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Today's News

  • Amending the garden, feed the soil

    The rules on amending the soil have changed over the years. Part of the change relates to the fact that good soil is hard to come by in newly developed subdivisions where enormous earth moving equipment is used to level trees and land. This equipment not only removes the valuable topsoil, it also compacts subsoil and kills the living organisms that make up a healthy soil system. The less we disturb the soil the better, but for many the reality is bleak, so some sort of amendment is necessary in order to improve tilth, drainage and nutrition.  

  • ‘Stamp Out’ hunger in Grant County

    As if fighting through rain and snow wasn’t admirable enough for mail carriers, on May 14 they will go above and beyond for the community.

    The U.S. Post Offices in Grant County will hold their annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive for Helping Hands.

    Anyone within the county postal area can place a non-perishable food item in their mailbox and the local carrier will pick it up and deliver it to Helping Hands.

    Residents can also drop off items at any local post office.

  • I wanna be a trillionare

    By: Georgia W. Dahlberg

    The supposed quote from the late Senator Dirkson in the 60s was “A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you are talking real money!” Perhaps today, it should be a trillion here…, etc.  What exactly is a trillion dollars? Let’s start small and wrap our minds around this. We all can see $1,000…just 10 hundred dollar bills. We can even see $100,000, that’s 100 thousand dollar piles or one thousand 100 dollar bills. With me so far?

  • Bald mayors proven more effective

    We have had a lot of fun with the head-shaving fundraising contest for Grant County’s Relay for Life. Losing all my hair for the sake of a few hundred dollars in donations isn’t a bad trade-off. I am told there is a 37 percent chance that it may grow back in its natural blond tint of years of yore.

  • Sherman Church of Christ has Zumbathon

    The Sherman Church of Christ mission team will sponsor a Zumbathon at the Grant County Park in Crittenden from 10 a.m. to noon May 14.

    The cost is $15 and all proceeds will go towards the team’s mission trip to help the people in the South. In addition to dancing, there will be goody bags and prizes given.

    There will also be games for the children of the participants.

    For more information, call Kimberly Haubner at 859-242-1463 or the church at 859-428-1481.
     

  • Spotlight On: Grant County Extension Homemakers

    Name: Pat Chidester of Dry Ridge
    Club: Lunch & Learn
    Hobbies: Baking, golf, horseback riding, kids and grandkids, hanging out in front of my computer and browsing Facebook, visiting the Dry Ridge Personal Care Home and celebrating birthdays with all the residents there and West Virginia football!
    Other clubs/organizations: Eagle Creek Country Club, Dry Ridge Baptist Church and World of Sports Golf League

  • Bake sale benefits birthmark foundation

    Mandy Jenkins noticed the bright strawberry bump on her daughter’s neck the month after she was born.

    It didn’t bother the mother of two other children because vascular birthmarks were common in her family.  Her son has a spot under his arm that, after nine years, has faded to a pale pink.

    Jenkins, who lives on the Grant/Pendleton county line and attends Williamstown Christian Church, kept watch over puckered spot and didn’t get worried until she noticed it was growing under her daughter, Naomi’s skin.

  • National Day of Prayer Closing Ceremony Performance
  • A Blast From The Past 05-05-11

    15 Years Ago
    May 3, 1996
    The Grant County High School Braves defeated the Owen County Rebels 3-1, at Grant County High School’s newly refurbished field. Junior pitcher Jimmy Goforth struck out six batters, to lead the Braves.

    25 Years Ago
    May 10, 1986
    The Grant County High School girls’ track team had their most successful day of the season at Ludlow. Kelli Phillippi led the way by winning the 1,600 meter and 800m races. Angie Adkins won the long jump.

  • Williamstown Schools hosts 5K run/walk fundraiser

    Williamstown Independent Schools will be hosting an inaugural 5K run/walk May 21 to raise money for health and physical education equipment.

    The event will begin at 9 a.m. with participants asked to check in at 8 a.m. at the school.

    Registration costs $20 until May 20 and is $25 the day of the race.

    All participants who pre-register will receive a race day T-shirt.

    Anyone who pre-registers by May 4 will only pay $15.

    There is a $3 discount for Williamstown students.