Today's News

  • Marijuana charges dropped against GCMS teacher

    A Harrison County grand jury did not indict Dr. Nicholas Catey on charges of cultivating marijuana.

    Catey, a special education teacher at Grant County Middle School for 15 years, was charged on Jan. 20 when Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for him at his Berry home.

    Police said they found marijuana plants growing in pots on his farm.

    Catey was placed on unpaid leave on Jan. 26 pending the outcome of the case.

  • Marathon robbed, public help needed to ID suspects

    Police are hoping the public can help them solve a break in at the Marathon Station on Ky. 36 in Williamstown.

    They may be related to three other break ins that occurred recently at Peg’s Pit Stop in Corinth and the Jonesville Country Store.

    According to police, at least two, possibly three suspects, broke out a side window around 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 26.


    • Inspector’s Call: After you register - either online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 - a nine-digit application number is assigned. An inspector will call to schedule an appointment to visit your damaged property, generally no longer than 10 days after registration.

  • Federal aid available to tornado victims

    Grant County has been declared a disaster area and is eligible for federal assistance after the March 2 tornado ripped through Crittenden.

    Gov. Steve Beshear received notification March 9 that President Barack Obama has authorized assistance for residents of nine more Kentucky counties, including Grant, that suffered significant damage as a result of tornadoes and severe storms.

    The declaration brings the total number of counties receiving federal aid from FEMA to 16.

  • Crittenden Baptist becomes relief center

    Crittenden Baptist Church is buzzing with activity.

    Since the March 2 tornado, it has become one busy place as the central drop off point for donations, volunteers, victims to connect with emergency service providers and its kitchen has been serving three meals a day to victims and volunteers.

    It got started when Kim Haubner, the founder of HOPE (Helping People Out Everywhere) posted on Facebook that her newly founded organization would be distributing clothes and food to tornado victims on March 4.

    The weather forecast was cold and windy.


    Trevor Hunt has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for March 8. Hunt is the son of Michael and Etta Hunt.
    Grade in school: Senior
    Sport: Basketball
    Age: 18
    Hometown: Dry Ridge
    Accomplishments: Being the runner-up at the 32nd District Tournament in 2012. Also being named to the All-Tournament team and going to the Smokey Mountain Classic.

  • GCHS baseball to hold clinic

    The Grant County High School baseball team is holding its annual baseball clinic on March 10-11 at the high school.  
    For more information, call 859 620-9786.

  • Wildcats head to Bayou for SEC tourney

    The Kentucky Wildcats and Big Blue nation will be heading to New Orleans this week in search of their third straight and 28th overall SEC Tournament title.  UK fans will fill the New Orleans Arena and transform the city into the Big

    Blue Easy providing an unbelievable home court advantage 13 hours from home.

  • ‘Cats complete perfect SEC run

    The Wildcats were no “Gator Bait” on Sunday as some of the Florida students suggested would be the case.  Instead the Gators became the 16th straight SEC foe to get Kentucky fried as the Cats completed their perfect run through the conference season.  

  • Tearful end to the season

    March Madness came and went in a hurry for the Grant County Braves as they fell victim to Oldham County 65-33, March 1, in the 8th Region Tournament at Henry County High School.

    The Braves sat silent for the hour-long bus ride to the game, by the request of coach Jim Hicks. He wanted them to focus on the game.

    “A big game like this, the boys were ready to play and we had fresh legs going into the game,” Hicks said.