Today's News


    By Chuck Moore, Critteden

    There is something special about taking your children hunting. So much so that it can bring a tear to a hunter’s eyes. The chance to share the love of the outdoors and to pass tradition creates strong emotional bonds between parents who hunt and their children. It has been said that getting a child active in the outdoors keeps them out of trouble; I could not agree more.

  • Lady Demons rebound against Deming

    In basketball, there are defensive and offensive rebounds.

    For the Williamstown Lady Demons softball team, they needed an “offensive rebound,” after losing 10-0 against Grant County April 20 and they got it, defeating the Deming Lady Devils April 21.

    “It was a game they needed,” Coach T.J. West said. “Especially after the way the girls lost the Grant County game.”

  • Williamstown pitcher hit-by-pitch

    In the second game of the regular season April 20, fans and players witnessed junior pitcher Emma Harris get beaned in the side of the helmet in the bottom of the first inning.

    “I couldn’t hear at first,” she said. “I have gotten hit before, so it wasn’t new to me, I just couldn’t hear and that is what scared me. I wasn’t going to come out of the game.”

    The ball field grew quiet as Harris’ dad, David hopped the fence to check on his daughter.

  • GCHS hosts All-Comers meet April 19

    The Grant County High School track team hosted the Grant County All-Comers, April 19.

    Eight schools were in attendance, including Williamstown.

    The Grant County boys’ track team lost to Holmes by 20 points in the standings.

    Some highlights for the Braves boys’ team, was sophomore Nathan Davis winning the 400 meter dash with a time of 55.58 seconds. Davis also won the high jump, reaching 6 feet even.

    The boys 4x400m relay won by one second over Walton-Verona.


    The Grant County Relay For Life Committee is asking all Grant County churches to recognize and honor their cancer survivors in some way on Sunday, May 1 for Super Survivor Sunday.

    “So many of the people involved with the relay are active in our churches so we thought this was the best way to reach out and ask that they be recognized,” said Alice Ingram, the Grant County RFL team recruitment coordinator.

  • NKU offers College For A Day May 12

    Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center is offering College for a Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12. You can sit in on two classes and a question and answer session on the following topics:
    • College costs
    • Financial assistance
    • Admission process
    • Career planning
    • Advice and insight from current students
    The center is located behind the Williamstown municipal building at 390 N. Main Street. R.S.V.P. To Connie Lawrence at 859-824-3600 by May 6.

  • Webster resigns from Dry Ridge Council

    Encil Webster was born and raised in Covington, but Grant County always felt like home.

    “My grandparents and parents were from Grant County,” he said. “We spent every available moment I could get, all my life, in Grant County because I loved the rural life, the camaraderie and the friendships that you just don’t get in a larger city.”

    Webster recently resigned from the Dry Ridge City Council so he and his wife could move closer to their daughter and three grandchildren in Tennessee.

  • Grant, Pendleton counties provide volunteer opportunities

    The following volunteer opportunities are available in Grant and Pendleton counties:
    • Grant County
    Community Action Commission – help with food distribution, donation sorting and pickup, assist with energy assistance applications and office/clerical assistance.
    Helping Hands Ministries – help with food distribution, assist in the Thrift Store, sorting clothes and food donations, pick up donations on as-needed basis.
    St. Elizabeth Hospice - assist with patient care and respite care.

  • Combs-Smider unite in marriage

    Addie Rose Combs and Joshua Todd Smider were united in marriage on March 19, 2011 at the Grant County Courthouse in Williamstown. Judge Executive Darrell Link officiated at the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of James Combs of Buffalo, N.Y. and Margaret Combs of Williamstown. She is a 2008 graduate of Williamstown and is currently attending Salon Professional Academy in New York.

    The groom is the son of  Todd and Carole Smider of Williamstown. He is a 2006 graduate of Williamstown High School and is employed by Tops Foods in New York.

  • Grant board approves 2011-12 school calendar

    As one school year gets ready to close, a new one has been set, as Grant County School Board adopted the 2011-2012 school calendar at their April 14 meeting.

    School will start for the district on Aug. 15 – the same week as last year.

    Some changes to the calendar are the teacher’s professional development days. This school year, the students went to school for a half day and the remainder of the day was for professional development.