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Today's News

  • Dog licenses due July 1; stricter enforcement coming

    If you own a dog and live in Grant County, then you’d better make sure and purchase a dog license.

    Because of the number of stray or unwanted animals that end up at the Grant County Animal Shelter, the animal control officer is cracking down.

    A dog license is required by county ordinance for all dogs. See chart for license fees.

     “We haven’t enforced this in the past, but we’re going to start,” said Brent Caldwell, animal shelter director.

  • Darnell excels as Ag student

    Carrie Darnell of Morning View was chosen as the Outstanding Agricultural Education Student at Western Kentucky University. Darnell will soon complete her student teaching at Barren County High School and plans to share her passion of agriculture by teaching others as an agriculture educator. She has participated in many clubs and organizations and has been vigorous at representing the entire WKU campus. Darnell is a member of several professional organizations and has received several scholarships.

    She is the daughter of Art and Becky Darnell.

     

  • Braves fall in district tourney

    After scoring early against Walton-Verona in the first round of the district tournament, the Grant County baseball team was confident they were on their way to compete for their third straight district championship.

    The Bearcats had different ideas.

    Walton-Verona rallied for a seven-run inning to defeat the Braves 7-5 on May 25.

    For more information, please pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News.

  • Crittenden votes against salary increases

    While the city of Crittenden has experienced an influx of people, new subdivisons, homes and apartments, the salary for the Crittenden mayor and city council members hasn’t increased in 10 years and the present mayor, Gayle Cayton, thinks that is a shame.

  • Special Olympics torch to run through Grant County

    The Special Olympics Flame of Hope torch will make its way through Grant County on May 27 on the journey to Richmond for the 2010 Summer Games.

    The torch will begin its quest May 17 in Daviess County before continuing on its path through the state May 26 in Kenton County.

    The following day, Grant County will participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

    For more information about this story, pick up a print copy of Thursday's Grant County News.

  • Being a survivor

    Barb Burgess never dreamed she would get cancer. That all changed in August 2009 when she went for her annual mammogram.

    The doctors noticed a questionable spot that eventually was diagnosed as breast cancer.

  • Community Calendar 5-27-10

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. June 3, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

    CLUBS

    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. May 29, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

  • Veterans honored with free lunch, patriotic music

    Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag never seemed more appropriate than May 8 in the Williamstown High School cafeteria.

    The words to the national anthem, heard countless times before meaningless baseball games, meant everything to a roomful of veterans who fought to preserve freedom.

    Patriotism became contagious as veterans were honored with a free luncheon program that had attendees singing along to inspirational songs and remembering those lost in war.

  • Moran crowned Most Beautiful Overall

    Alexia Rose Moran has done it again.

    On Saturday, May 8 in Louisville, she was crowned the Most Beautiful Overall in the International Fresh Faces of Kentucky pageant.

    Alexis also won best smile and received a trophy, a $300 savings bond and $50 in cash.

    Now, Alexis is on her way to Daytona Beach, Fla., as a Kentucky state title holder for Most Beautiful.

    This will be her first national pageant.

    Alexis is the daughter of Humberto and Amber Moran of Owenton and granddaughter of Charlotte Linville (Claypool).

  • Crittenden, Corinth join KLC lawsuit

    Two Grant County cities recently decided to join a class action lawsuit filed against the Kentucky League of Cities.

    The lawsuit, filed by attorney Brandon Voelker on behalf of the city of Cold Spring, alleges “financial improprieties,” including unauthorized financial benefits, altered compensation without board approval, direct conflicts of interests involving expenditures and breach of fiduciary duties by KLC.

    The claims stem from spending excesses from July 2006 to June 2009 brought to light by the state auditor’s office.