Today's News


    (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.
    Capt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant for Todd E. Beckham, 46, of Crittenden, for non-payment of fines, at 10:05 a.m. Dec. 13 on Crittenden Park. Beckham was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Christmas reunion story

    I’m a sucker for a reunion story.
    In 2008, I covered the story of a couple who had been married and then divorced for 52 years. They had lost contact with each other until their daughter found her dad through an Internet search. By that time he was seriously ill, but well enough to come to Florida to be reunited with his ex-wife.
    The couple remarried, and the man died less than a month later. It was quite a story.

  • Good tools make great gifts

    Amassing a good set of gardening tools usually takes a while and the holiday season, with various traditions of gift giving, is a perfect time to help gardeners achieve that goal.  Good tools don’t come cheap but if you buy right the first time the investment pays off in the life of the tool and the efficiency of the job.  The right tool often means less time spent on tackling the chore.

  • Make your holidays green

    Often we associate environmental topics with spring time, but you can be environmentally friendly any time of the year. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, household waste increases by about 25 percent in the United States. The holidays are a great time to reduce your waste and get young people interested in the environment.
    Here are some ways you and your children can reduce your impact on the environment while still enjoying the season and showing loved ones that you care.

  • Early voting is not the answer

    I read with interest recent editorials from various newspapers stating it is too difficult to vote in Kentucky and that the Commonwealth should pass a law allowing “early voting” to increase the number of participants in our state and federal elections. I am always supportive of increased voter turnout; early voting is not the answer.

  • Where are you Christmas? Why can’t I find you?

    “Where are you Christmas?” That is the title and first line of a song by Faith Hill.
    Does that describe you? Unfortunately, for the past few years, that’s how I’ve felt.
    It wasn’t always that way. In fact, in the old days, I started listening to Christmas music in October, followed quickly by five video versions of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
    After we moved to Kentucky from Ohio, my mother and sister came for a brief visit shortly before Christmas.

  • Conrad excited for ‘huge job’ as deputy judge

    Taking over as Grant County deputy judge-executive, Pat Conrad knows the job won’t be an easy one.
    “It’s pretty humbling because that’s a huge job,” Conrad said. “It’s a lot of responsibility. It requires problem-solving skills. You have to have good communications skills. You have to have a strong backbone. So, it’s a huge responsibility.”

  • Lady Braves fall to St. Henry, lose senior for season

    After a long hard fight, the Grant County Lady Braves fell short Dec. 9 to the St. Henry Lady Crusaders 49-46.

    The Lady Braves were led in scoring by Abby West with 20, Madison Ruebusch with nine and Alecea Homer with seven.
    Grant County did have a strong disadvantage going into the game, as two of their normal starters were out with injuries.

  • Late rally bolsters Braves over Demons

    The Grant County Braves stormed back for a six-point deficit in the final minutes of the battle of the county Dec. 6 to beat the visitors from Williamstown 77-74.

    The game was about as equal as it could be, except for the final score.  
    Both teams made 13 two-point baskets. Both teams made 10 three-point baskets.  
    Both teams shot 28 free throws.  

  • WES announces 2016 Grant County Conservation District contest winners