Today's News

  • Mort graduates basic

    Army National Guard Pvt. Brandy M. Mort has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Mort studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • Four arrested after meth lab bust

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Department arrested four people after busting a methamphetamine lab in Corinth.

    The department received an anonymous tip July 6 about the possibility of a meth lab at 1970 Owenton Rd. in Corinth.

    When two deputies went to investigate, they found several meth-making products, including aluminum foil with burnt residue, cans of starting fluid and fertilizer in the bedroom, Sheriff Chuck Dills said.

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

  • The Grant County Job Search Group, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will meet  on the third Thursday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Grant County Extension Office at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.  The next meeting will be Aug. 19, and everyone is welcome to attend.

    The purpose of the group is to provide support, networking opportunities and helpful advice for job seekers.

  • Kentucky Changers nail down bonds in Grant County

    Not many years ago, Barry Colson was the one with a hammer in his hand, but today he watches, as a group of young strangers build a deck on the front of his home.

    “I used to run heavy equipment and frame houses and build decks,” Colson said. “I worked 60 hours a week.”

  • Mildred and Mitzi minister to residents of Grant Manor

    Mildred Ferguson and her Maltese dog, Mitzi, have made it their mission to look in on the residents at Grant Manor Nursing Home.

    “She isn’t full-blooded, but she is pretty precious,” Mildred said, looking down at the round ball of white fluffy fur.

    Mildred has been involved in Christian ministry since she was just a girl and continues to teach an adult women’s Sunday School class at the Dry Ridge Baptist Church.

  • New laws go into effect July 15

    Drivers with their eyes on their cell phones to text instead of the road are now breaking the law.

    Texting while driving is prohibited among about 170 new laws that take effect July 15.

    The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days following the adjournment of the Kentucky General Assembly, unless a bill contains another effective date or is declared an emergency.

    During the 2010 session, 163 bills and eight joint resolutions were signed into law.

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

  • Building Permits 7-15-10

    The following building permits were issued in Grant county in June 2010:

    • June 3:

    Jack Kemper, roof, 54 Taft Hwy., 200 square feet, estimated cost $2,600; permit fee $44.70.

    Williamstown Baptist Church, ramp, 11 square feet, estimated cost $2,000; permit fee $40.

    John Kirby, retaining wall, 70 Broadway, 50 square feet, estimated cost $20,000; permit fee $61.64.

    • June 7:

    Jeremy Lewis, inground pool, 115 Waterworks Rd., 576 square feet, estimated cost $18,000; permit fee $53.88.

  • McCandless, boy, April 8

    Bob and Cassie McCandless of Berry would like to announce the birth of their second child.

    Kash Wilson McCandless was born at 8:30 a.m. on April 5, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

    He weighed 9 pounds and 7 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Charles and Rhonda Fiscus of Corinth. His paternal grandparents are E. Merrill and Deborah Mitchell of Berry and Tom McCandless of Berry.

    Kash was welcomed home by his brother, Nolan Mccandless.

  • Alumni holds 56th banquet

    The 56th annual Crittenden High School alumni banquet was held May 15 at the Crittenden Baptist Church.

    Alumni and guests gathered at 3 p.m. to socialize and renew old acquaintances and alumni and guests were welcomed by President Julian Wills.

    Donald Bingham gave the invocation and Mary Morgan Kemper, class of 1939, read a poem she had composed, titled “School Day Memories.”

    Merle Simpson recognized the honored class of 1940, which celebrated 70 years. Those present were Mary Frances Spegal Wills and William Wills.

  • Community Calendar 7-15-10


    Grant County Band Boosters - 7 p.m. July 20, GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.


    Monthly breakfast meeting - 8 a.m., July 19, Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.


    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.