Today's News

  • For the Record


    Feb. 26:

    Kimberly Ann Bautista, 51, Crittenden, retired, to John Birchfield Treadway, 48, Crittenden, retired

    Jenna Lynn Brummett, 21, Crittenden, student, to Willard Glenn Harmeling, Jr., 22, Crittenden, meter reader

    Jamie Lynn Durban, 33, Dry Ridge, waitress, to Troy Anthony Stephens, 40, Dry Ridge, laborer

    March 2:

    Samantha Rae Raleigh, 26, Williamstown, USPS, to Robert Jeffrey Breeze, 36, Williamstown, truck driver

    March 3:

  • Excellence in Business

    When Paula Roe found out that students who attend Eagle Creek Learning Center could only get exercise when there is good weather, she was moved to action.

    Roe, the administrator at St. Elizabeth Medical Center- Grant County, purchased two Wii Fit game systems for the students.

    “This was the best idea ever,” said Eli Helton, a student at Eagle Creek, Grant County’s alternative school for middle and high school students.

    Roe delivered the gaming system in person and stuck around to challenge all the students at a game of bowling.

  • Asher signs to play for Pikeville

    Williamstown senior Josh Asher knew that if he wanted to make his goal of playing baseball at the college level a reality, he would have to put the work in to make it happen.

    Asher’s persistence got the attention of Rob Taylor and the Pikeville College baseball coaching staff, and he signed to play for Pikeville on May 11.

  • High-speed headed to Corinth

    Thanks to a federal grant, the citizens of Corinth will have high-speed Internet available from the city of Williamstown.

    Williamstown was awarded $535,000 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Williamstown will match it with $134,000.

    “We were excited,” said Mayor Glenn Caldwell. “You don’t get that kind of money very often.”

    The grant will allow the expansion of Williamstown’s cable and Internet service into Corinth and New Columbus.

    The project will require construction of 25 miles of pole lines.

  • Cadets take care of their own

    GCHS JROTC cadets Kim Phillips and Elizabeth Faulkner help Rachel Mohrhaus carry Brittany Blackburn from drill practice. Blackburn had a previous injury and couldn’t complete the drill.

  • Little girls fight cancer with cookies

    Three little girls from Grant County decided they could make a difference so, with the help of their mothers, they held a bake sale to raise money to fight cancer.

    Lauren Cleveland and BrentLee Threlkeld, both age 5, along with Karson Heaverin, 3, pulled their resources and that’s what they did.

    The trio held a bake sale last month at Williamstown Christian Church and raised $230 for Mrs. Vickie’s Wildflower Relay For Life team.

  • Police Beat 5-20-10

    (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.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 2:42 p.m. May 12 on Arnie Risen Boulevard. The driver involved was John E. Haney, 50, of Corinth, driving a 2006 Dodge, which hit a parked 2007 school bus.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • Young receives merit award for quick action

    Angela Young never thought she’d end up working at a detention center.

    Young said she was just doing her job conducting a head count during a shift last year when she noticed one of the female inmates was having trouble breathing.

    “During a head count, we have to see the inmate’s face and wake them up if they’re asleep,” Young said. “When I tried to wake this inmate up, she was unresponsive.”

  • Indictments

    The grand jury, which met May 5, returned indictments against 10 people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • David S. Johnson, 31, possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, first offense and persistent felony offender, second degree.

  • Building Permits

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

    • April 1

    Dirk Grove, garage, 830 Jacob Dr., 624 square feet; permit fee $92.86.

    • April 7

    Robert Wehr, III, deck, 635 Osborne Rd., 768 square feet; estimated cost, $3,000; permit fee $111.48.

    • April 8

    Rodney Mason, double-wide, 2450 Corinth Rd., 1,782 square feet; estimated cost $49,000; permit fee $125.22.

    • April 9

    Gary Bowling, car port, 115 Timberwood, 832 square feet, estimated cost $3,000; permit fee $104.54.