Today's News

  • ARK UPDATE: Public Q&A set for Aug. 9

    Grant County residents can have their questions answered and hear details about the Ark Encounter project coming to Williamstown.

    The City of Williamstown will be holding a Community Listening Session from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Williamstown High School cafeteria to give an update on the project.

  • Funny $$$ scam nets 5 arrests

    Five people were arrested after counterfeit money made its way through Grant County.

    he investigation began July 24 after Grant County Sheriff Deputy Scott Conrad responded to Dry Ridge Wal-Mart after a female suspect had attempted to Money Gram $500 in counterfeit $20 bills.

    “(The store) had marked the money with a marker and discovered they were counterfeit bills,” Conrad said.

    The deputy obtained a description of the suspect and their vehicle through surveillance video footage.


    Pens, pencils, notebooks and more will be given away at the third annual Back to School Blowout to kick off the beginning of the school year.

    The event, sponsored by the Grant County Community Education and Grant County Parks and Recreation, will be from 7 p.m. to dark Saturday, Aug. 13 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    Along with free school supplies, Grant County students can enjoy free hot dogs and a screening of “Toy Story 3” in the park.

  • Bill Dills will be missed at fair

    There’s one person you could always count on seeing at the 4-H Livestock Auction held the last Saturday night of the Grant County Fair and that was Bill Dills.

    Dills grew up on a farm and participated in 4-H as a youth. I’m sure he often remembered the sweat equity he put into raising cattle and produce to show at the fair.

  • Despite being ‘useless,’ no regrets

    I am useless.

    In fact, I am useless twice over.
    That’s according to rankings recently released by The Daily Beast, an online partner of Newsweek Magazine.

    The Daily Beast ranked the 20 Most Useless College Majors.
    Some included agriculture, fashion design, music, chemistry, art, literature and psychology.

    Of course, being ever so lucky, journalism fell at number one.
    To add salt to the wound, English, which I also majored in, was listed at number 19.

  • Students: most important component

    I have given considerable thought regarding what topic should be shared in my first communication as superintendent of Grant County Schools. My first idea was to share how much I appreciated the opportunity to return home and lead this great district. Then, I debated several hot topics in education today: college and career readiness standards, 21st Century skills, or even, of local interest, our new Career and Technical Education facility.      

  • Spotlight on Grant County Extension Homemakers

    Name: JoAnn Hamberg of Corinth

    Club: Lunch and Learn
    Hobbies: I crochet, fish, make crafts, scrapbook, play cards and slot machines, travel and garden.

    Years involved in homemakers: I’ve been involved for four years.

  • Hoppers celebrate 50 years

    John and Eva Hopper will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 5. They were married at Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ in 1961.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held after morning worship services until 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ. The party is being given by their family.

    The Hoppers had two children, Mindy Roberts and the late Kim Sanders.
    John works at Rotek and Eva works at the Grant County Public Library.
    Refreshments will be provided and the couple request no gifts.

  • Facebook Featured Fan: August 4, 2011

    Hi! I’m . . .
    Bryan Burgess

    I live in . . .
    Tampa, Fla.

    About me . . .
    My heart will always be in Kentucky and I wish I were coming back for the fair.

  • Emerge Kentucky celebrates graduation

    Twenty-four women recently graduated from the Emerge Kentucky training program. On June 25, the women completed their last training and celebrated their program graduation with a ceremony led by State Auditor Crit Luallen and Emerge Kentucky Board Chair Jennifer A. Moore.