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Today's News

  • Jail cracks down on inmate criminal behavior

    Jailer Chris Hankins doesn’t plan on tolerating bad behavior by inmates at the Grant County Detention Center, especially if that behavior is criminal.

    A Grant County grand jury returned 11 indictments Sept. 13 against inmates at the jail, including six assault charges, five charges related to contraband and six criminal mischief charges.

  • Hurricane Helpers: Grant County lends hand, provides temporary home to evacuees

    News of devastation across Texas and Florida struck a chord for many Grant County residents. Many have spent time raising money, collecting donations and supplies, sending good thoughts, prayers and even making the tip to help those in need has been everyday conversation for Grant County. One family even found refuge in Grant County as Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida.

    Florida family turns evacuation into vacation
    Evacuating Hurricane Irma became more of an impromptu family vacation for the Rolston family rather than exodus for safety.

  • Crittenden subdivision hit with multiple vehicle break-ins

    About 10 cars were broken into around the Maple Ridge subdivision in Crittenden early Sept. 15, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Loudermilk.
    KSP and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office are working together to find the culprits. Loudermilk said items taken haven’t been released to the public.

  • GCMS teachers, administrators promote positive message

    Grant County Middle School Principal Hallie Booth challenged her administrators and teachers to flood the school with positivity every day.

    Booth began her first year asking teachers to step up with making the school more positive and to bring any ideas to her.
    “I want to create the most positive environment for students,” Booth said. “I want them to feel like every day is the best day of their lives because I felt like, in my past, that was a really important feature.”

  • Preschool students head to class
  • Grant County’s Bed, Breakfast Ambassadors

    They go about their business quietly and with joy, referring to themselves as innkeepers, hosts or super hosts and, in a sense, Grant County’s ambassadors to the world.

     

  • GCMS adopts Texas middle school impacted by hurricane

    Grant County Middle School adopted a Houston, Texas middle school, sending supplies to students affected by Hurricane Harvey and the flooding.
    Eighth-grade teacher Christine Boroff’s homeroom loaded about 50 boxes filled to the brim with supplies into a van Sept. 11. A school-wide effort collected clothes, non-perishable food, money, toiletries and cleaning supplies for students at Hambrick Middle School.

  • Grant Co. Schools tax increase passes 3-2

    Grant County Schools is raising taxes on real and tangible property to generate a 4-percent increase in revenue.
    The decision came during a Sept. 7 school board meeting in which the tax increase was approved in a razor-thin 3-2 vote.

  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Sept. 16

    Grant Countians are needed to support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
    The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be at Grant County Park in Crittenden on Saturday, Sept. 16.
    Registration begins at 9 a.m.; with the walk starting at 10 a.m.

  • Rep. Linder addresses state pension fears

    Current retirees. teachers and other state employees have been nervous about losing retirement benefits as the state tries to figure out a solution to its pension crisis.