Around Grant County

  • Live or live cut for the holidays?

    Picking out the perfect Christmas tree was something that I used to take very serious: all the cleaning and moving of furniture and packing of boxes and light-stringing and unstringing required a tree worth the effort! I have scaled back in recent years but still see the fun in finding a tree that fits your space and holds precious ornaments with style.


    December 11, 1997
    Marian Wilhoite is the cheesiest. That’s what the letter telling her she had won the “I am a Velveeta Mom” said. The letter won Wilhoite $1,000 and a six-month supply of Velveeta cheese. Wilhoite was named one of 18 grand prize, first place winners. With four children Wilhoite has always used Velveeta.


    December 4, 1997
    Students, staff and parents of Dry Ridge Elementary School have a reason to be smiling. DRE was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence an honor shared with only three other schools in Kentucky. This award took a lot of hard work from the staff, administrators and parents.

  • Composting makes fall clean-up easy, efficient

    Today most gardeners do understand the process of composting organic matter and the value of adding this material to their gardens.  However, there are still many who don’t do it because they think it is hard to get started.  Well, fall garden clean-up, leaf raking and a little kitchen debris may be all you need to get a healthy compost pile started this season. Mother Nature will provide the material if you provide the management.  

  • Williamstown Baptist continues to feed the need for 15 years

    “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” - W.T. Purkiser

    The volunteers of the Williamstown Baptist Church delivered more than 603 meals on Thanksgiving morning.

    “This has become part of Thanksgiving tradition for many people,” said Elizabeth Taylor, a volunteer for the church.

    This is the 15th year the Thanksgiving Day meals have been delivered all across Grant County.

  • Energy assistance available through CAC

    Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission will be providing energy assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The Subsidy Section will run through December 14, 2012 at each of the agency’s eight neighborhood centers. For the Subsidy Section, families do not need to have a cut off notice.  Household’s income must be at or below 130 percent of poverty or relative to household size below:

    • Household size, 1 – Gross Monthly Income, $1,211

    • Household size, 2 – Gross Monthly Income, $1,640


    15 Years

  • Cool plants for fall containers

    This time of the year we usually start to think about cleaning off the front porch, emptying containers of declining summer annuals and replacing them with something a little showy for the fall.  We hope that the old standby of mums will persist through the onset of winter but that depends on the weather and the shape the mums were in when we purchased them. I have seen some that still look largely intact and others that are ready to be pulled.

  • Sweet potato not just for Thanksgiving anymore