Today's News

  • Howe driven to be his best at basketball

    Steve Howe has always loved basketball.

    From the time he was a child, he always had a spot on the sideline of Grant County High School basketball games.

    “When I was small, my dad (Carl) kept the clock for Grant County High School,” he said. “I used to sit in his lap and I was a part of the basketball program when I was very small. It was a dream to get to play for Grant County.”

  • Lady Braves earn win in rivalry

    The Grant County girls’ basketball team hoped that the momentum from the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational, their home tournament, would carry over into the new year.

    The Lady Braves won three of their four games, finishing second for the second straight season. They followed with three losses in the KSA Classic in Orlando, Fla., but returned to Kentucky with a win against Bellevue on Jan. 2.

    Going with their momentum, the Lady Braves earned a district win over cross county rival Williamstown, coming away with a 42-32 win on Jan. 4.

  • Road crews prepare to battle snow

    Freezing temperatures and a downpour of snow and sleet can lead to a recipe for disaster on the roadways.

    With meteorologists forecasting 3 to 6 inches of snow to hit northern Kentucky on Jan. 7, motorists need to be cautious.

    Children may get out of school to make snowmen and sled down icy hills, but not everyone can stay home because of inclement weather.

    Despite some people’s beliefs, even if a snow emergency is declared by Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link, residents are not necessarily forbidden to go to work.

  • Curry tapped to fill vacant Dry Ridge seat

    Dry Ridge City Council is back to six members again.

    The council had a vacancy after Jason O’Nan resigned in November for personal reasons.

    Judy Curry, a retired social worker who was married to former Dry Ridge mayor Donald Pat Curry, was selected unanimously by the council to fill the position during its Jan. 4 meeting.

    She will serve the remainder of the year, but can run for a full term in the November election.

  • Teacher wins bank contest

    A Williamstown school teacher is the winner of Forcht Bank’s statewide “Pay My Bills” sweepstakes.

    Vicke Crowder, a special education teacher and school bus driver for Williamstown Schools, was presented a check for $2,500 at Forcht Bank in Williamstown on Dec. 31.

    Crowder, a single-mother of two, was eligible for the contest by signing up for online banking and paying her bills at forchtbank.com. The contest was open to non customers, as well as customers, who paid their bills with Forcht Bank’s online service.

  • Corinth sewer project bids to be opened Jan. 21

    The new year brings good news for Corinth’s Marathon Drive sewer expansion project. Bid opening will be held on at 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Corinth City Building.

    Mayor Billy Hill said 90 days from the time of the bid awarding the successful bidding company will be able to begin the expansion.

    “There are still some easements outstanding, though the city has a blanket easement in place,” Hill said

  • Kinmon moves from coach to transportation director

    Ron Kinmon is passionate about basketball and teaching.

    As the principal at Eagle Creek Learning Center and head boys’ basketball coach at Grant County High School, Kinmon looked to have an impact on student’s lives.

    Now, he’ll look to have an impact in a different capacity after being named the new Director of Operations for the Grant County school district. Kinmon replaces Mark Hudson, who retired after 28 years in education.

  • Forcht Bank to close branches

    Forcht Bank will be closing the Corinth and North Main branches on March 31, 2010.

    Customers who opened accounts at either of the locations were notified last week via a letter.

    The reason for the branch closings were “due to changing customer patterns and low overall usage,” the letter read.

    “I hate it and think they are making a big mistake,” said Corinth Mayor Billy Hill. “I think not only did Grant County depend on and use that bank but so did people from Scott and Owen counties.”

  • Police Beat 1-7-10

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Kevin Burke executed a warrant for Virgil O. McKinney, 54, of Williamstown at 10:35 p.m. Dec. 26. McKinney was lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.

    Deputy Mike Wright charged Michael Kelley, 48, of Corinth with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) at 1:47 p.m. Dec. 27. Kelley was lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.

  • For the Record 1-7-10


    Oct. 5:

    Fern Atha, by and through Katherine Phipps, her Attorney-in-fact, to George Callen Code, Kimberly Code and Berry Irene, Napoleon Zion Station Road property,$20,000

    Oct. 6:

    Lowell Wayne Osborne and Cheryl Darlene Osborne to Laura A. Sams, Fords Mill Road property, $130,000

    Christopher D. Jones and Kaelyn D. Jones to Leon Stancliff, Jr., Bullock Pen Drive property, $10,000

    Kase Enterprises, LLC to Kevin I. Byers and Amanda G. Byers, lot 58 Toole Brothers, Third Addition of Southern Hills Subdivision, $87,000