Today's News

  • Teacher wins bank contest

    A Williamstown school teacher is the winner of Forcht Bank’s statewide “Pay My Bills” sweepstakes.

    Vicke Crowder, a special education teacher and school bus driver for Williamstown Schools, was presented a check for $2,500 at Forcht Bank in Williamstown on Dec. 31.

    Crowder, a single-mother of two, was eligible for the contest by signing up for online banking and paying her bills at forchtbank.com. The contest was open to non customers, as well as customers, who paid their bills with Forcht Bank’s online service.

  • Corinth sewer project bids to be opened Jan. 21

    The new year brings good news for Corinth’s Marathon Drive sewer expansion project. Bid opening will be held on at 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Corinth City Building.

    Mayor Billy Hill said 90 days from the time of the bid awarding the successful bidding company will be able to begin the expansion.

    “There are still some easements outstanding, though the city has a blanket easement in place,” Hill said

  • Kinmon moves from coach to transportation director

    Ron Kinmon is passionate about basketball and teaching.

    As the principal at Eagle Creek Learning Center and head boys’ basketball coach at Grant County High School, Kinmon looked to have an impact on student’s lives.

    Now, he’ll look to have an impact in a different capacity after being named the new Director of Operations for the Grant County school district. Kinmon replaces Mark Hudson, who retired after 28 years in education.

  • Forcht Bank to close branches

    Forcht Bank will be closing the Corinth and North Main branches on March 31, 2010.

    Customers who opened accounts at either of the locations were notified last week via a letter.

    The reason for the branch closings were “due to changing customer patterns and low overall usage,” the letter read.

    “I hate it and think they are making a big mistake,” said Corinth Mayor Billy Hill. “I think not only did Grant County depend on and use that bank but so did people from Scott and Owen counties.”

  • Police Beat 1-7-10

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Kevin Burke executed a warrant for Virgil O. McKinney, 54, of Williamstown at 10:35 p.m. Dec. 26. McKinney was lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.

    Deputy Mike Wright charged Michael Kelley, 48, of Corinth with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) at 1:47 p.m. Dec. 27. Kelley was lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.

  • For the Record 1-7-10


    Oct. 5:

    Fern Atha, by and through Katherine Phipps, her Attorney-in-fact, to George Callen Code, Kimberly Code and Berry Irene, Napoleon Zion Station Road property,$20,000

    Oct. 6:

    Lowell Wayne Osborne and Cheryl Darlene Osborne to Laura A. Sams, Fords Mill Road property, $130,000

    Christopher D. Jones and Kaelyn D. Jones to Leon Stancliff, Jr., Bullock Pen Drive property, $10,000

    Kase Enterprises, LLC to Kevin I. Byers and Amanda G. Byers, lot 58 Toole Brothers, Third Addition of Southern Hills Subdivision, $87,000

  • Thanks to a helpful community

    I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has supported me in Grant County. For the past 10 ½ years, I got to do what most people never get to do, which is to have their dream job! I got to fulfill a dream of coaching basketball at Grant County High School, my alma mater.

  • Community Calendar 1-7-10


    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.


    • The Grant County Industrial Development Authority will meet at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Chamber of Commerce in Williamstown.


    • The Order of the Eastern Star No. 301 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Masonic Lodge No. 85 in Williamstown.

  • Cat Attack 1-4-09

    Thankfully for the Kentucky Wildcats the Hartford Hawk is not a protected species of bird because if so, they’d all be in jail right now after the performance they put on Tuesday night.  Unfortunately there are laws protecting Cardinals, but we’ll just have to overlook that come Saturday afternoon.

  • Speed traps and burglars: What do they have in common?

    “Adding insult to injury” is an old adage I have grown up with and tend to use at odd times when it seems to fit. It fit this past Thanksgiving Eve for me. Yes, that is the day I received a speeding ticket near the Barnes Road exit of Interstate 75. Hopefully, I have learned a valuable lesson from this experience. Actually, I have learned two: first, you should always adhere to the speed limit. Second, there are more state policemen around than I realized.