Today's News

  • For The Record Jan. 20, 2011

    Civil Suits
    Nov. 18:
    CitiMortgage, Inc. vs. Eddie King, Sr., Beneficial Kentucky, Inc., United States of America-Served: Attorney General, United States of America-Served: U.S. Attorney and Unknown Defendant, spouse of Eddie King, Sr., default of payment on note
    Regions Bank vs. Mia R. Stamper and Michael A. Stamper, default of payment on note
    North American Tax Solutions, LLC vs. Edna Lambert Estate-C/O Robert Plunkett and Kentucky Tax Bill Servicing, Inc., default of payment on delinquent taxes

  • Are you ready to take the plunge?

    A group of brave Grant Countians once again will be “freezin’ for a reason” to raise money for the Special Olympics of Kentucky.

    At least 13 people dubbing themselves the Grant County Frosty’s will jump into a pool of ice cold water in frigid temperatures Feb. 5 at Joe’s Crab Shack in Bellevue for the 2011 Polar Bear Plunge.

  • GCMS Career Fair rescheduled for Jan. 31

    Grant County Middle School will host a Career Fair, in conjunction with their annual Science Fair, on Jan. 31 in the GCMS gym. Individuals from different career fields are needed to talk to the students about what they do for a living. A table and chairs will be provided, as well as electrical connections, if needed for your informal presentation. Refreshments will also be provided.


    Firefighters from Dry Ridge and Crittenden battled a blaze on Creek Road, near the Gallatin County line on Jan. 18.

    The fire, which began around 2:41 a.m.. involved an unoccupied two-story building.

    A neighbor noticed the blaze and called 911. When firefighters arrived, the second story had collapsed. Fire officials said the fire was “suspicious” and remains under investigation.

  • Snow piles on additional days

    The end of the year for students has been pushed back as snow days keep piling up for Grant County and Williamstown Independent Schools.

    Grant County Schools have missed eight days in December and January so far with more wintry weather expected.

    At this time last year, the district had missed half as many days on its way to a total of 10 missed days.

    The last day for students now has been moved from May 12 to May 25, but more snow would push the end of school back even further.

  • Granny died with dignity

    As Congress considers repealing the Obama administration’s healthcare bill, public discourse has returned to discussions about end-of-life care.
    In a Newsweek article, published Sept, 12, 2009, called “The Case for Killing Granny” Editor at Large Evan Thomas shared thoughts about his own mother’s decline, loss of quality of life and finally death from emphysema. But Thomas doesn’t stop there, he makes a case for rationing healthcare for the elderly.


    When things get tough, some Grant County students don’t even bother going home after school, they head for the Williamstown United Methodist Church and the Homework Hotline.

    There, they are greeted warmly, given an after school snack and get help with their hardest subjects, absolutely free.

    Monty Joe Lovell, a former principal at Grant County High School and his wife, Belinda, also a former teacher and principal, had a vision for the program.


    Officials at Grant and Williamstown Independent Schools will be facing mid-year budget cuts because of a more than $49 million state revenue shortfall.

    The Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) fund, which is the primary source of monies provided to the state’s 174 public school districts, has less money than needed for the per-pupil funding authorized in the enacted budget for the current fiscal year.

  • Grant County Wrestling Meet At Campbell County High School Cancelled

    The Braves wrestling meet at Campbell County has been cancelled due to the weather conditions. Stay tuned for more information on a possible makeup date.

  • Lady Demons vs. Owen County 8th Region All "A" Classic Game Postponed

    The 8th Region All "A" Classic semi-final match with Owen County has been postponed due to the weather.

    The game is rescheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 14, with the winner moving to the championship game Jan. 15 at 7 p.m.