Today's News

  • Webster, girl, June 25

    Keith and Cindy Webster of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their second child. Natalie Kayelynn Webster was born at 3:35 p.m. June 25, 2012 at St. Elizabeth South in Edgewood.

    She weighed seven pounds and one ounce and was 19 inches long.
    Her maternal grandparents are Bill and Edith West of Dry Ridge.

    Her paternal grandparents are David and Patricia Webster of Dry Ridge.
    Natalie was welcomed home by her big sister, Alexis Kyleah.

  • Ky Transportation Cabinet Equipment Roadeo Competition

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 held its 7th annual Equipment Roadeo Competition on Aug. 9 at the Richwood Flea Market in Florence. With snow and ice season just around the corner, these Olympic style events helps hone the skills of our men and women who help maintain and keep our roads in the best condition possible.

  • Grant improves, Williamstown ranks high in ACT results

    Grant County High School saw improvements and Williamstown High School remained highly ranked in recently released ACT results.
    The data released by the Kentucky Department of Education is from high school juniors who took the test during the 2011-12 school year.
    Since 2008, state law has mandated all of Kentucky’s public school juniors participate in the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36.


    Where is Christ?
    Williamstown United Methodist Pastor Barry Robinson said that is the question many asked when a devastating March tornado ripped through Crittenden leaving property and homes in destruction.
    As the pews of the church overflowed Saturday with willing volunteers to help tornado victims in Grant and surrounding counties, Robinson provided the answer.

  • Doyle leaves Grant 4-H job to become Carroll agent

    Joyce Doyle has left the county.
    The former teacher, coach, principal, truant officer and 4-H agent has left Grant County to be Carroll County’s newest 4-H agent.
    “I’m a person who really, really has to have a challenge,” Doyle said, last Friday, as she packed up her 4-H office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

  • Shipp named a 2012 Super Lawyer

    Jeff Shipp, a general litigation attorney with Wallace Boggs PLLC in Fort Mitchell, has been named as one of Kentucky’s Super Lawyers for 2012.

    Shipp, a native of Grant County and the city attorney for Williamstown, joined Wallace Boggs in 2010.

  • After 40 years, Austin says goodbye to Tire City Inc.

    Richard Austin is ready for a change.
    Austin has decided it is time to move on from Tire City Inc. after four decades in the business.
    “After 40 years, I’m getting a little tired,” he said. “There’s not a lot of people who have worked 40 years at a place. I’d like to slow down, but still be involved.”
    Tire City’s origins started in 1946 when George Powers started selling tires at Powers Home and Auto in Williamstown, according to Austin.

  • GCHS boys varsity soccer falls to Villa Madonna

    By Philip Frommeyer
    Sports Correspondent

  • Lady Braves fall to Walton-Verona Lady Cats

    The disappointment was apparent for the Grant County Lady Braves as they were swept by Walton-Verona in three sets Aug. 23 at Walton-Verona High School.

    Trailing most of the first and second sets, the Braves struggled to communicate on the court, leading to errors that, according to players, should not have occurred.
    “Our goals are to be a more talkative team and to go further than we ever have. We are learning things from a new coach. We all want a great season and we have all the potential,” said Lady Braves Senior Taylor Cummins.

  • Demons gain intensity, beat Owen Rebels 3-2

    By Haleigh Jacobs
    Sports Correspondent


    Things were not looking good for the Williamstown Lady Demons volleyball team in their Aug. 27 game against the Owen County Lady Rebels. In the first two sets of the game, Williamstown struggled to get the ball over the net.