Today's News

  • Purnell-Birkholtz set date

    Gary and Donna Purnell of Alexandria are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Lynn Purnell to Matthew Erik Birkholtz, son of Charles and Debra Birkholtz of Cleves, Ohio.

    The wedding is being planned for June 9, 2012 at Asbury United Methodist in Highland Heights. A reception will follow at St. Joseph’s Church in Cold Spring.

    The bride is a 2004 graduate of Campbell County High School and a 2008 graduate of Northern Kentucky University.

    She is employed by Advantage I.Q. in Cincinnati.

  • Generations

    FIVE GENERATIONS - Those pictured are Millicent Chaney, Barbara Chaney, Darrell Chaney and Dolores Harvey holds Aspen Chaney.

  • Facebook Featured Fan 9-15-11

    Hi! I’m . . .  Katie Nantz
    I live in . . .  Dry Ridge
    About me . . . I am a freshman at the University of Kentucky. I’m studying agricultural biotechnology and have hopes of becoming a doctor.

  • Mark Your Calendars

    GCHS Class of 1981 plan reunion

    The Grant County High School graduating class of 1981 will hold their 30th reunion on Sept. 16-17.

    A tailgate party is planned at 6 p.m. at the Grant County High School football game at GCHS, 715 Warsaw Road. Consider bringing snacks and drinks to share.

  • Stanley named 2011 Senior Star

    Frances Stanley has been selected as one of nine 2011 William R. Markesbery Senior Star Award winners.

    The award is given each year by the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation aimed at recognizing those seniors who exemplify graceful aging and remain engaged in an active lifestyle.

    Stanley, along with other recipients will be recognized at the Senior Star and Centenarian Honoree Luncheon on Oct. 13 in Lexington. Stanley is also invited to attend the 25th annual dinner at the Kentucky Horse park Alltech Arena that same evening.


    The following classes will be sponsored by the Grant County Extension Service, 105 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.
    • Sept. 15 - It’s “New” Beef - Learn about “new” cuts of beef and see a cutting demonstration at 7 p.m. by Dr. Gregg Rentfrow, Extension Meat Specialist. Learn to buy and use beef more economically. There will be prizes for everyone, plus door prizes.
    • Sept.19 - Quilting Group - The Happy Stitchers Quilting Group meets from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the extension office.

  • Free Kitchen continues to help needy

    The Spears Foundation Free Kitchen opened its doors in December 2007 and immediately began serving around 30 people. Today the kitchen serves as many as 45 people in a single day.

    Pat Holnquist, a former volunteer, who is on a fixed income, comes to the kitchen nearly everyday for lunch.


    The Crittenden Fire Department hosted a memorial service on 9/11 commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Members of the Grant County Honor Guard, composed of volunteer firefighters from the community, presented the flag.

  • Chamber office finds new home

    The Grant County Chamber of Commerce/Grant County Tourism Office has found a new home just a few miles from its former location.

    The joint office moved last week to 1350 N. Main in Williamstown, into the former Forcht Bank branch building, next to the Grant County Thrift Store and Family Worship Center on U.S. 25.

    “It was time that we had our own space and the price was right,” said Wade Gutman, executive director of the chamber.

  • Y NOT?

    If they build it, will you come?

    That’s the question a committee of areas citizens is trying to find an answer to as they assess the possibility of a YMCA facility or programs coming to Walton.

    The committee is asking residents of surrounding areas to fill out a survey by Oct. 7 to see what programs they would like to see, how much they would be willing to pay in dues and how often they would visit a YMCA facility weekly.