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Today's News

  • Preston to lead Grant Co. Middle School

    The Grant County Middle School students have a new principal.
    John Preston has been named as principal of Grant County Middle School. Preston assumed the role of principal on July 1, replacing Tim Grayson, who accepted a position with Newport Independent Schools.

    Preston is not a new face in the community and became a member of the GCMS administrative team after coming to Grant County Middle School as an assistant principal for the 2013-2014 school year.  

  • Williamstown students return to school
  • Pendleton man dies in wreck

    A 47-year-old Pendleton County man died Aug. 15 when his vehicle went off Falmouth Road and struck a tree.
    Gregory Tolbert was pronounced dead at the scene by the Grant County Coroner’s Office.

    According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Tolbert was traveling east on Falmouth Road when his vehicle went off the left side of the road and hit the tree.

    It is believed that Tolbert suffered a medical emergency, causing him to run off the road, based on the investigation and preliminary results from the autopsy.

  • Cancer diagnosis doesn’t clip Grant hair dresser’s style

    Monica Schneider has beaten the odds and has no plans of giving up hope now.

    Schneider, a hair stylist for more than 40 years, has helped countless men and women feel better with a look, cut or curl.
    She’s been there for first hair cuts, proms, weddings and even giving the last style for a deceased client.
    Now her family hopes those customers and friends will give back to her by attending a benefit in her honor from 10:30 a.m. to close on Aug. 27 at LaRosa’s in Dry Ridge.

  • High school ACT scores show progress

    Williamstown High School stayed above the state average while Grant County High School fell just below in recently released ACT scores.
    The data is from high school juniors who took the test during the 2013-14 school year. Those students are seniors this year.
    Since 2008, state law has mandated all of Kentucky’s public school juniors participate in the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36.

  • Williamstown Band marches on after season ends

    The Williamstown “Band of Spirit” Band Program has been busy since the end of the 2013 competitive marching band season.
    The winter months brought about pep band for the Demons boys and girls basketball teams, Northern Kentucky Select Bands, KMEA District 6 Middle School Concert Band Assessment Event, Eastern Kentucky University Honors Band event, KMEA District 6 Solos and Ensembles Assessment Event and the KMEA District 6 High School Concert Band Assessment Event.

  • In your face!

    Twenty five teams have been working hard in preparation for Friday, June 13 when all that hard work culminates in the annual Grant County Relay For Life.

    The relay is the signature fundrasing event of the American Cancer Society.

    The event begins at 7 p.m. with opening ceremonies and lasts until 7 a.m. on June 14.

  • COLLEGE SIGNINGS
  • Back To School
  • Whaley resigns from school board

    The Williamstown Independent School Board will soon have a vacancy.
    School board member Pete Whaley withdrew his name for consideration for a second term a day after the Aug. 12 candidate filing deadline.

    Whaley, who joined the board in January 2011, also submitted his resignation to the Kentucky Commissioner of Education on Aug. 15.
    Whaley’s wife, Tonya Whaley, is the choice of the school district’s hiring committee for a position at Williamstown.

    With her pending employment, Whaley could no longer serve on the school board.