Today's News

  • City council had to make a tough call

    Did the Williamstown City Council make the right call in turning down a proposed truck stop on Barnes Road?

    That’s a question with an answer that only time will tell.

    There have not been many developers come to Williamstown or any of the other cities in Grant County in the last few years looking to bring a project with the promise of jobs, tax revenue and increased traffic, so when one does it would be easy to hop on the band wagon, especially when those are the things the public says they want.

  • Maines receives 4-H Gold Star Award

    You could say that Curtis Maines, a senior at Williamstown High School, is a star.

    Actually he’s a 4-H gold star winner, earning top honors in the Kentucky 4-H program this year.

    Maines, the son of Ronnie and Brenda Maines, has been involved in 4-H for half his life. Starting when he was 9 years old, he started out working with animals.

    “I was passionate about livestock and then discovered  his leadership skills and that I like helping other kids,” Maines said.


     Sara Jean Nargessi and R. Christopher Burton were united in marriage on Aug. 6, 2011 at Southland Christian Church in Lexington. Reverend Steve Offutt officiated at the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Bijan Nargessi and Regina Fox.
    Serving as maid of honor was Tara Offutt, sister of the bride, of Jacksonville, Fla. The bridesmaids were Jannell Sargent of Richmond, Elizabeth Burton of Nicholasville, LeeAnn Kenney of Florence and Lauren Heeger and Nicole Gleason, both of Lexington.

  • Demons fall to Simon Kenton 85-63

    Williamstown was unable to pull off an upset over Simon Kenton, losing 85-63 in the first round of the 32nd District Tournament Feb. 20 at Grant County High School.

    The loss marked the end of the road for five seniors and coach Steve Sigmon, who is retiring at the end of the school year after 40 years in education and coaching.

  • Braves, Lady Braves celebrate Senior Night

    Grant County High School celebrated senior night Feb. 14 between the girls and boys game, recognizing the cheerleaders, Lady Braves and Braves.

    The games were the backdrop of the evening as they remembered eight cheerleaders, four Lady Braves and three Braves.

    The ceremony started with the cheerleading team that fell just short of advancing to state for the first time in five years. Eight seniors made up the squad and included Courtney Jaconette, Darian Kelly, Karen Mann, Lindsey Moloney, Lauren Nantz, Cayman Ruber, Josie Ruber and Bailey Smith.

  • Miskell finds niche in wrestling

    Cody Miskell sat on the bleachers near the warm-up mat at Alltech Arena in Lexington, thinking of what could have been if he had made it past the first day of the KHSAA State Wrestling tournament.

    “I was disappointed in myself and that it was all over for me,” Miskell said. “I couldn’t believe I lost.”

    With two years of wrestling under his belt and a 42-7 record going into the tournament, Miskell has come a long way from his first day of wrestling in 2010.

  • I can’t be used

    I was talking to someone the other day who made this statement: “I have done so much stuff in my life, so much that I don’t really think God can or would or would want to use me… so I really don’t think about church any more… I don’t think about God any more… I’ve done too much stuff.”

  • CHURCH NOTES 2.23.12

    Christ Community
    Feb. 19 – Sunday was so special with Blaine Bowman and His Good Time Band. Norm Whitney spoke on Sunday evening.
    • Feb. 26 - No evening service.  After the morning service, the church will serve lunch and followed by a business meeting. For more information, call Rhonda Fields at 859-394-2586

    Dry Ridge Baptist
    • Feb. 24 - Snow tubing. Leave the church at 6 p.m. Everyone needs $25 for tubing and money for food.


    The race to replace U.S. Congressman Geoff Davis, who will not run for re-election, is now even more crowded.

    Two more Republican candidates filed on the Feb. 17 filing deadline for the 24-county 4th district seat, which includes Grant County.

    Attorney Marc Carey of Sparta and building contractor Walter Christian Schumm of Crestwood will join five other Republicans for the May primary.

  • City council says no to truck stop

    The Williamstown City Council  met Tuesday night to hear from the proposed developers of a Love’s Travel Center on Barnes Road and voted 3 -2 not to approve a text amendment that would allow the development in a highway commercial zone.

    Some residents of the area were not pleased with the development.