Today's News

  • Spring Clean NKY

    Josh Cobb’s story is becoming all too common in the battle against drug addiction.
    The 28-year-old recovering addict from northern Kentucky nearly died last year from a carfentanyl overdose.

    His organs began shutting down.
    He had to be put on dialysis and undergo two surgeries.

    “I’m very grateful to be here,” Cobb said. “It really is a privilege because there was one point in time I wasn’t sure if I was still going to be here or not.”

  • Fiscal court likely to implement payroll tax

    Members of Grant County Fiscal Court told citizens on Feb. 13 that a 2 percent payroll tax is likely their answer to the impending budget shortfall, along with spending reductions to each department.

    Executive-Judge Steve Wood read a statement to begin the caucus meeting and addressed several ideas floated in prior meetings. He said borrowing from the public library’s $2 million surplus was not a legal option, nor was closing the jail, which constitutes about 35 percent of the Fiscal Court budget.

  • Colson, Lawrence leave mark on school boards

    With more than 50 years combined between them, Jim Colson and Connie Lawrence served under 11 superintendents during their tenures as school board members.

    However, after 32 years, Colson decided to say goodbye to the Grant County School Board, and Lawrence’s 20 years with the Williamstown Independent School Board also came to an end.

  • New water plant coming in November

    Water department officials plan to have a new Williamstown water treatment plant completed by November 2017.

    The new plant will allow the city to continue complying with state standards and increase overall water capacity.

    The plant is being constructed off Waterworks Road across from the current plant, and will have a production capacity of about 4 million gallons of water per day.

    The current plant’s production capacity is about 2.25 million per day, according to Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner.

  • Lady Demons defeat Harrison 53-46
  • Alleged drunk driver slams into cruiser

    A Grant County Sheriff’s deputy escaped injury Dec. 16 when an alleged drunk driver slammed into his cruiser on Interstate 75.

    Deputy Barry Mullins responded to several wrecks within a few miles on I-75 due to rain and icy roadways.
    He stopped to assist with an accident in Sadieville near the Grant-Scott County line.
    Mullins’ cruiser was parked in the emergency lane with its emergency lights activated as he assisted a motorist.



    • Former Grant County finance officer Connie McClure-Ellington files lawsuit against Judge-Executive Steve Wood, former Deputy Judge-Executive Scott Kimmich and the Grant County Fiscal Court alleging she was fired because of her age and because she did not vote for Wood in the judge-executive’s race.

    • Two escaped inmates from Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington are apprehended over the Harrison County line in Grant County.

  • Hot shooting leads Demons over Bluejackets

    The Williamstown Demons hosted the Nicholas County Bluejackets on Dec. 20, and road the hot shooting hand of senior Jon Jump to a 67-44 victory.
    Jump hit a long-range three from the corner in front of the student section and pep band to join the 1,000-point club at Williamstown High.  

    The game was stopped for a moment to recognize Jump, who led all scorers with 18 on the night, including five three-point baskets.
    Wenzie Fox controlled the opening tip and it didn’t take long for the Demons to tickle the nets.  

  • School districts cut energy costs

    Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts continue to decrease their energy usage despite increasing in size as part of a statewide effort to decrease utility expenditures.

    A report by the Kentucky School Board Association’s School Energy Managers Project shows 98 percent of Kentucky school districts, including Grant County and Williamstown, significantly cut energy usage between fiscal year 2010 and fiscal year 2016.  

  • A Christmas Tale