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Today's News

  • High-speed headed to Corinth

    Thanks to a federal grant, the citizens of Corinth will have high-speed Internet available from the city of Williamstown.

    Williamstown was awarded $535,000 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Williamstown will match it with $134,000.

    “We were excited,” said Mayor Glenn Caldwell. “You don’t get that kind of money very often.”

    The grant will allow the expansion of Williamstown’s cable and Internet service into Corinth and New Columbus.

    The project will require construction of 25 miles of pole lines.

  • Cadets take care of their own

    GCHS JROTC cadets Kim Phillips and Elizabeth Faulkner help Rachel Mohrhaus carry Brittany Blackburn from drill practice. Blackburn had a previous injury and couldn’t complete the drill.

  • Little girls fight cancer with cookies

    Three little girls from Grant County decided they could make a difference so, with the help of their mothers, they held a bake sale to raise money to fight cancer.

    Lauren Cleveland and BrentLee Threlkeld, both age 5, along with Karson Heaverin, 3, pulled their resources and that’s what they did.

    The trio held a bake sale last month at Williamstown Christian Church and raised $230 for Mrs. Vickie’s Wildflower Relay For Life team.

  • Police Beat 5-20-10

    (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.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 2:42 p.m. May 12 on Arnie Risen Boulevard. The driver involved was John E. Haney, 50, of Corinth, driving a 2006 Dodge, which hit a parked 2007 school bus.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • Young receives merit award for quick action

    Angela Young never thought she’d end up working at a detention center.

    Young said she was just doing her job conducting a head count during a shift last year when she noticed one of the female inmates was having trouble breathing.

    “During a head count, we have to see the inmate’s face and wake them up if they’re asleep,” Young said. “When I tried to wake this inmate up, she was unresponsive.”

  • Indictments

    The grand jury, which met May 5, returned indictments against 10 people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • David S. Johnson, 31, possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, first offense and persistent felony offender, second degree.

  • Building Permits

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in April 2010:

    • April 1

    Dirk Grove, garage, 830 Jacob Dr., 624 square feet; permit fee $92.86.

    • April 7

    Robert Wehr, III, deck, 635 Osborne Rd., 768 square feet; estimated cost, $3,000; permit fee $111.48.

    • April 8

    Rodney Mason, double-wide, 2450 Corinth Rd., 1,782 square feet; estimated cost $49,000; permit fee $125.22.

    • April 9

    Gary Bowling, car port, 115 Timberwood, 832 square feet, estimated cost $3,000; permit fee $104.54.

  • Community Calendar 5-20-10

    ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) Board of Directors - 6:30 p.m. May 24, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    CLUBS

    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. May 15, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

  • Grant County’s Got Talent

    Senior Dalton Hoffman won first place at the GCHS talent show March 18. He sung "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" and played an acoustic electric guitar. Kendall Hopper, won Grand Champion Talent for the third consecutive year at the Grant County Middle School talent show on March 26.

    At GCMS, Casey Hinton won first place in the instrumental category, Libby Gbur and Shelby Courtney won first for vocal duet, Courtney Jo Young won first for vocal solo and Daniel Crockett won first place for his dance routine.

  • Grant County resident will compete for national title

    Hayley Frances Leach won the title of Miss Kentucky Junior Teen America in January. To win the title Leach competed in four areas of competition, including private interview, talent/spokesmodel, physical fitness and evening gown and was the only one in the pageant’s history to score perfectly on the private interview segment.