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Today's News

  • Williamstown Independent Schools One-Hour Delay

    Williamstown Independent Schools are on a one hour delay for Dec. 17.

  • Grant County Schools Are Closed

    Grant County Schools are closed for Dec. 17.

    Stay tuned for more updates.

  • Winter weather packs punch

    It’s not even officially winter yet, but Old Man Winter has shown up anyway.

    Grant County received 2 to 4 inches of snow over the weekend, but more snow and freezing rain are headed this way.

    According to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio, there is an 80 percent chance of snow, freezing rain and sleet blowing into Grant County before 3 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16. The snow accumulation is expected to be 1 to 2 inches.

  • Shop with a Trooper

    The pint-sized boy in a red shirt with blond hair had his eye out for bargains.

    “No, that’s too much,” he said, checking a price tag.

    “No, I can’t spend that,” he said, repeatedly as he cruised up and down the aisles of Wal-Mart on Dec. 11 during the annual Shop With a Trooper program that helps families in need.

  • Thousands spent on political campaigns

    Several local politicians raised thousands of dollars in hopes of getting elected during the Nov. 2 general election.

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link, who won re-election by less than 50 votes against Republican challenger Steve Wood, raised and spent the most money.

    Link totaled $32,982 in receipts while spending $28,025, according to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance Web site.

  • WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

    Carolyn Maupin can never forget the Prisoners of War.

    To honor this country’s POWs, Maupin laid a bright green wreath with a large red bow, at the POW flag at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery North in Williamstown on Dec. 11 during the Wreaths Across America ceremony.

  • Commission approves zone change for Ark site

    The Grant County Planning Commission, in an 8 to 2 vote, gave their approval to a recommendation for a zone change from Industrial 1 and 2, to PUD, (Planned Unit Development) on property on Ky. 36, just off the Williamstown I-75 exit.

  • Holiday closings

    The following Grant County offices will observe these holiday schedules:

    • City of Corinth – closed Dec. 22-25, reopen Dec. 27; closed Dec. 31
    • City of Crittenden – closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 27; closed Dec. 31
    • City of Dry Ridge – closed Dec. 23, 24; closed Dec. 30, 31 (All taxes and water bills are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 29.)
    • City of Williamstown – closed Dec. 23-24; closed Dec. 30-31 (Extra hours: open Dec. 18 - 8 a.m. to noon; Dec. 22 - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 29 - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

  • Holiday and history

    Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church is offering a mix of history and holiday cheer Dec. 22 during its Christmas Candlelight Service.
    The church’s historic pipe organ, built more than 130 years ago, will be played during the 7 p.m. service by Edward Walter, music director at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Newport.
    Famed abolitionist Cassius Clay pledged in 1856 to buy a pipe organ for the congregation of Elder William Conrad of Grant County after Conrad helped save Clay from a group of men who intended to harm him.

  • Knoxville Christian presents live nativity

    Dec. 17-17 - Annual live nativity from 6 to 9 p.m. The church is located on Highway 467, a half-mile from the Grant County-Pendleton County line.