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Today's News

  • Is county’s fire funding adequate?

    Is $25,000 adequate funding provided by the Grant County Fiscal Court each year to the five fire departments?
    Depends on who you ask.

    The fire chiefs say the money only helps pay for fuel in a time that expenditures are rising and revenue is not increasing.

    However, the county gives more money to its fire departments than most in the state, according Judge-Executive Darrell Link.

  • COURT UNSURE VOTERS WOULD PASS EMERGENCY SERVICES TAX

    Judge-Executive Darrell Link admits that the emergency services tax proposed by the Grant County Fire Chiefs’ Association would provide much-needed funding for fire and ambulance services.

    But, he doesn’t think voters would approve paying for a new tax during tough economic times.

  • Cardio class to be offered during April

    The Grant County Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a new program in April designed to increase fitness in a fun way.

    Each Monday in April participants will learn different cardio workouts in a class at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    The class starts at 6 p.m., at costs $12 for five classes or $3 each class.

    “It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for awhile, offer some general fitness at the park,” said Tabatha Clemons, parks and recreation director.

  • Cardio class to be offered during April

    The Grant County Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a new program in April designed to increase fitness in a fun way.

    Each Monday in April participants will learn different cardio workouts in a class at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    The class starts at 6 p.m., at costs $12 for five classes or $3 each class.

    “It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for awhile, offer some general fitness at the park,” said Tabatha Clemons, parks and recreation director.

  • EASTER EGG HUNT PLANNED

    Grant County Park in Crittenden will be scattered with thousands of colorful eggs April 7 for the annual Easter Egg Hunt.

    Activities will start at 10 a.m. with the egg hunt beginning at 11 a.m.

    The hunt will be separated into four age groups: birth to 2-year-olds, 3- to 5-year-olds, 6- to 8-year-olds and 9- to 12-year-olds.

  • Williamstown schools receive accreditation

    Many hours, days and months of work paid off for the Williamstown Independent Schools as administrators learned March 29 the district earned full accreditation.

    The process, which was done through a Quality Assurance Review (QAR) by AvancED, included a visit from a five-person team that looked over documents, interviewed teachers, staff, students and community members and evaluated the performance of the district.

  • FIRE FIX?

    The Grant County Fiscal Court will be bringing a proposed ambulance taxing district back for a second reading and discussing possible fire dues during its next meeting.

    Magistrate Bobby Young made a motion during the April 2 meeting to take the ordinance off of the table and a vote on the final reading of the taxing district will take place during the April 16 meeting.

    “We can’t sit around and do nothing at this point,” he said. “I feel like doing nothing is the wrong thing.”

  • Severe Thunderstom Watch Until 9 p.m.

    The National Weather Service out of Wilmington, Ohio, has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Grant County, until 9 p.m. tonight.

  • Get your stats, news, photos published in the Grant County News

    The surest way to get the word out about your Grant County or Williamstown team is to have it published in the sports pages of The Grant County News, the only publication devoted to news and sports in Grant County.

  • THIS WEEK IN GRANT COUNTY SPORTS 3.29.12

    GRANT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

    Baseball
    March 30 Grant County vs. Scott County Freshman 5:30 p.m.
    March 30 Grant County at Collins 6 p.m.
    March 31 Grant County at Harrison County 12 p.m.

    Softball
    March 29 Grant County at Conner 5:30 p.m.
    March 30 Grant County vs.Conner at Softball City in Taylor Mill 5:30 p.m.
    March 31 Grant County vs. Bourbon County at Softball City in Taylor Mill 10:30 a.m.