Today's News

  • Grant County Schools encourage early enrollment

    Any new student (kindergarten – grade 12) planning to attend Grant County Schools during the 2010-2011 school year is encouraged to complete enrollment paperwork at the Grant County Schools Welcome Center. You must register by calling the center, at 859-428-5499, to schedule an appointment.

  • Godsey recognized by U.S. Achievement Academy

    Taylor Allen Ray Godsey, of Crittenden, has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence for his achievements in speech and drama and being on the honor roll at Grant County High School. Godsey was nominated for this honor by Ryan Ray, his teacher.

    Godsey is a 2010 graduate of Grant County High School, where he served on the homecoming court, and will be attending Northern Kentucky in the fall. He is employed at Watson’s Pools and Spa in Florence.

  • County provides weather radios

    A federal FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant recently was awarded to Grant and Pendleton counties and the City of Williamstown that will provide weather radios for every household in the county.

    Grant County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the local fire departments, will be responsible for distributing the radios to the public.

    Residents can pick up their radios from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17 and from noon to 5 p.m. July 18 at the following locations based on postal zip codes:

    • Corinth (41010) - Corinth Fire Department

  • Clark graduates Notre Dame

    Barry Clark, son of Dr. Steve and Dr. Mary Clark of Louisville, graduated with honors on May 16 from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He received a University Fellowship at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and will attend graduate school there in the field of robotics.

    Clark is the grandson of Ethel Clemons of Dry Ridge and the late Tom Clemons and the nephew of Tom and Cheryl Clemons of Dry Ridge, Jeff and Katie Clemons of Williamstown and Tony and Teresa Howe of Crittenden.

  • Mort graduates basic

    Army National Guard Pvt. Brandy M. Mort has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Mort studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • Four arrested after meth lab bust

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Department arrested four people after busting a methamphetamine lab in Corinth.

    The department received an anonymous tip July 6 about the possibility of a meth lab at 1970 Owenton Rd. in Corinth.

    When two deputies went to investigate, they found several meth-making products, including aluminum foil with burnt residue, cans of starting fluid and fertilizer in the bedroom, Sheriff Chuck Dills said.

    For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News. 

  • The Grant County Job Search Group, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will meet  on the third Thursday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Grant County Extension Office at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.  The next meeting will be Aug. 19, and everyone is welcome to attend.

    The purpose of the group is to provide support, networking opportunities and helpful advice for job seekers.

  • Kentucky Changers nail down bonds in Grant County

    Not many years ago, Barry Colson was the one with a hammer in his hand, but today he watches, as a group of young strangers build a deck on the front of his home.

    “I used to run heavy equipment and frame houses and build decks,” Colson said. “I worked 60 hours a week.”

  • Mildred and Mitzi minister to residents of Grant Manor

    Mildred Ferguson and her Maltese dog, Mitzi, have made it their mission to look in on the residents at Grant Manor Nursing Home.

    “She isn’t full-blooded, but she is pretty precious,” Mildred said, looking down at the round ball of white fluffy fur.

    Mildred has been involved in Christian ministry since she was just a girl and continues to teach an adult women’s Sunday School class at the Dry Ridge Baptist Church.

  • New laws go into effect July 15

    Drivers with their eyes on their cell phones to text instead of the road are now breaking the law.

    Texting while driving is prohibited among about 170 new laws that take effect July 15.

    The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days following the adjournment of the Kentucky General Assembly, unless a bill contains another effective date or is declared an emergency.

    During the 2010 session, 163 bills and eight joint resolutions were signed into law.

    For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News.