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    Registration is open for community classes at the Grant County Career and Tech Center. Classes include:

    • June 12 – July 3 - Website Design class from 6 to 8 p.m on Tuesdays. Eight hour class. The cost for this class will be $40.

    • May 23 – June 27 - Welding (basic) class from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Forty hour class. May 28 will be skipped due to Memorial Day. The cost for this class will be $175.

  • Seniors needed for NKY Games

    Grant County seniors can display their competitive spirt against surrounding counties during the annual Northern Kentucky Senior Games.

    The event, from May 7-16, also includes participants from Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton counties.

    Most events are held May 7 at Tower Park in Fort Thomas and May 11 at Boone Woods in Burlington.

    Awards will be presented to the first, second and third place winners in each event in each age group for men and women.

  • Run for the Roses

    Before Kentucky’s big race, downtown Williamstown will be jam-packed with activities May 5 at the annual Derby Day Festival.

    Attendees this year can run a race, listen to a variety of local talent, play countless childrens’ games or even attend a wedding.

    Approximately 80 craft and food vendors will be on hand as the city celebrates the Run for the Roses at the Kentucky Derby.

    The Derby Day parade will be at 2 p.m.


    I am writing to offer my wholehearted support for Wanda Crupper Hammons, a Democratic candidate for state representative of the 61st district.


    I would like to invite the public to visit Webb Park. Two new play centers and swings have been recently added. The improvements were made possible because of a grant the city received from KaBOOM! and generous donations from the community. 


    The Crittenden Alumni Association will be having their annual banquet with social hour beginning at 3 p.m. and banquet beginning at 4 p.m. on May 19 at Crittenden Baptist Church.
    The public is invited to come celebrate. For information and reservations, call Julian Wills at 859-824-5772 or Ruth Glacken Meadows at 859-485-7271.


  • Grant parks to host Amazing Race

    On your mark, get set, go!!

    Grant County Parks and Recreation will have their own version of “The Amazing Race” on April 28 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

  • Crittenden teen knows first-hand how organ donations are needed

    If there is one message that Crosby Fugate of Crittenden wants to get out to the public it would be the importance of becoming an organ donor.

    When Fugate was 12 years old, he got sick.

    He couldn’t eat for days. His mother, Dorie, thought he had a virus.

    When his illness lingered, he ended up spending three weeks in the hospital.

    A liver test confirmed that Fugate had primary sclerosing cholangitis, a liver disease caused by progressive inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts of the liver.

  • Let’s pray

    Heads will be bowed May 3 as Grant County celebrates the National Day of Prayer with day-long activities.

    Volunteers from several local churches are joining to organize the event, which is in its fourth year in the county.

    “This is not about any one church or any one denomination,” said Pastor Tony McKinnon of Family Worship Center of Grant County. “This is about a community joining with the rest of the state and nation in this day of observance to pray for our country.”

  • KSP, DEA collaborate to ‘Take Back’ prescription drugs

    Kentucky State Police will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency on Saturday, April 28 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.

    This is the fourth national DEA “Take Back” initiative the agency has participated in. KSP collected over 1,000 pounds of prescription drugs during previous programs, according to a state police press release. Collection activities will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at KSP posts across the state.