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Today's News

  • Winter wonderland
  • Heat help available

    With temperatures dropping and unemployment rising, the Northern Community Action Commission can help with financial assistance for heating needs.
    Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced the authorization of the immediate distribution of $27 million in federal appropriations to be allocated to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
    Kentucky’s cumulative amount from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this fiscal year, combined with carry-forward money from the prior year, is $61 million.

  • Tourism board changes event funding process

    If you plan to ask the Grant County Tourism Commission for money for an event, then you better get busy and fast.
    Tourism commission members voted earlier this month to change the procedure for funding local tourism events such as the Grant County Fair, Horse Heritage Days and the Autumn Arts Festival.
    Event organizers will now be required to fill out a 14-page application and submit them twice a year – Feb. 1 and Aug. 1.
    These are the only dates the commission will be accepting applications for funding.

  • Homeless in Grant County?

    Grant County will participate Jan. 27 in a Northern Kentucky count of homeless men, women, children and families.
    The annual Point-In-Time Count, coordinated by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, is required every other year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
    It will take place during the 24-hour period beginning at midnight until 11:59 p.m.
    To more accurately count the homeless population, Kentucky counts every year.
    The count has been conducted in January since 2004.

  • Drug Dilemma

    With prescription drug abuse on the rise, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department has implemented a new program to combat the problem.
    A prescription drug disposal box has been installed in the lobby of the Grant County Courthouse, outside of the sheriff department’s office.
    The Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition provided the metal drop box to the department for free.
    Community members can drop unwanted medications in the box without having to identify themselves.

  • Sherman recognizes good students
  • ALI RICH NAMED YPA WINNER

    The Youth Performance Award winner for January is Williamstown High School senior Ali Rich. As a young woman of faith, she looks for opportunities to tell others about “our savior Jesus Christ.” She is purpose-driven to live out her faith by “serving others along the way.”
    Although she has been involved in high school sports, she won’t be playing at the college level because she is looking forward to immersing herself in academic study.

    What are your extra-Curricular Activities:

  • Music In Our Schools

    Grant County band reaches milestone - The Grant County High School band reached a milestone this year with 20 students participating in the Northern Kentucky Select Band. This number marks a milestone in the band history as the most members ever selected. There were 12 students in the top Wind Ensemble, and eight in the Concert Band.  Those selected for prestigious first chair positions in the district were: Brittany Epperson (clarinet), Luke Hampton (bass clarinet), Damien Hicks (bari saxophone) and Whitney Johnson (oboe).

  • GCHS senior heads to Miss Kentucky Pageant

    Some people wear more than one hat, but Bethanni Wells, a senior at Grant County High School, is already wearing two crowns, as she enters the 2011 Miss Kentucky Pageant on July 14-16 at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
    Wells, 17, who was Miss Teen Grant County 2007, holds the title of Miss Kentucky Woolfest 2010. During the Pendleton County pageant, she met Hunter Rounsavall, a director for the Miss My Old Kentucky Home Pageant, who invited her to compete in that pageant on Oct. 30, 2010 in Louisville.

  • You’ve got the power!

    In this week’s issue of the Grant County News, you’ll find a very powerful and hopefully very useful tool.
    The 2011 Guide to Grant County - a guide to the people, places and events that make Grant County a good place to live is included in this issue.
    The News staff has spent the last few months, and yes, it literally takes months to update all that information, calling, e-mailing, visiting (closely related to stalking) people in our community to bring you the absolute most up-to-date information that’s available.