Today's News

  • A year of tremendous blessings

    Grant County, thank you!
    The Grant County News has allowed me the opportunity to write about the tremendous success of the Ark Encounter now that it’s been open one year.
    Media from all over the world have toured this massive ship, and we have appreciated all the extensive global coverage—including the fair and accurate reporting of this newspaper.

  • Celebrating Independence Day

    Over 200 years ago, our founding fathers put their lives on the line to create a new country in which freedom reigned. These men had a vision of a nation unafraid to face its enemies and win. We, the people of the United States, have faced insurmountable odds since our young country’s conception but continue to fight for our God-given rights unique to the United States of America.

  • Williamstown Family Fun Park thanks chamber members

    The Williamstown Family Fun Park would like to extend our thanks to the Grant County Chamber businesses who attended our “Business After Hours” event on Tuesday, June 26.  
    It was a beautiful evening with temperatures in the 70s.  We were excited to be able to showcase our family friendly activities to chamber members and their families, including mini golf, zipline tours, chutes and ladders (kids’ adventures course) and our newest offering, archery tag.

  • Bumper crop of squash not a sure thing

    You know all the jokes about people having bumper crops of summer squash?  Squash shows up in people’s cars or in public spaces because there is so much that the gardener can’t even give it away.  
    I have a little bit of that problem this year and I give credit to the variety and the fact that it was plated later than usual.  I also planted loads of it!  Some folks, however, may not be so blessed with a bumper crop.

  • The plea of the patriarchs

    Just as we the people of the United States have forefathers, such as George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Israel had forefathers as well. Instead of forefathers, the Bible uses the term, “patriarch.”
    In Genesis 12, God calls a man named Abram from the land of Ur, where they so happened to serve the moon god, Sin. As Abram relied solely on the voice of the Almighty, he took his wife, nephew Lot and a few others with him on the journey to Canaan land. It would be Canaan in which God tells Abram that the nation to proceed from him should dwell.

  • Beighles celebrate 50 years

    Dale and Ann Beighle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 16, 2017.
    Dale and Ann were married by Rev. D. Timothy Herring at Turner Ridge Baptist Church.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 9 at Turner Ridge Baptist, located at 60 McGraw Road in Falmouth. The party is given by Vaughn (Shelli) Beighle of Williamstown, Aaron (Krista) Beighle of Williamstown, Daniel Beighle of Charlotte, North Carolina and Kari Ann (Josh) Ayoroa of Lexington.
    Cards only please.

  • The Art of Training ‘Ninjas’: Local driving instructor teaches students to B-Safe

    As Brian Fannon sits in the passenger seat of his instructional vehicle, he gives coaching commands to his student as they grasp the steering wheel.
    He encourages them to run through their designated checklist of safety precautions before moving from the parking spot, all while they hold the wheel – or “life and death,” as Fannon calls it – in their hands.

  • Stage Right hopes audiences will be off to see ‘Wizard of Oz’

    Stage Right Musical Theatre in Williamstown will be taking audiences “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for its first mainstay show of its second season.

    The theatrical group will present “The Wizard of Oz” on weekends July 14-30 at Main Street Gardens, 1418 N. Main Street in Williamstown.

  • Attendance doubles for Rockin’ the Ridge

    Attendance was more than double than last year for the second year of the Rockin’ the Ridge festival on June 24.
    Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells said estimates for the attendance for the event, which featured headliners Colt Ford and Joe Diffie, are between 10,000 and 12,000 people.

  • Ark Encounter: One Year Later

    One year since the Ark Encounter arrived in Grant County, the real-life imagining of the famous Biblical tale and its impact on the local economy remain a major point of conversation among business owners and elected officials.

    When the Ark Encounter officially opened its doors in July 2016, many anticipated it would bring a surge of out-of-town dollars to local businesses, and attract new industries to open their doors in Williamstown and Grant County. Some business owners say they have experienced such an economic boom, while some remain skeptical.