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Today's News

  • Bourbon Colonels defeat Braves 12-1

    The Bourbon County Colonels came to Dry Ridge April 24 for an inter-regional match up with the Braves and came away victorious, winning 10-1.

    Braves pitcher Damion Ingguls breezed through the first two innings, allowing just a single in the second, before the Bourbon County bats came to life in the third, scoring four runs and moving two runners into scoring position before Ingguls shut the door on the inning.

  • Second fire hits Turner Road in a month

    For the second time in one month, a mobile home fire broke out near the 3000 block of Turner Road on the outskirts of Williamstown. Firefighters responded to the call at about 5:30 p.m. April 19, and were able to knock down the fire in the bedroom, according to Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen.

  • Woman found unconscious from possible OD

    Police will not be arresting the woman who was found unconscious in the bathroom at the Subway in Williamstown from a possible overdose.
    Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich said his department will file an incident report to document the situation. Rich said several Emergency Medical Service employees were in the Subway ordering lunch when the woman was discovered in the restroom, but they did not have to transport her to the hospital or inject her with Narcan, a prescription medication that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses overdoses.

  • Derby Day coming to Williamstown

    The Grant County Animal Shelter is still working to maintain their nationally esteemed status despite dealing with staff reductions and the loss of labor from the Grant County Detention Center in the past year.
    The shelter has a storied history, going from a 96 percent euthanasia rate for dogs in 1997 to being named

  • Businesses react to safety fee

    Two local businesses, including the famous Ark Encounter, are expressing their disappointment about the safety assessment fee approved by the Williamstown City Council on April 18.
    The 50-cent fee on single admission charges or participation charges applies to admission-based businesses within the city.
    Mike Zovath, chief action officer for the Ark Encounter, said there was no communication between his communications team and the Williamstown City Council, and added that the passing of the safety assessment fee was a total surprise to them.

  • Chamber making Grant County a better place to work, live, do business

    “Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life, it’s about what you inspire others to do.”
    Q. What do you get when you mix a doctor, a teacher, a dentist and a volunteer?
    A. The winners of the 2017 Grant County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards program.
    Last Friday night, the business community gathered at Main Street Gardens to honor people who give of themselves to patients, to children and to the community.
    Honored were the following:
    • Grant Countian of the Year – Dr. Darl Shipp

  • Williamstown end-of-school events highlights dedication to students

    Dear Williamstown Independent Stakeholders,
    Spring has sprung which signifies longer, warmer days and the near end of another school year.   It is amazing how fast the 2016-2017 school year has progressed, which is most likely the direct result of the flurry of activities in our district over the past several months.  
    We are proud of the many individual and group accomplishments by students and staff this school year. From academic, athletic, and extra-curricular achievements, it is definitely an exciting time to be a Williamstown Demon.  

  • Fire restores prairie

    Back in 2007, we installed a five-acre tall grass prairie with assistance from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Habitat Improvement Program.  Each year they assist a number of landowners in various ways that improve habitat, prevent erosion and protect waterways.  Basically, you do the work but they supply you with the materials needed to get the job done.  

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