Today's News

  • 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.

  • St. Elizabeth-Grant named a top 20 critical access hospital

    St. Elizabeth Grant in Williamstown, Ky. was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the country for Quality according to the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).
    The Top 20 CAHs scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™ for Quality. These hospitals improve access to health care by keeping essential services in rural communities.

  • NKY health dept., GCMS work together to help students, staff to eat better, move more
  • Grant County Schools host Braves Bash
  • Public meeting set for Aug. 17 about possible Barnes Rd. crossing closure

    The City of Williamstown will host a public meeting Thursday, Aug. 17 related to the possible closure of the Barnes Road railroad crossing.
    The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Grant County Library and will allow citizens to express their opinions on the crossing.
    In June, the Williamstown City Council discussed a recommendation sent by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 to close the Barnes Road railroad crossing.

  • Grant County Library hosts activities, viewing party for solar event

    A historic event that last occurred nearly four decades ago will darken the sky Aug. 21.
    The first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States in 38 years is coming with Hopkinsville, Kentucky deemed the “point of greatest eclipse.”

    A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, and the moon fully or partially blocks the sun.

  • Jail explores body scanner to combat contraband

    With inmates now attempting to sneak in heroin instead of cigarettes, Grant County Jailer Chris Hankins is exploring a new option to stop contraband.
    Hankins said he is researching the possibility of purchasing a full-body scanner that can quickly let jail officials know if inmates are trying to smuggle in dangerous items, particularly in body cavities.
    The scanner would protect the inmates, protect the county from any lawsuits and ultimately prevent any in-custody deaths at the Grant County Detention Center, said Hankins.

  • Maddox fills vacant Dry Ridge Council seat

    It took a vote by Mayor Jim Wells to break a tie, but the Dry Ridge City Council has a new member.
    The council voted Ron Maddox to fill the seat left vacant when council member Joni Pelfrey died at age 54 on July 12 after battling health issues.
    Maddox will serve the rest of Pelfrey’s current term, which ends Dec. 31, 2018.
    “I hope that I can make a difference in the city and hope to hear from the citizens when they have concerns,” Maddox said. “We are their representatives.”