Today's News

  • Broyles celebrate 50 years

    John and Jeanie Broyles will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Williamstown Christian Church.  The party is given by their family and they are requesting no gifts.  All friends are welcome.


    Do you know a miracle from a coincidence? When some unusual thing happens in our life, we may not recognize it as a blessing because it wasn’t big enough. For some people, the wall of China would have to fall down to get their attention to be a miracle, otherwise, the unusual thing would just be a coincidence. Really?

  • Woods brothers graduate military training

    Daniel G.T. Woods and his brother, David M.R.Woods, recently graduated from Marine boot camp in San Diego, Calif.

    Their mother, Beverly Woods, of Cynthiana, formerly of Grant County, along with their aunt, Vicky Jolly Miller attended the graduation. Woods was given the General’s Coin because two sons graduated.

    Daniel graduated as Private 1st Class and David (Mike) graduated as a private.

  • All in a day's work

    When the polls opened at 6 a.m. Nov. 2, 90-year-old Juilan Wills had already been up since 4 a.m. As a judge at precinct one at Williamstown High School, he arrived around 5 a.m.

    Wills, a tall, straight,World War II Veteran, has been a precinct worker for the past 17 years. He cast his vote for the first time at age 21, for Franklin D. Roosevelt and enjoyed a relationship with Brent Spence and Happy Chandler.

    Wills began working at the Corinth precinct and spent 15, of his 17, years there.


    “To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift,” said the late runner Steve Prefontaine.

    For nine runners from Grant County, they will have the opportunity to show they are one of the best in the state of Kentucky, Nov. 13 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    The Grant County boys’ team for the third consecutive season, finished as runner up at the regional meet Nov. 6 at Idlewild Park in Burlington, just 11 points behind regional champion Dixie Heights.

  • FFA student brings horse to Hay Read at GCHS

    Second grade students from Grant County elementary schools attended this year’s Hay Read at Grant County High School on Oct.12. Students participated in several activities based on this year’s book “Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body.”  This year’s theme was nutrition, health, and well-being.The clubs/organizations involved were: FBLA, FFA, FCCLA, Student Council, NHS, and Speech and Drama.  GCHS FFA student Kory Reed lets elementary students pet her horse. Photo provided by Jill Marksberry.

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    So close.

    That was the feeling Williamstown and Grant County High School bands were left with after both finished runner-up Oct. 30 in the Kentucky Music Education Association state marching band championship.

    Coming off three consecutive state titles, Williamstown Band of Spirit came in second place in Class A with 89.4 points at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, just .4 points behind champion Beechwood High School.

    They scored the highest points in two out of six judging categories for their “On the Air” program.

  • Students receiving free/reduced lunches increase

    Rising unemployment and a declining economy has forced many parents to cut costs anyway they can.

    Local school cafeterias are making sure students are fed without a struggling family taking a hit in the wallet.

    Grant County and Williamstown Schools have seen the number of students on free or reduced meals increase the past several years.

    At least half of the students enrolled in each district participate in the program.

    Eligibility is determined by household size and annual family income.

  • Denny, girl, Sept. 13

    Todd Coye and Sabrina N. Denny of Jonesville would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Zoey Nicole Denny was born at 6:21 a.m. on Sept. 13 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    She weighed 7 pounds and 1.8 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Donnie and Debbie Tarter of Dry Ridge. Her maternal great grandparents are Harold Tarter of Somerset and the late Wilma Tarter.

    Her paternal grandparents are the late Simon and Ollie Denny. Her paternal great grandparents are  Newton and Lucy Denny of Falmouth.

  • Bowers’ sisters join Marine Corps

    Melissa and Morganne Bowers have joined the United States Marine Corps.

    The sisters grew up in a military family and decided they wanted to serve their country, together.

    “We love the military lifestyle and it’s something we wanted to do, but didn’t want to go by ourselves,” said Morganne.