Today's News

  • Stacey honored for lifetime achievement

    A lot has changed in 40 years.

    When Reb Stacey first purchased more than 700 acres of forestland in Grant County it was overgrown and did not look like much.

    It simply was a lot of land for the money.

    But, Stacey and his family have been dedicated ever since to restoring the land that rests about 10 miles outside of Dry Ridge.

    Now, filled with more than 20 miles of trails, an incomparable scenic view and an array of wildlife, the acreage has been transformed into the Reb Stacey Woodland and Wildlife Center.

  • Noteworthy Accomplishments

    Adams inducted into Beta Pi Tau chapter

    Joan Adams was inducted into the Beta Pi Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Gateway Community and Tech College on April 24.

  • Bookmark contest winners

    The Grant County Public Library held a bookmark contest in honor of National Library Week, which was April 12 through April 18. Hayley Sebree, a student at Mason-Corinth Elementary, was the winner of the third to fifth grade division. Ashley Clifton, a student at Williamstown Elementary, was the winner of the kindergarten to second grade division. A total of 29 entries were received. Sebree and Clifton were given a book bag with the library’s logo, a book and other prizes. The winning entries were made into bookmarks that are being distributed at the library.

  • Movies return to Grant County Park May 9

    Grant County residents will soon be able to enjoy movies under the stars.

    For the second consecutive year, Grant County Parks and Recreation will show free flicks on a 24 feet by 15 feet inflatable screen at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    The Movies in the Park series will feature a total of 10 movies screening at dusk the second Saturday and fourth Friday of each month from May through September.

    The first movie about an animated robot in love is scheduled for Saturday, May 9.

  • Gorby signs with Wilmington College

    Battling through two knee injuries, Candace Gorby earned herself a chance to play college basketball.

    Gorby signed with Wilmington College on May 6.

    “It’s exciting,” Gorby said. “A lot of players don’t play high school ball with the expectancy to go on and play college ball. But ever since I played for Brian Soules in middle school, he always made it feel like it was a possibility for me. To have the opportunity to meet a whole new group of girls and play college ball, it’s exciting.”

  • Irene Prather retires from tourism office

    Irene Link Prather began her career in public service 39 years ago when she worked as a nutrition assistant for the Grant County Cooperative Extension Service for the University of Kentucky. She worked in that position for 23 years and retired in 1970.

    But that wasn’t her last contact with the public. In 1993, she was asked by the Grant County Tourism Board to become an employee.

    She told them she would think about it. It didn’t take long for her to make a decision to accept their offer.

  • Poet’s Corner

    Dear Mom,

    When I remember childhood

    You were always there

    Teaching me and guiding me

    With tender love and care.

    How special you did treat me

    With values good and true.

    I’m so thankful Mom

    That God gave me to You!

    In loving memory of

    Edna Marie Breeden

    May 13, 1927 – Jan. 23, 2006

    by Libby Jackson


  • Lady Demons outlast Gallatin County

    The Williamstown softball team was down early to Gallatin County, but battled for 10 innings to come out on top.

    The Lady Demons defeated Gallatin County 6-5 on May 5.

    “It was an ugly win,” coach T.J. West said. “But it’s a win. I loved the girls’ effort. They never gave up and fought hard.”

    Williamstown scored first as Tori Wilhoit reached first base with an infield single and stole second. Amanda Goodrich drove her in with a double, putting the Demons ahead 1-0 after the first inning.

  • Two die in Crittenden wrecks

    A man and a woman were killed last week in separate accidents in Crittenden.

    Timothy Michael Daniels, 32, of Williamstown, died when his motorcycle hit a van head on.

    Daniels, who earlier this year had coached his son’s Grant County youth basketball team to an undefeated season, was pronounced dead at the scene by Grant County Coroner Marylee Willoby.

    “This was just a terrible, terrible accident,” Willoby said.

  • Perrin set to travel down under

    Megan Perrin is excited to graduate from Grant County High School, but at the same time, she’s excited about what awaits her once she’s done with high school.

    Perrin will travel to Australia and New Zealand on June 11 as part of the People to People program. To take part in the program, Perrin was nominated by a teacher from Grant County Middle School.

    “When I heard about it, I was so excited because I thought I got a free trip, but you have to go through an interview process,” Perrin said. “I was super excited that I was chosen.”