Today's News

  • Cochlear implant give new lease on life

    Monday – for many it’s a dreaded word that starts a work-week, for Pat Conrad it’s music to her ears.

    It was the first word that Conrad heard her doctors say after she underwent surgery for a cochlear implant, where doctors cut into her skull and installed 22 electrodes to allow her the ability to hear from her right ear again.

    She’s so pleased with the results, she’s working on obtaining insurance approval to have the same procedure on her left ear.

  • ZOMBIES invade county for movie

    An infestation of zombies recently invaded Grant County as a movie crew came to town to film the western horror film “Revelation Trail.”

    The film, directed by John Gibson of Ft. Thomas, shot footage at on the farm of Judy Mullins and at Mullins Log Cabin in Berry.

    “It was just wild to look out my windows and see zombies and cowboys sitting on my front porch, walking up and down my drive, in the fields, just everywhere,” Mullins said.

  • Closures

    Grant County Public Library

    The Grant County Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 9 and Wednesday, Aug. 10 for staff training.
    No materials will be due Aug. 8 through Aug. 13.
    The library will re-open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11. For more information call 859-824-2080 or go to www.grantcountypubliclibrary.org.

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  • 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.