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  • County fair earns Most Progressive award

    Members of the Grant County Fair Board are looking forward to making even more improvements to this year’s fair.
    Efforts last year earned them designation as the one of the Most Progressive Fairs in the state, an award sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
    “We’ve never won this before,” said Tena Webster,  president of the Grant County Fair Board. “We’ve been runner up, but never won.”

  • Library offers not just books, but food, fun

    The Grant County Public Library hopes a healthy lunch, an educational activity and reading help with Fueling the Mind during the summer.
    The program gives children a chance to pick up books, eat a free meal and have fun, said Wynita Worley, public services librarian.

  • Grant County Public Library June Book of the Month

    Title: Boycraft: Loads of Things to Make for and with Boys

    Author: Sara Duchars

    Description: Full of craft project ideas to make with boys (or girls) for those who have no idea how to keep boys occupied.

    Why you should read it: There have been so many mother/daughter project books published lately that this is a great addition. Lots of ideas to recycle materials and use scraps for projects like papier mache, Egyptian mummies, water bombs and bug motels.

    Recommended by: Wynita Worley, public services librarian

  • LITTLE DIPPERS COOL OFF AT SUMMER CAMP
  • TURNING BACK THE CLOCK

    15 Years

  • CRAVE MOBILE VISIT RE-SCHEDULED

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department Relay For Life Team’s White Castle Crave Mobile fundraiser has been rescheduled for Sept. 6.
    The Crave Mobile, which suffered mechanical failure, will be set up at the Dry Ridge City Building.
    All proceeds will go to the DRFD Relay For Life team.

  • HOMECOMING

    Merle Simpson waited 60 years for his buddy, Paul Marshall Gordon, to make it back to Grant County.
    “It means everything to be here today because he’s coming home,” said Simpson, now a resident of Greensburg, Indiana.
    Paul’s family and friends waited patiently in the hot sun on Tuesday as his remains arrived from Atlanta with a full military escort.

  • HATS OFF THE 2014 GRADUATES
  • U.S. 25 yard sale brings bargain hunters county

    Faye Allen and Peggy Kelley had never visited Grant County before last week.
    The Batavia, Ohio women spent June 5 wandering through yards in search of bargains as the third annual U.S. 25 yard sale got underway.

  • Forcht buys Grant Co. Deposit

    Forcht Bancorp, Inc. reached an agreement on June 9 to buy Grant County Deposit Bank.
    The Forcht Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Forcht Bank, N.A., will acquire all the outstanding shares of Grant County Bancorp, Inc. of Williamstown, the holding company of Grant County Deposit Bank.
    Upon regulatory and shareholder approval, Grant County Deposit Bank will be merged with Forcht Bank.