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Today's News

  • Sometimes life shows up

    I have been privileged to sit under many great speakers and teachers in my life. Human behavior and spirituality has always been fascinating to me and it’s an honor to be involved with the work of the ministry.
    Years ago, I knew a special lady that enjoyed a full life of adventure and was used as a blessing to many.
    Included within her life of success and respect unfortunately there was also a great deal of tragedy and disappointment. It’s not that this is rare or unusual, but it was how well she responded when things went sour.

  • Dry Ridge Baptist looks forward to fresh start

    As members of Dry Ridge Baptist Church reflect on a Christian history that has spanned 200 years, they are excited about the church’s future.

    On July 22, the fellowship hall was filled with chatter as members carried in covered dishes, layer cakes and pies.

    It was a meet-and-greet fellowship with Brandon Burks, his wife Traci and their children, 3-year-old Haddon and 6-month-old Noël.
    Burks preached a trial sermon the next day and the church voted overwhelmingly to call him as a full-time pastor.

  • Corinth Post Office is a go

    After nearly a year, the waiting and watching for the City of Corinth Post Office’s resumption of service is almost over.  
    Since October 2016, postal services such as parcel pickup and delivery, outgoing mail and stamp purchases for Corinth have been handled out of the Williamstown Post Office.  
    Although P.O. boxes have been kept on the porch of the city building on Thomas Lane, rumors have swirled as to whether the post office will come back or not.  
    The wait, as they say, is finally over.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (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.)
    Chief Rick Kells executed a warrant for Robert C. Curry, 42, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 10:15 a.m. July 25 on Race Street. Curry was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer Brad Morris executed a warrant for Jonathan N. Duke, 24, of Williamstown, at 9:45 p.m. July 29 on the Dry Ridge By-pass. Duke was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS

    Derek Willis has had a hectic summer that culminated with him signing a one-year free agent deal with the Detroit Pistons that will have him reporting to training camp Sept. 26.
    However, this week he’s doing something a bit different — he’s holding basketball clinics on four Native American reservations in the Seattle area with help from his fiancée, Keely Potts.

  • New faces you’ll see...

    Grant County SchoolsName:    Allison Williams
    Family:  Mom: Lisa Crace; Dad: Tim Crace; Child: Payton Williams
    Subject/grade you’ll be teaching:  7th Grade Science - GCMS
    Previous teaching experience (including location and number of years):  3 years at Green Local Schools in Franklin Furnace, Ohio
    Describe your approach/philosophy to teaching?  I believe every child can learn when given the right tools and motivation.

  • WHS takes next step toward varsity soccer with JV program

    The Williamstown High School boys soccer team is one step closer to becoming a varsity program.
    Last year, the program had a freshman team that had a 0-10-2 record.
    This year, they are becoming a junior varsity team, with 12 returning players, with plans to move up to the varsity level in fall 2018.

  • Billboards remind drivers to stop for school buses

    As a new school year approaches, Kentucky drivers will soon see reminders to watch out for stopped school buses.
    This week, 51 billboards started going up across the state that warn of the danger of passing a stopped school bus. The billboards feature an extended stop sign arm on the side of a school bus with the words, “It’s not JUST a stop sign, it’s a child’s life.”

  • Grammy-winner Chapman performs at inaugural Ark concert

    With the Ark Encounter as a backdrop, Grammy-award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman performed Aug. 5 for the tourist attraction’s inaugural concert.

  • Students headed back to class next week

    Students head back to classes next week as summer break comes to a close.
    Grant County Schools once again will have a staggered start for students.
    The first day for sixth and ninth graders will be on Monday, Aug. 14 while the rest of students, except preschoolers, will begin classes Tuesday, Aug. 15.
    Preschool students begin classes on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
    Sixth and ninth graders will not attend school Aug. 15 in order to get on the same schedule as the rest of the students in the district.