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Today's News

  • Community observes National Day of Prayer

    This year marked the 65th annual National Day of Prayer (NDP) observance.
    It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The law was amended and signed by President Reagan, designating the NDP as the first Thursday in May.

    In Grant County, the day began with a prayer breakfast at Williamstown Baptist Church, where a number of civic officials prayed for the nation and the community.

  • Lady Demons rout rival Lady Braves 8-1

    The Williamstown Lady Demons pounded out 11 hits, including four doubles and a triple, in route to beating the home team Grant County Lady Braves 8-1 on May 5.

    The Lady Demons came into the came at .500 with a 10-10 record.  
    When all was said and done they added another game to the win column.

    It didn’t take long for the Lady Demons to get started in the first.  
    Lady Braves starter Alayna Barnes got the leadoff batter to ground to first base and struck out the number two hitter for the first two outs of the inning.  

  • Middleton to lead Williamstown Schools

    Williamstown Independent Schools will have a new, but familiar leader next school year.
    Assistant Superintendent Misty Middleton was named the new superintendent for the district during the May 9 school board meeting.
    Middleton will step into her new role when superintendent Sally Skinner retires at the end of June.
    The school board gave Middleton a four-year contract.

  • Biz license changes coming to Dry Ridge

    Changes are coming to the ordinance regulating business licenses in Dry Ridge.
    Those changes likely will alter the amount businesses pay for the annual license.
    However, the goal of the ordinance is to “put more teeth” into it so businesses realize they are required to pay.
    As of March, there were nearly 60 businesses operating in the city without licenses.
    Several have since paid the annual fee.
    A current business license costs $28 per year for a business with an owner or operator with no employees.

  • Red Cross distributes smoke alarms

    Two adults and three children were killed in a house fire in Maysville in October 2015, an incident that continues to haunt Brenda Hartman of Williamstown.
    With that in mind, after she and her mother, Thelma Tolle, saw the story on TV, she called and scheduled an appointment to get free smoke alarms. It is all part of the American Red Cross Grant County Home Fire Prevention Campaign.

  • GCHS, WHS graduation dates set

    Grant County High School will hold its graduation at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23 on the GCHS football field.
    Tickets will be issued only if it is necessary to move graduation to the gym because of inclement weather. There are 290 students in the class.
    Williamstown High School’s 58 seniors will graduate at 7 p.m. May 27 in the gymnasium.
    See the June 2 issue of the Grant County News for the graduation section celebrating graduates.

  • God’s got your back

    There is nothing in this world that means more to me than being in a prayer meeting with my fellow brethren and when I have seemingly prayed everything that could come to mind, just listening to my pastor pray.
    Your prayers tell a lot about your relationship with God. I’ve been in church just about all my life and I don’t believe I have heard anyone touch the throne of God faster or more effectively than the man of God.

  • Hemp, on the move

    On April 21, the eve of Earth Day, the first interstate delivery of industrial hemp from Kentucky stopped in Grant County before heading to Connecticut, where it will be spun into clothing.

    Firstly, marijuana and industrial hemp are as different as, to borrow a phrase from Mark Twain, “lightning and the lightning bug.”

  • GC Library hosts Ready to Read Fair
  • CMZ dedicates ‘Walters Walking Way’