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Today's News

  • Williamstown to host ‘Back To School’ bash

    Williamstown Independent School will join as one campus to celebrate returning to class Aug. 10 with a Back to School Bash.
    The district decided to forego its usual Sundae Social, Readi-Fest and back to school events for each school for the 2012-13 school year.
    The bash will include games, food and a free movie to kick off the school year.

  • BUSTED!

    Jim Blackney of Dry Ridge wasn’t too surprised when he woke up around 6 a.m. on July 26 and saw police cars swarming a house across the street from him.
    The Kentucky State Police arrested 15 people on drug charges in an early morning roundup.
    The roundup was the result of nearly a year of work by police, including undercover surveillance and drug purchases.
    For Blackney, it was a long time coming.

  • Computer error sends raw sewage into creek; city receives no fine

    A computer error at the new $15 million sewer plant in Williamstown sent a small amount of sewage into a nearby creek.

    “A few fish and crawdads died but there was no danger to our residents,” Mayor Rick Skinner said.

    The incident occurred on Friday, June 8.

    Skinner said an alarm went off to indicate something was wrong, but when employees checked the system it was working.

    “We were told the technician was off on vacation and if the motors were running, we were OK,” Skinner said.

  • GHOST BUSTERS?

    It may have been a dark and stormy night July 19, but certified ghost hunter Patti Starr used humor to relax guests ready to locate spirits at Sherman Tavern.

    Starr has hunted ghosts in three countries and 27 states.

  • Benefit to ‘Give Charlie a Chance’ in CDKL5 fight

    For the second year, Williamstown parents hope the community will help “Give Charlie a Chance.”

    Amanda and Chris Nicholson will be chairing the benefit fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at Williamstown Baptist Church to raise money for the International Foundation for CDKL5 Research with the hopes of finding a cure for CDKL5 Disorders.

    Their 3-year-old daughter, Charlotte, or Charlie as her family calls her, was diagnosed at 1 1/2 years old with the rare disorder that effects about 250 people worldwide.

  • Filing sparse; deadline is Aug. 14

    Residents interested in filing to run in a nonpartisan race in the Nov. 6 general election only have a few weeks remaining.
    The deadline for candidates to file is 4 p.m. Aug. 14.
    Forms can be picked up at the Grant County Clerk’s Office at 107 N. Main St. in Williamstown during regular business hours.

  • Jail closes canteen after audit

    A recent state audit found accounting records for the canteen fund at the Grant County Detention Center were “not accurate and complete.”

    The Grant County Detention Center Canteen opened Feb. 25, 2011, nearly three months after Jailer Terry Peeples took office.

    The goal of the store, where inmates could purchase everything from Slush Puppy drinks and snacks to toiletries and 15-inch digital TVs, was as a motivational tool for inmates to behave themselves, Peeples said when the canteen opened.

  • END OF THE SEASON:
  • Dividing plants improves health, bloom


    We have all asked the question “why hasn’t my plant bloomed?” Sometimes the answer is as simple as not enough sunlight, not old enough, not cold enough or hot enough, etc.  In fact it could be as simple as a little digging and dividing for some renewed blooming attitude.

  • TURNING BACK THE CLOCK

    July 24, 1997
    At a recent convention of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky. Dennis Stanley, of Hamilton Funeral Home in Verona and Elliston Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown was selected to serve as the Sergeant-at-Arms at the Hyatt Regency and Commonwealth Convention Center in Louisville.