Around Grant County

  • KKK gathers ‘peacefully’ in Crittenden

    The Kentucky State Police and Grant County Sheriff’s Department monitored what appeared to be a small gathering of the Ku Klux Klan in Grant County on May 19.

    The group, of seven to eight KKK members, were standing near the McDonald’s on Violet Road on Saturday evening.

    Some were dressed in robes and hoods.

    They were waving to passing motorists and handing out KKK pamphlets.

    “It was a peaceful only demonstration,” said Trooper David Jones, public information officer for the KSP. “They were asked to leave and they did.”

  • Memorial Day deadlines set

    The editorial (news) and advertising (classified and display) deadlines for the May 28 issue of The Grant County Express will be 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23.
    The editorial (news)  and advertising deadline for the May 31 issue of the Grant County News will be 5 p.m. on Friday, May 25.
    The News office will be closed on Monday, May 28.

    Due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the following deadlines will be observed:


  • Pit Stop Campaign aims to save Pit Bulls

    Boomer is gentle and loving, an over grown lap dog who just wants to play.

    When approached, his skinny tail whips fast and furious.

    Boomer and others dogs like him are looking for a forever home, but when visitors come to the Grant County Animal Shelter, they often stop to look at him, but they keep on going.

    Unfortunately for Boomer, a Pit Bull, his breed has a bad reputation, which is why Marsha Chaney, the shelter director, has started the “Pit Stop Campaign.”

  • Kiwanis to host magic show May 19

    The Williamstown Kiwanis Club will be sponsoring the Spectacular Magic Show at the Williamstown High School Gym at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.

    Comedy magician Roger Wayne from Cynthiana, combines comedy with his skillful antics of magic. He has been performing since he was a teenager, has worked as a professional magician for over 30 years.

    Also appearing is illusionist Dinky Gowen. He became interested in magic at the age of 5 and at the age of 11 he did his first magic performance. He combines comedy, ventriloquism and mind blowing illusions.


    The Crittenden Alumni Association will be having their annual banquet with social hour beginning at 3 p.m. and banquet beginning at 4 p.m. on May 19 at Crittenden Baptist Church.
    The public is invited to come celebrate. For information and reservations, call Julian Wills at 859-824-5772 or Ruth Glacken Meadows at 859-485-7271.


  • St. E offers mobile stroke screenings

    The St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit will be offering stroke and cardiovascular screenings at locations throughout Northern Kentucky during May and June. Special pricing of $75 for all three main screenings, including peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery and abdominal aortic aneurysm are offered. An EKG screening will be added in June for $35 or $110 for all four screenings.

    Locally, the screening will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 12 at St. Elizabeth-Grant County. To make an appointment, call 859-301-9355.


    Registration is open for community classes at the Grant County Career and Tech Center. Classes include:

    • June 12 – July 3 - Website Design class from 6 to 8 p.m on Tuesdays. Eight hour class. The cost for this class will be $40.

    • May 23 – June 27 - Welding (basic) class from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Forty hour class. May 28 will be skipped due to Memorial Day. The cost for this class will be $175.

  • Seniors needed for NKY Games

    Grant County seniors can display their competitive spirt against surrounding counties during the annual Northern Kentucky Senior Games.

    The event, from May 7-16, also includes participants from Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton counties.

    Most events are held May 7 at Tower Park in Fort Thomas and May 11 at Boone Woods in Burlington.

    Awards will be presented to the first, second and third place winners in each event in each age group for men and women.

  • Run for the Roses

    Before Kentucky’s big race, downtown Williamstown will be jam-packed with activities May 5 at the annual Derby Day Festival.

    Attendees this year can run a race, listen to a variety of local talent, play countless childrens’ games or even attend a wedding.

    Approximately 80 craft and food vendors will be on hand as the city celebrates the Run for the Roses at the Kentucky Derby.

    The Derby Day parade will be at 2 p.m.