Local News

  • Grant County’s life expectancy slightly below state average

    Life expectancy, perhaps the most basic measurement of a community’s health, is just under the state average in Grant County.

    A baby that spends its life in the county is expected to live 75 years, one year less than the state average.
    Health researchers say life expectancy is driven by a complex web of factors that influence health — opportunities for education and jobs, safe and affordable housing, availability of nutritious food and places for physical activity and access to health care, child care and social services.

  • Dr. Giesbers named 2016 Outstanding Biology Teacher for Kentucky

    National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), in conjunction with Carolina Biological Supply Company, awarded Williamstown High School teacher,  Dr. Heleen Giesbers with the 2016 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award.
    This honor, given annually since 1961, identifies a teacher from each of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, other US Territories and Canada who have made invaluable contributions to the profession and have enhanced the learning of biology to his/her students.

  • Williamstown superintendant looks back on long career

    Williamstown Independent Schools Superintendent is retiring from education this year.

    Skinner came to Williamstown Independent in June 1998 from Pendleton County where she was employed for more than 22 years as the district’s speech language pathologist.  

  • Grant County Soil and Water Conservation award scholarship to NKU-Grant County student
  • Library kicks off Summer Reading Program
  • Grant Center resident turns 104

    Goldie Loyd of Grant Center in Williamstown celebrated her 104th birthday on June 6.
    She shared her huge birthday cake with her Grant Center friends, her cousins, her daughter-in-law, Donna Barton and her only son, Dallas Barton.


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Officer David Osborne charged Crystal L. Ruble, 25, of Dry Ridge, with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia, at 7:45 p.m. May 30 on Warsaw Avenue. Ruble was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Grant County BOE approves boundary revisions

    The Grant County Board of Education recently approved a revision to the boundaries representing the school board member districts.  
    The revision was made in accordance with KRS 160.210, which calls for county school board members to be elected from five separate divisions (districts) within the county, with the boundary lines being drawn by the local Board of Education in such a way as to make the divisions “as equal in population and containing integral voting precincts insofar as is practical”.   

  • Siple resigns, Dalzell named Braves football coach

    The Grant County Braves football team will have a new leader on the sidelines next season.
    After four seasons, Kevin Siple recently resigned as head coach of the team.
    Siple said the resignation came after the Kentucky Department of Education would not recognize his Master’s degree from Xavier University making his teaching certificate in Kentucky no longer valid after the school year.

  • FFLAG explores Grant County Gateway Trail

    The blowing downpour of rain outdoors didn’t dampen the enthusiasm inside the Williamstown High School cafeteria on June 2, as members of Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) hosted a Grant County Gateway Trail community listening and design session.