Today's News

  • Justice Center construction moving along

    The Grant County Judicial Center likely will open more than two years after ground broke on the $14.5 million facility in downtown Williamstown.

    The 50,000 square-feet center is on target to be completed by the end of the year, said Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link.

    Although the project is behind schedule, Link said he was pleased with the work.

    “I think it could be as early as December, maybe as late as January,” he said about when the center will open. “We hope to start the new year down there.”

  • Reunion notices


    The Jackson family reunion will be held on Aug. 16 at the Welfare House (at the entrance of Grant County Park) in Crittenden.

    Lunch will be served between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish.

    There will be live music. All family and friends are invited.


    The Simpson family reunion, family of William Morgan and Katherine Flege Simpson, will be at 10 a.m. on Aug. 15 at the Welfare House in Crittenden. Lunch will be served between 12:30 and 1 p.m.

    For more information, call Scotty Simpson at 859-393-1889.


  • Observations from the side of the road

    When my car started to shiver, I knew I was in trouble.

    I don’t have a good history with cars, blowing transmissions in my previous two cars. This time, I was heading south on U.S. 25 and felt the car shake. I was hoping that I could get the car back to Dry Ridge, but halfway up a hill, it stopped and I blocked the entire lane.

    In these situations, a person can learn a lot about themselves and about the people around them.

  • GCMS football team hits the field with high expectations

    Outwork Everyone.

    Whether it’s on the practice field or in the classroom, that’s the outlook the GCMS football team has as their season approaches.

    With a cumulative record of 24-2 over the past two years, the Grant County Middle School football team leaned on a strong eighth grade class.

    Now that the eighth graders have moved on to the high school, the Braves are looking for new players to step up and lead the team.

  • New learning academy to help struggling students

    Williamstown Middle and High schools will offer an alternative form of education for the 2009-2010 school year.

    The Williamstown Learning Academy is designed to help students who may be struggling in a traditional classroom setting for a variety of reasons.

    The school board approved the academy during its regular July meeting.

    “This is an alternative education program,” said Principal Misty Buchanan. “It is not a separate school.”

  • GCHS boys’ golf team work toward goal of making state tourney

    With a goal of getting to the state tournament as a team, the Grant County boys’ golf team knows that they have work to do to get there.

    The Braves tied for fourth in the region tournament last year, but return their full squad as their season approaches. They also have an extra factor that could be to their benefit.

  • Lady Demons continue to build program

    The Williamstown girls’ golf team is looking to replenish their ranks this year.

    Last year, the team had four golfers and this year, they’ve taken on younger players.

    Kara Caldwell, Ali Rich and Brittany Elliott return to the team as middle schoolers Sarah Hicks and Carly Middleton join the team this season. Fourth grader Rachel Justice will serve as the team’s manager as she learns the game and hopes to play next year.

  • Trooper Island gives children a chance

    Dear Kentucky State Trooper; this column allows Ken Stone one of the following: free roll through stop sign; speeding up to 40 miles over the limit; or one free hand gesturing road rage incident involving others lack of ability to merge.

    I’m hoping that the trooper will only read the paragraph above, say, “OK” and send me on my way. Let me explain why I should receive the above, and possibly you too.

  • Gabbert family visits ACS office after son's gift

    When Cody Gabbert heard that Mason-Corinth Elementary was holding a penny drive to benefit the Grant County Relay for Life, he was interested in giving.

    Gabbert had collected $119 and donated it all to the American Cancer Society.

    “I wanted to help. I donated with pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters,” Gabbert said.

    Gabbert is now a second grade student at Mason-Corinth Elementary.

  • Patrick makes appearance at RadioShack

    Danica Patrick stopped by the Dry Ridge RadioShack to meet her fans on July 30 before she took to the track at Kentucky Speedway on Aug. 1.

    “It’s always nice when you can reach out beyond the track and meet the fans,” Patrick said. “It’s good to reach out to them. Kentucky’s always had some good racing. A lot of the tracks we go to are mile and a half’s, but they’re not all side-by-side racing. That’s what makes these races so exciting.”