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    The Grant County Fiscal Court has approved nearly a $12.5 million budget for 2015-2016.
    The county’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and continues through June 30, 2016.
    Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood described the budget as “very realistic, but very cautious.”

    For Wood and the remainder of the fiscal court, including magistrates Bobby Newman, Shawna Coldiron and Jacqalynn Riley, this budget was a first as they all took office in January.

  • Deputy returns fire, shoots suspect

    What Tonya Beagle initially thought was fireworks turned out to be gunshots in her neighborhood on Indian Hills Drive in Crittenden.
    Beagle was sitting inside her mobile home shortly before 9 p.m. June 15 when her 19-year-old daughter rushed inside from the patio screaming that someone was shooting outside.  

  • Blessed is the man

    What factor has the most influence over your life?  Your thinking?  Your worldview?  Psalm 1 is about the power of influence in one’s life.  The Psalmist reveals that the most powerful influence over the Christian’s life should be God’s Word.  Through God’s Word, He speaks to His creation, reveals truth, and ultimately points all creation toward redemption in Christ.  The Psalmist divides the psalm into three sections, each declaring a particular truth about how to live life under the proper influence.  


    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist
    • This new church is Bible believing with old-fashion hymns, preaching and spiritual songs, sound bible teaching and mission-minded.

  • Dry Ridge Baptist VBS
  • Poor honored as Teacher Who Made A Difference

    Patricia Poor, a Crittenden native, was honored recently as a University of Kentucky College of Education’s “Teacher Who Made a Difference Program.”  She was nominated by Janet Eldridge, a college roommate of Poor’s.

    Poor currently works at the Grant County Extension Office as an agent for Family and Consumer Sciences.

    “She knows I teach youth and adults all the time,” Poor said.
    Poor said that the Grant County Extension Office finished teaching the Recipe for Life cooking classes.  


    A Kentucky State Police citation published in the June 11 issue of the Grant County News should have said Kentucky State Police charged Walter J. Turner, 48, of Williamstown, with careless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, license to be in possession and obstructed vision/windshield, at 11:57 p.m. June 6 on N. Main Street. Turner was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    The investigating trooper was Joshua Whitton. The News apologizes for the error.


    • May 4
    St. Elizabeth Physical Therapy, 300 Barnes Road, remodel, 3,352 square feet, estimated cost $437,375; permit fee $900.
    • May 6
    Super Flame Propane, 126 B S. Main Street, car port, 864 square feet, estimated cost $3,500; permit fee $90.28.
    Bonnie Oliver, 3235 Crittenden-Mt. Zion Road, demolition, permit fee $100.
    • May 8
    William Souder, 10 Short Street, storage shed, 160 square feet, estimated cost $15,000; permit fee $35.
     • May 11