Crittenden is the home of reality television show contestant Rodger Bingham, a much-loved participant on Survivor, The Australian Outback, 2001. Nicknamed “Kentucky Joe”, Rodger finished 5th in the competition. Bingham now serves as Kentucky’s agricultural marketing spokesman.
Located in the ‘heart of it all’ in the golden triangle of Cincinnati, Lexington and Louisville, the village of Crittenden sits in northeastern Grant County, just south of the borders of Boone and Kenton counties. The towns and villages here are known for their southern hospitality and beautiful surroundings, whatever the season. Established in 1831, the village was named for Kentucky statesman John J. Crittenden, a three-term senator, former Governor of Kentucky and two-time Attorney General of the U.S. 2400 residents call Crittenden home, enjoying the relaxation of life lived at a slower pace.
I75 is the major artery through Grant County; Dixie Highway (St. Rt. 25) is the north/south thoroughfare through the village. St. Rts. 491 and 2942 cross the rolling hills.
Northern Kentucky’s sprawling St. Elizabeth operates a satellite hospital in Williamstown-St. Elizabeth Grant County- along with 24-hour medical transport from the area. The Crittenden and Community Volunteer Fire Department provide EMS service to the village residents.
All of your daily needs can be met in the village or nearby Williamstown or Dry Ridge, but a more in-depth shopping trip will require a ride in the car to Florence or Georgetown.
Life is lived in the country here with residents creating their own opportunities to enjoy the bounty of the outdoors. The 1100-acre Curtis Gates Lloyd Wildlife and Recreation Area, better known as Lloyd Park, provides plenty of virgin forest, nature trails, archery, trap and skeet ranges along with a popular spot for fishing. Grant County Park just south of the village offers picnic areas, a horse ring and stadium, playgrounds, walking and fitness trails, and the Martha Blaine Outdoor Theatre. Nearby Williamstown Lake offers additional boating and recreational opportunities. The Eagle Creek Country Club caters to area golfers. Crittenden is also home of the Grant County Fair.