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Today's News

  • Church News 2-24-11

     

  • Screening committee begins hunt for supt.

    Members of a screening committee have been selected to help the Grant County School Board choose the district’s next superintendent.

    Michael Hibbett announced in November that he will be retiring after the 2010-11 school year.

  • Who is wild about you, baby?

    I have two provocative statements I want to make, which will probably raise your eyebrows. Statement No. 1: I’m wild about three women I know, but not in the way you might think.
    Statement No. 2: The kingdom of God is like the commercial for Viagra.
    First, the women. They’re friends of mine, although we hardly ever go out together.

  • Mayor wants bridge open

    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner doesn’t want the bridge at the south end of town to close.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials said the bridge would close on March 1 due to safety concerns.

    Skinner has asked the state to reconsider closing the bridge and keeping at least open to cars and trucks.

    “I know the state considered two options, either to close the bridge or to set a weight limit at 6,000 pounds, but chose to close it,” Skinner said.

    He contacted state road officials and asked them to change their minds.

  • Church removes Jerry Cannon

    The congregation of God’s House Church in Dry Ridge is in shock after their pastor was arrested last week on charges of child pornography.

    Todd Cummins, a deacon at the church on Broadway in Dry Ridge, was out of town on a college visit with his son when he got a call.

    “Shock is the best way to put it. It was disbelief and also a feeling I’d been betrayed,” Cummins said. “You don’t think your pastor is into child pornography.”

  • PASTOR & PORN

    (Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic details.)
    FBI agents raided a Crittenden home on Feb. 18 and arrested a Dry Ridge pastor on charges he used a social networking site to post and solicit child pornography.

    Jerry Cannon, 62 of Crittenden, was taken into custody by FBI agents around 9:30 a.m. and lodged in the Boone County Detention Center.

    He is accused of setting up fake Facebook profiles where he allegedly posted photos and videos of child pornography.

  • Police Beats 2.17.11

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • Special Valentines

    Nurse - Rebecca Ailstock
    by – Patty Poor, Crittenden

    If you are 24 years old, your life should be carefree and fun. But Rebecca Ailstock faces challenges that the majority of people her age would never think of. Rebecca faces the specter of cancer each day and is reminded of it each day when she looks in the mirror and sees her fluff of hair that is trying to grow back in after surgery to remove a brain tumor and a series of chemo treatments.

  • COUNTY TO ADD FIVE WEATHER SIRENS

    Grant County will be adding five new sirens to warn the community of impending storms or disasters.

    The Turn-Key Siren Warning Systems will be located at Williamstown Cemetery, the Dry Ridge Fire Department (replacing an old siren), Grant County High School, near KAO Campground and on the west side of Interstate-75 in Crittenden.

    The additional weather sirens will bring the total to 12 in Grant County.

  • Special Valentines

    Fiance - Chester Alsip
    by – Carol Gadd, Verona

    The someone special in my life is my fiancé Chester Alsip. I’ve known him and his family of eight brothers and sisters, etc. for 60 years. He is the sweetest, most understanding, patient, friendly man I’ve ever known.

    He always has a kind word for everyone and a sweet smile on his face. He is 80-years-old and we fell in love with each other. I’m 74-years-old.