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  • 'Love Out Loud' comes to county

    A Florida-based ministry will be partnering with local churches to show Grant County their “Love Out Loud” during three weekend events.
    Just For Him Ministries, which brought JamFest to Grant County in 2007 and 2008, is organizing two separate events at Grant County Park in Crittenden to reach students of all ages within the community.
    A middle school and high school event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9 featuring free food, music and activities, including bounce houses.  

  • Check it out

     Have you ever tackled a simple (ha) remodeling project and nearly pulled your hair out?

    That’s what happened to David Giffels and his family, so instead of throwing in the towel, he wrote a book about the experience.

    Giffel’s novel “All The Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House” chronicles his journey into discovering what is really important in life. The story is told with side-splitting humor and wit as the Giffels attempt to restore a crumbling mansion.

  • Looking back

    • Sept. 13, 2001 – Community shocked
    by terroristic acts
    Mark Gordon, a former resident of Crittenden, recalled his time as a Marine who spent much of his time guarding Camp David, the presidential retreat in Somerset County, Penn. One of the hijacked planes in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks crashed about 85 miles away from Camp David.
    Gordon, who is now retired, also spent several years guarding embassies in Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

  • Teachers struggle to explain events

    Shannon Maddox first heard the news through a phone call from a colleague.
    A plane had struck the World Trade Center in New York City.
    She immediately turned the television on in her Crittenden Mt. Zion Elementary classroom
    It wasn’t long after that teachers were told to keep their students in their classrooms and no one was allowed to go outside.

  • Crittenden to host 9/11 service

    In 2001, Crittenden Fire Chief Lee Burton worked for Madison County Emergency Medical Services and remembers exactly where he was on 9/11.

  • Police investigate Dry Ridge death

    The Grant County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 30-year-old man from Dry Ridge.
    His body was located early this morning in a ditch on Ky. 22. The road was closed for a brief time while police processed the scene, but has since been re-opened.
    The incident remains under investigation.
    See this Thursday's Grant County News for more information.

  • Summer: SAVE YOUR SANITY

    ‘I’M BORED!’

    It’s that dead time of summer that parents and grandparents fear - mid-point of summer vacation.

    That’s right, there’s just about four weeks left before the school bell rings and students return to Grant County and Williamstown for the start of the 2011-2012 school year.

    You’ve swam in the pool, you’ve rented a bazillion movies, you’ve been on a vacation, your wallet is empty and so is your patience level. What should you do?

  • SLIP SLIDING AWAY
  • In the Know

    Holiday deadlines observed

    Due to the upcoming July 4th holiday, the following deadlines will be observed:
    Express:
    The editorial (news) and advertising deadline for the July 4 issue of the Grant County Express will be 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29.
    News:
    The advertising and editorial (news) deadlines for the July 8 issue of the News will be 4 p.m. on Friday, July 1.
    The News office will be closed on Monday, July 4.

    Post office plans open house

  • Crittenden starts fiscal year with a surplus

    The Crittenden City Council has taken care of some major business matters for their 2011-2012 fiscal year.
    At their regular meeting on June 5, council and new Fire Chief Lee Burton agreed to a contract for the Crittenden and Community Volunteer Fire Department and council met on June 9 for the second reading of the budget for the new fiscal year.