Local News

  • Man on a Mission

    When Lt. Col. Charles Kettles was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama on July 18, John Osborne of Williamstown was right there with him. Just as he was on May 15, 1967, when he flew the last rescue mission of the day into “Chump Valley,” South Vietnam.

    As commander of the 176th Aviation Company, Kettles’ mission was to fly in reinforcements and rescue wounded soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division, who were outnumbered by the North Vietnamese near Duc Pho, according to the U.S. Army website.

  • Grant, Harrison battle to scoreless tie

    After a hard fight on both ends, the Grant County Braves tied the Harrison County Thoroughbreds on Aug. 30 in a scoreless game. The Braves record is now 5-0-1, while the Thoroughbreds record is 0-3-1.

    While the game did end in a tie, the Braves played a strong defensive game and kept the ball on offense most of the game. Unfortunately, they were just unable to finish.

  • Grant County Cross Country Invitational

    Property Transfers
    March 31
    Judy M. Isaacs to Maria D. Thacker, 200 Old Corinth Road,  $51,500
    April 1
    US Bank Trust to Scott Shandel, KY 22, $10,500
    Lori Wells Brewer, Lori Wells and Rodney Wells to Mark Bradley, Greenview Estates, $132,000
    April 2
    Lenville Eugene Davis and Rand Marshall Trustee to Rand Trustee, Lenville Eugene Davis and Sherry Davis, Independence Road, $24,250
    April 4
    Irvin McDaniel Jr., to Barry A. True and Denise R. Pettit, Lakeside acres, $207,000

  • 911 Board looks to increase revenue

    The Grant County 911 Board is looking at options to increase revenue with only enough money in its reserves for 15 months before going broke.
    The board, which is comprised of the Dry Ridge, Williamstown, Crittenden and Corinth mayors, along with the Grant County judge-executive, has a balance of around $176,000.

    To operate the 911 emergency call system, the board pays nearly $40,000 every three months to Kentucky State Police.

    Even as the board’s funds dwindle, KSP is looking to increase the cost from about $160,000 a year to $172,000 a year.

  • ACT scores show local students’ progress

    Grant County and Williamstown high school officials have reason to be optimistic about recently released ACT results from tests seniors took last year while juniors.
    Although still below the state average, the 287 juniors who took the ACT last year improved in every content area from the 2014-15 junior class at Grant County High School.

  • Love of herbal remedies forges friendship

    Just off Kentucky Highway 36, behind a stone fence, sits Mullins Log Cabin, with Scaffold Lick Creek running directly behind it.

    “I saved our cabin from the torch,” said Judy Mullins, the cabin’s owner. “I overheard a neighbor telling the local country storekeeper, if someone didn’t come and get that old log cabin, he was going to burn it. I spoke up and told him I would love to have it. It took all summer to get it dismantled, and moved to the current location.”

  • DoubleTake Salon and Beauty Boutique opens second location in Williamstown

    FLORENCE- Diana Niceley and Debra Wilson will have a grand opening of their new DoubleTake Salon and Beauty Boutique, located at 200 South Main St., Williamstown from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9.

    The grand opening will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, tours of the new facility, beauty product giveaways, special promotions on purchases and appointment bookings. Light refreshments will be available.

  • When thou art full

    Being the least of any people, Israel was chosen by God to be the people He would set His love upon. With a strong hand God brought them out of the bondage of Egypt.
    God could have chosen to take them straight into the promise land, but led them on a different path, through the wilderness. It was in the wilderness God tested their faithfulness and reliance on Him.