Local News

  • Library kicks off Summer Reading Program
  • Grant Center resident turns 104

    Goldie Loyd of Grant Center in Williamstown celebrated her 104th birthday on June 6.
    She shared her huge birthday cake with her Grant Center friends, her cousins, her daughter-in-law, Donna Barton and her only son, Dallas Barton.


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Officer David Osborne charged Crystal L. Ruble, 25, of Dry Ridge, with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia, at 7:45 p.m. May 30 on Warsaw Avenue. Ruble was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Grant County BOE approves boundary revisions

    The Grant County Board of Education recently approved a revision to the boundaries representing the school board member districts.  
    The revision was made in accordance with KRS 160.210, which calls for county school board members to be elected from five separate divisions (districts) within the county, with the boundary lines being drawn by the local Board of Education in such a way as to make the divisions “as equal in population and containing integral voting precincts insofar as is practical”.   

  • Siple resigns, Dalzell named Braves football coach

    The Grant County Braves football team will have a new leader on the sidelines next season.
    After four seasons, Kevin Siple recently resigned as head coach of the team.
    Siple said the resignation came after the Kentucky Department of Education would not recognize his Master’s degree from Xavier University making his teaching certificate in Kentucky no longer valid after the school year.

  • FFLAG explores Grant County Gateway Trail

    The blowing downpour of rain outdoors didn’t dampen the enthusiasm inside the Williamstown High School cafeteria on June 2, as members of Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) hosted a Grant County Gateway Trail community listening and design session.

  • Flood of preparation as Ark nears July 7 opening

    A month before the highly-anticipated Ark Encounter in Williamstown opens for visitors, finishing touches are feverishly being completed.

  • ‘Charlie Brown’ coming to town July 13

    Broadway is coming to Grant County.
    Stage Right Musical Theatre Company, a new local not-for-profit group, will open their inaugural production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on July 13 at Main Street Gardens in Williamstown.
    The production, which will offer dinner at evening performances and dessert at matinees, will run through July 27.

  • Williamstown budgets for unknown growth

    The Williamstown City Council had the second and final reading of the proposed budget for the fiscal 2016-2017 fiscal year at the June 6 regularly held meeting.

    The estimated $2.5 million budget, which begins on July 1, starts with an estimated carry over in the general fund of $158,100.