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  • Honoring a fallen officer

    Wreaths were placed on gravesites and salutes were given to three fallen Kentucky State Police troopers buried in the Dry Ridge Post area.

    The memorial on Wednesday, May 13, was in collaboration with National Police Memorial week.

    Post 6 troopers placed a wreath at the gravesites of Troopers Herbert C. Bush, Robert R. Miller and Joe Ward, Jr. who were all killed in the line of duty.

    There have been 25 troopers who have died in the line of duty since the agency’s inception in 1948.

  • Redemption Road leads to Grant County

     

    Looking for a way to reach out to the community and pay for sending a dozen teenagers to camp, Grassy Run Baptist Church is hosting a benefit concert.

  • Beating the odds

    Jeannie Broyles has dealt with cancer for the past three years, going in and out of hospitals, but also relying on a home away from home.

    Broyles was diagnosed Christmas Eve 2006 with multiple myeloma, a blood-borne cancer of plasma cells which erodes the bones, “making honeycomb of the bones” as her husband, John, said.

  • Call her Dr. Jones

    Most people just call her Miss Della, but after last week she can be called Dr. Jones.

    Della Jones, Grant County’s oldest resident at 105 years young (soon to be 106 in July) was given an honorary doctorate degree from Kentucky State University.

    “Do you want to wear a robe?” she was asked of the traditional graduation attire.

    “Well, of course,” she was quick to reply.

  • Budget Crunch

    Grant County’s proposed budget for 2009-2010 tops $9.6 million, but there’s no money for extras.

    Judge-Executive Darrell Link said the county “can’t continue to cut the budget and deliver the services citizens have grown accustomed to.”

    For the second year in a row, Link asked all supervisors to take a cut. When that didn’t offset a $1.3 million deficit in the jail budget, Link asked them to take another cut.

  • 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.