Today's News

  • Blaze destroys Corinth grocery

    Corinth residents will be without a grocery store after an early evening fire ripped through Allen Country Store last week.

    The Corinth Baptist Church, however, will be providing a free weekly shuttle for the community as long as the need exists.

    “There are a lot of elderly in the community who walked to the store and don’t have any other transportation so we wanted to provide a service for them,” said Deanna Caldwell, a member of Corinth Baptist.

    The free shuttle will be leaving Corinth Baptist Church at 10 a.m. on Mondays.


    Arson appears to be the cause of an early morning fire May 21 that destroyed the field house/concession stand at Bobby Gibson Memorial Field at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    A $1,000 reward from the Kentucky State Arson Task Force is available for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s).

    Grant County Parks and Recreation director Tabatha Clemons, staff and interns, along with community volunteers, spent the day following the fire passing out flyers door-to-door to communities surrounding the park to notify people about the reward.

  • Memorial Day deadlines set

    The editorial (news) and advertising (classified and display) deadlines for the May 28 issue of The Grant County Express will be 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23.
    The editorial (news)  and advertising deadline for the May 31 issue of the Grant County News will be 5 p.m. on Friday, May 25.
    The News office will be closed on Monday, May 28.

    Due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the following deadlines will be observed:



    I’ve never considered myself to be a smart person. Perhaps, if I were I would have chosen a different career path. One that required a whole lot less hours and paid me a whole pile of money.

    But, I discovered at a young age that I had a knack for jotting down bits of information and crafting them into a story. My advanced English teacher told me that I had talent for writing.

    It was that love of the written word and finding just the right word to make a sentence combined with curiosity that prompted me to go into journalism.


    A lot of people worked hard to build and operate a concession stand at the ballfields at Grant County Park.
    A senseless act on Monday destroyed all that hard work in a short amount of time.

    Someone broke into the concession stand and set fire inside the building. The fire destroyed the building and heavily damaged the utility pole and transformer that served the building.


    Name: Jacqalynn Ammer Riley, of Williamstown

    What motivates me to live a healthier lifestyle?

  • Red Cross to host recruitment

    The American Red Cross will host a DAT Volunteer Recruitment Day at the Williamstown Baptist Church at 7 to 9 p.m. on May 29.  The Red Cross is looking for volunteers to join the Disaster Action Team (DAT).

    You must be over the age of 18 and have a valid driver’s license or ID.

    To RSVP for the Disaster Action Team Recruitment Day, contact Joe Sack at 513-579-3081 or go to www.cincinnatiredcross.org.


    Charles and Mary Mastin and Robert and Theresa Mort are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Chrissy Cook to Justin Garnett, son of Kerry and Sherry Garnett of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is being planned for 5:30 p.m. on June 2, 2012, at the Crittenden Christian Church.

  • Stith signs letter with TMC

    Grant County High School senior Erica Stith signed her national letter of intent to play softball for Thomas More College, May 11 in the GCHS library.

    “It was so exciting,” Stith said. “I was looking forward to 2:30 p.m. to sign the paper. I was thinking of it all week.”

    Stith, who has played softball for GCHS since 2008, will be trading in her blue and gold for just blue with TMC.

    “They have really good academics and I like the coaches and the team a lot,” Stith said.