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  • What are the issues?

    Voters will be choosing between incumbent Darrel Link or his challenger Steve Wood for Grant County’s next judge-executive when they go to the polls on Nov. 2. Also on the ballot are candidates for coroner, jailer, magistrate for District 1 and District 2, Crittenden City Council, Crittenden mayor, Corinth City Commission and Williamstown City Council.

    The public was given an opportunity to hear how candidates stood on local issues during a ‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum sponsored by the Grant County News and the Grant County Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 21.

  • Voters head to the polls Nov. 2

    For the 2010 general election, voters will be vote in up to 11 contested races.

    County-wide races feature incumbent Darrell Link against challenger Steve Wood for judge-executive and Robert McDaniel trying to unseat Marylee Willoby as coroner.

    Terry Peeples and Harvey Perleberg face off to see who will become the next Grant County jailer.

  • Three charged for explosives

    Three Grant County men were arrested on federal explosives charges on Oct. 22 by officers with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

    Federal charges were filed against:

    • Christopher Walker, of Williamstown

    • Adam Autry, of Dry Ridge

    • Mike Sanders of Crittenden

    Chris Hankins, assistant chief of the Williamstown Police Department said the investigation began in July when a pickup truck belonging to David Suire of Dry Ridge caught fire and burned.

  • Corinth family left homeless after fire

    William C. Wells Jr. was sitting outside enjoying a warm fall day when he saw a plume of smoke coming from his mother’s home, just a few doors away.

    “I noticed the smoke rolling out,” he said. “We opened the doors and got the kids out. I found where the fire was and began spraying water on the fire until the fire department got to the scene.”

    The mobile home, on Lewis Lane in Corinth, was gutted by the flames, which fire officials believe were caused by a child playing with a cigarette lighter.

  • What's hot for Halloween?

    Monster Mash - Oct. 29

    • 6:30 p.m.

    • Grant Co. Park, Crittenden

    • Sponsored by Grant County News/Grant Co. Parks and Recreation

    • Individuals, businesses, churches, and organizations are needed to pass out candy to as many as 1,500 children. Tables are provided and there’s no cost to set up.

    • Costume contest for scariest, funniest, prettiest, most original and judge’s choice will be held after candy is given away.

  • Meet the candidates on Oct. 21

    It’s time to meet the candidates who will be on the Nov. 2 ballot.

    Candidates for judge-executive, jailer, magistrate of the 1st and 2nd districts, coroner,  as well as candidates for Williamstown, Crittenden and Corinth city council and Crittenden mayor will take the stage in a question and answer session at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Williamstown High School.

    Unopposed candidates will be introduced during the forum, but will not be answering questions.

  • Free fall clean-up dates for bulky items, appliances planned Oct. 18 - Oct. 29

    Residents in need of ridding their house of unwanted garbage and appliances are in luck.

    The annual Free Fall Clean-up, sponsored by the Grant County News, CSI of Williamstown, Grant County Solid Waste Management and the Grant County Fiscal Court, will be held during the next two weeks.

    General waste and bulky items will be picked up Monday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22, on a resident’s normal collection day.

    Items need to be neatly organized, bagged, bundled or tied and not exceed 75 pounds.

  • Rosenwald School to be dedicated Oct. 23

    School soon will be in session again in an one-room schoolhouse formerly used to educate black students in Grant and adjacent counties.

    The Dry Ridge Consolidated Colored School, located at Grant County Park in Crittenden, has been refurbished and renovated to serve as a teaching tool about the history of Rosenwald schools.

    The school will be dedicated during a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23.

    For the rest of the story, pick up this week's Grant County News. 

  • Federal funds earmarked for radio upgrades

    Grant County fire departments recently received $655,000 in federal funds to help purchase digital radios and equipment.

    The communication systems will allow the departments to meet compliance standards ahead of schedule.

    “We’ll be able to talk with federal, state and local (authorities) all on one radio,” said Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen. “The grant is putting new mobile radios, handheld radios, pagers and the infrastructure within the entire county for fire. So, all five fire departments are benefitting.”

  • Williamstown lowers tax rate

    Williamstown residents  will be paying a little less in taxes on their real and personal property this year.

    The real property tax rate for 2010-2011 will be 30 cents per $100 of assessed value on real property and 42.4 cents on personal property.

    This tax rate is expected to generate $462,236 on real estate and $99,190 on personal property.

    Last year’s rate was 31.9 cents and generated $486,079.

    This means if a person owns a $100,000 home, their real estate tax bill will be $300, a savings of $19 over last year.