Today's News

  • Fiscal court approves new position

    The Grant County Fiscal Court hired Riley Colson into a triad position during their special meeting on July 10. Colson will serve as an administrative assistant, human resources coordinator and payroll clerk for the fiscal court.
    The position was originally intended to only be an administrative assistant, but District 1 Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley and District 2 Magistrate Shawna Coldiron said they wanted someone who could oversee HR matters as well.


    • June 1
    Robert McDaniel, 3540 Dixie Highway, new home, doublewide, 1,984 square feet, estimated cost $122,000; permit fee $115.52.
    • June 2
    Rurel Gordon, 9650 Dixie Highway, basement, 1,925 square feet, estimated cost $32,000; permit fee $102.07.
    • June 8
    William Massie, 220 Catlett Road, doublewide, 1,344 square feet, estimated cost $60,000; permit fee $123.28.
    Ark Encounter, 1000 Eibeck Lane, shelter, guest service, 1,800 square feet, estimated cost $10,000; permit fee $221.82.
    • June 12

  • Williamstown Board gives superintendent positive evaluation

    Williamstown Independent Schools Superintendent Misty Middleton was found to have had an “exemplary” performance in her first year leading the district.
     The Williamstown Independent School Board of Education completed their annual superintendent evaluation and announced their findings during the June 12 board meeting.

  • Will. Council goes into executive session to discuss Ark Encounter, safety fee

    The Williamstown City Council went into executive session during their meeting on July 10 to discuss possible litigation concerning the Ark Encounter.
    According to the Kentucky Open Meetings, public agencies can discuss certain subjects in a closed, or executive, meeting if notice is given in the regular meeting of the general nature of the business to be discussed, and the agency cites the specific exemption authorizing the closed session.

  • Local residents participate in 4-H Camp
  • Little Dippers have fun in the sun
  • A year of tremendous blessings

    Grant County, thank you!
    The Grant County News has allowed me the opportunity to write about the tremendous success of the Ark Encounter now that it’s been open one year.
    Media from all over the world have toured this massive ship, and we have appreciated all the extensive global coverage—including the fair and accurate reporting of this newspaper.

  • Celebrating Independence Day

    Over 200 years ago, our founding fathers put their lives on the line to create a new country in which freedom reigned. These men had a vision of a nation unafraid to face its enemies and win. We, the people of the United States, have faced insurmountable odds since our young country’s conception but continue to fight for our God-given rights unique to the United States of America.

  • Williamstown Family Fun Park thanks chamber members

    The Williamstown Family Fun Park would like to extend our thanks to the Grant County Chamber businesses who attended our “Business After Hours” event on Tuesday, June 26.  
    It was a beautiful evening with temperatures in the 70s.  We were excited to be able to showcase our family friendly activities to chamber members and their families, including mini golf, zipline tours, chutes and ladders (kids’ adventures course) and our newest offering, archery tag.