Today's News

  • Perennial plant of the year 2012 for the shade

    For some gardeners the tactile experience of maintaining the garden is not really what they’re after. I love the whole process but I realize that most people just want things to look good without too much fuss. As our farm grows on the four-legged and two-legged side of things I am noticing some perennial plant neglect. So, I do need to do some rearranging so that the mixed borders get easier to care for not more difficult. Therein lays the mission of the Perennial Plant Association’s “Plant of the Year” program.  



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  • Mother-in-law leaves lesson of courage

    My mother-in-law, the strongest woman I know, left this Earth on Saturday, Sept. 8.

    How do you tell your wife that everything is going to be OK when you can only imagine how her insides are being ripped open?

    How do you explain to your 5-year-old that his Grandma, the woman who bathed him in her sink as a baby and helped him find Easter eggs in her front yard as a toddler, is gone?

    How do you allow yourself to grieve while trying to hold it together for everyone else who needs you to be the rock, that person to lean on?

  • Thomas-Smallwood to wed

    Steven B. Thomas and Debra Lynn Smallwood are being wed on Sept. 14 in a private ceremony. A reception for the couple will be held at 6 p.m. following the ceremony at Lloyds Welfare House in Crittenden.


    The Wright and Jones reunion will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Grant County Park in Crittenden. Bring food and drinks and spend the day with friends and family. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m.


    The Adams Reunion will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Goforth Community Center. Bring a covered dish. Food will be served at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6096.


  • Grant News staff wins advertising awards

    The Grant County News captured 13 advertising awards in the annual Excellence in Advertising Contest sponsored by the Kentucky Press Association.
    Awards include:
    • Janet McKee/Ken Stone – second place, automotive.
    • Janet McKee/Anita Appler – second place, department/discount/jewelry.
    • Janet McKee/Anita Appler – second place, financial.
    • Janet McKee/May Evans – second place, group promotion.
    • Janet McKee/Ken Stone – second place, holiday greeting ads and general/misc.

  • Stivers celebrate 50 years

    Clifford and Pat Stivers celebrated their 50th anniversary on Sept. 8, 2012.

    In observance of their anniversary the couple celebrated quietly at home. Clifford and Pat were married by Bro. Russell Fryman in Dry Ridge.

    They have two daughters, Brigitte (Jeff) Coleman and Bernadette (Jeff) Couch. They also have three granddaughters, Kelsey and Shelby Coleman and Brooklyn Couch. Clifford is retired from Sechrest Garage and his wife, Pat is also retired.

  • McKenneys celebrate 50 years

    Bruce and Ann McKenney will celebrate their 50h anniversary on Sept. 16, 2012.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Williamstown.

    Bruce and Ann have four children, Bamba, Tammie, Keith and Kevin. The couple requests no gifts. The public is invited to attend.

  • Readers unite for One Book, One Community program

    A political thriller with some Kentucky flavor has been chosen as the book for this year’s Northern Kentucky One Book One Community program.

    The annual reading program between Grant, Boone, Campbell and Kenton County libraries encourages patrons to come together by reading and talking about the same book.
    Grant County Public Library has been participating in the program since 2008.


    Family and friends of soldiers in the Kentucky National Guard Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Artillery, gathered for a community sendoff on Sept. 1 at Carroll County High School.

    The 62 members of the local unit will join more than 500-member battalion at Camp Atterbury in Indiana for a month of training. The unit will then be sent to the Horn of Africa for nine months to provide security to a U.S. naval base. They will also be training with other coalition forces in the region.