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  • No more nuisances?

    If you’ve got junk cars on your property in Crittenden, it may cost you.

    Mayor Gayle Cayton gave the first reading of an ordinance to update the city’s current nuisance regulations at the regular council meeting on Feb. 2.

    “We have a lot of complaints from neighborhoods about junk cars—maybe one that is not even licensed. In the summer time, people let their yards get over-grown,” Cayton said.  “We had to put a little more meat into our existing ordinance.”

  • Wonder Worship helps Afghan children

    “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” — 2 Corinthians 9:7

    The generosity of a group of Williamstown children is being felt a world away.

    Wonder Worship, a children’s program at Williamstown Christian Church, decided to take action after hearing about the humanitarian efforts of Sgt. William “Cody” McClelland and his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan.

  • Hope for Haiti - community ready to help

    If you’ve wondered how you could help disaster victims in Haiti, the Crittenden Baptist Association has the answer.

    The association, composed of 29 Southern Baptist churches from Grant, Harrison, Pendleton, Boone and Kenton counties, is collecting money through the “Buckets of Hope” campaign.

    Each bucket and its content will cost $30 to assemble. An additional $10 cash donation per bucket is also needed to help offset the cost of transporting the buckets to Haiti.

  • Bus suit settled

    Toni Wood won’t get to see her son Daniel graduate with his class this spring, but she believes he didn’t die in vain.

    “He was awesome,” she said, of her 16-year-old son who died when the Pendleton County school bus he was riding was hit by a dump truck on Ky. 22 near the Grant/Pendleton County line in May 2008.

    Her other two children were passengers on the bus.

    “He was very much loved and missed,” she said, through tears. “He was my son, but also my best friend.”

  • Grant County Circuit Court has been canceled

    Judge Stephen Bates announced that Grant County Circuit Court scheduled for Feb. 10 is canceled.

  • Rock quarry moves forward

    Rumors of a rock quarry moving into Williamstown have swirled since a Tennessee company signed a purchase agreement on land in Williamstown almost two years ago.

    Vulcan Materials made it’s first public presentation concerning locating a rock quarry in Williamstown to Grant County’s Industrial Development Authority last month.

    The company is expected to make a more detailed presentation to the Williamstown City Council on March 1.

  • Williamstown man sentenced in funny money scam

    A 36-year-old Williamstown man was sentenced Jan. 28 to 30 months in prison for making counterfeit money on his home computer.

    As part of a plea agreement, Thomas Onan admitted to altering $5 bills by washing them in bleach and reproducing an image of a $100 bill onto the original bill using a computer.

    Onan then printed the counterfeit currency and passed it at several stores, including Wal-Mart, Target and McDonalds.

    From March 2008 to November 2008, authorities believe Onan manufactured and passed about $8,000 in counterfeit $100 bills.

  • Special Valentine nominations wanted

    The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life. It could be your sweetheart, your children, your parents, a neighbor or family friend.

    The News staff wants to know why they are special.

    If your letter is chosen, your special someone will be featured in the Feb. 18 issue of the Grant County News.

  • Former resident uncovers hidden history

    When Connie Taylor lived in Grant County, she only knew of one black resident.

    After more than a year of research for a book about black history in Grant County, she has uncovered a past few know.

  • BUSTED!

    Three men and one woman were arrested early Monday morning after police discovered methamphetamine and items used to make methamphetamine inside a Crittenden home.

    Charged with manufacturing methamphetamine were:

    • Amanda R. Smith, 27, of Dry Ridge

    • Mark A. West, 22, of Dry Ridge

    • James E. Burden, 24, of Sparta

    • Daniel M. Patrick, 29, of Crittenden

    A warrant for Robert Hamilton, of Crittenden, the owner of the property has been issued, but as of press time on Feb. 2, he had not been arrested, police said.