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Today's News

  • Williamstown hosts Orange and Black Night
  • Grant County bleeds blue, gold

    Winter high school sports are getting ready to kick into high gear, which in Kentucky and Grant County means one thing - basketball.
    Grant County High School held their annual Blue/Gold Madness on Nov. 14 for a chance to meet the boy’s and girl’s teams and have some fun.

    “We had a great crowd here tonight,” boys coach Brandon Grammer said. “It’s a lot of fun for the kids and the crowd. I think it’s good for the community to see what we’re doing here.”

  • Being thankful

    Every Thanksgiving we reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives. We often come up with the same generic answers year after year, family, friends, church, often adding different organizations to our list. We all have this list. We were taught in kindergarten to make it and we have done so ever since, in our heads if not on paper. And there is nothing wrong with being thankful for our possessions but is that what Thanksgiving or “Giving Thanks” is really about?

  • To Honor and Serve
  • Two female deputies file lawsuit for harassment

    (Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic contents.)
    Two female employees at the Grant County Detention Center have filed a lawsuit against Jailer Terry Peeples.
    The latest lawsuit was filed in Boone County Circuit Court on Oct. 31 by Kathi Silvey and Sandy Zavodny, both employees of the detention center’s Substance Abuse Program (SAP).

  • Former Williamstown city administrator dies

    The former Williamstown City Administrator died last week.
    Douglas Beckham, 60, of Williamstown died Nov. 5 at the Pleasant Ridge Care Center in Cincinnati.
    Beckham, who was known for his love of the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team, also collected coffee mugs.

    His office at the Williamstown City Building was adorned with many of the cups that family, friends and co-workers gave him.

  • Snow, ice won’t stop learning

    Learning won’t stop for Grant County students this winter when snow causes school cancellations.
    Grant County was one of 13 school districts the Kentucky Department of Education approved waivers for that allow the district’s use of virtual or other non-traditional instruction when school is cancelled because of weather or another emergency.
    Traditionally, Grant County will miss between seven and 10 days of school because of inclement weather.  

  • Audit report shows issues at jail

    A report by the Kentucky State Auditor’s Office found several issues with the inmate trust fund and the jail commissary at the Grant County Detention Center.
    The report, which covers the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, was released this week.
    It comes more than week after the Grant County Fiscal Court approved the hiring of a private company to conduct an additional audit at the jail.
    Denise Keene was hired to do an audit of the canteen fund and the inmate trust account fund.

  • CHURCH NOTES

    Bethany Baptist
    • 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 7 p.m. evening worship.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Canby Tabernacle
    • Pastor Belve Barger - The church is located on Highway 330 West.
    • Sunday services are 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 6:30 p.m. fellowship and Bible Study.
    • Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

  • MCE DECIDES ON CAREERS