Community News


    June 26, 1997
    Laurel Hamm, daughter of Carolyn Wilson and Rex Hamm, has been accepted as a state finalist in the Miss Kentucky American Preteen Pageant. The winner of the Miss Kentucky American Preteen Pageant in each division will win a cash prize of $500. Hamm is from Williamstown. Her hobbies include singing and dancing. Her ambition is to become a veterinarian.

  • Dry Ridge couple makes big splash yard

    Sharon Orsburn and Bob Tripp have literally made a splash in the back of their Dry Ridge home.


    June 19, 1997
    Five Grant County students received degrees from Eastern Kentucky University at the end of the spring semester. More than 2,200 graduates and degree candidates were honored at the 90th spring commencement, Local EKU graduates include: Carla Y. Arnold, Angela Cummins, Todd Davis, Timothy Dungan and Shelley Spencer.


    15 Years

  • KKK gathers ‘peacefully’ in Crittenden

    The Kentucky State Police and Grant County Sheriff’s Department monitored what appeared to be a small gathering of the Ku Klux Klan in Grant County on May 19.

    The group, of seven to eight KKK members, were standing near the McDonald’s on Violet Road on Saturday evening.

    Some were dressed in robes and hoods.

    They were waving to passing motorists and handing out KKK pamphlets.

    “It was a peaceful only demonstration,” said Trooper David Jones, public information officer for the KSP. “They were asked to leave and they did.”

  • Memorial Day deadlines set

    The editorial (news) and advertising (classified and display) deadlines for the May 28 issue of The Grant County Express will be 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23.
    The editorial (news)  and advertising deadline for the May 31 issue of the Grant County News will be 5 p.m. on Friday, May 25.
    The News office will be closed on Monday, May 28.

    Due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the following deadlines will be observed:


  • Pit Stop Campaign aims to save Pit Bulls

    Boomer is gentle and loving, an over grown lap dog who just wants to play.

    When approached, his skinny tail whips fast and furious.

    Boomer and others dogs like him are looking for a forever home, but when visitors come to the Grant County Animal Shelter, they often stop to look at him, but they keep on going.

    Unfortunately for Boomer, a Pit Bull, his breed has a bad reputation, which is why Marsha Chaney, the shelter director, has started the “Pit Stop Campaign.”

  • Kiwanis to host magic show May 19

    The Williamstown Kiwanis Club will be sponsoring the Spectacular Magic Show at the Williamstown High School Gym at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.

    Comedy magician Roger Wayne from Cynthiana, combines comedy with his skillful antics of magic. He has been performing since he was a teenager, has worked as a professional magician for over 30 years.

    Also appearing is illusionist Dinky Gowen. He became interested in magic at the age of 5 and at the age of 11 he did his first magic performance. He combines comedy, ventriloquism and mind blowing illusions.