Today's News

  • Williamstown plans annual spring concert May 1

    The Williamstown Junior/Senior High Schools will hold their annual spring concert at 2 p.m. May 1 in the high school gymnasium.

    The concert band along with the Williamstown Middle School band, the sixth grade beginning band and a special guest performance by members of the high school chorus will be featured.

    Bob Gregg, director of bands, retires this year, and he and his wife, Laura, will be honored with a farewell reception immediately following the concert. This will be the final public performance of Williamstown Bands under his direction.

  • Melissa Brown awarded conservation scholarship

    Melissa Brown of Corinth recently was awarded a $2,000 scholarship for non-traditional students attending Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center.

    The scholarship, which is given out twice a year, are provided by the Grant County Conservation District.

    The 33-year-old Brown is a mother of two sons, Michael and Brandon, and married to husband, Bryant. She is currently a sophomore.

    “I am honored to be the recipient of this scholarship,” Brown said. “It will be very helpful with partial tuition and books.”

  • Basket Winners

  • Howe wins 100% Club Award 2010

    Monica Howe has won the prestigious RE/MAX 100% Club Award for 2010. This award is based on volume of transactions sold during 2010.“Earning this award is particularly impressive given the market we are currently in,” said Kent Dailey, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Affiliates in Florence.“Since joining RE/MAX Affiliates in 2008, Monica has consistently been a top performer, earning the Executive Club award in 2008 and 2009.”  


    The Grant County News spotlights a business each month in their Business Matters section. If you’d like your business featured call 859-824-3343 or go to www.grantky.com and submit your information to the news department.

  • Where’s the beef? At Michael’s Steakhouse

    Michael Scroggins worked for Wal-Mart for 20 years, but he really wanted to own his own restaurant.

    On April 6, his dream became reality when he opened Michael’s Steakhouse in Williamstown.

    The county’s newest restaurant features hand-cut fresh steaks cooked to order.

    “We wanted to open a restaurant in Williamstown and keep the prices reasonable,” said Scroggins.

    Neither Michael nor his wife, Becky, had owned a restaurant before.

    Michael said the first couple of days were a “learning curve for all of them.”

  • Another Place In Time
  • A Blast From The Past 4-21-11

    15 Years Ago
    April 20, 1996
    A traveling baseball team sponsored by Tom Duncan Real Estate, Arby’s and Shoney’s beat Rosebud Stables 14-1. Tyler Jones had two hits and three runs scored and Zack Yagle was 2-for-2 with two runs scored.

    25 Years Ago
    April 25, 1986
    The Lady Squaws had to come from behind in the 7th inning to defeat Pendleton County 12-11, thanks to some clutch hitting.

  • Turning Back the Clock

    15 YEARS AGO
    April 18, 1996
    Grant County High School received a straight superior rating at the District 6 Choral Festival. They were also one of two Kentucky schools chosen to compete in the Eastern Kentucky University Choral Festival, where six members were chosen for All-state recognition. These six participated with other All-state students in a Louisville concert during the month of February.

  • Sports Shorts 4-21-11

    Lady Braves take care of business over SK

    When: April 18
    Where: Simon Kenton High School
    What: The Lady Braves bounced back from their loss to Oldham County, defeating the Lady Pioneers 4-3. Sophomore Samantha Perry had a home run to lead Grant County.
    Upcoming: The Lady Braves will face Williamstown at 5:30 p.m. April 20 at Williamstown High School.