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Local News

  • 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.

  • Shigella outbreak reaches Grant County

    At least two Grant County residents are included in an outbreak of Shigella in Northern Kentucky.
    Shigella is a bacteria that infects the bowels and causes the illness Shigellosis, which most often occurs in young children.
    Eighty-seven cases of Shigellosis have been confirmed in Northern Kentucky as of June 17, according to the Northern Kentucky Health Department.
    In Northern Kentucky, an average of 25 cases of Shigellosis are reported in a typical year.

  • I-75 to be repaired

    A five-mile stretch of Interstate 75 in Grant County is one of 19 emergency maintenance projects Gov. Steve Beshear has authorized for repairs after being damaged by severe weather last winter.
    The repairs will be made on northbound I-75 between the 161 to 166 mile markers north of Dry Ridge to the Grant County line.
    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials anticipate the project will be awarded to a contractor in July with an anticipated start date of late July or early August.