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Today's News

  • Back To School
  • Whaley resigns from school board

    The Williamstown Independent School Board will soon have a vacancy.
    School board member Pete Whaley withdrew his name for consideration for a second term a day after the Aug. 12 candidate filing deadline.

    Whaley, who joined the board in January 2011, also submitted his resignation to the Kentucky Commissioner of Education on Aug. 15.
    Whaley’s wife, Tonya Whaley, is the choice of the school district’s hiring committee for a position at Williamstown.

    With her pending employment, Whaley could no longer serve on the school board.

  • Pendleton man dies in wreck

    A 47-year-old Pendleton County man died Aug. 15 when his vehicle went off Falmouth Road and struck a tree.
    Gregory Tolbert was pronounced dead at the scene by the Grant County Coroner’s Office.

    According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Tolbert was traveling east on Falmouth Road when his vehicle went off the left side of the road and hit the tree.

    It is believed that Tolbert suffered a medical emergency, causing him to run off the road, based on the investigation and preliminary results from the autopsy.

  • High school ACT scores show progress

    Williamstown High School stayed above the state average while Grant County High School fell just below in recently released ACT scores.
    The data is from high school juniors who took the test during the 2013-14 school year. Those students are seniors this year.
    Since 2008, state law has mandated all of Kentucky’s public school juniors participate in the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36.

  • Cancer diagnosis doesn’t clip Grant hair dresser’s style

    Monica Schneider has beaten the odds and has no plans of giving up hope now.

    Schneider, a hair stylist for more than 40 years, has helped countless men and women feel better with a look, cut or curl.
    She’s been there for first hair cuts, proms, weddings and even giving the last style for a deceased client.
    Now her family hopes those customers and friends will give back to her by attending a benefit in her honor from 10:30 a.m. to close on Aug. 27 at LaRosa’s in Dry Ridge.

  • Preston to lead Grant Co. Middle School

    The Grant County Middle School students have a new principal.
    John Preston has been named as principal of Grant County Middle School. Preston assumed the role of principal on July 1, replacing Tim Grayson, who accepted a position with Newport Independent Schools.

    Preston is not a new face in the community and became a member of the GCMS administrative team after coming to Grant County Middle School as an assistant principal for the 2013-2014 school year.  

  • The lost art

    Certain characteristics are so inherent to Christianity. What has changed the most in the past 20 years with people? People today are far less willing to commit to anything. Whether we are talking about faith, marriage, career, etc... studies have backed up evidence. Some say it is because of: desire for adventure, career advancement, and prolonged adolescence.

  • CHURCH NOTES 8-21-14

     Christ Community Assembly of God
    • The adult Sunday School Class meets at 10 a.m. and is getting ready to begin a study of the book of Revelation. For more information, call 859-394-2586.  
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.
    • The Assembly of God church is located at 139 North Main Street in Williamstown. For more information, call 859-394-2586.

    Corinth Christian

  • Grant County New Faces You'll See

    Amanda McKinley
    Family:  Husband: Cody; Parents: Mike & Michele Watson; Brother: Jonathan Watson
    Subject/grade you’ll be teaching:  Pre-school at Sherman Elementary

    Educational background:  Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education from Northern Kentucky University
    Previous teaching experience (including location and number of years):  One year teaching Kindergarten in Boone County

  • CMZ KINDERCAMP GETS STUDENTS ON TRACK