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Local News

  • Voter deadline nears, workers needed

    The race for governor and other state offices is quickly approaching as the May 19 primary nears.
    With the upcoming election, poll workers are needed and the deadline to register to vote is approaching.
    Grant County Clerk Tabatha Clemons recently sent a letter out to previous election workers to solicit their assistance in the primary.

  • Fisherman drowns at Boltz Lake

    When Jon Brosky saw his good friend’s boat spinning in the middle of Boltz Lake in a torrid rain on April 9 he knew something was wrong.
    Moments later, Brosky witnessed just how much trouble 48-year-old Donald Haas II was in.

  • Is God powerful?

    A few weeks ago, I got an email at work with the subject line: “Is God powerful?”
    I thought the email would be about God’s power, but it was a political come-on to people of faith to vote for a certain candidate, who supposedly was God’s choice and to please send money.
    Actually, the email lost me at “the great state of Pennsylvania is wrestling with its destiny,” since I live in Florida.
    Not that I don’t care what happens in Pennsylvania, but Florida has enough issues to keep me awake at night.

  • CHURCH NOTES

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist
    • A new church in the Grant County area. Bible believing, old fashion hymns, preaching and spiritual songs, sound bible teaching and mission minded.

  • 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 Kevin Burke investigated an accident at 7:54 a.m. March 27 on Corinth Road. The drivers involved were Dwayne Eckler, 18, of Corinth, driving a 1997 Ford and Melissa Newman, 52, of Corinth, driving a 1996 Dodge.

  • Family Fun, Fitness
  • Demons defeat Trimble County 2-1
  • Lady Demons feel 6-0 loss to Lady Braves
  • INDICTMENTS

    The grand jury met April 8 and returned indictments against 24 people.
    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
    Those indicted were:
    • Paula Jewell Fraine, 44, making a false statement to obtain increase of benefits over $100.
    • Bobby J. Persley, 29, criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.
    • Savon T. Persley, 20, criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.

  • BUILDING PERMITS

    • Feb. 2
    Mickey Ellis, 10655 Dixie Highway, new home, 1,216 square feet, estimated cost $45,000; permit fee $330.19.
    Mickey Ellis, 10655 Dixie Highway, garage, 768 square feet, estimated cost $5,100; permit fee $126.03.
    John Becker, 2501 Crittenden-Mt. Zion Road, sun room, 350 square feet, estimated cost $16,000; permit fee $97.81.
    • Feb. 6
     Sharon Bounds, 1118 Fashion Ridge Road, remodel, 1,025 square feet, estimated cost $10,000; permit fee $50.
    • Feb. 11