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  • Sex crimes land Crittenden man in prison

    A 54-year-old Crittenden man was sentenced to life in prison July 22 after being found guilty of two counts of first-degree sodomy of an 11-year-old boy.

    Daniel Newman, who had previously been convicted of 21 felony sex crimes against children in other northern Kentucky counties, could be eligible for parole after 20 years in prison.

    He was arrested May 15, 2009, at his apartment in the Harvesters Subdivision in Crittenden after teachers at Crittenden-Mount Zion Elementary overheard two male students talking about the crimes the previous day.

  • Dry Ridge man dies in Mentor wreck

    A Dry Ridge man died in the early morning hours after losing control of his car on Mary Ingles Highway in Campbell County.

    Randy Whitley, 32, was killed when his Ford Mustang left the roadway, struck an embankment and rolled over around 2:30 a.m. on July 20.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene and was not wearing a seatbelt, police said. The accident remains under investigation.

  • Election filing deadline is Aug. 10

    Anyone interested in filing as an independent candidate for county offices or seeking election as mayor or to city council or school board has until Aug. 10 to file as a candidate in the Grant County Clerk’s office.

    Grant County Clerk Leatha Conrad said several forms have been picked up from her office, but few have been returned.

    “There’s always a few that come in at the end. But, they’ve got a little bit of time. They’ll probably come in about a week before the deadline,” Conrad said.

  • Judicial center officially opens

    Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton Jr. presided over a crowded Grant County courtroom July 19, but for once he wasn’t hearing a case.

    Minton was the featured speaker as the new $16.6 million Judicial Center in Williamstown was dedicated.

    “This facility fully symbolizes, in my mind, the faith of the pursuit of justice being one of the highest ideals in this community,” Minton said.

    For  the complete story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News.

  • JIm Purcell joins Crittenden council

    Crittenden City Council has a new face at the table, after member Gary Greenwell offered a letter of resignation at the June meeting, citing health issues.

    Jim Purcell was sworn in as a council member by the city clerk at a recent meeting.

    Since leaving office in 2006, Purcell, along with his wife Becky, has been working on the family farm raising beef cattle and enjoying their first grandchild.

    See the complete story in this week's print version of the Grant County News.

  • Fair parking will contribute to 4-H

    The Grant County 4-H Council will allow cars to park on the lawn of the Grant County Extension Office during the Grant County Fair, July 23-31, for a $20 donation to 4-H.

    Parking spaces can be used for the entire week of the fair, unless rain makes it problematic.

    Those making donations need to be pick up a parking sign at the extension office for the front windshield of their vehicle.

  • Grant County 4-H holds fair parking fundraiser

    The Grant County 4-H Council will allow cars to park on the lawn of the Grant County Extension during the Grant County Fair, July 23-31, for a $20 donation to 4-H.

    Parking spaces can be used for the entire week of the fair, unless rain makes it problematic.

    Those making donations need to be pick up a parking sign at the extension office for the front windshield of their vehicle.

  • Road dept. land buy, move draws criticism

    The Grant County Road Department will be getting a new home, but not everyone is happy about the move.

    Charlie Phillips, a resident of Mount Zion, attended a recent fiscal court meeting to express his displeasure with the fiscal court’s site selection for the road department on Hopperton Lane in Dry Ridge.

    “I’m not unhappy that they bought property,” he said. “I’m unhappy that they bought property along the expressway which would be good for economic development.”

  • Crittenden, fire chief resolve dispute

    The contract dispute between Crittenden City Council and the Crittenden Volunteer Fire Department, which brought the June meeting to a halt, has been resolved.

  • Kentucky Changers nail down bonds in Grant County

    The teenager from Barboursville found it last week when he came to Grant County with the Kentucky Changers.

    The days were hot. The hours were long. The teens got sweaty and dirty, but didn’t seem to mind, nor complain.

    “I just wanted to help,” Stargel said, taking a rest break from the hot job of pouring concrete in 90-degree temperatures.

    Stargel and other teens from across the state worked in groups completing home improvement projects for families in need.