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Today's News

  • News staff wins press association awards

    The Grant County News captured four awards during a meeting last week of the Kentucky Press Association in Lexington.

    The News competed in the Weekly Class III division, which is for larger Kentucky weekly newspapers.

    Bryan Marshall, staff writer for the Grant County News, won two awards including a first place and a third place for column writing.

    Marshall won first in the general news category for a story he wrote about the ? trial.

  • Hamm, girl, Dec. 17

    Nick Hamm and Heather DeVore of Crittenden would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Alexandria Rose Hamm was born at 11:06 a.m. on Dec. 17, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

    She weighed 4 pounds and 13 ounces and was 17 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Steve and Lisa DeVore of Corinth. Her maternal great grandparents are Ken and Marsha DeVore of Florida and Herman and Becky Wilson of Tennessee.

    Her paternal grandparents are Herman and Lillian Hamm of Dry Ridge.

  • AARP Tax-aide offered at senior center

    AARP Tax-aide is offering free income tax preparation including e-filing at the Williamstown Senior Center (in the City Building). This service is available to all tax payers with low to middle income with special attention to those age 60 and older.

    Please bring:

    • SS cards for each person claimed on the return

    • All income statements (W-2s, 1099’s, unemployment statement)

    • Dependent care information

    • All receipts or documentation for taxes paid if itemizing

  • BREAKING NEWS - Barnhill found guilty of murder

    After more than two days of testimony,Douglas Brandon Barnhill was foundguilty of the murder of 1-year-old Kiara Smith  on Friday.

    The Grant County jury deliberated for less than two hours before delivering the verdict against the Crittenden man.

    The jury recommended Barnhill serve life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years.

    Read next week's Grant County News for more on this story.

  • Four selected for Olympic Development Program

    Hoping to make a name for Grant County, four girls’ soccer players tried out for the Kentucky Olympic Development Program.

    Grant County Middle School eighth graders Mollie Pelfrey and Bethany Lawrence were selected, along with Grant County High School freshmen Gwen MacAdams and Alexis Willen.

  • Building Permits 2-4-10

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in January 2010:

    • Jan. 12:

    Jack Wilson, repair, 108 S. Main Street, 1,176 square feet, estimated cost $15,000; permit fee $79.10.

    Roy Osborne, 15 LaPine Street, room addition, 630 square feet, estimated cost $72,000; permit fee $1,161.38.

    • Jan. 13:

    Carolyn Claypool, 605 Mitts Road, double wide, 1,125 square feet, estimated cost $12,000; permit fee $111.64.

    • Jan. 14:

  • GUILTY

    After more than two days of testimony, a Grant County jury took less than two hours on Jan. 22 to find Brandon Barnhill guilty of the murder of 1-year-old Kiara Smith.

    The 25-year-old Crittenden man was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years.

    “I believe the evidence is overwhelming that he clearly beat a child to death,” Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford said in his closing arguments.

    “He still won’t stand up like a man for what he’s done,” he said.

  • Goodness shines through times of tragedy

    As she starts the song, “Prelude from a Kiss”, Alicia Keys slowly strokes the keys of her piano.

    She then starts singing softly, letting her voice drift along with the notes as she sits alone in the middle of the studio…

  • Cat Attack 2-1-10

    Oh no, not again. The referee crew from the Kentucky-Vanderbilt game just blew their whistle again.  Those three guys had to be the most warn out people in Rupp by the time the final seconds ran off the clock Saturday evening.  They combined to call 58 total fouls and the teams shot a total of 70 free throws.  Looks like neither team will need to practice free throws this week.

  • Williamstown Junior and Senior High School second nine weeks honor roll

    A HONOR ROLL

    Jan. 15, 2010

    Sixth grade

    McKenna Brewer

    Andrew Davis

    Karyna Davis

    Olivia Dezarn

    Chasity Evans

    Nicole Giesbers

    Cassidy Hess

    Avery March

    Rachel Montgomery

    Savanna Moss

    Hannah Scroggins

    Hanson Zhou

    Seventh grade

    Jacelyn Adams

    Allyson Burton

    Derek Cummins

    Mari Johnson

    Sidney Jump

    Emily Simpson

    Brooklyn Wainscott

    Emily Whitney

    Eighth grade

    Macy Goetz