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  • Eight-year-old turns grandparent’s home into haunted house

    Some children like haunted houses, but 8-year-old Jack Shufflebarger makes his own.
    For the fourth consecutive year, Jack transformed the Crittenden home of his grandparents, Candy and Bill Simpkins, to a spooky haunted house.

  • Four arrested on drug charges after police receive tip

    Four Grant County residents were arrested Oct. 6 on drug charges after police received tips of a methamphetamine lab in a tent at a Corinth residence.
    Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tony Stigers responded to the Hamilton Lane residence and located several suspects.
    Brittany L. Delaney, 21, of Corinth admitted to Stigers that she had been approached by her aunt and uncle to purchase pseudophed at a pharmacy for $50 per transaction and she also smoked meth with them several times.

  • GCHS, WHS students head to polls for mock election

    Matt Bevin is the next governor of Kentucky.

    At least, that’s according to Grant County and Williamstown high school students who voted in a mock election to see which candidates came out on top.

    The mock election was organized through the Grant County Clerk’s Office with help from WHS teacher Paradise Forbes and GCHS teacher Amy Robinson.
    At Williamstown, freshman and seniors voted in order to compare the results between the two classes.

  • Scary Sightings

    For Crittenden resident Chuck Huff, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.
    That apple just happens to be worm-riddled, rotten and a love for all things frightening.

    Huff decorates his home at 200 Waller Drive in the Harvesters subdivision each and every Halloween.
    The passion and inspiration for transforming his house to a spooky and chilling site came from Huff’s late mother.

  • When will Ark open?

    One of the most widely asked questions in Grant County will soon have an answer.
    When will the much-anticipated, 510-foot long recreation of Noah’s Ark open?
    Officials for the Ark Encounter will announce the opening date and more major developments during a press conference Nov. 12 at the Eibeck Lane site of the upcoming tourist attraction.
    Ken Ham, president and founder of Answers in Genesis (AiG) and the man behind the Ark Encounter, will make the announcement and give tours of the project to media.

  • The position of being prideful

    There inevitably seems to be a formula or a pattern if you will, in the Bible concerning an individual’s status with God. It is scriptural fact that He will never leave us, nor will He forsake us.


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Officer K.J. Little charged Kevin A. Brinkley, 54, of Williamstown, with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, at 9:11 p.m. Oct. 19 on U.S. 25. Brinkley was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Williamstown Fall Fest
  • Lady Braves lose five-set thriller to SK in district finals

    In the battle for the volleyball district championship, Grant County took on Simon Kenton in an electrifying and exhilarating match.

    The Lady Pioneers stood tall in the end and won the district title in five sets (25-22, 25-13, 23-25, 21-25, 15-10.)
    A lively crowd set the tone for the matchup with both sets of fans giving it their all, just as their respective teams did.
    In the first set, when Grant scored; Simon Kenton answered.

    There were nine ties and four lead changes.

  • GC V-ball lose in regionals