Today's News

  • Facebook Featured Fan 9-15-11

    Hi! I’m . . .  Katie Nantz
    I live in . . .  Dry Ridge
    About me . . . I am a freshman at the University of Kentucky. I’m studying agricultural biotechnology and have hopes of becoming a doctor.

  • Mark Your Calendars

    GCHS Class of 1981 plan reunion

    The Grant County High School graduating class of 1981 will hold their 30th reunion on Sept. 16-17.

    A tailgate party is planned at 6 p.m. at the Grant County High School football game at GCHS, 715 Warsaw Road. Consider bringing snacks and drinks to share.

  • Stanley named 2011 Senior Star

    Frances Stanley has been selected as one of nine 2011 William R. Markesbery Senior Star Award winners.

    The award is given each year by the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation aimed at recognizing those seniors who exemplify graceful aging and remain engaged in an active lifestyle.

    Stanley, along with other recipients will be recognized at the Senior Star and Centenarian Honoree Luncheon on Oct. 13 in Lexington. Stanley is also invited to attend the 25th annual dinner at the Kentucky Horse park Alltech Arena that same evening.


    The following classes will be sponsored by the Grant County Extension Service, 105 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.
    • Sept. 15 - It’s “New” Beef - Learn about “new” cuts of beef and see a cutting demonstration at 7 p.m. by Dr. Gregg Rentfrow, Extension Meat Specialist. Learn to buy and use beef more economically. There will be prizes for everyone, plus door prizes.
    • Sept.19 - Quilting Group - The Happy Stitchers Quilting Group meets from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the extension office.

  • Free Kitchen continues to help needy

    The Spears Foundation Free Kitchen opened its doors in December 2007 and immediately began serving around 30 people. Today the kitchen serves as many as 45 people in a single day.

    Pat Holnquist, a former volunteer, who is on a fixed income, comes to the kitchen nearly everyday for lunch.


    The Crittenden Fire Department hosted a memorial service on 9/11 commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Members of the Grant County Honor Guard, composed of volunteer firefighters from the community, presented the flag.

  • Chamber office finds new home

    The Grant County Chamber of Commerce/Grant County Tourism Office has found a new home just a few miles from its former location.

    The joint office moved last week to 1350 N. Main in Williamstown, into the former Forcht Bank branch building, next to the Grant County Thrift Store and Family Worship Center on U.S. 25.

    “It was time that we had our own space and the price was right,” said Wade Gutman, executive director of the chamber.

  • Y NOT?

    If they build it, will you come?

    That’s the question a committee of areas citizens is trying to find an answer to as they assess the possibility of a YMCA facility or programs coming to Walton.

    The committee is asking residents of surrounding areas to fill out a survey by Oct. 7 to see what programs they would like to see, how much they would be willing to pay in dues and how often they would visit a YMCA facility weekly.

  • Grant County High School Career and Technology Center

    The community will get its first look at the Grant County School’s new Career and Technology Center at an open house of the $10 million facility on Sunday.

    “I’m excited, especially with the new career readiness challenges. The technical center will help us reach students we might not reach otherwise,” said Grant County Superintendent Ron Livingood.

    The addition at Grant County High School features 12 new classrooms/labs that will be home to seven new career and tech programs.

  • Where were you when the towers were hit on 9/11?

    “On 9/11, I was home.  My son called me and told me to turn on the TV and that is what I did for most of the rest of the day.”
    - Marcus Camacho
    Grant County girls golf coach

    “I can remember sitting there in the classroom and watching the teachers talking about it. They were freaking out and we weren’t sure what to think, at that point.”
    - Tiffany Foley
    Williamstown volleyball