Today's News

  • 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.

  • Hoppers celebrate 50 years

    John and Eva Hopper will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 5. They were married at Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ in 1961.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held after morning worship services until 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ. The party is being given by their family.

    The Hoppers had two children, Mindy Roberts and the late Kim Sanders.
    John works at Rotek and Eva works at the Grant County Public Library.
    Refreshments will be provided and the couple request no gifts.

  • Facebook Featured Fan: August 4, 2011

    Hi! I’m . . .
    Bryan Burgess

    I live in . . .
    Tampa, Fla.

    About me . . .
    My heart will always be in Kentucky and I wish I were coming back for the fair.

  • Emerge Kentucky celebrates graduation

    Twenty-four women recently graduated from the Emerge Kentucky training program. On June 25, the women completed their last training and celebrated their program graduation with a ceremony led by State Auditor Crit Luallen and Emerge Kentucky Board Chair Jennifer A. Moore.

  • County officials participate in compliance seminars

    Judge attends Local Rules Seminar
    District Court Judge Thomas M. Funk attended a Local Rules Seminar in Louisville. The seminar was to help courts update their local court rules to comply with the new statewide Family Court Rules of Procedure and Practice that the Supreme Court adopted Jan. 1.

  • Shop With a Cop Golf Scramble planned

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the Williamstown Police Department will hold a Shop With A Cop Golf Scramble at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 19 at Eagle Creek Country Club.

    The entry fee will be $220 per team (maximum 22 teams) with a four man scramble format. Mulligans may be purchased for $5 (limit one mulligan per person).

  • St. Elizabeth mobile unit offers health screenings

    The new St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit will be offering stroke and cardiovascular screenings at locations throughout Northern Kentucky during the month of August and will be at St. Elizabeth Grant from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 9.

    The event is sponsored by the Bank of Kentucky and made possible by the support of John C. Holmes, M.D. and contributions from St. Elizabeth 2008-2010 Vision employee donors. The lab brings technology and expertise for diagnosing cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes.