Today's News

  • After mild winter, extra precaution needed to protect from disease spread animals

    If you’re a fan of snowball fights, sledding or cold nights sitting by a warm fire, the winter of 2016-2017 was not a good one for you.
    If you’re a tick or a mosquito, the mild winter and a wet spring has led to a significant bump in your activity.
    If you’re a bat, it’s unclear yet how the mild winter will impact your activity this summer. Experts think it will lead to a shift in the population, but they aren’t sure if that shift will go up or down.

  • Powdery mildew in the garden

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around.  It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started.  The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.

  • Library to kick off summer reading June 3

    The Grant County Public Library hopes to “Build a Better World” as it kicks off its annual summer reading program.
    The summer reading kickoff event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3 at the library in Williamstown.
    Attendees can enjoy lots of free activities at the kickoff, said Geneva Hoffman, youth services librarian.

  • GC Schools participate in Summer Food Service program

    The Grant County Schools Food Service is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.
    Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
    Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

  • Fountain added to Lake Pollywog to help fishing

    Visitors to Lake Pollywog at Dry Ridge’s Piddle Park recently noticed a new added feature.
    A newly installed fountain in the middle of the lake sprays water up as high as 25 feet in the air.

    A slight mist from the fountain can be felt while walking around the lake on a windy day.
    While pleasing to the eyes, Mayor Jim Wells said the fountain serves a more practical purpose.

  • Jim Bunning, former senator, hall of famer, dies

    Northern Kentucky’s pugnacious major league pitcher and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning died on Friday at the age of 85.
    The wave of condolences from the political and sports realm showed that in spite of his gruff demeanor - or perhaps because of it - the Southgate resident commanded respect.
    “Jim hit 187 batters in his career,” his friend and former legislative director Rick Robinson said. “He took that pitcher’s mentality to politics.

  • GC population projected to steadily decline over next 20 years

    Grant County’s population is expected to steadily decline over the next 20 years after a slight initial increase, according to the Kentucky State Data Center’s annual growth report.
    University of Louisville Research coordinator Sarah Ehresman said that counties with older populations, like Grant County, tend to have decreasing populations because death rates are slightly increasing while the birth rates are remaining steady.

  • State pension crisis could have untold effects on Grant County

    Two pivotal meetings in Frankfort in as many weeks centered on the state pension crisis – one of the most urgent matters facing Kentucky according to state policymakers.


    Civil Suits
    March 30
    Sterling Jewelers Inc. DBA Jared vs. Kenneth Nadeau, breach of contract
    Forcht Bank vs. Daryl Landrum, breach of contract
    April 3
    Eagle Financial Services vs. Blaine Neal, breach of contract
    April 4
    Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation vs. Teddy Workman, encroachment of state highway right-of-way
    Chaya Leanne Skinner vs. Billy Wayne Skinner, petition for dissolution of marriage
    Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance vs. Danielle Sentney, breach of contract
    April 6

  • Country music star, former resident reflects on career

    When Judy Ashcraft formed her three-piece band and set out for Boston, she was ready to create her legacy in the country music world. Boston probably isn’t the first city that comes to mind when many people think of country music, but Ashcraft was confident she had just the flare the local music scene was craving. Fast forward to 2017, and Ashcraft, also known as Robin Right, is happily retired and able to reflect on a successful music career that spanned nearly four decades.