Today's News

  • Kentucky Changers nail down bonds in Grant County

    The teenager from Barboursville found it last week when he came to Grant County with the Kentucky Changers.

    The days were hot. The hours were long. The teens got sweaty and dirty, but didn’t seem to mind, nor complain.

    “I just wanted to help,” Stargel said, taking a rest break from the hot job of pouring concrete in 90-degree temperatures.

    Stargel and other teens from across the state worked in groups completing home improvement projects for families in need.

  • Teens put in sweat equity to make a difference

    Stuck in a home environment that was less than desirable, Jasmine Gentry needed an escape.

    Kentucky Changers provided that escape and a whole lot more for the Union teen.

    An agency of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Kentucky Changers is a Christ-centered traveling summer mission for youth, grades 7 – 12, who provide external home repair to elderly, disabled or low income homeowners.

  • Circuit Court clerk attends Clerks Summer College

    Grant County Circuit Court Clerk Shirley Wilson participated in the 2010 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College held June 15-17 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the college, which offered nine hours of continuing education credit.

  • Burgess family holds reunion

    The family of the late James E. Burgess will hold their reunion at 1 p.m. July 18 at the Meadow View Community Center, Dry Ridge. Everyone should bring a covered dish.

  • Grant County Schools encourage early enrollment

    Any new student (kindergarten – grade 12) planning to attend Grant County Schools during the 2010-2011 school year is encouraged to complete enrollment paperwork at the Grant County Schools Welcome Center. You must register by calling the center, at 859-428-5499, to schedule an appointment.

  • Godsey recognized by U.S. Achievement Academy

    Taylor Allen Ray Godsey, of Crittenden, has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence for his achievements in speech and drama and being on the honor roll at Grant County High School. Godsey was nominated for this honor by Ryan Ray, his teacher.

    Godsey is a 2010 graduate of Grant County High School, where he served on the homecoming court, and will be attending Northern Kentucky in the fall. He is employed at Watson’s Pools and Spa in Florence.

  • County provides weather radios

    A federal FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant recently was awarded to Grant and Pendleton counties and the City of Williamstown that will provide weather radios for every household in the county.

    Grant County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the local fire departments, will be responsible for distributing the radios to the public.

    Residents can pick up their radios from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17 and from noon to 5 p.m. July 18 at the following locations based on postal zip codes:

    • Corinth (41010) - Corinth Fire Department

  • Clark graduates Notre Dame

    Barry Clark, son of Dr. Steve and Dr. Mary Clark of Louisville, graduated with honors on May 16 from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He received a University Fellowship at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and will attend graduate school there in the field of robotics.

    Clark is the grandson of Ethel Clemons of Dry Ridge and the late Tom Clemons and the nephew of Tom and Cheryl Clemons of Dry Ridge, Jeff and Katie Clemons of Williamstown and Tony and Teresa Howe of Crittenden.

  • 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.