Today's News

  • Academic honors

    Covington Latin

    Emily Wolz has achieved second honors for the second quarter at Covington Latin School. Wolz is the daughter of Tom and Melissa Wolz of Dry Ridge.

    University of the Cumberlands

    University of the Cumberlands has announced that Nichole Brooke Mathews, of Dry Ridge, wife of Chaz Mathews, received a Master of Arts in education on Jan 14.

    Pratt Community College

    Megan Zerr of Grant County has been name to the President’s Honor Roll for the Fall 2009 semester at Pratt Community College.



    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link said the county takes care of 240 miles or roads not including those in Corinth and Crittenden that the county cleans.

    He said to date about $75,000 has been spent on salt, sand and cinders.

    Link said he’s never declared a Level III emergency which means that travel is restricted to emergency personnel or work, snow removal or for an emergency.

    “We can’t mandate that any person stay home from work, but people need to exercise good judgement,” Link said.

  • Speech and Drama places second at tourney

    On Jan. 23, the Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team traveled to Assumption High School to compete at the 2010 “Rocket” Invitational in Louisville.

    Thirty-Two Schools were represented at the tournament.

    Grant County High School placed second overall behind only Boone County at the tournament. Individual finalists and champions from Grant County High School are:

    Dramatic Interpretation - Ariel Dorsey, second place

    Duo - Kara Pennington and Taylor Godsey, fourth place, and Ariel Dorsey and Cody Murphy, sixth place

  • Cat Attack 2-24-10

    Well our Kentucky Wildcats definitely had a knack for the dramatic this week, following up their come from behind victory at Mississippi State Tuesday night with an unbelievable finish in Nashville Saturday night.  Vanderbilt had a chance to pull into a first place tie in the SEC East with a victory and had dominated the Cats at home over the last several seasons.  This year’s edition of Cats had a different idea in mind though and with the victory finally have a little breathing room in the SEC East race with only four regular season games left to play.  

  • Braves split games before district tourney

    After an overtime win over Lloyd Memorial on Feb. 19, the Grant County boys’ basketball team hoped to carry over their momentum and end their regular season with a win over Gallatin County on senior night.

    “The win against Lloyd was huge for us,” coach Joe Utter said. “It was important for the team to feel good about themselves. Our young players stepped up big for us.”

    The Braves started slow against Gallatin County and were unable to overcome their early deficit, falling 82-63 in a physical game on Feb. 20.

  • Band members chosen for select band

    The Grant County Band program had a successful weekend on Jan. 16 as 28 students from the band programs at the high school and middle school auditioned and made the 2010 Northern Kentucky Select Honor Bands.

  • One call spreads word that school, church is out

    Waiting not so patiently by the TV or radio is a thing of the past for some students and parents eager to learn if they are having a snow day.

    At Williamstown Independent Schools, transportation director Ed Gabbert only needs to make one phone call and hundreds are aware of school closings.

    Students, family members and staff can sign up voluntarily for the C-Notify system that sends out Gabbert’s message to all numbers in the system in about 10 minutes.

  • Community Calendar 2-25-10


    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon March 3, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    Corinth Lions Club - 6:30 p.m. March 10, Noble’s Restaurant, Corinth.

    Corinth Women’s Club - 6 p.m. March 2, Noble’s Restaurant, Corinth.

    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. March 4, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

    Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge #694 - 7:30 p.m. March 6, Masonic Lodge, Main St., Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith 859-393-5169 for more information.

  • Demons drop three games

    Entering the 32nd district tournament, the Williamstown boys’ basketball team was hoping to pick up some late season wins.

    The Demons were unable to do so, falling 75-64 to Walton-Verona on Feb. 17, 62-50 to Henry County on Feb. 18 and 68-55 to Bracken County on Feb. 19.

  • GCMS coach terminted after alcohol incident

    A Grant County Middle School basketball coach was terminated for “inappropriate behavior.”

    Grant County superintendent Michael Hibbett terminated Keith Williams, coach of the GCMS seventh grade boys’ basketball team, on Dec. 18, 2009 after an investigation into an incident that happened at a team function.

    Tim Grayson, GCMS principal, and Craig Smith, GCMS assistant principal and athletic director, recommended the termination.