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Today's News

  • Website moves to subscription-based service

    Beginning Thursday, Feb. 24, The Grant County News website, www.grantky.com, will become a subscription-based news and information site.

    We’ll offer our valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in our print product, plus some on-line only features such as videos, slideshows, reader forums and more.  A digital version of every issue of the newspaper will also be available to subscribers online.

  • Shorter session could save $400,000

    Could the 30-day 2011 General Assembly session be shortened by six days?

    That is the idea recently brought up by Senate Republicans after Gov. Steve Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth address.

    The legislative session began Jan. 4 and recessed Jan. 7 before starting again Feb. 1 through March 22.

    By eliminating six days of legislative pay, the state would save almost $400,000.  
    However, local legislators, Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, disagree about cutting the session short.

  • TODDLER FOUND ON I-75

    A 3-year-old boy was found wandering on Interstate-75 last week after he managed to get out of his house in the middle of the night.

    According to Sgt. Robert Reed of the Williamstown Police Department, the child was left home with his 16-year-old sister while his father went to pick up his mother from work due to the road conditions on Feb. 3.

    “Both were asleep when the father left, so there was nothing out of the ordinary,” Reed said.

    Police estimate the child was outside 40 to 45 minutes.

  • Courthouse use raises questions

    Organizations looking for a place to meet in the evening, may no longer be able to use the Grant County Courthouse in Williamstown.

    Following a discussion by the fiscal court, the courthouse may not be used after hours by organizations, other than governmental bodies such as the planning commission or traffic school, because it poses a liability risk and costs money.

    John Souder says the decision is political, but Grant County officials say it is due to simple economics.

  • Valentine blooms that keep giving


    I have a handful of phalaenopsis about the house, and three of them have just begun to shoot up a bloom spike that, once in bloom (probably still about a month away), will bloom for months, if I keep them out of direct sunlight. One plant is like 10 fresh cut bouquets, and they are so delicately lovely you just can’t beat them as a nice Valentine gesture.
    Valentine’s favorite

  • How do you know when you’re in love?

    The subject of love or even strong like may make some first grade students  squirm  or even stick out their tongue, but if you want to know an honest answer to a simple question, then ask a child. With Valentine’s Day looming, here are the responses the News staff received from first grade students in Grant County and Williamstown schools.

  • Turning Back the Clock 2-10-11

     

    15 Years Ago

  • Church News 2-10-11

     

  • Sidener named J.D. Patton student of month

    Andrea Sidener, a senior at Grant County High School, has been named a Student of the Month for January at the J.D. Patton Area Technical Center in Ft. Mitchell.
    Sidener, 18, attends GCHS in the mornings and travels to the vocational school in the afternoons, where she is a student in the Allied Health Program.
    “I went into it (health studies) because I want to go into psychology,” Sidener said. “I thought this would give me some in depth knowledge, so that I can be sure that I want to go into it.”

  • Cook named to EKU Dean’s List

    Bradley Cook
    Bradley Cook of Williamstown has been named to the fall 2010 dean’s list at Eastern Kentucky University.
    To achieve dean’s list honors at Eastern, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA, and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a 3.75 GPA.
    Cook is a 2010 graduate of Williamstown High School and is studying music.