Today's News

  • GCMS teacher bleeds Big Blue

    March Madness has swarmed millions of televisions across the country, people filling out multiple brackets in office pools.

    For Grant County Middle School teacher Christy Roberts, this NCAA tournament means a little bit.

    An interesting anecdote to her story of being one of the biggest UK fans in Grant County is that her brother Tyler Jones, who is a long-term substitute teacher at GCMS, is a Duke Blue Devils fan.

  • Dry Ridge pastor found calling at an early age

    Daniel Wilson found his calling when he was 6-years-old.

    “I was saved at an young age,” he said. “I just knew at that moment I was going to be a pastor.”

    Wilson, 30, has been the minister at Dry Ridge Baptist Church for four months, after serving in the evangelism office of the Alabama Baptist State Convention (ABSC). He has been a Southern Baptist pastor for 10 years and has preached at churches in Alabama and Kentucky. He replaced Joseph Kitchens, who moved to preach in Alabama.

  • God and basketball

    Quite possibly, the four weeks of the NCAA tournament are the most anticipated four weeks of the year for Kentucky fans. We cheer and yell; spend inordinate amounts of money to buy tickets, shirts, hats, and jerseys.

    We are some of the best fans in the world and as Coach Cal says, “You fans are crazy!”

  • Spotlight On: Vineyard Church

    1100 N. Main Street in Williamstown



    Senior staff: Earl and Rebecca Hampton

    Number of members: 100

    Service times: 10:30 Sundays (also community groups and classes weekly.)

  • CHURCH NOTES 3.22.12

    Christ Community
    • Rhonda used Romans 8:26-27 for the message. In one’s prayer life, a person needs to take time to be quiet before God and yield to the work of the Holy Spirit.
    • Sunday evening service is back on schedule.
    • Tuesdays – Lunch, Bible study and prayer with the women at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-394-2586.
    • Wednesdays evenings - Children’s program and adult Bible study.

    Corinth Christian

  • Project moving slow

    Things may be moving slower than expected, but the Ark Encounter is still coming to Williamstown.

    That’s the message Mike Zovath, senior vice president of Answers in Genesis, expressed to about 50 attendees at a March 13 meeting at Williamstown High School updating the much anticipated project.

  • Jonesville chief says cooperation is key

    Jonesville Fire Department may have the smallest coverage area of any of Grant County’s fire departments, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need more funding to operate.

    “We’re paying our bills,” said Fire Chief Chase Duvall. “Our progress has developed over different funding streams.”

    Jonesville Fire Department has 18 members. The town lies on the Grant/Owen county line and receives funding from the fiscal court of both counties.

  • Crittenden needs funds to outfit volunteers

    Lee Burton is trying to catch up on paperwork, especially after his March got busy in a hurry when a tornado ripped through Crittenden.

    Burton, Crittenden’s fire chief, spent the next couple of weeks, dealing with the aftermath and relief efforts from the deadly storms.

    Often in the morning, Burton can be found at the firehouse.

    He’s not paid to do the job, but believes it is a calling.

  • Corinth needs new fire house, trucks

    Daylight streams inside the Corinth Fire House from a large crack in the building’s exterior wall. Another crack shows a blue sky outside where the roof meets a wall at the rear of the structure.

    Inside where the trucks are housed, two of the Corinth Fire Department’s emergency vehicles are sitting less than a quarter of an inch apart because there’s not room inside if they aren’t nearly touching.

    The small department’s home was once used as an ice cream parlor, a dance hall, slaughterhouse and a garage.


    The fire chiefs from Crittenden, Corinth, Dry Ridge, Jonesville and Williamstown share a common problem. They say a lack of funding and shortage of manpower is hampering their ability to provide service to their communities.