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Today's News

  • Health department offers free diabetes class to be held May 20

    If you want to learn how to better control your diabetes, you can get practical tips at a free class on Saturday, May 20. Diabetes educators from the Northern Kentucky Health Department are offering the comprehensive education from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Grant County Cooperative Extension, 105 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.
    Registration is required. Lunch and a diabetes toolkit will be provided.

  • Southern Scions Special Olympics Benefit Ride
  • County health centers change scheduling system

    Starting this month, the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s county health centers are adjusting their hours to provide more flexible appointment times to clients. The changes include:
    • Appointments as early as 7:45 a.m. Monday-Friday mornings
    • Appointments during the lunch hour, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., when centers had previously been closed
    • Early closure from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on two Fridays per month at all health centers, a time when demand for appointments is lower

  • Model hands Demons 9-0 loss on Senior night

    Before a Monday night game with Model, Williamstown honored its five seniors, Drew Lawrence, Ben McClelland, Chris Parsons, Jacob Scroggins and Caleb Thompson in a pre-game ceremony with family, friends, and fans in attendance.

    Following the ceremony, Thompson took the mound and got off to a rocky start, allowing two runs in the first two innings on four hits and three walks.

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS

    Malik Monk is considered a lock to be a top 10 pick in the June NBA Draft, but that doesn’t mean everyone feels he is destined to be a NBA star.
    Monk led the Southeastern Conference in scoring at Kentucky as a freshman and was among the nation’s elite scorers from three-point range. Yet ESPN analysts Fran Fraschilla and Jeff Goodman both have some questions about his NBA future.

  • Tuggle signs with Midway University

    Athlete: Zach Tuggle
    Sport: Basketball

    Number of years playing sport: 10
    Parents: Cheryle and Tim Tuggle

    School committed to: Midway University
    Reason for selecting and signing with this school: It is close to home, nice and new.

    Highlights/accomplishments/awards from your high school years: Leading team in scoring this year; winning districts and winning the Mike Swaguer Christmas tournament.

  • Williamstown recognizes softball, baseball seniors
  • Grant County sees boost in tourism dollars

    Grant County experienced an economic boom in tourism between 2015 and 2016, along with the rest of Kentucky. The economic impact of tourism in Kentucky was more than $14.5 billion in 2016. The more than five percent increase from $13.7 billion in 2015 was the strongest economic impact growth rate since 2005, according to the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and the Department of Tourism.

  • DR still looking at water rate increase

    The Dry Ridge City Council will go back to the drawing board a third time as they discuss increasing water rates to offset dwindling reserves and increased expenses in utilities.
    The council has set a special meeting for 6 p.m. May 18 after rethinking a second proposed rate that underwent a first reading during the May 15 meeting.
    Customers currently pay $10.50 per 1,000 gallons of water with the minimum bill set at $21 for 2,000 gallons.
    Those who use more than 2,000 gallons pay an additional $5 per 1,000 gallons.

  • Lady Demons outhit Lady Braves

    The Williamstown Lady Demons and the Grant County Braves squared off against each other for the first time this season on May 13, at Williamstown High School.  The Lady Demons upended the Lady Braves in five innings by the score of 10-0.