, the acreage has been transformed into the Reb Stacey Woodland and Wildlife Center.

  • Two die in Crittenden wrecks

    A man and a woman were killed last week in separate accidents in Crittenden.

    Timothy Michael Daniels, 32, of Williamstown, died when his motorcycle hit a van head on.

    Daniels, who earlier this year had coached his son’s Grant County youth basketball team to an undefeated season, was pronounced dead at the scene by Grant County Coroner Marylee Willoby.

    “This was just a terrible, terrible accident,” Willoby said.

  • Will lawmakers return to Frankfort?

    Legislators could potentially be headed back to Frankfort to discuss ways to increase state revenue.

    Gov. Steve Beshear would have to call a special session, an idea he has toyed with but not said he would definitely do.

    The governor announced April 30 that he is asking the Consensus Forecasting Group for a formal projection for fiscal year 2010, based on internal estimates that predict a potential budget shortfall next year of between $818 million and $1.094 billion.

  • Cruisin the Ridge is back

    After last year’s success, Cruisin’ the Ridge is back.

    Classic sports cars, historic antiques and revved up motorcycles will line downtown Dry Ridge from 3 to 8 p.m. the second Saturday of the month from May to October.

    Hosted by city of Dry Ridge and the Good Old Cruisers, the event is scheduled for May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12 and Oct. 10

    “We had 532 cars from last year and not everyone who came registered,” said Jonny Renaker, one of the organizers of Cruisin’ the Ridge.

  • Dear Lord

    With heads bowed and eyes closed, prayer spread throughout Grant County on May 7 in celebration of the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer.

    A free breakfast was held at First Love Community Church in Crittenden and Williamstown Christian Church with a complementary lunch offered at the courthouse, where a celebration was also held in the evening.

    A prayer was said to attendees every 30 minutes.