Today's News

  • Helping Hands open Dec. 24

    Last Thursday’s snowfall caused problems for more than just motorists.

    The inclement weather forced Helping Hands to cancel the mobile Helping Hands/Freestore Food Bank Food day.

    The good news is that Helping Hands, Barnes Road in Williamstown, will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23 and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 24.

  • Keeping a Christmas tradition

    As they entered Wal-Mart on Dec. 14, it didn’t take long for some Grant County Middle School students to grab shopping carts and spread out across the store.
    “They’re excited,” said Barbara Jones, GCMS language arts teacher who organized the event. “Our students are amazing. They are really humbled by this experience. I have witnessed tears in the eyes of students as they talk about the reasons for the gifts they selected. It is so heartwarming.”

  • Grant County Schools Closed

    Grant County Schools are closed for today, Dec. 21.

  • 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.


    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.