Today's News

  • Williamstown spelling bee winners
  • Sherman dances the day away
  • GCHS baseball/softball regional wrap up

    The Grant County High School Braves and Lady Braves did not fare well in the opening round of the 8th region tournament held on Memorial Day.
    The Braves, coached by Darrin  Robinson, lost 2-1 to the Carroll County Panthers on May 26 at Henry County High School.

    The Panthers scratched a run in the first inning and added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth. The Braves, threatened in the top of the sixth, scoring one run with no outs, but the Panthers held off the rally.

  • US 25 Yard Sale

    The third annual U.S. 25 yard sale begins on June 5 and wraps up on June 7 with vendors lining Dixie Highway from Covington to Georgia.
    Judy Wigginton, of Williamstown, got the idea for the U.S. 25 yard sale from the popular U.S. 127 yard sale held in August.
    “This is an opportunity to showcase our community and get something going, especially for downtown Williamstown,” Wiggington said.  
    Rental spaces are available from residents, businesses, churches and organizations.

  • Paving the way for a local Vietnam memorial

    Carl A. Ballinger, Johnnie D. Knight, Robert A. Osborne. Edgar L. Tomlinson and Ernest H. Wilson.
    Storme Vanover never met any of the five men from Grant County who lost their lives in Vietnam, but she wants to make sure that those fallen heroes have a place in the community’s history.
    Vanover is a veteran. She has a passion for veterans and has been heavily involved the last few years in making sure local veterans are recognized and remembered for their service.

  • Library kicks off summer reading June 7

    Picking up a book can lead to rewards and fun activities for children who participate in the Grant County Library’s annual summer reading program.
    The two-month program will feature a variety of events that begin June 7 with the Fizz Boom Read summer reading kickoff at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds in Williamstown.    
    The kickoff, presented by the library and the Grant County Parks and Recreation Department, is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Election focus shifts to Nov. 4

    The votes have been tallied and the local political matchups are set for the November primary election.
    For county judge-executive, Republican Steve Wood will face off against Democratic candidate Richard Austin, a long-time magistrate on the Grant County Fiscal Court.
    Austin handily won his primary race with nearly 50 percent of the vote against three opponents.
    He led the pack with 1,179 votes, followed by 469 votes for Shirley Wilson, 411 for Anitra Jump and 307 for Keith Ellington.