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  • Oct. 4 is last day to register to vote in November election

    Kentuckians wanting to vote on Nov. 2 have one week to make sure they are registered, according to Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

    Persons not currently registered must do so by Monday, Oct. 4. County Clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business that day. A postmark of Oct. 4 is also required for all mail-in voter registration applications. Registration cards can be obtained over the internet at www.vote.ky.gov/register.

  • Crittenden man indicted for manslaughter

    A 37-year-old Crittenden man was indicted Sept. 15 on a second-degree manslaughter charge in the death of Ronald Valentine.

    The Grant County Grand Jury indicted Jeffrey L. Garland for manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle under the influence in a May 28 accident that resulted in Valentine’s death.

    Valentine was a passenger in Garland’s vehicle.

    The crash occurred on Lebanon Road, KY 491, approximately two miles west of Crittenden.

  • Animal shelter concerns discussed

    Changes need to be made at the Grant County Animal Shelter.

    That was the focus when 10 people expressed their concerns about the shelter for more than three hours Sept. 13, during a fiscal court caucus meeting.

    The issues ranged from the shelter’s limited hours and staffing to the turnover in leadership.

    The court is working on written policies and procedures for the shelter.

    To read the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News. 

  • Foul play not suspected in woman's death

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old Elsmere woman who was found in a car in the parking lot at the Shell gas station in Crittenden.

    Kelly L. Stacey-Ward was pronounced dead at the scene by Grant County Coroner Marylee Willoby at 8:28 p.m. Sept. 18.

    An autopsy was scheduled for Sept. 19 at the Northern Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office.

    Willoby said she has ruled out foul play in the death.

    Kentucky State Police, Rural Metro Ambulance and the Crittenden Fire Department responded to the scene at 355 Violet Road.

  • Benefit raises money for Grant County teen

    It is a parents’ worst nightmare when you find out your child gets an illness at a young age that can cause damage.

    For Barbie Deaton, that nightmare became reality on Aug. 14, when her 12-year-old daughter Sara was taken to the hospital, where on Aug. 16 she was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a disease that can cause paralysis.

    For Sara, it caused her to be paralyzed from the waist down.

    “It was very scary,” she said. “It was like I was in a dream. I couldn’t believe it was happening.”

  • GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS

    They broadened their horizons, lived on their own and made new friends.

    This summer three students from Grant County High School and four from Williamstown High School attended the Governor’s Scholars Programs at Murray State University, Bellarmine University and Centre College.

    Andrea Clark, also a student at GCHS, was selected to attend the Governor’s School For the Arts. She attended Transylvania University.

  • Paint the town blue and gold

    The homecoming festivities for Grant County High School will include a parade starting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the outlet center and ending at GCHS.

    Parade participates should arrive at 5 p.m., when floats line up. The GCHS Braves will be playing Pendleton County after the parade. Parade floats from churches, businesses, clubs, etc. are needed. For more information, call Christa Ruber at 859-393-2844.

  • Get fit with Challenge 10-10-10

    Grant County residents can stay fit and win prizes at the same time by participating in the Challenge 10-10-10 program.

    Northern Kentucky Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agents from Grant and surrounding counties are challenging participants to complete at least 10 physical activities, each lasting at least 30 minutes, between now and Oct. 10.

    Challengers must track the activities they complete on a form that must be returned by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11, in order to be eligible for prizes.

  • First state furlough day is Sept. 3; local offices feel impact

    The majority of state workers will be furloughed Sept. 3 for the first of six days throughout the fiscal year.

    The furloughs, which will reportedly save $24 million and at least 413 state employee jobs, will impact some Grant County offices.

    Court will not be in session at the Grant County Judicial Center in Williamstown, but the Circuit and District Clerk’s office will remain open.

  • Burglar caught inside home

    An alert neighbor in the Pin Hook subdivision in Crittenden helped police catch a woman inside a home without the homeowner’s permission.

    Police were called to the home at 10:20 a.m. Aug. 30 when neighbors spotted a woman entering a home through a garage window.