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  • CORINTH GETS NEW TRUCK

    A friendly donation recently helped to bolster the apparatus inventory of the Corinth Volunteer Fire Department.
    The Ft. Mitchell Fire Department donated, through surplus, a 1984 Sutphen Pumper truck to Corinth in early December 2014.

  • It’s snow joke - Grant students learn from home

    Icy roads and a dusting of snow did not stop students at Grant County Schools from learning Jan. 26 even though classes were called off.
    The school district missed its fifth day of the school year because of inclement weather this week.
    However, it was the first time students continued instruction from home through the new “There’s No Learning Like ‘Snow’ Learning plan.

  • Express deadlines change

    The Grant County Express news and advertising deadline will be 3 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning this week.
    The change is necessary due to changes at the Cynthiana Post Office, where the Express is weighed and mailed.

    The Express will continue to be delivered in homes and mailboxes by Monday.
    “We hope this is not inconvenient for our advertisers or readers, but it could not be helped,” Jamie S. Baker, editor of the Express said.

  • Kiwanis auction raises money for community projects

    Are you looking for a manicure or pedicure or would you rather get your oil changed? What about a boat motor or tickets to a University of Kentucky men’s basketball game?.

    If you’re in the market for something unusual or even something antique, then the 19h annual Kiwanis auction is for you.

  • FIRE!

    Two Grant County families had to find other accommodations after their homes were heavily damaged in separate fires.
    Nathan Yazell was cooking hamburgers and French fries around 6 a.m. on Jan. 19 after getting off work at Toyota when grease caught his tri-level home on fire.

    When firefighters arrived around 6:20 a.m. smoke and fire were billowing out the windows.
    “There was not a whole lot we could save when we got there,” Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen said.

  • DR man remains identified

    What appeared to be a near certainty after a body was found in a shallow grave in Fleming County three months ago became reality for the family of Randall Russ.

    Using dental records, the Fleming County coroner has confirmed that the buried body discovered is the 54-year-old Dry Ridge man.

  • Clerk’s office gets new look, web site

    Jan. 5 was a big day for Tabatha Clemons.
    Clemons, who spent eight years as Grant County Parks and Recreation director, began a new chapter in her life as county clerk.

    On her first day, she presented her budget for the clerk’s office to the Grant County Fiscal Court and the Grant County Clerk’s Office website — www.grantcountyclerk.org — went live.

  • From the Bench

    Stephen Bates is used to working while working out.
    For the last 29 years, he spent hours on his exercise bike with a circuit court case from Grant, Owen or Carroll counties in his hand.

    Bates, of Dry Ridge, was the longest sitting circuit judge in Kentucky. Last year, he opted not to seek another term.

    As of Jan. 5, he found himself with a lot more time on his hands. But the law and seeing justice served is close to his heart, so he plans to work as a consultant in his son, Stephen Bates II’s law firm and to work as a mediator.

  • Family, friends wait on body ID

    The family and friends of Randall Russ can do nothing but wait more than three months after a body was found in Fleming County.

    While all indications are the body is that of the 54-year-old Dry Ridge resident, Kentucky State Police said they are awaiting DNA results before positively identifying the remains.

  • Flu bug bites; schools bounce back

    Local schools hit hard by the flu before Christmas break appear to be bouncing back as students return to classes in the new year.
    Whether the good news continues or the flu returns with a vengeance is still up in the air.