• The chicks have it at Crittenden-Mt. Zion

    Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary, among other elementary schools in Grant County in partnership with the Grant County Extension Office received chicken eggs from the Grant County 4-H. The students and teachers used an incubator and watched the eggs hatch.

  • CMZ Chess Club goes to nationals

    For three fifth grade students at Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary, their final chess match was the most exciting moment in a year full of tournaments. The trio attended the national chess tournament at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville.
    Seth Sutton, Carter Petrey and Austin Creech experienced for the final time as fifth graders a big tournament.  

  • Fugazzi receives MAE degree

    Susan Fugazzi  of Williamstown received the MAE degree in Read Write Specialist P to 12 during University of the Cumberlands (UC) annual commencement ceremony on May 5 in the O. Wayne Rollins Center.
    Cumberlands recognized its largest graduating class, 483 students, for receiving bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees.

    This graduating class was able to accumulate over 50,000 hours of community service during their tenure at UC.

  • Cloe receives Dean’s award

    Mackenzie Cloe of Berry, a 2010 graduate from Williamstown High School, is entering her junior year of college as an elementary education major at Northern Kentucky University. Cloe was recently named the Dean’s Scholarship award member along with only six other students in the department of the College of Education and Human Services.

  • Library to open late May 29

    The Grant County Public Library will not open until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29. Construction on Barnes Road requires that electricity be turned off and the library will not have power.

    Even though the library will open at 11 a.m., power may not be restored immediately so patrons are asked to be patient until the pwer is turned on.

    For questions or more informatioin, call 859-824-2080.


    School may soon be out, but the Grant County Public Library hopes patrons continue picking up books for its annual summer reading program.

    Once again, the library will have two reading programs — one for children in kindergarten through fifth grade and one for teens and adults.

    “Summer reading is about engaging the minds of the community and satisfying curiosity,” said Wynita Worley, public services librarian. “We want people to read what they want, love to read and have easy access to reading.

  • Skinner credits team work as key to Williamstown’s success

    Sitting in on a second-grade classroom, it didn’t take long for Williamstown Superintendent Sally Skinner to remember a special moment she shared with one of the students.

    “In kindergarten, one day, nobody could come for Grandparents’ Day, and I got to be your grandma,” she said, smiling, to the young boy. “That was fun. I still have your picture in my office.”

    Skinner, who was awarded the Excellence in Education award at the 2012 Grant County Chamber of Commerce banquet, has many fond memories with countless students.

  • Gifted/talented have opportunity to explore at NKU summer program

    From art to zoology, students can continuing learning this summer at ExploreMore!, an enrichment program for gifted and talented youth in kindergarten through eighth grade,

    The four-day program through Northern Kentucky University’s Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 25-28 at NKU-Grant County Center in Williamstown.

    Registration began April 1 and is limited and first-come, first-served.

  • Grant County, Williamstown, set dates for graduation

    Seniors at Grant County and Williamstown high schools will soon be putting on their caps and gowns.

    Dates are set for the graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2012 at both schools.

    For the first time since it moved to Warsaw Road, GCHS will hold its ceremony outdoors at the football stadium at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18.

    In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the GCHS gymnasium.

    If graduation has to be moved indoors, the audience will be asked to adhere to stricter ticket guidelines that will be released at a later date.


    Sierra Clark is the Grant County High School Youth Performance Award winner for March.

    She is a senior at GCHS and is the daughter of Vicki and Randy Dalton.

    How would you describe yourself: Independent

    Extra-curricular activities: I am involved in Teen Court and the Grant County Explorers program post # 2242.

    Community involvement: My community involvement is volunteering and helping the community.

    Class schedule: english, business law, business management, college algebra and criminology.