Today's News

  • Special Valentines 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.

  • Slone named Grant County Project Director

    Tim Slone has been appointed as the Grant County Project Director for the Kentucky Multi-County Task Forces on Child Abuse  

    Slone was one of the charter board members of the Child Abuse Task Forces when it was formed 30 years ago.  
    Grant, Pendleton and Bracken counties were the first three of 120 counties in the Commonwealth, that by Proclamation, adopted the Task Forces as an official agency designated to prevent child abuse.  Now the Task Forces works in all 120 counties.

  • Lawmakers give short session B+ grade

    Grant County’s legislators believe that, despite some disappointments, the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly session was a success.
    Both Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georegtown, and Rep. Brian Linder, gave the short session a B+ grade.

  • 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.


    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.


    (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.

  • Demons defeat Trimble County 2-1

    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.


    • 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

  • Bark For Life benefits cancer programs

    Grant County Park in Crittenden will literally be going to the dogs on April 25.
    Diana Morgan is passionate about the things she gets involved with and she loves her dog.
    She also hates cancer and as team captain for the Dry Ridge Fire Department Relay for Life team looked for a way to combine those two passions, Her solution is to organize the first Bark For Life.