Today's News

  • First state furlough day is Sept. 3; local offices feel impact

    The majority of state workers will be furloughed Sept. 3 for the first of six days throughout the fiscal year.

    The furloughs, which will reportedly save $24 million and at least 413 state employee jobs, will impact some Grant County offices.

    Court will not be in session at the Grant County Judicial Center in Williamstown, but the Circuit and District Clerk’s office will remain open.

  • Community Calendar 9-9-10


    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) - 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.


    Williamstown F&AM No. 85 - 7:30 p.m., Sept. 9.

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.


    Grant County Fair Board - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown.

    Grant County Women’s Club - Sept. 9. Call Lila McDaniel (859-824-4417) for more information.

  • Scouts participate in flag retirement ceremony

    Boy Scout Troop 712 and Cub Scout Pack 318 went on their annual Family Campout to Blue Licks Battlefield Park in July.

    At their camp fire, scouts participated in a flag retirement ceremony. Roy Osborne and Keith Hinton taught the scouts the proper way to retire a flag and stressed the seriousness of the ceremony.

    The troop plans to do these ceremonies periodically and will accept worn American flags from businesses and individuals. For more information regarding Boy Scout and Cub Scout chapters in Grant County, call 800-872-6887.

  • Burglar caught inside home

    An alert neighbor in the Pin Hook subdivision in Crittenden helped police catch a woman inside a home without the homeowner’s permission.

    Police were called to the home at 10:20 a.m. Aug. 30 when neighbors spotted a woman entering a home through a garage window.

  • Helping Hands needs hands to help thrift store

    Mary and Elard Wayne weren’t looking for a full-time job after they both retired, so they decided to become volunteers with Helping Hands.

    After nearly two years as volunteers working at least three days a week in the Helping Hands Thrift Store, the Dry Ridge couple have decided to call it quits.

    Sept. 7 was their last day manning the Thrift Store located on Barnes Road (behind Grant County Drugs) in Williamstown.

  • Lady Braves blow out Bellevue 9-0

    Scores: 9-0 W, 2-2 T

    When: Aug. 28, 30

    Where: Bellevue High School, Walton-Verona High School

    What: The Lady Braves walloped the Lady Tigers 9-0, Aug. 28 in Bellevue, before tying with the Lady Bearcats, 2-2, Aug. 30 in Walton to improve record to 2-2-1.

    Upcoming: The Lady Braves will go on the road to play Ludlow Sept. 8.

  • Williamstown sweeps past Grant County

    It was a quick match up, but for the Lady Demons it was a win over their county rival, defeating the Braves in two sets, 25-14 and 25-11 Aug. 30 at Grant County High School.

    “Tonight was awesome,” said Williamstown coach Wes Staff. “The team showed up to play hard, very hard.”

    Williamstown improved its record to 5-6 on the season, including 3-2 in district play.

    Staff feels Williamstown really “attacked the net’ in the matches against Grant County.

  • Jacobson completes field artillery cannon training

    Army National Guard Pvt. Wendell R. Jacobson has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

  • Rich-Lawrence set date

    Dr. and Mrs. William “Ken” Rich of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Rich to Andrew Dawson Lawrence, son of Mr. And Mrs. John C. Lawrence of Williamstown.

    A destination wedding is being planned for 3:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in Florida.

    The bride is a 1999 graduate of Williamstown High School. She is also a 2003 graduate of Georgetown College and is employed by Precision Dental Care.

  • Horsin' around

    All eyes in the horse world will be on Kentucky when the World Equestrian Games (WEG) open at the Kentucky Horse Park from Sept. 25 to Oct. 10 and no one is happier than Williamstown’s Cindy Philippo.

    Philippo’s blond hair glints in the sun as she moves her horses from the barn to the pasture on her family’s farm.

    Her attire – worn, dusty barn shoes, a pair of jeans and a blue WEG T-shirt, doesn’t look like that of an expert and champion horsewoman, but that’s what Philippo is.