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Today's News

  • Wtown cable switches to digital

    Williamstown cable is going digital and every customer with an analog television will be impacted by the change.
    On Nov. 30, Williamstown’s cable system will move to all digital and any customer with an analog TV who has not picked up a Digital-to-Analog (DTA) convertor box from the city building will not have service.

  • Applicants needed for Williamstown board vacancy

    The Williamstown Independent School Board is still looking for a new member.
    A vacancy was created in June when long-time board member Donna Cheesman’s resignation was accepted by the Kentucky Education Commissioner.
    Cheesman resigned due to state nepotism regulations because her son was getting married to another school district employee.
    She had served on the board for 16 and a half years.

  • WHS Band of Spirit places third at Class 2A Midstates Championships

    Name of competition:  2015 MSBA Class 2A Championships

    Location and date:  Northmont High School, Clayton, Ohio on Nov. 7

    Ranking and any awards:   The Williamstown “Band of Spirit” Marching Band placed third out of the 17 competing bands in the preliminary competition. In the finals competition, the BOS placed third out of the 10 competing bands. Carroll High School (OH) placed second and Taylor County (KY) placed first.  

  • Mercy Ridge Community offers Christ-centered, people-focused service

    Mercy Ridge Community Church is one of the most recent additions to the Dry Ridge community.
    Josh Hildebrand, former pastor of Sherman Church of Christ, is the lead pastor at Mercy Ridge Community located at 90 S. Main Street in Dry Ridge.

  • CHURCH NOTES

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

    Bible Believers Baptist

  • Braves’ season ends with 28-27 heartbreaking playoff loss

    A nightmare first half turned into a near miraculous, history-making finish Nov. 6 for the Grant County football team.
    Unfortunately, the Braves came up one-point short of winning their first ever playoff game, falling 28-27 to Madison Southern.

    Grant trailed 28-7 at halftime after scoring their only points on a 22-yard TD pass from Joe Knipp to Robert Spohn.
    “Turnovers and special teams killed us,” Coach Kevin Siple said.

  • Department for Community Based Services policy advisor joins KAHCF

    The Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) announced that Bruce Linder joined the Association as its Executive Vice President recently. Linder currently serves as a policy advisor with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) in Frankfort.

  • BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT:

    Campbell and Smith Law, LLC

    Name of business: Campbell & Smith Law, LLC

    Address: 100 Cynthiana Street
    Phone number: 859-823-2300

    Web site: www.campbellandsmithlaw.com
    E-mail address: msmith@campbellandsmithlaw.com
    Owner:
 Soren Campbell and Matthew Smith

    Manager:
 Matthew Smith

    Number of employees: 3

    Legal services with a focus on elder law, special needs trust, government benefits, contract drafting and business law

  • Wet vote set for Dec. 22

    The decision whether or not Grant County goes “wet” will be in the hands of the voters on Dec. 22.
    Judge-Executive Stephen Wood has issued an order setting a vote on the county-wide sale of alcohol after a citizen petition was certified allowing the special election.
    “There are certain constraints in the statute as to when you are to set wet dry votes and having just completed a general election, this is the first date that works at a time when the schools are not in session and can be used as polling places,” Wood said.

  • Ransdell still teaching at 105

    Sitting peacefully in the corner of her Williamstown living room, Caroline Frances McWhorter Ransdell, with her weathered face and crystal blue eyes, reflects on her more than 100 year history living in Grant County. 105-year story.

    She was born on Nov. 13, 1910 on a farm on Lemon-Northcutt in Dry Ridge to the late James Elmer and Edith Browning Vice. She attended school in Dry Ridge and graduated in 1927 from Dry Ridge High School.