Today's News

  • Relay for Life returns to Grant County Park May 19

    I heard a funny (not so funny) rumor the other day that Grant County was NOT having the Relay For Life this year.
    THAT’S NOT TRUE! The Grant County Relay For Life returns to Grant County Park in Crittenden on Friday, May 19 and we’re expecting a good evening – rain or shine (although we prefer the shine) with laughter, tears, music, dancing, food, wacky games and contests.

  • Class of 2017 - May you be blessed in all endeavors

    The 2016-2017 school year has come to an end and this is always a bittersweet time for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
    I have watched, as students from Grant and Williamstown schools have progressed in academics and sports and have grown into beautiful young men and women, each unique and special.

  • Dr. Ken Rich treats patients like friends

    William “Ken” Rich always thought of himself as a doctor more than a businessman, so it was as much of a surprise to him as anyone else when he learned he was being recognized at Businessman of the Year at the annual Grant County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

  • Car crashes into Crittenden gas station

    An 88-year-old Michigan man accidentally drove into a Crittenden gas station May 8 after putting his vehicle into drive instead of park backing out of a parking space.
    Kenneth Lee was getting ready to leave the Sunoco gas station in his 2012 Lincoln MKZ around 3 p.m. when the accident happened, according to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.
    “He went to put it in reverse and pulled (the gear shift) back too far at the same time as he was giving the car gas,” Dills said. “He was looking backwards but the car went forward.”

  • Proposed county budget has first reading

    The Grant County Fiscal Court held a first reading of the 2017-2018 county budget during a special meeting on May 8 after making several adjustments to proposed revenue and expenditures during a caucus meeting.

    During discussions about the Grant County Detention Center, District 2 Magistrate Shawna Coldiron noted an item on the budget listing a $1.9 million transfer to the jail, which she said would cut deep into the projected $2.7 million expected to be raised from the recently implemented occupational tax.

  • Fire destroys home on Taft Highway

    John Souder was about to go on a motorcycle ride at about 6:30 p.m. April 29 when his neighbor yelled to him that his house on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge was on fire.

    Equipped with years of military and law enforcement experience, he sprang into action to save his dogs while the firefighters were on their way.

    Souder said he had fed his dogs shortly before preparing for his motorcycle ride, and thoroughly inspected every room in his house, with the exception of the bathroom in his master bedroom, as he always does.

  • DERBY DAY 2017

    Even though Kentucky and Indiana no longer play annually, the two basketball coaching staffs certainly have some interesting ties now.

  • GC Schools caution parents about ‘13 Reasons Why’ show

    Grant County Schools joined many districts across the state and country that have recently cautioned parents about the recent Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” and its focus on teenage suicide.

    The popular series, based on the bestselling book by author Jay Asher, chronicles the suicide of a young woman who leaves behind a series of 13 messages for specific people in her life that she blames for her death.
    Grant County Schools posted a message on its Facebook page and website about the series.

  • Sherman Elementary class participates in art project