Today's News

  • Williamstown budget tops $11 million

    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner believes the city is in good financial shape.
    “Because of our utilities, we are able to be in good condition, but did have to make some budget  cuts,” Skinner said.
    “Our goal was to have less than last year, but increasing costs, such as employee health insurance, caused it to go up,” he added.
    The city council began working on the budget a couple of months ago.
    The budget includes $1.465 million in the general fund, which represents about 1 percent more than last year.


    Neighbors hugged police officers and clapped when federal agents raided El-Amin pain management clinic last week.
    “Thank God. I’m so thankful,” said Karen Tomlin, as nearly two-dozen law enforcement officers from the Drug Enforcement Agency, FBI, U.S. Marshal Service, Kentucky State Police and Grant County Sheriff’s Department descended on the Dry Ridge clinic located on U.S. 25 in Dry Ridge.

  • Police Reports 6-23-11


    (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.)

    Dry Ridge Police

    Chief Rick Kells charged Kacie M. Cleveland, 24, of Williamstown, with theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting at noon June 14 on Ferguson Boulevard.
    The Dry Ridge Police Department charged an and out of county resident with alcohol intoxication and executed a Bath County warrant.

  • Indictments 6-23-11


  • For the Record 6-23-11


  • Education honors 6-23-11


    Western Kentucky University

    Dean’s list:
    • Berry
    Dustin T. Auxier
    • Corinth
    Chase J. Perkins
    President’s list:
    • Crittenden
    Jacqueline E. Elliott
Students making the dean’s list have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the president’s list have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0. To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester.

  • Pat Taylor retires after 32 years

    Pat Taylor always wanted to work around children, but teaching was not her first choice.

    “I wanted to help children,” she said. “I thought at first I was going to go into social work, but decided to go into teaching.”

    She said while she loves every subject, math is her favorite.

    Taylor resides in Butler, Ky. and graduated from Pendleton County High School in 1974, before heading to Morehead State University, where she received her bachelors and master degree in education.

  • Another Place In Time 6-23-11


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  • Colson followed father’s footsteps

    Paula Colson looked up to her dad, Paul Watts as he was a teacher and basketball coach at Williamstown High School, but took a different road in the line to becoming a teacher.

    “I always knew I wanted to be a teacher,” she said. “But, I married first and had children, then went to school.”

    Colson started her trek to becoming a teacher at Kentucky State College, making a stop at the University of Kentucky, before getting her bachelor’s degree in education at Northern Kentucky University in 1985.

  • Wilt caused by more than heat