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Today's News

  • TURNING BACK THE CLOCK 8-2-12

    July 24, 1997
    St. Elizabeth Hospital has purchased land in Crittenden. The property was purchased for $365,000. This purchase has enabled the authority to retire its debt on the property within two years. “The Grant County Industrial Development Authority is pleased St. Elizabeth plans to expand in Grant County, said Wade Gutman, chairman of the IDA.

  • Helmer receives KFC scholarship

    The KFC Colonel’s Employee Scholarship was founded to honor the memory of Colonel Harland Sanders. To continue to honor the Colonel’s passion for education, KFC announced the first group of KFC Colonel’s Employee Scholarship winners.

  • BACK TO SCHOOL INFO:

    GRANT CO. MIDDLE SCHOOL
    Parents or legal guardians can pick up schedules and update information for students in all grades from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. between July 24 through Aug. 13. School Fees are $10.
    All parents are required to bring in proof of residency. All sixth grade students must have an updated school physical and immunization prior to school beginning.
    • Aug. 6 - Sixth grade “Meet and Greet” can pick up schedules and meet teachers in classroom from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

  • FOR THE RECORD

    Deeds
    June 21:
    (Quit Claim Deed) Penny Shell and James W. Shell, Jr. to Penny Shell, lot 37, Section 1 of Eagle Creek Subdivision, $119,900
    June 22:
    (Quit Claim Deed) Doyle R. Meek and Cynthia A. Meek to Doyle R. Meek and Cynthia A. Meek, Lemon Northcutt Road property, $120,000
    (Quit Claim Deed) Paul D. Stoutenborough and Joan Stoutenborough to Paul D. Stoutenborough and Joan H. Stoutenborough, as Trustees of the Stoutenborough Living Trust, lot 59, Section 2 of Winnie McGee Subdivision, $130,000

  • POLICE REPORTS-Aug. 2

    (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.)

  • Judicial center closed Aug. 6

    Don’t go the Grant County Judicial Center at 224 S. Main in Williamstown on Monday, Aug. 6 and expect to do business because the office will be closed.
    Judicial branch employees, including circuit/district court clerks and their employees, will be off work for the first of three furlough days as a result of deep cuts the Kentucky General Assembly made to the court systems budget for the fiscal years 2013 and 2014.
    The furloughs will close judicial offices on Aug. 6, Sept. 4 and Oct. 15 of this year.

  • Body found in Crittenden identified as Kenton agent

    `The identity of a body discovered in a Crittenden barn was established about a week after the body was discovered.
    Police said the body was that of Raymond Cosby, 49, of Independence.
    Cosby was a Kenton County insurance agent. Police were looking for Cosby at the time his body was discovered in connection with complaints from an elderly man’s family that said Cosby bilked nearly a half million dollars from their relative.
    Cosby was discovered on July 17 in a barn at Lloyd’s Wildlife Area.

  • Kayaks, canoes return for Paddle Williamstown


    Grab your kayak or canoe and find out what it would be like to take a leisurely Saturday morning ride around Northern Kentucky’s largest lake as Paddle Williamstown Lake returns on Saturday, Aug. 25.
    Williamstown Lake will host the second Paddle Williamstown from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

    All power boat/jet ski traffic will be restricted during this time.
    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner was pleased with the first event and hopes to show off the lake to even more participants this year.

  • Williamstown to host ‘Back To School’ bash

    Williamstown Independent School will join as one campus to celebrate returning to class Aug. 10 with a Back to School Bash.
    The district decided to forego its usual Sundae Social, Readi-Fest and back to school events for each school for the 2012-13 school year.
    The bash will include games, food and a free movie to kick off the school year.

  • BUSTED!

    Jim Blackney of Dry Ridge wasn’t too surprised when he woke up around 6 a.m. on July 26 and saw police cars swarming a house across the street from him.
    The Kentucky State Police arrested 15 people on drug charges in an early morning roundup.
    The roundup was the result of nearly a year of work by police, including undercover surveillance and drug purchases.
    For Blackney, it was a long time coming.