Today's News

  • Jonesville chief says cooperation is key

    Jonesville Fire Department may have the smallest coverage area of any of Grant County’s fire departments, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need more funding to operate.

    “We’re paying our bills,” said Fire Chief Chase Duvall. “Our progress has developed over different funding streams.”

    Jonesville Fire Department has 18 members. The town lies on the Grant/Owen county line and receives funding from the fiscal court of both counties.

  • Crittenden needs funds to outfit volunteers

    Lee Burton is trying to catch up on paperwork, especially after his March got busy in a hurry when a tornado ripped through Crittenden.

    Burton, Crittenden’s fire chief, spent the next couple of weeks, dealing with the aftermath and relief efforts from the deadly storms.

    Often in the morning, Burton can be found at the firehouse.

    He’s not paid to do the job, but believes it is a calling.

  • Corinth needs new fire house, trucks

    Daylight streams inside the Corinth Fire House from a large crack in the building’s exterior wall. Another crack shows a blue sky outside where the roof meets a wall at the rear of the structure.

    Inside where the trucks are housed, two of the Corinth Fire Department’s emergency vehicles are sitting less than a quarter of an inch apart because there’s not room inside if they aren’t nearly touching.

    The small department’s home was once used as an ice cream parlor, a dance hall, slaughterhouse and a garage.


    The fire chiefs from Crittenden, Corinth, Dry Ridge, Jonesville and Williamstown share a common problem. They say a lack of funding and shortage of manpower is hampering their ability to provide service to their communities.


    Grant County Parks, Recreation forming softball leagues
    The Grant County Parks and Recreation is now forming softball leagues for men and women. The men’s league will meet on Friday nights and the co-ed league will meet on Saturday nights. For more information, call Ruth at 859-903-9631.

    Chamber seeks
    award nominations
    The Grant County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for recipients for the annual awards banquet.
    Categories include:
    • Grant Countian of the Year
    • Volunteer of the Year

  • Truly touched....


    Rachel Montgomery has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for March 15. Montgomery is the daughter of Tom and Stacey Montgomery.

    Grade in school: 8th grader

    Sport: Basketball

    Age: 14

    Hometown: Williamstown




    March 19 Grant County vs. Henry County 5:30 p.m.

    March 20 Grant County vs. Williamstown 5 p.m.

    March 21 Grant County vs, Carroll County 5:30 p.m.


    March 20 Grant County at Henry County 6 p.m.

    Boy’s Tennis

    March 15 Grant County at Walton-Verona

    March 20 Grant County at Franklin County

    Girl’s Tennis

  • Wildcats head to ‘Ville for March Madness

    The University of Kentucky Wildcats received the #1 overall seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament when the brackets were announced Sunday night. The Cats will open play in Louisville on Thursday night at 6:50 p.m. against the winner of the Mississippi Valley State and Western Kentucky opening round game that kicks off tournament action Tuesday night.

    There is no shortage of possible storylines for UK as they begin the quest for their eighth National Championship and first since Tubby Smith’s squad cut down the nets in 1998.

  • Spring training is in full swing

    Baseball is in full swing around the majors, with teams in the Grapefruit League and Cactus League.

    The Cincinnati Reds played the Chicago Cubs on March 12 and lost 8-6. Pitcher Bronson Arroyo struggled, giving up six hits and four runs over two innings.

    A key for Cincinnati’s offense was rookie shortstop Zach Cozart, who is hitting .375 this spring. Todd Frazier is also swinging the bat well and could end up making the ballclub out of spring training. He hit his third home run of the spring.