Today's News

  • For the Record 2-25-10


    Oct. 20:

    Jerry B. Barnes and Deborah Barnes to Andrew F. Weigel, Dunn Mazie Road property, $138,000

    (Special/Limited Warranty Deed) Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Craig Burris, lot 3, Block F of Cottonwood Acres, $50,000

    Oct. 21:

  • Cat Attack 2-18-10

    I don’t know about you, but I sure had a sense of déjà vu as I watched Kentucky battle Mississippi State. Flashbacks of Columbia and the team’s only loss of the season kept running through my mind with the same horrible ending about to repeat itself. But this time, instead of faltering on the road in a hostile environment, Kentucky managed to send the game to overtime where they were able to hold on for a hard fought victory 81-75.

  • Wilson joins U.S. Army

    Shane A. Wilson has joined the United States Army under the delayed entry program.

    Wilson, a 2006 graduate of Simon Kenton High School, in Independence, will report to Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., for basic training in April 2010.

    He is the son of Cheryl Wilson of Independence and Hubert Wilson of Crittenden.

  • What’s it going to take?

    All it takes is one win and each team from Grant County and Williamstown could not only earn a chance to play for the district tournament championship, but also earn a spot in the region tournament.

    The 32nd district tournament begins Feb. 22 as Williamstown’s girls’ team plays Simon Kenton at 6 p.m., followed by Grant County’s girls taking on Walton-Verona at 8 p.m.

  • I must have snow in my eyes

    I think snow is pretty!

    Before you pelt me with snowballs, let me follow up with the thought that I find a quiet peace in looking at a snow-covered field that has no tracks or signs of human or animal life, but I’m about snowed out for this winter.

  • Dean's List



    Three Grant County natives and Transylvania University students have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2009 fall term. Homeschool graduate Sophomore Caleb Ritchie is the son of Danny and Kari Ritchie of Corinth. Grant County High School graduates Juniors Katrina Mineo, an anthropology major, and Raven Mineo, a history major, are the daughters of Brian Richey and Paula Richey, both of Dry Ridge.

    Eastern Kentucky


  • No more nuisances?

    If you’ve got junk cars on your property in Crittenden, it may cost you.

    Mayor Gayle Cayton gave the first reading of an ordinance to update the city’s current nuisance regulations at the regular council meeting on Feb. 2.

    “We have a lot of complaints from neighborhoods about junk cars—maybe one that is not even licensed. In the summer time, people let their yards get over-grown,” Cayton said.  “We had to put a little more meat into our existing ordinance.”

  • Demons drop game against Gallatin County

    The Williamstown boys’ basketball team had to wait nine days between games because of the snow, but the Demons didn’t show any rust coming out strong against Gallatin County.

    The Demons played well, but turnovers ended up leading to an 81-71 loss on Feb. 11.

    “We played a lot better than we did at Gallatin,” coach Stacey May said. “They are at the top of the region as far as win-loss record and it was a pretty good effort from us.”

  • Police Beat 2-18-10

    (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 2:55 p.m. Feb. 9 on Clara Jean Lane. The drivers involved were Casey J. Ashcraft, 31, of Williamstown, driving a 2005 Chevrolet and Robert Mitchell, 38, of Corinth, driving a 2003 Chevrolet.

  • Braves fall to Anderson County

    GCHS boys’ basketball coach Joe Utter is looking for his team to play with a little more urgency.

    With only a couple of days to go before the Braves play Walton-Verona in the district tournament, Utter wants to see his players show that they are ready to be at their best when they play a win-or-go-home game.