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Today's News

  • With regrets, you can rot in Denmark

    "With regrets, you can rot in Denmark. That’s what she gets for breaking my heart." Those are my only two replies to the numerous emails I have received about the desperate situations some of you have found yourself in over the past few months.

    It seems while traveling some of our citizens lost their money and emailed me from their intelligent phones asking for assistance. I’ll change the names to protect the proposed guilty.

  • FIELD, FOREST CLUB LOOK FOR MEMBERS

    The Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club is looking for new members. A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on March 20 at the Grant County Extension Office in Williamstown. For more information, call Elbridge Cook Jr. at 824-5648 or John Mullins at 859-496-2130.

    See next week’s Grant County News for more information.

  • Town hall meeting focuses on college, career readiness

    By 2018, 54 percent of all jobs in Kentucky will require post-secondary training beyond high school.

    However, Kentucky currently ranks 48th in the percentage of post-secondary education degree projections for 2018.

    By 2020, 123 million American jobs will be in high-skill / high-pay occupations, from computer programming to bio-engineering, but only 50 million Americans will be qualified to fill them.

  • Marijuana charges dropped against GCMS teacher

    A Harrison County grand jury did not indict Dr. Nicholas Catey on charges of cultivating marijuana.

    Catey, a special education teacher at Grant County Middle School for 15 years, was charged on Jan. 20 when Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for him at his Berry home.

    Police said they found marijuana plants growing in pots on his farm.

    Catey was placed on unpaid leave on Jan. 26 pending the outcome of the case.

  • Marathon robbed, public help needed to ID suspects

    Police are hoping the public can help them solve a break in at the Marathon Station on Ky. 36 in Williamstown.

    They may be related to three other break ins that occurred recently at Peg’s Pit Stop in Corinth and the Jonesville Country Store.

    According to police, at least two, possibly three suspects, broke out a side window around 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 26.

  • WHAT TO EXPECT FROM FEMA

    • Inspector’s Call: After you register - either online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 - a nine-digit application number is assigned. An inspector will call to schedule an appointment to visit your damaged property, generally no longer than 10 days after registration.

  • Federal aid available to tornado victims

    Grant County has been declared a disaster area and is eligible for federal assistance after the March 2 tornado ripped through Crittenden.

    Gov. Steve Beshear received notification March 9 that President Barack Obama has authorized assistance for residents of nine more Kentucky counties, including Grant, that suffered significant damage as a result of tornadoes and severe storms.

    The declaration brings the total number of counties receiving federal aid from FEMA to 16.

  • Crittenden Baptist becomes relief center

    Crittenden Baptist Church is buzzing with activity.

    Since the March 2 tornado, it has become one busy place as the central drop off point for donations, volunteers, victims to connect with emergency service providers and its kitchen has been serving three meals a day to victims and volunteers.

    It got started when Kim Haubner, the founder of HOPE (Helping People Out Everywhere) posted on Facebook that her newly founded organization would be distributing clothes and food to tornado victims on March 4.

    The weather forecast was cold and windy.

  • GRANT COUNTY NEWS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK 3.8.12

    Trevor Hunt has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for March 8. Hunt is the son of Michael and Etta Hunt.
    Grade in school: Senior
    Sport: Basketball
    Age: 18
    Hometown: Dry Ridge
    Accomplishments: Being the runner-up at the 32nd District Tournament in 2012. Also being named to the All-Tournament team and going to the Smokey Mountain Classic.

  • GCHS baseball to hold clinic

    The Grant County High School baseball team is holding its annual baseball clinic on March 10-11 at the high school.  
    For more information, call 859 620-9786.