Today's News

  • Paddle Williamstown is a good way to show off community

    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner has a good idea and that’s to show the largest lake in Northern Kentucky to folks who enjoy kayaks and canoes.

    So from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m this Saturday, Aug. 27, the lake will be closed to motorized traffic for the first and hopefully, not the last, Paddle Williamstown.

    The event features races, a poker run, Mayor’s brunch and activities for the kids. It should be a good time, weather permitting.
    If you go to the event, here’s a few ideas that might make your participation more enjoyable:

  • Williamstown man tased by police

    Brandon Casselman, 26, was tased by Kentucky State Police, after he refused to surrender to them on Aug. 21.

    The incident began when police were called to a residence on Oak Ridge Road around 8 p.m. They found Casselman in the middle of the road, threatening to harm himself.

    According to Lt. Tom Lilley with the KSP Post 6 in Dry Ridge, troopers placed stopped sticks in front of and in the rear of Casselman’s car while they talked with him.

  • Farley knows a thing or two about shoes

    You could say that TJ Farley likes shoes.

    The Cordova man actually likes them so much that he carries about 700 pounds of them everywhere he goes.

    The shoes, which range in size from itty bitty to large enough for a large, hairy pulling machine, aren’t for him. They’re for the horses he shoes as a farrier.

    Farley has spent the last 20 years working as a blacksmith and putting shoes on horses. His specialty is special needs horses.

  • Williamstown approves staff, student drug testing policy

    Williamstown Junior and Senior High School students may be tested for drugs if they drive to school or participate in a sport or extracurricular activity.

    The school board approved a drug test policy at its Aug. 8 meeting that goes into effect for the 2011-12 school year.

  • Free concert series continues

    This Saturday, Aug. 27 will be the second of three weekend concert series at the Northern Ky. Fairground on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    Featured performers include headliner Matthew Bradley. Bradley was voted I Heart Radio.com’s Top 10 Unsigned Artist in 2011.

    Katie McDaniel, a former Grant County High School student, will be the opening act.

    The concerts are free and start at 7 p.m.

  • ACT scores mixed for schools

    Williamstown High School celebrated while Grant County High School was left disappointed with recently released ACT scores.

    The data released by the Kentucky Department of Education was from high school juniors taking the test during the 2010-11 school year.

    Since 2008, as mandated by state law, all of Kentucky’s public school juniors participate in the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36.

  • Give Charlie A Chance

    Amanda Nicholson had an uneventful pregnancy and zero complications giving birth to her youngest of three daughters.

    It wasn’t until baby Charlotte, who the family calls Charlie, was around 4-weeks-old that Nicholson started to notice something may be wrong.

    She chalked up Charlie’s low muscle tone and inability to control her head, as much as her other daughters had, as simply an infant being an infant.

  • Mayor, residents P.O.’d about changes

    The Williamstown Post Office soon will undergo changes that city officials and some residents aren’t happy about.

    Questions concerning the merger of services of the Williamstown office with the Dry Ridge Post Office have been circulating as the Postal Service looks to close 3,700 facilities and consolidate operations to save money.

    Chu Falling Star, district manager of Cincinnati District of the U.S. Postal Service, sent Mayor Rick Skinner a letter on July 26 notifying him of the changes.

  • Youth series registration Aug. 18

    When: Aug. 18

    Where: Sherman Elementary

    What: The Grant County Youth Cross Country Series will have their registration for anyone in grades K-8th at Sherman Elementary at 6 p.m. For more information, go to www.grantcountyparks.com or call 428-4500.

  • Lady Braves wins first game of the season

    When: Aug. 12
    Where: Western Hills High School
    What: The Lady Braves defeated Western Hills 4-2 to get their first win of the season. Mollie Pelfrey scored the first goal of the season on a penalty kick. Pelfrey added another in the second half along with Alexis Willen and Emerald Fry. Emily Tillman and Nicole Norman were key on the defensive front and goalkeeper Mackenzie Tucker blocked 14 shots and allowed two goals.