Today's News

  • Local circuit clerk attends clerk’s college

    Grant County Circuit Court Clerk Shirley Wilson participated in the 2011 Circuit Clerks Summer College held June 14-16 in Florence.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Division of Driver Licensing, sponsored the event and provided training on fraudulent documents, driver education programs and services available through the Division of Driver Licensing’s field offices.

  • ‘Perfect, authentic, small-town, Americana’

    I thought that I knew this place. When I packed up my bags and came home from Lexington for the summer to be an intern at the Grant County News, I thought I knew what I was doing. I thought that I already knew all of the people and places. I thought I knew it like the back of my hand.

  • Please, take me back to Mayberry

    I don’t know about you, but I’ve had just about enough ‘reality’ TV. What kind of voyeuristic society have we become?

    They say it all started with “Survivor.” We Grant Countians loved watching our own rugged Rodger Bingham, aka Kentucky Joe, maneuver the Australian Outback. After that episode, the shows have become increasingly provocative.


    National College announces dean’s list
    National College (www.national-college.edu) in Florence has released the dean’slist for the spring terms. The following students achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0 and thus achieving the honor and privilege of being placed on the dean’s list:
    • Berry
    Stephanie Welch
    • Crittenden
    Monica Elliott
    Carla Newman
    • Dry Ridge
    Melissa Edington
    Tara Murphy

  • County schools gear up for new year

    NKU Grant County holds open enrollment July 19
    NKU Grant County Center will hold open registration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 19.
    Academic advisors will be at the NKU Grant County Center to assist all attendees. In addition, financial assistance and testing staff will be available.
    To attend, you must be admitted to NKU for fall 2011 semester. If you’re not admitted yet, go to www.nku.edu to apply.

    GCHS offers registration for 2011-2012 year
    • New Student Registration

  • Kentucky Speedway Fan Guide

    Track fast facts

    Located in Sparta, Ky., and constructed on 850 acres of land, Kentucky Speedway showcases the most prominent race series on its 1.5-mile tri-oval with 14-degree banking in the turns and a 1,600-foot backstretch. The tri-oval is 57-feet wide and includes a 12-foot apron. The facility also features a paved quarter-mile track.

    • 107,000 grandstand seats
    • 35 luxury suites
    • 90-seat private interior Kentucky Club

  • Clay Walker to perform

    SPARTA, Ky. - Tried-and-true country music artist Clay Walker will entertain more than 106,000 NASCAR fans with his rock-solid repertoire of hits before NASCAR stars Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart race for Kentucky Speedway’s inaugural Sprint Cup Series “Quaker State 400” title July 9.

  • Quaker State 400 Schedule of Events

    Thursday, July 7

    •8 a.m. Parking Lots Open
    • 10 a.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCTWS) Final Practice
    • 11 a.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 Testing
    • 2 p.m. All Speedway Gates and Fan Zone Open
    • 3 p.m. NSCS Quaker 400 Testing Concludes
    • 3 p.m. NCTWS UNOH 225 Qualifying
    • 7:30 p.m. NCTWS UNOH 225 Pre-race ceremonies
    • 8 p.m. NCWTS UNOH 225 (225 miles/150 laps)

  • Construction to be halted for Quaker State 400

    The News-Democra


    That's what Kentucky Speedway officials hope motorists bring with them to Sparta as more than 100,000 race fans create the state's third largest city July 9 for the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

  • Speedway gets improvements before race

    The News-Democrat

    Race fans attending the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway “are going to be thrilled when they get here,” according to Marcus Smith, President of Speedway Motor Sports, Inc. “Thousands and thousands of race fans are going to be so excited when they get here and see all of the phenomenal improvements that we’ve made to the speedway. I think that they will all know that they have arrived at what is the newest and greatest speedway on the NASCAR circuit.”