Today's News

  • 'secret to success'

    Like most Eastern Kentuckians, Billy Hicks was destined to be a coal miner, but Hicks had something different in mind.

    “I wasn’t a very good coal miner because I was too lazy. So, I figured I had better make a good basketball coach,” Hicks said.

    He got the chance to prove himself when the superintendent of the Harlan County School District, gave him a chance.

    “She said, ‘I see it in your eyes. You’re different.’” Hicks said. “It was like wow, somebody believed in me.”


    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff

  • Business Matters

    Changing lives.

    That’s the number one goal for Justin Baker at Body Works Gym in Dry Ridge.

  • Crittenden Tastefully Simple Consultant cooks up success

    Rhonda Krummen of Crittenden and an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, Inc., is now a team leader with the national direct seller of delicious,
    easy-to-prepare foods.
    Krummen earned the promotion through sales achievements and by adding new

  • Bank of KY named a Top Workplace again

    The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation is proud to be recognized as one of the region’s Top Workplaces for 2012.  
    This is The Bank of Kentucky’s third consecutive year receiving this award.  

  • Touch my pocket, I get steamed

    I’m more than a little steamed and it’s not because of the hot weather we’ve had recently.

    I’m hot under the collar because of situations and things I just can’t fathom.

  • Little League benefit to rebuild burnt field house

    If you come, they can “Build It Back.”
    That’s what the Grant County Little League is hoping will happen July 7 when the organization holds a benefit to raise money to rebuild its field house/concession stand.
    The structure at Bobby Gibson Memorial Field at Grant County Park in Crittenden was destroyed May 21 due to suspected arson.
    Kentucky State Police are still handling the investigation and a $1,000 reward is available for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s).

  • Sarah’s smile


    Friends recall life of Williamstown woman killed in I-75 crash


    Wherever you saw Sarah Schoenman, you saw a friendly, wide-toothed smile that lit up her eyes.

    That’s what her friends will miss following the 30-year-old Williamstown woman’s death last week in an automobile accident in Walton.

  • Deputy cleared, but not back to work

    The chief deputy at the Grant County Detention Center has apparently been cleared of criminal conduct by the Kentucky State Police, but has not returned to work.
    The story about Bailey’s suspension first appeared in the June 14 issue of the Grant County News.

    In an email faxed to the Grant County News on June 18, Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples requested clarification from County Attorney Joe Taylor on whether or not Chief Deputy Dennis Bailey should be taken off administrative leave/suspension, following the KSP’s investigation.