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  • Vote recanvass does not change results

    A recanvass of votes in two Republican races in the May primary election did not change the outcome.

    James Comer had requested a recanvass after falling short by only 83 votes on election night.

    However, after all 120 county board of elections in the state rechecked the vote tallies, winner Matt Bevin still had 70,480 votes compared to 70,397 for Comer.
    Comer conceded the election to Bevin after the recanvass results.

  • Summer splash takes a dip in 2015

    A dip in funds and a slide in attendance led to the cancellation of the annual parks and recreation summer camps this year.
    Summer Splash and Little Dipper camps at Grant County Park in Crittenden will not happen in 2015, but the plan is to retool the program for next year.

  • Summer reading kicks off June 6

    Bam! Pow! Read!
    Grab your cape and put on your mask as the Grant County Public Library gets set to kick off its annual summer reading program.
    The theme for this year’s summer reading, which runs from June 6 to July 24, is superheroes.
    More than 450 people of all ages registered for the program last year.
    “We want to keep them reading,” said Cheryl Clemons, children’s librarian.

  • In memory, honor
  • Election runs smoothly despite low turnout

    Although few voters turned out, the first-ever election day for Grant County Clerk Tabatha Clemons went smoothly.
    “Election day for us really starts weeks and months in advance and really ramps up the last couple weeks before,” said Clemons, who took office in January. “We had a great game plan going in. Of course, you make adjustments as you go. We are depending on a lot of people to make this a successful day. And, I think it was a successful day.”

  • Fingerprint leads to drug store robbery arrest

    Thorough police work and a hit on the fingerprint database led to an arrest in a Grant County pharmacy robbery.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office had little to go on in hopes of making an arrest in the Jan. 6 robbery at Grant County Drugs in Crittenden.

  • Williamstown’s Forbes is all about the students

    Paradise Forbes doesn’t hesitate when asked what is her favorite part about teaching.
    It’s the students.

  • STRAWBERRY FIELDS!
  • Williamstown Baptist welcomes new minister

    On June 1, Williamstown Baptist Church will officially have a new minister.
    Terry Allen Leap II was born in Fort Thomas in 1975 and grew up in Campbell County.
    In 1998, Terry graduated from Temple Baptist College with a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministries/Biblical studies.  

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (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.)
    Deputy Mike Wright executed a warrant for Alec W. Morris, 27, of Corinth, for probation violation, at 5:47 p.m. May 19 on Stringtown Road. Morris was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.