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Today's News

  • DRFD plans cruise-in for fire prevention week

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department will recognize National Fire Prevention Week with a Fire Prevention Day Cruise In from 3 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Dry Ridge Fire House.

    Special guests include Sparky the Fire Dog. There will be a fire truck slide and fire trucks on display.

    This event is being held in conjunction with Cruisin’ the Ridge, a car show held the second Saturday of the month May through October that is sponsored by the City of Dry Ridge. 

  • Second Sunday offers free fun

    What: Second Sunday of Play

    When: 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11

    Where: in front of Grant County Middle School. The road in front of GCMS will be closed to traffic during this event.

    Schedule of activities:

    • 2 p.m. - Bicycle parade (led by Little Mr. and Miss Grant County Fair/Kentucky State Fair Evan Dunaway and Kasey Hill)

    • 2:15 p.m. Corn Hole Tourney

    • 2:30 p.m. Pet Owner Look-A-Like Contest

    • 2:45 p.m. Pet Costume Contest

    • 3 p.m. 2K Fun Walk/Run

  • For the Record 10-15-09

    Civil Suits

    July 24:

    Wells Fargo Bank vs. Kristen W. Blymyer and James K. Blymyer, complaint for foreclosure

    Todd A. Damron, ET AL vs. CSX Transportation, Inc., notice to take deposition

    Communicating Arts Credit Union vs. Holly Damron and Jeffrey J. Wilson, default of payment on note

    July 28:

    William B. Owen vs. Lois A. Owen, petition for dissolution of marriage

    July 29:

    BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. David W. Hunter, Karen H. Hunter and Green Tree Financial Corp., default of payment on note

  • 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.