Local News

  • 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

  • Sherman Baptist hires new pastor

    Pastor Bob Tarasiak was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts and is retired from the United States Air Force.

  • Dry Ridge man among five charged in meth lab arrest

    A Dry Ridge man was among five people arrested May 19 in Warsaw after a hidden meth lab was discovered in a backpack during a traffic stop.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Maupin of Post 5 conducted the stop on U.S. 42 East in Warsaw when evidence of manufacturing of methamphetamine was found.
    A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a meth lab concealed in a backpack in the vehicle.

  • Nursing home resident found in Florence

    A resident of the Jonesville Rest Home was found safe in Florence after he walked away from the facility over the weekend.
    David L. Emrick, 45, went missing around 4:30 p.m. on June 7. He was seen around 5 p.m. in the Four Corners area trying to hitch a ride.
    Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Wright said Emrick has walked away from the nursing home before and typically heads to northern Kentucky.

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