For those who’ve wondered what it would be like to take a leisurely kayak or canoe ride around Northern Kentucky’s largest lake, you’ll get your chance later this month.
Williamstown Lake will host the first Paddle Williamstown from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.
“We want to show off the lake in a safe way to the rest of the state,” said Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner. “Kayaking is becoming very popular and we’ve seen it done at other bodies of water and thought it would be something good locally.”
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August 1, 1996
Sandra Taylor, a 16-year-old Grant County High School student, was selected as Miss Grant County Fair out of 13 contestants. The first runner-up was Kathie Morgan; second runner-up was Brandy Blaine; third runner-up was Charity Worthington and fourth runner-up was Kellie Neal. The ladies competed in bathing suit and evening gowns and answered random questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.