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  • Cancer survivor continues her battle

    Tracy Ison has had a world wind year with all the highs and lows of a rollercoaster ride.

    After doctor’s discovered ductal carcinoma in her breast last April, she’s been poked and prodded.

    Ison, a nurse, went faithfully for annual mammograms. She watched what she ate and drank. She was concerned and conscientious about her health.

    She watched her cousin, Hope Catron, battle breast cancer and survive, but she’s learned that cancer doesn’t care if you’re healthy or not or if you are young or old.

  • Crittenden man arrested for sodomy

    Police have charged a Crittenden man with sodomy, sexual abuse and criminal coercion after teachers heard his two male students talking about what he had allegedly done to them.

    Daniel Newman, 52, was arrested on a charge of sodomy, a class A felony, sexual abuse first degree, a class C felony and two counts of criminal coercion, a class A misdemeanor on May 15.

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said he received a call from teachers after they overheard students talking about what happened to them at a neighbor’s apartment.

  • 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.”