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    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.

  • A+: Williamstown earns U.S. News Ranking



    Williamstown High School is moving up the rankings.

    Last year, the school was recognized as the 18th best high school in the state by a national publication.

  • Williamstown runner ready for the Flying Pig

    The one thing that Sarah Dills hated as a soccer player is the one thing that she’s fallen head over heels for.

    Despite the aching muscles, painful blisters and frigid ice baths that she’s endured the past four months since she began training to run the 15th Annual Flying Pig Marathon on May 5 in Cincinnati, Dills knows the thrill of finishing the 26.2 mile marathon will be worth it.

  • Spillman ready to lead charge to a healthy lifesyle

    With walking stick in hand, Raymond Spillman, the 2013 starter for the Derby Dash 5K race; strides through his memories as he strengthens his body at the Williamstown Cemetery.  But, Spillman has not always walked his way to health.

  • Career advancement center to open in Dry Ridge

    Seventeen percent of Grant County residents live below the poverty level, roughly 7 percent higher than the average rate for Boone, Campbell and Kenton County.
    Only 72 percent of Grant County residents are high school graduates, which is lower than the state average of 74 percent and much lower than rates in Boone (85 percent), Campbell (81 percent) and Kenton (82 percent) counties.
    A solution to fixing these alarming statistics may be on the way.

  • Tears and Cheers


    Each year the Grant County Chamber of Commerce accepts nominations from across the county for their annual community awards giving all Grant County citizens a chance to be recognized as Grant Countian of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Excellence in Education and Excellence in Business, as well as a community service award, which is given periodically to individuals, organizations and businesses who go above and beyond.

  • Dryer fire ignites oxygen tank; damages Dry Ridge duplex

    Firefighters from four departments battled a blaze on April 20 on Cobblestone Drive in Dry Ridge.
    According to Dry Ridge Fire Chief Tom Jump, the fire began in a dryer and ignited an oxygen tank nearby, which caused the tank to explode.

    The fire and explosion occurred around 3:39 p.m.
    Jump said the explosion knocked the front window out of the home, as well as caused damage to the adjoining duplex.

  • GCMS student was ‘fighter’ to the end

    At 4 pounds, 4 ounces, Bree Holt, a preemie, entered the world a fighter.
    At 14 years old, just 36 days shy of her 15th birthday, she left this world still a fighter, according to her grandmother, Tammy Earls of Williamstown.

    Holt, an eighth grade student at Grant County Middle School, died in her sleep on April 14 at the Williamstown home she shared with her grandparents.
    “She was special,” said Earls.
    In Bree’s short life, she had faced tragedy and adversity.

  • The house that love Built

    The long road home is nearly over for Kim Nagle.
    Nagle’s Dry Ridge home on Adams Road was destroyed on March 2, 2012 when a tornado wrecked its way across Grant and Kenton counties.
    In late October, ground was broken by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati on a new home for Nagle and her three grandchildren, Genevieve, Christopher and Sierrah.

    The house, which the family has yet to move into, was dedicated at a celebration April 5.
    The family can’t wait to move in.