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  • Indiana distillery to store whiskey barrels in Williamstown

     

    More than a year after Performance Pipe announced its closure, the building on Helton Road in Williamstown will soon be occupied again.

    The facility will be filled with barrels of whiskey and bourbon as MGP Ingredients, Inc. looks to finalize purchase of the property this week.

  • Linder confirms harassment settlement, apologizes

    Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, confirmed Nov. 7 that he was one of four members of the House, along with House Speaker Jeff Hoover and two other legislators, that signed a confidential settlement with a female House Republican Caucus staffer.

    The controversy stems from sexual harassment allegations from a female member on Hoover’s staff, who resigned her position voluntarily on Nov. 6.

  • LIFE IN GRANT COUNTY

    As a Kentucky State trooper and detective, Steve Kellam dealt with serious issues, but in his view, nothing more significant than his new role as pastor of Knoxville Baptist Church.

  • ‘You matter,’ motivational speaker tells local teens

    Bobby Petrocelli’s shouty, Brooklyn-accented demeanor caught the attention of a few hundred Grant County teens Oct. 24 so they would listen to him when he told them they mattered.   He pushed Williamstown High School and Grant County High School students to think differently about themselves and to think about which path they want to take: the path towards success or the path towards failure. 

  • More sleep: Fall back with time change Nov. 5

    Daylight Saving Time will come to an end Nov. 5 as the nation switches back to Standard Time.

    The change, as usual, will be at 2 a.m., but most people change their clocks by turning them back one hour before going to bed the evening before which, in this case, will be Saturday, Nov. 4. 

  • Library patrons ‘ain’t afraid of no ghosts’ during hunt

    A few Grant County Public Library patrons had the chance to encounter ghosts with actual supernatural hunters Oct. 28. 

    No, the library is not haunted by any spirits, but some children were able to pick up readings that indicated ghostly activity near historical exhibits in the library, according to ghost hunter Eddie Parks. 

  • Veterans Day parade set for Nov. 11 in Williamstown

    Williamstown’s inaugural Veteran’s Day parade and ceremony will be Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. 

    Anyone can join the parade, which will line up behind the Williamstown Municipal building at 10 a.m. and the parade will conclude at the Grant County Justice Center on Main Street. 

  • WHS Band of Spirit places third, Grant earns sixth in state

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit took home third place Oct. 28 at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Class A state marching band championship in Louisville.

    The Grant County High School Band ended its season after finishing sixth place in the Class AAAA state semi-finals at South Oldham High School.

    Only the top four bands in the semi-finals advanced to the championship at Papa Johns Stadium at the University of Louisville later in the evening.

  • Students learn importance of internet safety

    A history of Grant County students sending inappropriate messages pushed law enforcement and judicial officials to have a talk with Williamstown middle and high schoolers last week. 

    Sheriff Chuck Dills and Assistant County Attorney Julie Scott Jernigan warned students about the dangers and consequences of sexting, telling them they’re not immune from the law despite being minors. 

  • A COMMUNITY MOURNS

    The Grant County community is mourning the loss of a family of five after a fatal car crash Oct. 26 in Independence. 

    Twenty-six-year-old Rodney Eric Pollitt Jr. and 27-year-old Samantha Michelle Malohn, along with their three children, 9-year-old Hailieann Faith Pollitt, 8-year-old Brenden Eric Cole Pollitt and 6-year-old Cailie Michelle Pollitt died in a car accident around 4:30 p.m.