Today's News

  • Library to open late May 29

    The Grant County Public Library will not open until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29. Construction on Barnes Road requires that electricity be turned off and the library will not have power.

    Even though the library will open at 11 a.m., power may not be restored immediately so patrons are asked to be patient until the pwer is turned on.

    For questions or more informatioin, call 859-824-2080.


    School may soon be out, but the Grant County Public Library hopes patrons continue picking up books for its annual summer reading program.

    Once again, the library will have two reading programs — one for children in kindergarten through fifth grade and one for teens and adults.

    “Summer reading is about engaging the minds of the community and satisfying curiosity,” said Wynita Worley, public services librarian. “We want people to read what they want, love to read and have easy access to reading.

  • Memorial Day Service planned

    A Memorial Day Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 28 at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery North on Eibeck Lane in Williamstown.

    The public is invited to walk the grounds before and after the ceremony.

  • KKK gathers ‘peacefully’ in Crittenden

    The Kentucky State Police and Grant County Sheriff’s Department monitored what appeared to be a small gathering of the Ku Klux Klan in Grant County on May 19.

    The group, of seven to eight KKK members, were standing near the McDonald’s on Violet Road on Saturday evening.

    Some were dressed in robes and hoods.

    They were waving to passing motorists and handing out KKK pamphlets.

    “It was a peaceful only demonstration,” said Trooper David Jones, public information officer for the KSP. “They were asked to leave and they did.”

  • Blaze destroys Corinth grocery

    Corinth residents will be without a grocery store after an early evening fire ripped through Allen Country Store last week.

    The Corinth Baptist Church, however, will be providing a free weekly shuttle for the community as long as the need exists.

    “There are a lot of elderly in the community who walked to the store and don’t have any other transportation so we wanted to provide a service for them,” said Deanna Caldwell, a member of Corinth Baptist.

    The free shuttle will be leaving Corinth Baptist Church at 10 a.m. on Mondays.


    Arson appears to be the cause of an early morning fire May 21 that destroyed the field house/concession stand at Bobby Gibson Memorial Field at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    A $1,000 reward from the Kentucky State Arson Task Force is available for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s).

    Grant County Parks and Recreation director Tabatha Clemons, staff and interns, along with community volunteers, spent the day following the fire passing out flyers door-to-door to communities surrounding the park to notify people about the reward.

  • Memorial Day deadlines set

    The editorial (news) and advertising (classified and display) deadlines for the May 28 issue of The Grant County Express will be 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23.
    The editorial (news)  and advertising deadline for the May 31 issue of the Grant County News will be 5 p.m. on Friday, May 25.
    The News office will be closed on Monday, May 28.

    Due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the following deadlines will be observed:



    I’ve never considered myself to be a smart person. Perhaps, if I were I would have chosen a different career path. One that required a whole lot less hours and paid me a whole pile of money.

    But, I discovered at a young age that I had a knack for jotting down bits of information and crafting them into a story. My advanced English teacher told me that I had talent for writing.

    It was that love of the written word and finding just the right word to make a sentence combined with curiosity that prompted me to go into journalism.


    A lot of people worked hard to build and operate a concession stand at the ballfields at Grant County Park.
    A senseless act on Monday destroyed all that hard work in a short amount of time.

    Someone broke into the concession stand and set fire inside the building. The fire destroyed the building and heavily damaged the utility pole and transformer that served the building.