Today's News

  • Buster rolls into Grant County elementaries

    More than 3,000  children ride buses to school, on 53 regular bus routes, in Grant County and safety is the number one issue. That is why Buster the Bus is visiting each elementary school teaching the children about bus safety.

    Roxanna Traft and Jackie St. Amour, both school bus drivers and driver trainers, are Buster’s chaperons as he makes his school rounds.

    Although safety is of utmost importance, the two say there is another qualification for the high stress job.

    “You’ve got to like kids to be a bus driver,” St. Amour said.

  • Homecoming Royalty

    A small grass fire quickly ballooned into 25 acres of blackened, scorched earth last week on the Grant/Owen county line.

    Ronnie Simons and James Messmer were hauling wood Sept. 24 across Pleasant View Road in Corinth when they noticed a 25-foot area on fire.

    “It was small enough that if we’d have had some flappers, we probably could have put it out,’ Simons said, watching firefighters from eight departments battle to contain the blaze.

  • Oct. 4 is last day to register to vote in November election

    Kentuckians wanting to vote on Nov. 2 have one week to make sure they are registered, according to Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

    Persons not currently registered must do so by Monday, Oct. 4. County Clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business that day. A postmark of Oct. 4 is also required for all mail-in voter registration applications. Registration cards can be obtained over the internet at www.vote.ky.gov/register.

  • Crittenden man indicted for manslaughter

    A 37-year-old Crittenden man was indicted Sept. 15 on a second-degree manslaughter charge in the death of Ronald Valentine.

    The Grant County Grand Jury indicted Jeffrey L. Garland for manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle under the influence in a May 28 accident that resulted in Valentine’s death.

    Valentine was a passenger in Garland’s vehicle.

    The crash occurred on Lebanon Road, KY 491, approximately two miles west of Crittenden.

  • Dallas-Stevens set date

    Lynette Dallas would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Michelle Dallas, to Christopher Stevens, son of Mildred Stevens and the late Michael Stevens.

    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Unity Baptist Church in DeMossville. A reception will follow at St. William Catholic Church Hall in Williamstown.

    The bride is a 2002 graduate of Grant County High School and is the daughter of the late Dennis Dallas.

    The groom is employed by LSI Industries in Blue Ash, Ohio.

  • Callahan-Smith to exchange vows

    Debbie Marksberry of Williamstown is pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Mandy Callahan, to Craig Smith, son of James and Andrea Smith of Falmouth.

    The wedding will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 at Turner Ridge Baptist Church. The reception will follow immediately at the JMB Reception Hall in Dry Ridge.

    The bride is a 2000 graduate of Pendleton County High School and a graduate of Maysville Community College. She is employed by Total Care Pharmacy in Falmouth.

  • GCHS earns Reserve spot

    Looking at the line-up, it almost appeared as if the Grant County High School Marching Band was heading to finals instead of their second competition of the season, as seven of the 10 bands that performed at Madison Central in Richmond on Sept. 18 were KMEA State-finalists in 2009.

    In preliminary competition, Grant County competed with fellow 4A band Madison Southern from Berea. When Preliminary awards were announced, Grant County took the percussion caption, while earning first place over Madison Southern in 4A competition and was sitting in third place overall.

  • Demons run to 17th place finish

    Where: Covington Catholic Invitational

    What: The Demons finished in 17th place in the Covington Catholic Invitational, Sept. 18. The top runner for Williamstown was freshman Drew Harris, who finished in 69th place overall with a time of 20:20.5, just behind Grant County junior Danny Hess (20:20.5).

    Upcoming: The Demons will race in the Hillbilly Run, Sept. 25 in Bardstown. After that race, Williamstown will race in the North Central Kentucky Conference meet, Sept. 28 at Walton-Verona.

  • Animal shelter concerns discussed

    Changes need to be made at the Grant County Animal Shelter.

    That was the focus when 10 people expressed their concerns about the shelter for more than three hours Sept. 13, during a fiscal court caucus meeting.

    The issues ranged from the shelter’s limited hours and staffing to the turnover in leadership.

    The court is working on written policies and procedures for the shelter.

    To read the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News.