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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Free food, school supplies to be given away

    Grant County Parks and Recreation will host the Back to School Blowout at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 9 at the Grant County Park in Crittenden.
    Students must be present to collect school supplies and you must be a Grant County resident.
    Free hot dogs and the Lego Movie will follow the school supply event.
    If an organization is interested in participating in the event, register online at www.grantcountyparks.com or call 859-428-4500.
     

  • Health dept. seeks public comments

    Grant County residents could soon be getting a phone call from the Northern Kentucky Health Department asking for their input.
    The health department will be sponsoring a random telephone survey beginning July 21 to gauge the community’s perceptions of health-related issues.
    The 15-minute survey, which the department will conduct overt two weeks, can be answered by any adult age 18 and older.
    Both cell phone and land-line phone numbers will be included in the survey sample.

  • Williamstown serves up free lunch

    Students at Williamstown Independent Schools will not have to reach into their pockets to pay for breakfast or lunch this upcoming school year.
    As part of an expanded federal Community Eligibility Provision program, students will be provided with free meals, regardless of their families’ income.

  • Captain John Lillard Chapter DAR presents awards

    At the April 2014 meeting of the Captain John Lillard Chapter of the Daughters of the the American Revolution, awards were presented to two Grant Countians,. One a senior, the other a high school senior.
    Frances Rae Clinkscales Stanley  was honored for her outstanding achievements in Fiber Arts.

  • Osborne, boy, June 4

    David and Laynee Osborne of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their son.
    David Samuel Osborne was born at 10:42 a.m. on June 4 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood. He weighed 5 pounds and 9 ounces and was 18 ¼ inches long.
    His maternal grandparents are Kevin and Kathy Grayson of Cynthiana.
    His paternal grandmother is Barbara Osborne of Williamstown. 

  • Benefit for Robert Chrisman Jr. to be held July 16

    Robert Chrisman Jr. died unexpectedly on July 10, 2014. To assist the family with funeral expenses a benefit will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16 at the Edwardo’s in Williamstown. A portion of all sales purchased will benefit the family. Donations can also be made by contacting Cooper Funeral Home in Alexandria at 859-635-7844.

  • Small ears may mean poor pollination

    Small stalks, small ears, poor kernel development…does this describe your corn crop this year?  Or maybe the raccoons absconded with the crop! If this sounds like you there may be several factors at work.  Drought at the wrong time can stunt your corn crop; cold damage can stunt corn (if you put your crop out early you could see a little stunting from a late spring cold snap); and poor drainage and poor soil fertility, especially nitrogen, can stunt the crop as well.  

  • Battle of the Bluegrass for Special Olympics comes to Owen County

    On Saturday, July 26, Owen County will host the Battle in the Bluegrass, a Grant County Special Olympics Invitational softball tournament at the Owen County Park.

  • Grant County Chess hosting Bluegrass Tournament July 19

     The Grant County Schools Chess Team is hosting the Kentucky Blue Grass State Games Chess Tournament on July 19 at Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary School. For more information visit the website at http://bluegrassstategames.org/sports-list/chess/.