Local News

  • Parks dept. gears up for activities

    The next Rafael Nadal could get his start at the new Youth Tennis program for children ages 5 to 13 years old.
    Three sessions teaching the fundamentals of tennis will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. June 3, June 10 and June 17 at Webb Park in Williamstown.
    The cost is $15 per person and registration is required by 4 p.m. Friday, May 31.
    Rackets and balls will be provided, but youth can also bring their own equipment.



    An 11-year-old Grant County Middle School student said bullies broke his leg in three places after an altercation in the bathroom.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, but have not determined who is to blame.

    “Obviously, one child does have a broken leg, but we don’t know who the real victim is,” said Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

  • Hicks steps down as GCHS basketball coach

    Grant County High School is looking for a new basketball coach after Jim Hicks is moving back to Eastern Kentucky after this school year.
    Hicks came to Grant County in 2010 and amassed a 48-42 record in three seasons as the boys head basketball coach.
    Hicks said his decision to leave is what he believes to be in the best interest of him and his family.

    “Former superintendent Mike Hibbett brought me in three years ago and he made it clear that he wanted the basketball program to be important. He gave me a lot of resources and made it important.

  • MCE principal steps down

    The search is on for a new principal at Mason-Corinth Elementary.
    Lisa Hollandsworth, who has served as principal at MCE for the last five years, will be teaching fifth grade reading and social studies at


    In only its first year of existence, the Williamstown High School Archery team has earned a spot in the World Championships held in St. Louis June 28-30.  At least 16 members of the team will be competing. The team is coached by Mike Walters and has 24 members.



    Beginning  this fall, a 24-year partnership between Grant County and Williamstown schools will come to an end.
    Because of increased enrollment and a change in the funding formula, Grant County will begin to operate its own preschool program.

  • Stolen car ends up in creek

    A vehicle believed stolen from Corinth ended up upside down in a creek May 6 along U.S. 42 in Verona.
    Passing motorists contacted the Boone County Sheriff’s Office around 5 a.m. when they noticed the 1996 Ford Probe.
    When deputies responded, they found the vehicle full of water and the driver’s door open.
    A search in the car and the surrounding area did not lead police to locating the driver.
    The sheriff’s department believes the car was headed westbound of U.S. 42 before leaving the road and ending up overturned in the creek.


    The Northern Kentucky Health Department is one of the first in the nation and only one of 11 to receive recognition as a high-performing health department from the Public Health Accreditation Board.
    Northern Kentucky Health Department, which includes Grant, Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties, as well as Three Rivers Health Department, composed of Owen, Pendleton, Gallatin and Carroll counties, and the Franklin County Health Department were the only three health departments in Kentucky to be accredited.


    In Anna Sullinger’s culinary arts class, Grant County High School students are making a carrot cake. In Larry Butler’s agriculture class, students are getting down and dirty preparing plants for sale in the greenhouse.

    In Brad Schadler’s electrical class, students are learning to work on a circuit. In the next room, other students are learning to weld, while in another classroom, other students are up to their elbows working on a car engine.


    Darrell Link began his career in politics with an appointment to the Grant County Tourism Commission. He went on from there to be elected to the fiscal court as a magistrate, followed by a successful run for judge-executive in 1998.
    He’s served on numerous boards and commissions and received awards for partnering with other agencies on programs, for being a good neighbor, an outstanding official and for his work in the community.