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Today's News

  • Special Valentines Wanted

    The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life. It could be your sweetheart, your children, your parents, a neighbor or family friend.

    The News staff wants to know why they are special.

    If your letter is chosen, your special someone will be featured in the Feb. 18 issue of the Grant County News.

  • Relay kickoff set for Jan. 25

    Let’s get this party started! The Grant County Relay For Life will hold a kickoff party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25 at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    The relay is the signature fund raising event for the American Cancer Society. Money is used for programs and research. The kickoff event is open to business owners, team captains, cancer survivors or those just wanting more information about the relay.

    For more information on how to get involved, call 824-3343 or 1-800-ACS-2345.

  • Grant Gear Grinders bring home state, national honors

    In its first year in existence, the Grant County 4-H Robotics team has excelled beyond expectation.  On Dec. 5. the Grant Gear Grinders won second place honors competing against 23 teams at the First Lego League Robotics Regional Competition at Twenhofel Middle School in Independence, which qualified them to go on to the state competition at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green on Jan. 9, where they ranked eighth place out of 42 teams.

  • Snow days force change to calendar

    Missed school days have caused a shift in the calendars for Grant County and Williamstown school districts.

    Each district missed three days because of snow Jan. 5, Jan. 6 and Jan. 8, but the plans to deal with the make-up days are not the same.

    Students at Grant County Schools originally were scheduled to have their last day of classes Wednesday, May 19.

    The final day for students now will be Monday, May 24, unless more days are missed.

    However, Williamstown Independent Schools are not adding days to the end of their calendar.

  • Murder trial gets underway

    The trial of a Crittenden man accused of killing his girlfriend’s baby began yesterday (Jan. 20) in Grant Circuit Court.

    Douglas Barnhill, 24, was indicted Feb. 11, 2009, for the murder of 13-month-old Kiara Smith, who was left in his care while her mother was at a family funeral.

    Barnhill has remained lodged in the Grant County Detention Center since his arrest on Feb. 11. Before his arrest, he operated an indoor flea market on Main Street.

  • Ky. Changers return to area for help

    For the second consecutive summer, Kentucky Changers will help beautify Grant County.

    An organization sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Kentucky Changers uses seventh through 12th graders to refurbish exteriors of homes.

    For the first time in its 16 seasons, the project came to Grant County July 4-11, 2009 with support from the Crittenden Baptist Association.

    About 150 youth — 30 from Knoxville Baptist and Mount Carmel churches— worked at 30 sites in Grant County.

  • Durr likes being behind the camera

    The Youth Performance Award winner for January is Cody Rose Durr, a senior at Grant County High School.

    Durr, 17, is the daughter of Douglas and Charla Durr of Dry Ridge.

    She has three brothers, Andrew, 14, an eighth grader at Grant County Middle School, Chad, 21, who attends Northern Kentucky University and DeWayne, a bus driver for Kenton County Schools.

  • All A ends in semis for Demons

    Heartbreaking.

    That’s how WHS senior Storm Mason describes the Demons loss to Walton-Verona in the All A regional semifinals.

    The Demons held a six-point lead over Walton-Verona heading into the fourth quarter of their All A regional semifinal game. Williamstown was unable to hold onto their lead, eventually falling 50-48 on Jan. 22. With a win against Gallatin County, Walton-Verona won the All A regional championship.

  • Cat Attack 1-28-10

    Undefeated season, done. Unblemished SEC record, gone. A #1 ranking that lasted less than a day and a half, over. And all because of a phone call from Barack Obama, why does he have to ruin everything? Just joking Mr. President, not even an executive order from you to arrest Devan Downey could have helped Kentucky on this night. Actually that might have worked. It’s ok, we know you’re busy.

  • Police Beat 1-28-10

    (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

    Deputy Scott Conrad charged a 16-year-old Dry Ridge juvenile with possession of marijuana, at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 on Blackburn Lane. The juvenile was released to a parent.

    Sgt. Dennis Switzer executed a Kenton County warrant for Leo V. Faust, 19, of Crittenden, at 4:55 p.m. Jan. 19. Faust was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.