Around Grant County

  • One-Stop women’s cancer screening open to eligible Northern Kentucky residents



    Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania’s famous groundhog, will either see his shadow today (Feb. 2) or he’ll retreat to his burrow.

    Folklore says if he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter.

    Grant County groundhogs don’t share the same kind of popularity.

    In most cases they are considered a nuisance.

    “They’re not as big a problem as they used to be,” said Chris Ammerman, Grant County’s Agriculture Extension Agent.

  • Chamber seeks nominations for annual awards banquet



    Do you have a hankering for a Big Boy? How about a Chinese dinner buffet or an autographed photo of University of Kentucky basketball player Terrence Jones.

    If you’re in the market for something unusual or even something antique, then the 15th annual Kiwanis auction is for you.

    This annual event is the group’s main fundraising activity for the year.


    Jan. 9, 1997

  • Tea leaves and herbal concoctions

    We visited friends in Boulder, Co. over the Christmas holiday and had an opportunity to visit the Celestial Seasonings Tea Company that is headquartered there. Celestial Tea had humble beginnings with a group of “passionate young entrepreneurs” (i.e hippies in 1969) who began collecting herbs from the slopes of the Rocky Mountains and crafted their own herbal teas to sell to local health food stores. Today, Celestial Seasonings is one of the largest specialty tea companies in North America.

  • Another Place in Time 12.22.11

    Welcome to a new Another Place In Time photo. Do you know any of the people featured in the photo? If so, call your guesses into the Grant County News at 859-824-3343. See next week’s News for their identity.

    If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured in the News, bring it to the News office. Photos can be scanned and returned in the same visit.


    Dec. 19, 1996

    James Carl, Sarah Hayes and Jennifer Aikes, GED students in the Grant County Adult Education Program, gave of their time on two occasions to speak to sixth and eighth graders at Williamstown about staying in school. They shared personal experiences that led to them taking advantage of the GED program. While they felt fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of the program, they urged students to stay in school.

  • Holiday greenery has meaning

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants where chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection. In celebration of the Winter Solstice, the Romans celebrated Saturnalia, during which they would decorate homes and temples, feast and revel in honor of their god Saturn. I

    When in Rome