Today's News

  • Jones hired as newest Williamstown police officer

    Andrew Jones said he always wanted to be a police officer. Now, he is one. 

    A local man, Jones started working as the newest Williamstown officer Sept. 27 having graduated from the police academy the week before. 

    “I just want to be the best police officer I can be and serve the community,” Jones said. 

  • Local schools receive assessment report cards

    Local students proved their proficiency in reading, math and social studies as Kentucky Department of Education released the annual report cards Sept. 28. 

    Williamstown Independent saw improved scores for each school while Grant County Schools saw significant improvements on specific subjects for most of their schools, with some getting closer to an overall proficient rating. 

  • Stage Right’s Rising Stars to present ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

    Stage Right Musical Theatre will once again showcase local youth talent with performances of “Once Upon a Mattress” at Grant County High School on Oct. 6-8.

    The production is based on the classic “The Princess and the Pea” story and features eight students from Williamstown Independent and Grant County school districts.
    Stage Right has previously presented “Seussical, Jr.” last year and “Annie, Jr.” earlier this year as part of its Rising Stars Academy.

  • Courthouse to undergo assessment for possible renovations

    Judge-Executive Steve Wood wants to make much-needed improvements to the deteriorating Grant County Courthouse.
    The laundry list of problems with the courthouse, which was built in 1937, include bathrooms that are not handicapped-accessible, a falling ceiling and bricks coming out of the back wall of the building.
    An addition, which houses the judge-executive’s office, was built in 1976.

  • Williamstown raises property tax rate

    Williamstown City Council passed a property tax hike Sept. 25.
    The council raised the real property tax for 2017-18 to $0.340 per $100 value and personal property to $0.526 per $100 value as a compensating rate, according to the official ordinance.

  • WHS starts season strong

    The Williamstown Lady Demons basketball team got off to a rough start dropping two games in a row to start the season before winning three straight.

    Gallatin County defeated the Lady Demons in their home opener 50-31 Nov. 28.  

  • Demons drop season opener

     The Williamstown Demons opened the 2017-18 boys basketball season with a loss to the Gallatin County Wildcats on Nov. 29 by the score of 78-30. 

  • Cook celebrates 40th birthday

     Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Cook Jr. and family would like to invite friends to celebrate the 40th birthday of their daughter, Paula Cook. Cook is a 1996 graduate of Grant County High School. This surprise celebration will be held at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Williamstown on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m.


  • Christmas conquers winter


    For many Christians, the four seasons reflect spiritual realities. In the spring you see new, resurrected life; in the summer you see fruitfulness, abundance and maturity; in autumn you see the paradox of a beautiful decay; and in winter you see death, a chilling reminder of spring’s terminal point. 

  • Taking care of lawn equipment can make a difference


    Taking care of your lawn and garden equipment can make the difference between having stuff that works and stuff that doesn’t! After you are finished preparing your plants for winter, don’t forget about your equipment and garden ornaments.