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Today's News

  • Owen Electric rates increase

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has granted East Kentucky Power Cooperative a $43 million rate increase.

    The PSC on Jan. 14 approved both a settlement and the resulting pass-through rates to be charged by the 16 electric distribution cooperatives that own and purchase power from EKPC. The new rate hikes take effect immediately and includes Grant County customers of Owen Electric Coop.

  • Healthy Baby Workshop planned for Jan. 25

    There will be a Healthy Baby Workshop from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Care Net, 305 N. Main Street, Williamstown. Workshop activities will provide information about having a healthy baby, including how to kick an unhealthy habit while you are pregnant and learning other ways to have a healthier pregnancy.
    All women completing one workshop will receive a gift pack with helpful information and baby items. Door prizes will be given and pizza, drinks and dessert will be provided.
    For more information, or to register, call Kim Smith at 859-283-0952, extension 117.

  • Girl Scouts brighten Christmas season for others

    Girl Scout Troop 356 visited the residents of Grant Manor Nursing Home over the holidays. The girls, along with their leader, Stacey Asher, delivered cards and sung Christmas carols to the residents. Photo submitted.

  • Drysdale, girl, Oct. 12, 2010

    Doug and LeAnnda Drysdale of Crittenden would like to announce the birth of their first child.
    Kinslee Marie Drysdale was born at 9:35 a.m. on Oct. 12, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.
    She weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Her maternal grandparents are Donald Gordon and Kris Tencza of Crittenden and Regina Gordon of Williamstown. Her maternal great grandparents are Dwight and Linda Harvey of Crittenden and the late Artha Ray and Marie Gordon of Crittenden.

  • Police Reports - Jan. 20, 2011

    (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.)

    Sgt. Terry Osborne investigated an accident at 10:48 p.m. Jan. 7 on Dixie Highway. The drivers involved were Jesse A. Bushong, 29, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1997 Honda and Jose L. Perez, 35, of Cary, N.C., driving a 1997 Dodge.

  • For The Record Jan. 20, 2011

    Civil Suits
    Nov. 18:
    CitiMortgage, Inc. vs. Eddie King, Sr., Beneficial Kentucky, Inc., United States of America-Served: Attorney General, United States of America-Served: U.S. Attorney and Unknown Defendant, spouse of Eddie King, Sr., default of payment on note
    Regions Bank vs. Mia R. Stamper and Michael A. Stamper, default of payment on note
    North American Tax Solutions, LLC vs. Edna Lambert Estate-C/O Robert Plunkett and Kentucky Tax Bill Servicing, Inc., default of payment on delinquent taxes

  • Are you ready to take the plunge?

    A group of brave Grant Countians once again will be “freezin’ for a reason” to raise money for the Special Olympics of Kentucky.

    At least 13 people dubbing themselves the Grant County Frosty’s will jump into a pool of ice cold water in frigid temperatures Feb. 5 at Joe’s Crab Shack in Bellevue for the 2011 Polar Bear Plunge.

  • GCMS Career Fair rescheduled for Jan. 31

    Grant County Middle School will host a Career Fair, in conjunction with their annual Science Fair, on Jan. 31 in the GCMS gym. Individuals from different career fields are needed to talk to the students about what they do for a living. A table and chairs will be provided, as well as electrical connections, if needed for your informal presentation. Refreshments will also be provided.

  • ‘SUSPICIOUS’ FIRE DESTROYS BUILDING

    Firefighters from Dry Ridge and Crittenden battled a blaze on Creek Road, near the Gallatin County line on Jan. 18.

    The fire, which began around 2:41 a.m.. involved an unoccupied two-story building.

    A neighbor noticed the blaze and called 911. When firefighters arrived, the second story had collapsed. Fire officials said the fire was “suspicious” and remains under investigation.

  • Snow piles on additional days

    The end of the year for students has been pushed back as snow days keep piling up for Grant County and Williamstown Independent Schools.

    Grant County Schools have missed eight days in December and January so far with more wintry weather expected.

    At this time last year, the district had missed half as many days on its way to a total of 10 missed days.

    The last day for students now has been moved from May 12 to May 25, but more snow would push the end of school back even further.