Today's News

  • Grant County High School Select Band students

    The Grant County High School music program has set a new school record, as 25 of its students were chosen for the 2013 Northern Kentucky Select Band ensembles.

    The Northern Kentucky District six Select Band auditions took place at Summitview Middle School on Jan. 12, with 35 GCHS students auditioning for the seats. These students were among hundreds of students from all area high schools auditioning for seats in either of two ensembles that represents Northern Kentucky’s most talented high school musicians.    

  • Spratt wins National Geography Bee

    Benjamin Spratt, a sixth grader at Grant County Middle School, won the school competition for the National Geography Bee. Students throughout the building competed in this competition by answering a variety of questions on geography.

    Spratt competed against seventh and eighth graders. Spratt will complete a written test to qualify for the state championship on April 5 in Bowling Green.

    Only the top 100 scores on the qualifying test are invited to attend this championship. Spratt is the son of Michael and Kim Spratt.

  • Owings named Alumni Ambassador at EKU

    Natalie  Owings of  Crittenden has been selected as a Student Alumni Ambassador at Eastern Kentucky University. Owings is majoring in psychology at EKU.
    Members of Eastern’s SAA chapter, whose main objective is service to the university, often serve as hosts at various campus and alumni events. Ambassadors lead tours of campus and often meet with prospective students on campus and at recruitment events throughout Kentucky and beyond, and are involved with numerous other service and philanthropic events.


    The Grant County Lady Braves and the Williamstown Lady Demons prepared to battle a much bigger opponent than each other Monday night.

    The two teams came together in the final meeting of the Coaches vs. Cancer four-game series to fight cancer.
    The Coaches vs. Cancer series is part of a national movement that raises awareness in the fight against cancer. This year, the events raised $2,652, which will be donated to the Grant County Relay For Life. This is the third year the community has participated and has raised more than $9,300 in those three years.

  • Less mess the second time around

    The second time around, things are always a little bit easier.

    And, when it comes to potty training, that is the best news possible.
    When my oldest son finally mastered using the toilet life just got a little bit easier.

    We did not have to spend ungodly amounts of money on diapers anymore.

    Our house did not constantly smell like a garbage dump. (Although the bathroom tended to have a pee smell when his aim wasn’t the best at first.)

  • Perhaps . . .

    It’s not the “fiscal cliff” that is so bothersome about the fiasco of the last few months.  No, it is the audacity and arrogance of our elected officials that were “battling it out” to “try” to come up with an appropriate plan.
    Yeah, right.

    No one would give.  Republicans and Democrats were only separated by their platforms.  Our supposedly austere “leaders” were laughing out loud at suggestions from their opposition; sneering at proposals from the other side.  

  • Too good to be true?


    January 22, 1998
    Kimberly Bowen, formerly of Grant County, received a master’s of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.  She is a 1986 graduate of Simon-Kenton High School and a 1991 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. She is the daughter of Walter and Alice Bowen of Burlington.

  • CHURCH NOTES 1-24-13

    Christ Community
    • Pastor Rhonda’s message was taken from Romans 8:28. Do you really love God and are you fulfilling His design and purpose for your life?  If so, be encouraged and believe that all things are fitting into a plan with God as a partner in the labor.  
    • Sundays at 10:30 a.m. for classes, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. for worship
    • KidZone and Adult Bible Study at 7 p.m.  on Wednesday evenings.  

    Church 20/20
    • Pastor Earl Breeden - 859-814-7594

  • Hope in Jesus


    In the first verse of the book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, it says; “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” We must understand that God created our world and created man and woman in his image.  The fact that he is creator reminds us that he is in control of our lives and he is the one we must look to.
    In the first book of John, in the first verse, the same words are used,