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Today's News

  • School taxes

    Grant County Schools

    Grant County Board of Education voted unanimously to not increase the tax rate levied for schools in the Grant County School District.  

    The tax rate on real and personal property in the Grant County School District for 2008 and again in 2009 is 52.2 cents per $100 of property valuation.

    Last year’s tax rate produced revenue of $5.15 million for the district.

    The 2009 tax rate is expected to bring in $5.14 million — $597,365 from new and personal property.

  • Tax time

    It’s that time of year when property owners in Grant County will receive their 2009 property tax bill. Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills mailed 11,736 bills on Oct. 1 and will continue to collect them through April 2010.  Each tax bill contains a property owner’s assessment with certain amount of the taxes going to the county, state, schools, mental health, health department, library, extension servie and soil conservation.What’s new?

  • Farmers Market to hold sale

    The leaves are starting to fall and the crops are starting to fade.

    The Grant County Farmers Market will be having the end of season sale on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 at the Williamstown (across from Tractor Supply) and Crittenden (by Whippy Dip) locations and on Oct. 11 at the Second Sunday activities on Arnie Risen Boulevard in Williamstown.

    The produce is locally grown and harvested. Also available are honey, baked and canned goods, pumpkins, gourds and decorative items for fall.

    This is not the final sale of the season, but is the biggest before winter.

  • Flu shot clinic planned Oct. 14

    Protect Yourself and Your Family with the Best Weapon Against Seasonal Influenza: An Annual Flu Vaccine.

    Even with the emergence of swine flu (H1N1) this year, seasonal influenza is still a concern. Seasonal influenza is a serious disease that results in 36,000 deaths and more than 200,000 hospitalizations every year on average. Fortunately, there is a way to protect yourself and those you love from the seasonal flu-getting an annual seasonal flu vaccine.

  • Police Beat 10-15-09

    (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

    Deputy Mike Garvey investigated an accident at 10:24 a.m. Oct. 3 on Spears Lane in Crittenden. The drivers involved were Billy O. Harbour, 78, of Ashland, Ky. driving a 1993 Cadillac and Bryan A. McKinnis, 24, of Crittenden driving a 2000 Chevrolet.

  • WHS Band of Spirit named Grand Champion

    After a two week  hiatus, the Band of Spirit returned to competition this weekend  in Edgewood.  Performing at Dixie Heights High School’s first “Festival at the Heights”, Williamstown continued their winning streak by bringing home another grand champion title.

    Performing at 3:30 p.m. in class A competition, Williamstown received first place and captured both color guard and percussion awards in their class.  Beechwood finished in second place, followed by Bellevue, then Dayton.

  • Braves fall to South Oldham in rain-soaked game

    The Grant County High School football team is working to put together a complete game.

    Against Bourbon County on Oct. 2, the Braves started sluggish, but turned up their defensive intensity and came away with a win.

    During their district game against South Oldham on Oct. 9, the Braves continued with a slow start, falling behind 14-0 after the first half.

    They rallied in the second half, but weren’t able to close the gap and eventually fell 28-7.

  • Wright, Kellam compete at state tournaments

    GCHS junior Zach Wright set personal goals before the season of finishing first at the regional tournament and making the cut at the state tournament.

    By shooting a 71 in the first round at the regional tournament on Sept. 28, Wright took first place and care of his first goal.

    Despite battling weather delays and having to play 35 holes on Oct. 7, Wright was able to make the cut by shooting a 77 in the first round. The cut was set at 81.

    Wright finished tied for 21st overall after shooting a 79 in the second round for a cumulative score of 156.

  • Market Day deadline nears

    Junior ROTC cadets at Grant County High School are participating in the Market Day fundraising program.

    Market Day is a fundraising food cooperative. Each month Market Day offers 150 convenient and nutritious products including poultry, meats, seafood, family meals, appetizers, breakfast items, beverages and desserts.

    During the month of October, a pie sale is underway.

  • Late goal propels Braves to district win

    The Grant County boys’ soccer team rode a rollercoaster in their district tournament game against Mason County.

    At times, they played inspired soccer, but they also played below their skill level.

    Luckily for the Braves, they ended on a high note as they pulled out a 1-0 victory over the Royals on Oct. 12.