Today's News

  • Lady Braves has “state” of mind

    After falling short in the 32nd District Championship game to Walton-Verona May 29 1-0, the Lady Braves advanced to the regional semi-finals, beating Gallatin County 5-2, May 30 at Simon Kenton High School, in Independence.

    The loss in the district tournament was a disappointing loss for the team and coach Ott Reed, but it also was a loss they could afford, since the top two teams from the district tournament advance to the regional tournament.

  • WHS, GCHS track represented at state


    It was the culmination of three months of running, jumping and relaying, but the Williamstown and Grant County track teams competed in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Championship meets in Louisville May 27-28.


    Blake Edmondson, a junior at WHS, competed in four events for the track team and placed seventh in the long jump, scoring two points for the schools program, which is in its second year of existence.

  • GIVING BACK: Clemons brings more recreation, programs to county’s youth

    From Little Dippers summer camp to Senior Bash, Tabatha Clemons hopes Grant County parks offers something for all ages to enjoy.

    “We want to continue to look at programs and see where we can try to enhance the quality of life here,” she said. “Whether that’s just trying to keep our parks clean and beautiful and preserving the greenspace we have or expanded more, I’m always trying to keep my eyes open and embrace any opportunity we have.”


    With Grant County and Williamstown Independent Schools feeling squeezed financially, the school districts are saving thousands of dollars after hiring an energy manager last year.

    In July 2010, both school districts joined an energy consortium with three other school districts to hire Jon Nipple as energy manager to propose various ways to save energy and money.

    Since that time, both districts have saved through energy conservation practices and selecting the best utility rates.  


    Gov. Steve Beshear spoke during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.

    Beshear announced the 11-11-11 initiative, an event to honor the state loyal and brave men and women.

    The celebration will include an event at the Capitol, an art contest and additional events to be announced.

    At Monday’s ceremony, a memorial carillon (bell tower) was dedicated. The guest speaker was William A. Boettcher, president of AMVETS National Service Foundation.

  • Siedenberg holds auditions for play

    John Siedenberg II of Williamstown is looking for local actors and actresses to try out for parts in a play he has written called “Beauty of Innocence.”

    The show centers on Charlie who is 16 and pregnant. As she tries to sort through her life while sitting in a city park, a little girl makes her acquaintance. Charlie tells the story of her life and decisions she faces.

    Auditions for the show have been planned for noon to 4 p.m. on June 4 and 2 to 4 p.m. on June 5 at the Grant County Extension Office in Williamstown.

  • DRHS Alumni Association held 64th annual banquet

    The Dry Ridge High School Alumni Association met on April 30 at the Dry Ridge Christian Church.

    The meal was catered by the church’s Christian Women’s Fellowship.
    The class of 1951 was honored and represented by Nora Lee Hubbard Shipp. Although some members could not attend, there were 13 members and guests present.

  • Spotlight On: Grant County Extension Homemakers

    Name: Barbara Faulkner of Dry Ridge

    Club: Dry Ridge Homemakers

    Hobbies: Piecing quilt tops and restoring old trunks

    Years involved in homemakers: Approximately 23 years

    What do you get out of being a member of homemakers: Fellowship and you keep learning!

    What is the best lesson you’d pass onto other homemakers: Sewing

  • Action needed to address RX drug problem

    State and local action needed to address prescription drug problem
    It would be difficult to find a local elected official in Kentucky who doesn’t recognize prescription drug abuse as a major problem in his or her own community. The facts are staggering. According to the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy:

  • Dave Owen wants no thanks, but deserves it anyway

    For more than 30 years, no matter the time of day or the weather conditions, if people in Crittenden, needed help, Dave Owen was there.

    Owen served as the volunteer fire chief of Crittenden and spent many nights, weekends and holidays helping people, either by fighting a fire in their home or business or rendering first aid as a first emergency responder.

    He wasn’t paid but gave of his time because he wanted to help his community. He wanted to give back.

    After 30 years of service, Owen stepped down as Crittenden’s fire chief recently.