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Community News

  • Cochlear implant give new lease on life

    Monday – for many it’s a dreaded word that starts a work-week, for Pat Conrad it’s music to her ears.

    It was the first word that Conrad heard her doctors say after she underwent surgery for a cochlear implant, where doctors cut into her skull and installed 22 electrodes to allow her the ability to hear from her right ear again.

    She’s so pleased with the results, she’s working on obtaining insurance approval to have the same procedure on her left ear.

  • Shop With a Cop Golf Scramble planned

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the Williamstown Police Department will hold a Shop With A Cop Golf Scramble at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 19 at Eagle Creek Country Club.

    The entry fee will be $220 per team (maximum 22 teams) with a four man scramble format. Mulligans may be purchased for $5 (limit one mulligan per person).

  • St. Elizabeth mobile unit offers health screenings

    The new St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit will be offering stroke and cardiovascular screenings at locations throughout Northern Kentucky during the month of August and will be at St. Elizabeth Grant from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 9.

    The event is sponsored by the Bank of Kentucky and made possible by the support of John C. Holmes, M.D. and contributions from St. Elizabeth 2008-2010 Vision employee donors. The lab brings technology and expertise for diagnosing cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes.

  • Upcoming events: August 4, 2011

    Chipman family to hold reunion
    The decendents of John William and Elizabeth Sheriff Chipman will meet Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Welfare House at Grant County Park in Crittenden.
    A potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m.
    For more information, call June Griffin at 859-903-9637.

  • Planning key to success

    The Grant County Fair and Horse Show may only last nine days, but it takes weeks and months of preparation.

    “It’s pretty hectic and it’s hot,” said Tena Webster, president of the fair board. “We just got to keep a list of things to do and keep it down to a minimum. We do have a new trailer to sell our food out of. So, a lot of our efforts have gone to fixing that up to get it ready.”

  • Quilt Club has fun preparing for fair

    The fair is nearly here, but the Homemakers quilting club has been knitting, sewing and embroidering away for months.

    “I spend a lot of time sewing, and a lot of weeks I spend everyday sewing,” said Bonny Glass.

    Glass has a total of five different items to enter in the Grant County Fair this year. For some of her pieces, like quilt tops, it will take her three to four months to complete. She also volunteers during the fair.

  • How Grant Countians play, work in the heat

    With a heat index up as high as 105 degrees, the temperatures have been brutal throughout Grant County the past couple weeks.

    While some may steer clear of the beating sun and stay in air conditioning, those who work or play in the extreme heat have it the worst.

    Here is how some Grant Countians are beating the hear.

    Grant County athletes stay hydrated

    The Grant County High School athletic programs have been dealing with the heat since the July 15 official practice startup.

  • Kincaid showcases local talent

    LeeAnn Fryman, John Siedenberg II and Jacob Siedenberg have all been breaking a leg this summer, figuratively speaking. The actors have been lending their talents to the Kincaid Regional Theatre, in Falmouth, in the play, “Smoke on the Mountain.”

  • WHS grad directs first production

    John Siedenberg II is stepping off of center stage and in to the background for a chance to direct his first play.

    Siedenberg, a 2009 Williamstown High School graduate, recently wrote “Beauty of Innocence,” a story about teen pregnancy. His directorial debut will be at Kincaid Regional Theater and will star a couple of Grant County actors.

  • Upcoming events: July 28, 2011

    Cherry Grove Pentecostal to host golf scramble
    The Cherry Grove Pentecostal Church of God will hold a golf scramble beginning at 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley, Ky.