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Today's News

  • Haunted Hayride brings scares

    Frightening horror and trembling terror await those who attempt the Rt. 22 Nightmare Haunted Hayride and Haunted House in Williamstown.

    The second-year event at 520 Falmouth St., will offer scares from 7 to midnight Friday and Saturday nights in October beginning Oct. 7.

    Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and younger.

  • Williamstown council is listening, wants residents to speak Oct. 11

    Williamstown’s leaders want to know what you think.

    The Williamstown mayor and city council have set aside two hours on Oct. 11 to listen to the public’s ideas on identifying opportunities and challenges facing the city in the next five years.

    The Listening and Design Session will begin at 6 p.m. at Williamstown High School.

    Participants will be asked to assist the city in developing a strategic growth development plan.

  • SEE YOU AT THE POLE

    Williamstown students recently celebrated See You At The Pole, a global day of student prayer that began in 1990 as a grass roots movement. Twenty years later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September. During the prayer rally, students meet at the school flagpole before school to sing and pray.

  • LOCK UP YOUR WIRE, COPPER

    If you’ve got copper and scrap metal that you want to keep, police are advising you to lock it up or it may disappear.

    Local police agencies have been inundated with complaints about missing wire and metal from construction sites, houses in foreclosure, churches and businesses.

    “We are taking complaints nearly every day of stolen copper and scrap from people’s property,” said Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich.

  • Williamstown campus goes tobacco free

    Williamstown Independent Schools is now a tobacco-free campus after the school board adopted a new policy.
    The policy change stems from a Kentucky Healthy Communities Program grant awarded jointly to the district and the city of Williamstown.
    The district will receive $7,000 to purchase no smoking signs and education material for students and staff.
    The city of Williamstown will use $13,000 from the grant to develop better access to walking and biking paths in the community.

  • NOTEWORTHY:

    WILLIAMSTOWN ELEMENTARY FALL FEST - 5 - 8 p.m. Oct. 14. Wrist bands cost $2 and game tickets will be 25 cents. The festival will feature game booths, vendor booths,  a silent auction, inflatables, a haunted hallway and concessions.

  • TAX TIME

    Grant County residents will be paying slightly more this year in real estate property taxes as bills begin arriving in mailboxes.

    For a person that owns a $100,000 home, their bill will be $952, including state, county and other rates for taxing districts.

    Last year, a home assessed at $100,000 brought a tax bill of $944.10.

    Those living in the Williamstown Independent Schools area, will be paying more after the school board approved increasing the rate from 84.6 cents per $100 of assessed value on real estate property to 89.1 cents.

  • WES Intermediate

    Miranda Goetz
    Miranda Goetz is in the WES Intermediate Student of the Week. She is in Leanda Drysdale fourth grade class.
    “Miranda Goetz is a sweet and compassionate student. I love how she is always striving to do her best in class,and how she cares and looks after her classmates. I know I can trust and count on Miranda. She is a true joy to have in class and a wonderful inspiration, and role model to others,” Drysdale said.
    Miranda’s favorite thing about school:cheerleading and Girls On The Run.
    Favorite book: Dork Diary Series.

  • WES Primary Star Student

    Kaylie Dillingham
    Kaylie Dillingham is the WES Primary Student of the Week. She is in Heather Kightlinger’s kindergarten class.
    “Kaylie is a great student in the kindergarten classroom. She always puts forth her best effort in all the work given to her, is a great role model and friend to her peers, and comes to class each day eager to learn something new. She has had a fantastic start to her first year of school and I am excited to see her grow,” Kightlinger said.
    Favorite thing about school: is getting to play outside.

  • Williamstown Head Start/Preschool Star Student

    Amarian Miller
    Amariah Miller is the Williamstown Head Start/Preschool primary student of the Week. She is is Pam Mullins  preschool class.
    “Amariah helps her teachers and her friends do jobs in the class and always comes in with a big smile.”
    Favorite thing about school: play time.
    Favorite book: Cat in the Hat.