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Today's News

  • Building Permits 6-11-09

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in April 2009:

    Jaqueline Maxwell, 104 Sunset Drive, car port, 240 square feet, estimated cost $7,000, permit fee $36.

    Kentucky Fried Chicken, 71 Broadway, range hood, 14.4 square feet, estimated cost $6,500, permit fee $50.

    Ray Breetem, 212 Crittenden Court, remodel, 1,120 square feet, estimated cost $5,000, permit fee $60.

    Golden Palace International, 375 C Violet Road, interior finish, 1,150 square feet, estimated cost $70,000, permit fee $119.40.

  • Police Beat 6-11-09

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells charged William Boothroyd, 30, of Dry Ridge with possession of marijuana and trafficking marijuana at 1:47 p.m. June 4. Boothroyd was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

    Chief Rick Kells charged Brian Keth Rippons, 32, of Dry Ridge with assault in the fourth degree at 8:10 a.m. June 5.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • Grant schools brace for budget cuts

    Facing a $1.8 million deficit, the Grant County school district has been forced to make changes as they approved a tentative budget during their May 14 school board meeting.

    The school district eliminated nine teaching positions from the high school and middle school, while one teacher was let go from an elementary school due to the reduction in the number of students.

  • For the Record 6-4-09

      Civil Suits April 24: 21

  • Blame it on the washer

      It all started when our washer machine blew up and flooded the entire laundry room.

  • Teams rally to fight cancer

    Judy Jackson, a teacher at Crittenden-Mount Zion Elementary, has been a part of Relay For Life for six years.

    She began after a push to get every school in the county involved.

    “Our team is not as strong as it used to be as far as people involved because education is a hard field to be in,” Jackson said. “But, I still relay because we still need to find a cure for cancer.”

    Like most people, Jackson has seen the devastating effects cancer can have.

    Her mother died of colon cancer and her 21-year-old nephew died from melanoma.

  • Adjustment to all-day kindergarten going well

    Worn-out children have transitioned to wide-eyed learners by the end of the first year of all-day kindergarten at Grant County and Williamstown schools.

    Both school districts began all-day kindergarten classes in August, and, despite an adjustment period, teachers believe the change has paid off.

  • Police discover meth lab in Dry Ridge

    Two Grant County men were arrested in connection with a meth lab after police received a tip that meth was being made on EZY Street.

    Police charged James C. Willen, 28, of Williamstown, and Lanny D. Slaughter, 33, of Dry Ridge, were charged with manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.

    The pair were arrested at 12:30 a.m. on May 23 after police received a tip from someone in the area reporting a “funny smell.”

    They remain lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Covington, Norman sign with Morehead State

    After leading the Grant County High School cross country and track teams as seniors, Jeffrey Covington and Natalie Norman will continue to run as members of Morehead State University.

    Norman and Covington signed to run with Morehead State on May 28.

    “I’m excited because it will be a new experience and I get to work with new people while I run,” Norman said. “I’m just excited to see what it will bring. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

  • Police Beat 6-4-09

      Grant County Sheriff;s Office Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident at 4:45 p.m. May 12 on North Main Street in Crittenden. The drivers involved were Logan P. Countryman, 18, of Sardinia, Ohio driving a 1998 Saturn and Donald G.