Local News

  • Guest teachers get lesson in helping students

    There isn’t a day that goes by that Lynn White doesn’t think about how challenging being a “real” teacher can be.
    The Williamstown resident moved from Lewis County to Grant County in 1993 to work with Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ.

    Not long after, White began serving as a guest teacher or substitute and bus driver for Grant County Schools, a job he has held for nearly 23 years.

  • ARK TO OPEN 7-7-16

    A flood of visitors now know when they can visit the massive recreation of Noah’s Ark in Williamstown for the first time.
    Inspired by Genesis 7:7, organizers of the Ark Encounter announced July 7, 2016, as the biblical theme park’s opening date for the public.

  • Wtown cable switches to digital

    Williamstown cable is going digital and every customer with an analog television will be impacted by the change.
    On Nov. 30, Williamstown’s cable system will move to all digital and any customer with an analog TV who has not picked up a Digital-to-Analog (DTA) convertor box from the city building will not have service.

  • GCYS wrapped up season with tournament
  • Applicants needed for Williamstown board vacancy

    The Williamstown Independent School Board is still looking for a new member.
    A vacancy was created in June when long-time board member Donna Cheesman’s resignation was accepted by the Kentucky Education Commissioner.
    Cheesman resigned due to state nepotism regulations because her son was getting married to another school district employee.
    She had served on the board for 16 and a half years.

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  • WHS Band of Spirit places third at Class 2A Midstates Championships

    Name of competition:  2015 MSBA Class 2A Championships

    Location and date:  Northmont High School, Clayton, Ohio on Nov. 7

    Ranking and any awards:   The Williamstown “Band of Spirit” Marching Band placed third out of the 17 competing bands in the preliminary competition. In the finals competition, the BOS placed third out of the 10 competing bands. Carroll High School (OH) placed second and Taylor County (KY) placed first.  

  • Mercy Ridge Community offers Christ-centered, people-focused service

    Mercy Ridge Community Church is one of the most recent additions to the Dry Ridge community.
    Josh Hildebrand, former pastor of Sherman Church of Christ, is the lead pastor at Mercy Ridge Community located at 90 S. Main Street in Dry Ridge.


    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist

  • Braves’ season ends with 28-27 heartbreaking playoff loss

    A nightmare first half turned into a near miraculous, history-making finish Nov. 6 for the Grant County football team.
    Unfortunately, the Braves came up one-point short of winning their first ever playoff game, falling 28-27 to Madison Southern.

    Grant trailed 28-7 at halftime after scoring their only points on a 22-yard TD pass from Joe Knipp to Robert Spohn.
    “Turnovers and special teams killed us,” Coach Kevin Siple said.