Today's News

  • Audit report shows issues at jail

    A report by the Kentucky State Auditor’s Office found several issues with the inmate trust fund and the jail commissary at the Grant County Detention Center.
    The report, which covers the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, was released this week.
    It comes more than week after the Grant County Fiscal Court approved the hiring of a private company to conduct an additional audit at the jail.
    Denise Keene was hired to do an audit of the canteen fund and the inmate trust account fund.

  • Snow, ice won’t stop learning

    Learning won’t stop for Grant County students this winter when snow causes school cancellations.
    Grant County was one of 13 school districts the Kentucky Department of Education approved waivers for that allow the district’s use of virtual or other non-traditional instruction when school is cancelled because of weather or another emergency.
    Traditionally, Grant County will miss between seven and 10 days of school because of inclement weather.  

  • Donations needed for vet wreaths

    Storme Vanover is on a mission – again and it’s all about honoring veterans, a mission that as a veteran she is passionate about.
    When Vanover, of Williamstown, found out that the deadline had passed for Grant County to be part of the Wreaths Across America program, she sprang into action and is attempting to raise $7,200 to buy 720 wreaths to be placed on every veterans grave at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.


    (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.)
    Sgt. Tim Slone executed a warrant for Kevin Hillman, 32, of Corinth, for failure to appear to court, at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 10 on N. Main Street. Hillman was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.


    • Oct. 6
    Joseph Mills, 1890 White Chapel Road, garage, 768 square feet, estimated cost $15,000; permit fee $103.96.
    • Oct. 14
    Brian Crisler, 3800 Gardnersville Road, garage, 1,200 square feet, estimated cost $7,000; permit fee $147.16.
    • Oct. 17
    Ben Wilson, 1485 Pettit Pike, new home, 2,796 square feet, estimated cost $170,000; permit fee $793.15.
    • Oct. 23
    Dave Schu, 4375 Folsom-Jonesville Road, storage building, 576 square feet, estimated cost $3,000; permit fee $86.70.
    • Oct. 29

  • WES students get scientific

    Bethany Baptist
    • 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 7 p.m. evening worship.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Canby Tabernacle
    • Pastor Belve Barger - The church is located on Highway 330 West.
    • Sunday services are 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 6:30 p.m. fellowship and Bible Study.
    • Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

  • Start looking for things to be thankful fora

    When I served a church in Mississippi, I was the recipient of an amazing gift. A couple in my church knew that I was a fan (fanatical and crazy…according to my wife) of the Kentucky Wildcats.  They came to me after church one day and said, “Barry, we know how much you love Kentucky and though we can’t stand them, we want to give you two tickets to a basketball game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Kentucky Wildcats.  

  • Hillbilly Hoedown