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Today's News

  • Budget balancing act

    The total budgeted appropriations for Grant County for 2012-13 is $10.4 million, down from $11 million this year.
    Of that, $4.4 million was appropriated in the general fund — about $594,000 less than this year's budget.
    Nearly all of the rest of the appropriations, nearly $6 million, came from the road and jail funds.
    On the revenue side, the county has budgeted $9.57 million for all funds.
    The budget, which the Grant County Fiscal Court approved June 4, takes effect July 1.

    Public safety:

  • FOR THE RECORD

    Property Transfers
    April 11:
    Tonya N. Delaney and Shane Delaney to Ronald K. Sims, North Main Street property in Crittenden, $114,500
    April 12:
    (Commissioner’s Deed) Kentucky Tax Bill Servicing, Inc., Jeffrey Fields, and Unknown Spouse of Jeffrey Fields, by Edward M. Bourne, Master Commissioner to Kentucky Property Tax Investments, Concord Church Road property, $2,600
    April 16:
    (Quit Claim Deed) Douglas Soden and Lyndi Soden to Douglas Soden, Eagle Creek property, $300,000
    April 18:

  • POLICE REPORTS-June 7

    (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.)

  • The chicks have it at Crittenden-Mt. Zion


    Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary, among other elementary schools in Grant County in partnership with the Grant County Extension Office received chicken eggs from the Grant County 4-H. The students and teachers used an incubator and watched the eggs hatch.

  • CMZ Chess Club goes to nationals

    For three fifth grade students at Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary, their final chess match was the most exciting moment in a year full of tournaments. The trio attended the national chess tournament at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville.
    Seth Sutton, Carter Petrey and Austin Creech experienced for the final time as fifth graders a big tournament.  

  • Fugazzi receives MAE degree

    Susan Fugazzi  of Williamstown received the MAE degree in Read Write Specialist P to 12 during University of the Cumberlands (UC) annual commencement ceremony on May 5 in the O. Wayne Rollins Center.
    Cumberlands recognized its largest graduating class, 483 students, for receiving bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees.

    This graduating class was able to accumulate over 50,000 hours of community service during their tenure at UC.

  • Cloe receives Dean’s award

    Mackenzie Cloe of Berry, a 2010 graduate from Williamstown High School, is entering her junior year of college as an elementary education major at Northern Kentucky University. Cloe was recently named the Dean’s Scholarship award member along with only six other students in the department of the College of Education and Human Services.

  • CHURCH NOTES 6-7-12

    Christ Community
    • Vacation Bible School - June 20 – June 22 – Registration starts at 5 p.m. with the program beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. The closing ceremony will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 23.
    • June 23 - The Youth, under direction of Derrick Gambrell, will launch their first outreach at 5 p.m. at Grant County Park. The bands will perform in the amphitheater. There will be free hamburgers and hot dogs for everyone. For more information, call 859-394-2586.

    Dry Ridge Baptist

  • Often Loved, Often Hated but never forgotten


    I have a bad habit of reading things in print that catch my eye. Whenever I see someone wearing a t-shirt with a message blazed across the front, I am drawn to read it. Sometimes I wish I hadn’t wasted my energy and sometimes I am amused or enlightened. In a day of extreme mass marketing, it is possible to see someone wearing any type of message or advertising.

  • DOWN AND DIRTY


    After the heat-wave in late May the blueberries ripened like wildfire, the Colorado potato beetle larva peppered the Pontiac potato patch and the cabbage worms nearly devoured my kale. I pick and squish and drown but so much was happening at once I needed a little assistance. As you know I do not use chemical pesticides in the vegetable garden. I will reach for a bio-insecticide if I must, however. Bio-insecticides include plant oils and compounds, naturally occurring bacteria, viruses and protozoa. We are essentially using nature to eat nature.