Around Grant County

  • Indian summer unfolding this autumn

  • Houseplants move indoors

    Fall has arrived with two threats of frost so far (but none that materialized for the farm.) Frost is inevitable, of course, it happens every year so let’s get organized for the return of our tropical to the not-so-great indoors.



    15 Years


    October 9, 1997
    The Dry Ridge City Council established tax rates for personal property and motor vehicles. The 1998 tax rates will be 29 cents per $100 on vehicles and water craft and .2298 cents on the $100 for personal property. Tax rates must be given a first and second reading before being adopted.

  • Persimmons ripening early this year

    The apple orchard has been picked clean and some have gone to our Courtney Farms Fruit CSA subscribers, some are now applesauce, some frozen and loads are now dried and sitting patiently on the shelf until the dead of winter (we are not allowed to eat them until all fresh are eaten!)


    October 4, 1997
    Kristi Howe of Crittenden and Season Caudill of Williamstown are members of the 1997 Eastern Kentucky University Marching Colonels. Under the direction of Christopher Hayes, the Marching Colonels will perform at five home football games and at the Madison Central Tournament.

  • Perennial plant of the year 2012 for the shade

    For some gardeners the tactile experience of maintaining the garden is not really what they’re after. I love the whole process but I realize that most people just want things to look good without too much fuss. As our farm grows on the four-legged and two-legged side of things I am noticing some perennial plant neglect. So, I do need to do some rearranging so that the mixed borders get easier to care for not more difficult. Therein lays the mission of the Perennial Plant Association’s “Plant of the Year” program.  

  • Readers unite for One Book, One Community program

    A political thriller with some Kentucky flavor has been chosen as the book for this year’s Northern Kentucky One Book One Community program.

    The annual reading program between Grant, Boone, Campbell and Kenton County libraries encourages patrons to come together by reading and talking about the same book.
    Grant County Public Library has been participating in the program since 2008.


    Free youth event planned Sept. 22


    September 4, 1997
    Erin Garnett is the Mason-Corinth Elementary Student of the Week. She is in Linda Webster’s sixth grade homeroom class. She has great work habits, is mannerly and gets along well with others. She lives in Corinth with her parents, Kerry and Sherry Garnett. She has four sisters and one brother. She enjoys cheerleading