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Today's News

  • Police Beat 12-24-09

    (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

    Col. Troy Hagedorn investigated an accident at 9:08 a.m. Dec. 1l on Crittenden-Mount Zion Road. The drivers involved were Jeremy L. Portwood, 33, of Crittenden driving a 1997 Toyota and Mark Smith, 44, of Crittenden driving a 2002 Pontiac.

  • Assistance fund for Clark family set up at Fifth Third

    Patricia and David Clark and their family lost their home to a fire on Dec. 11. The home was a total loss including the contents and the family’s clothes and personal items.

    A fund has been set up at Fifth Third Band for donations to help them in getting back on their feet.

    According to Patricia Clark, the family did not have insurance on the home.

    For a complete update on the Clark family, see the Dec. 31 issue of the Grant County News. 

  • For the Record 12-24-09

    Deeds

    Sept. 19:

    Lois M. Adams to Lois M. Adams Revocable Living Trust, Eagle Creek property, $55,600

    Sept. 22:

    (Special Warranty Deed) U.S. Bank to Scott W. Mercer, lot 11, 12 and 101, Unit 1 of Swanee Shores, $19,200

    Sept. 23:

    Darla Mae Fletcher to David Schalck, lot 11 of the Lillian McGee Woods Section of the McGee Subdivision, $60,000

    (Quit Claim Deed) Angela L. Davis to Paul M. Davis, lot 90 and 91, Section 1 of Lake Corinth Estates Subdivision, no amount given

  • 2,000 and counting

    The Kentucky Wildcats became the first team in NCAA Men’s Basketball history to win 2000 games by defeating the Drexel Dragons Monday night 88-44. The feat was over a hundred years in the making and man was it worth the wait. As the last few seconds ticked off the clock the crowd erupted while confetti and streamers shot into the air and onto the court. It was truly a fitting celebration for an absolutely amazing accomplishment. Coach John Calipari described his team’s role in making history.

  • Emmons complete training

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Christina L. Emmons graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Wilhoit reaches 1,000 points in win over Pendleton

    After picking up two quick fouls against Pendleton County, Williamstown junior Tori Wilhoit was stuck riding the bench for the rest of the first half.

    Needing nine points to reach 1,000 career points, Wilhoit was worried that she wouldn’t be able to reach the milestone, but worried more about not being able to help her team win.

  • Shop With a Trooper

    Ryan, with dark brown hair that fell into his eyes, dressed in sweats and a red hoodie, didn’t look like a typical holiday teenage shopper.

    His cart wasn’t filled with the latest video games or gaming system or even CDs or DVDs, but rather it was filled with fluffy pillows, a fuzzy blanket and some smelly lotions.

    The teenager, flanked by a trooper and a deputy from the Grant County Detention Center, browsed carefully up and down the aisles of Wal-Mart on Dec. 19.

  • Show me the plot!

    I was reading staff reporter Bryan Marshall’s column about how he was watching his son discover things for the first time and how it let him re-live those moments when he was a child.

    Cute stuff, these reliving precious moments, but not everyone had precious moments of discovery.

  • Goe resigns as board chairman

    The Grant County Board of Education is looking for a new leader.

    Tracy Goe, who has been board chair for the past three years, recently submitted her resignation for “personal reasons.”

    Goe has been on the board for nine years.

    Prior to her last meeting Dec. 10, Goe will be honored with a reception at the board office.

  • Fire destroys Corinth family's home

    Patricia Clark was wrapping Christmas presents on Dec. 11 when she heard her mother scream.

    “She was yelling for us to get out of the house,” Clark said.

    When the family of eight ran outside, they saw flames shooting from the electric line leading into their two-story frame home.

    “My husband tried to use the garden hose and mom threw buckets of water, but it was no use,” Clark said.

    Clark said she did manage to rescue eight Malamut puppies from inside the house before the heat, flames and smoke were too much.