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Today's News

  • GRANT COUNTY NEWS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK 7-26-12

    Morgan Taylor Hughes McClure has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for July 26. McClure is the daughter of Thomas and Angela McClure.

    Grade in school: 2012 graduate of Grant County High School.
    Sport(s):Softball
    Age: 18
    Hometown: Dry Ridge
    Accomplishments: All Region Team.

    History in your sport: Since third grade and varsity since seventh grade.

    What do you do for fun/recreation: I either run, play basketball or hang out with friends.

  • Aunt Lucy gives 100 years of love

    When I was a child, someone in their 30s was just plain old.
    When I advanced to my 20s, it seemed that 40-year-olds were fogeys.

    When I hit the 30s, anyone in their 50s seemed over the hill.
    Now that I’m in my 40s, I’m beginning to think that age is just a number.

    I mean I don’t feel old and I really don’t plan on getting old as long as they continue to make hair dye in little bottles.

  • County receives $$ from KACo

    The Grant County Fiscal Court received a check for $10,397 from the Kentucky Association of Counties.

    The check represents a dividend payment to the County from the KACo Workers Compensation Fund, which provides workers compensation insurance coverage to county governments and other political subdivisions across Kentucky.  KACo insures 113 of Kentucky’s 120 counties through the Workers Compensation Fund. 

  • Donations needed for yard sale

    The Grant County Friends of the Shelter are collecting donations for a fundraiser yard sale, which will be held on July 28, at the Grant County Tourism Office, 1350 N. Main in Williamstown.

    Donations of gently used items such as clothing, appliances, household items, furniture, toys and books are needed at the shelter located on Barnes Road.

    Volunteers to assist with sorting, pricing and moving items to the sale site are needed. For information, call Yvonne at 859-250-0501.

  • Gouges celebrates 50 years

    Bobby and Sue Gouge will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 4. The Gouges were married by Charles Saylor at Sherman Church of Christ.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 at 1935 Sherman Newtown Road in Crittenden. The party is given by the couple’s three daughters, Brenda Gouge, Bonnie Jansen and Barb Deaton.

    The couple requests no gifts.

    The couple has six grandchildren.

    Bobby is retired from Johns Manville Corp. and his wife, Sue, is retired from Grant County Fiscal Court.

  • Martin - Moore to wed

    Ronnie and Phyllis Martin of Georgetown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashli Niccolette Martin to Shawn Victor Moore, son of Steve and Betty Moore of Crittenden.

    The wedding is being planned for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 2012, at Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at The Dry Ridge Banquet Center.

    The bride is a 2007 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also a 2011 graduated of Beckfield College. She is employed by St. Elizabeth Healthcare as a registered nurse.

  • SPLASH OF SUMMER

    Grant County Parks and Recreation held its seventh annual Summer Splash camp July 9-July 13 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.
    The camp, which features arts and crafts, theater, games, science and lots and lots of water, was attended by 138 7- to 11-year-olds.

    Photos by Bryan Marshall

     

    For more photos go to slideshows on www.grantky.com

  • Yard sale to benefit Grant County Animal Shelter

    The Grant County Friends of the Shelter will hold a fundraiser yard sale on Saturday, July 28 to benefit the Grant County Animal Shelter.
    The yard sale will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grant County Tourism and Chamber of Commerce Center at 1350 N Main St. in Williamstown.

    The rain date for the event will be Aug. 4.

    The Grant County Friends of the Shelter is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that supports and assists the shelter in helping homeless pets in the county.

  • Corinth passes budget

    When there’s not a lot of money in a budget, there’s not much to be done, says Corinth Mayor Billy Hill.


    “We haven’t had any new sources of income, so our budget is about the same as last year,” Hill said. “We continue to tread water.”
    Hill said the city saw a decrease in insurance taxes and he believes that’s a result of a stalled economy and people choosing to drop insurance coverage.

    “You also don’t see as many people watering their lawns as you used to,” he said.

  • Barnes Road changes ongoing

    Construction continues on a $3.8 million major realignment and widening of Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    Contractors are in the process of building a detour road so that work can continue on the new roadway, said Nancy Wood, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 public information officer.