Today's News

  • Gather round the campfire at WES
  • Grant County Middle students get in touch with their native side

    Grant County Middle School eighth grade students in conjunction with Lamar Fowler, Extension Agent for 4-H and Youth Development and the Grant County 4-H completed a wigwam.

    The students assisted Fowler in constructing the wigwam at the outdoor classroom/wetlands at Grant County Middle School.

    The students that participated were a part of Social Studies teacher, Jamey Dalzell’s, skills and enrichment class.

    The students had previously studied Native American cultures as part of the eighth grade Social Studies core content.

  • Grandparents Day at Sherman Elementary

    Morgan Potter is the Williamstown High School Youth Performance Award winner for November.
    She is a senior at WHS and is the daughter of Ben and Michelle Kruse of Williamstown.
    Extra-curricular activities: I participate in volleyball, basketball and softball as well as KUNA, beta club and the student advisory counsel. I am also the class president.
    Community involvement: I write an article for the Grant County News each quarter about senior year. I also do community service through the Key Club.

  • CHURCH NOTES 12-06-12

    Cherry Grove Pentecostal
    • Dec. 23 – The youth department will present a Christmas play at 4 p.m. The church is located on Cherry Grove Road in Williamstown.

    Corinth Christian
    • December is the beginning of the story of Jesus Christ’s Birth. God is life. He made the heavens and earth for us to understand his word through Jesus. We should follow his teachings. Where there is a true believer Christ is present. The gospel or God’s word is for all people.
    • Dec. 12 - Bible Study Revelations at 7 p.m.

  • God and the skunk


    December 4, 1997
    Students, staff and parents of Dry Ridge Elementary School have a reason to be smiling. DRE was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence an honor shared with only three other schools in Kentucky. This award took a lot of hard work from the staff, administrators and parents.

  • Composting makes fall clean-up easy, efficient

    Today most gardeners do understand the process of composting organic matter and the value of adding this material to their gardens.  However, there are still many who don’t do it because they think it is hard to get started.  Well, fall garden clean-up, leaf raking and a little kitchen debris may be all you need to get a healthy compost pile started this season. Mother Nature will provide the material if you provide the management.  

  • Agnes Beach was a living doll

    Grant County lost a living treasure this week in the passing of Mrs. Agnes Beach.
    If there ever was an example of a lady, it was Mrs. Beach.
    She was soft-spoken, genteel and kind. She was also gracious and loving.
    I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing her on a couple of occasions and when given the opportunity to talk about her dolls, her eyes would dance with delight as she patiently recounted the history of each one and how she came to name them.

  • Graduates: 56, Year: 1956, Reunion: 56 years later

    In 1956, 56 students graduated from Grant County High School and recently, a mere 56 years later they gathered for their 56th high school reunion.
    “We were just a good, close class,” said Goodloe McMurtry of Dry Ridge.

    Thirty-six of the 56 original class members were able to attend this year’s reunion held at the Dry Ridge Christian Church.
    Attendees came from as far away Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Utah.
    “It was a good chance to catch up with everyone,” said Betty Brewer, also of Dry Ridge.