Today's News

  • Change America truly needs

    Per a recent survey performed by NBC, 70 percent of Americans say the government is not working well. My question is will we rely on for true change for our nation? Roughly 100 years or so ago most the communities we live in relied upon the local church congregation for most their needs both physically and spiritually.
    The local church was the focal point of the communities and cities where people would first seek a good Bible believing and preaching church to live nearby and then would find employment to provide for the family needs.

  • Christmas brings lights, admission discount for Ark Encounter

    For the holidays. the Ark Encounter will not only be decorated for Christmas, but visitors have a chance to see the attraction at half price.
    The grounds of the 510-foot- long Ark will be lit Dec. 16-23 and Dec. 26-30 during the same days as the Christmas

    Town celebration at the Creation Museum in Petersburg.
    Admission will be half price after 5 p.m., and parking after 5 p.m. will be free.
    The Ark Encounter will stay open until 9 p.m. on those dates, with the last entry at 8 p.m.

  • Clemons looks back at first two years, has high hopes for future

    I can hardly believe that I am coming upon the end of my second year as your Grant County clerk. It seems like yesterday I was walking into the office with wide eyes and a determined heart. What a pleasure it has been serving our community and I hope to continue in this capacity for many years to come.
    When I decided to run for the position of Grant County clerk, I recognized that I had much to learn about the job if I wanted to not only maintain the integrity of the office, but also improve upon the foundation that had already been laid.

  • Police Repors 12-8-16

    (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 cited Stephanie R. Strong, 25, of Corinth, with speeding, at 6:51 p.m. Nov. 29 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.
    Officer David Osborne cited Jonathan Yazell, 19, of Williamstown, with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, at 10:07 p.m. Nov. 30 on I-75.

  • Starlings flock

    Last Sunday I felt like I was under siege!  There were starlings everywhere; so much so that I feared being splattered with poop at every turn.  The surprising thing about starlings is that they are everywhere yet not from here.  It’s another story of one good intention going bad. Apparently back in 1890, in honor of a Shakespeare festival in New York City’s Central Park, sixty European starlings were released.  The following year another 40 were released and today the bird is one of the most numerous species in North America.  

  • Beshear: Jury Duty phone scam reported in Kentucky

    Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a Scam Alert to help Kentuckians avoid falling victim to a “jury duty” telephone scam.
    The U.S. Marshals Service recently warned of the scam sweeping much of the country and reports of such calls have now been made to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.
    The caller, who pretends to be a U.S. Marshal, court worker or other federal or state law enforcement authority, claims you failed to appear for jury duty and must pay a fine immediately over the phone or risk arrest.

  • Thayer re-elected to lead Senate Floor

    After their biannual leadership elections, the Kentucky Senate Majority caucus announced their leaders for the 2017-2018 Sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly.
     Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer of Georgetown was again chosen by the Senate Majority members to lead them on the Senate floor. Thayer was first elected to the Senate in 2003 and was selected as the majority floor leader in 2012 after Senator Robert Stivers of Manchester departed the position to become the Senate President.

  • Clemons seeks better handicap accessibility at clerk’s office

    Grant County Clerk Tabatha Clemons has made many upgrades and changes to the clerk’s office in her first two years.
    However, there is another change she hopes to bring with the help of the county.
    Clemons wants to make the clerk’s office more handicap accessible.
    Currently, the handicap entrance is at the back of the building, where once inside an elevator can be taken upstairs to the clerk’s office.

  • Santa Claus coming to Williamstown Dec. 3

    Santa Claus is literally coming to town on Saturday, Dec. 3 when Grant County celebrates A Country Christmas in downtown Williamstown.
    The festival gets underway at 4:30 p.m. with a pancake supper with Santa at Williamstown Baptist Church. The free pancake supper is sponsored by the Williamstown Kiwanis and will last until 6 p.m. Santa will be available for photos. Bring your own camera.

  • GC Schools to honor Livingood, board members at Dec. 8 reception

    Grant County Schools will honor the dedicated service of Superintendent Ron Livingood, along with school board members Jim Colson and Dr. Alice Heeger-Hartman.
    A reception will be held from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Grant County Board of Education office, located at 820 Arnie Risen Blvd. in Williamstown.
    Following the reception, the school board will have a special presentation at 6 p.m. to begin its meeting.
    Livingood has served as the district’s superintendent since 2011 and will be retiring at the end of December.