Today's News

  • The Gallery Coffee Shop offers custom coffees, treats

    Address: 137 N Main St. in Williamstown

    Phone Number: 859-429-7877

    Owner: Bren Murphy

    Manager: Bren Murphy

    Number of Employees: three

    Service Provided: Art Gallery atmosphere coffee shop, offering delicious custom coffees, teas, fresh baked treats and daily soup/sandwich options, as well as offering ongoing art exhibits, art sales, art classes and regular acoustic music events

  • Thayer honored as a 2016 Friend of Kentucky Cities

    Sen. Damon Thayer, (R-Georgetown), was honored with a “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award at the city council meeting in the City of Williamstown.  The “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award is given by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) to legislators who perform outstanding work in the legislature advocating for issues that impact cities across the state.

  • Youth firearm safety event set for Nov. 19

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and Grant County 4-H will be sponsoring a Youth
    Firearm Safety Event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
    The safety education course will be held at Lloyd’s Wildlife at 230 Gardnersville Rd., Crittenden.
    “It’s important to educate our youth in the safety of guns and handling them,” Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said. “Most households in our community have a gun.”   

  • Election brings 54 percent turnout

    With only one contested local race, Grant County voters still turned out in larger-than-usual numbers to cast their ballot for president and other offices.
    There were 9,690 ballots cast for a 54.68 percent turnout locally, about 4 percent lower than the state-wide turnout.
    Grant County Clerk Tabatha Clemons said she was encouraged by the turnout.

  • Health officials see success in needle exchange


  • Grant County names interim superintendent

    Grant County Schools has decided who will take over for Superintendent Ron Livingood after his mid-year retirement.

    Livingood recently announced he would retire at the end of December.
    The Grant County School Board now has named Matt Morgan, assistant superintendent of finance and personnel, as interim superintendent beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

  • Jimmy Thorne: One veteran’s story

    Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Thorne, Sr., a retired Marine Corps veteran, served his country for three decades, plus 17 days.

    He endured the hardships of frigid winter darkness in Norway, near the Arctic Circle, to the hot, humid snake-infested jungles of Vietnam.
    Thorne, of Williamstown, can be seen at many charitable and civic functions working on behalf of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, in his capacity as president of Volunteers In Community Events (VICE).

  • Veterans embody the definition of courage

    “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”- Billy Graham

    When you think of courage, who do you think of?
    The first names that may pop up in your head could be your parents, your older siblings, your grandparents or others of that same manner.

  • Donald Crupper named 2016 Williamstown Veteran of the Year

    Donald Crupper was recognized as the 2016 Williamstown Veteran of the Year at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony sponsored by the City of Williamstown and Williamstown Independent Schools.

    He was given a plaque, the key to the City of Williamstown, Senate and House of Representatives citations and named an honorary Kentucky Colonel.
    Donald Crupper was born on Oct. 12, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the oldest of four children.  
    His family moved to Owen County, Kentucky, during the great depression in 1934.  

  • Local runners compete at state XC meet

    The Grant County Braves football team were bounced from the first round of the playoffs after a 51-7 loss to Fern Creek Traditional High on Nov. 4 in Louisville.  
    The final game of the season was typical of the way things have gone for the Braves the last few games of the season.  
    Less than two minutes into the game, Fern Creek’s Kyree Hawkins ran in the first score of the game and his team never looked back.  
    They would score 37 first half points.