Today's News

  • KDE recognizes Williamstown’s accreditation accomplishment

    Williamstown Independent was one of seven Kentucky school districts recognized Oct. 8 for achieving voluntary system accreditation earlier this year.
    Superintendent Sally Skinner, school board chair Connie Lawrence and instructional supervisor Misty Middleton were on hand in Frankfort to receive a plaque and banner for their accomplishment from Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday and others.

  • Dry Ridge woman keeps eye on prize

    Tammy  Fugate left high school after an incident at an inner-city school scared her so badly that she feared for her safety.
    Fugate, of Dry Ridge, did not graduate but kept the idea of earning a GED in the back of her mind.

    For nearly 12 years, she worked at the Gap, but a few months ago she was the victim of a stalled economy.
    “They called me into the office and said I was losing my job,” said the outgoing mother of a 9-year-old son. “I know it was time to get my GED.”

  • It’s beginning to look . . .

    Three of the four city councils in Grant County will have new members in 2013.

    Voters elected three challengers in the race for Williamstown City Council, failing to re-elect two incumbents.
    The Dry Ridge City Council will have two new members with one incumbent not receiving enough votes to reclaim her seat.

    In Crittenden, there also will be a new council member, but no incumbent lost their re-election bid.

  • BUILDING PERMITS for November

     Oct. 4
    Jeff Kamholz, new home, 2005 Mann Road, 768 square feet, estimated cost $50,000; permit fee $230.80.
      Oct. 5
    Bill Cull, doublewide, 500 Cull Lane, 2,176 square feet, estimated cost $75,000; permit fee $109.70.
      Oct. 8
    Kim Nagel, 210 Adams Road, new home, 1,200 square feet, estimated cost $90,000; permit fee $348.40.
      Oct. 10
    Scott Brown, 1300 Webb-Odor Road, modular with basement, 2,100 square feet, estimated cost $125,000; permit fee $222.46.
      Oct. 11


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

  • Lady Demons beat Paris Greyhounds

    The Williamstown Lady Demons shut out the Paris Greyhounds on Nov. 30 at WHS, securing the season’s second win in as many games.
    Williamstown’s varsity cheerleaders coined the phrase “Greyhounds are all bark and no bite” for the evening, which proved true as the Lady Demons led the game for the entire game and put on a good show for the considerable crowd.

    The young Demons team played like seasoned upperclassmen, leading 27-17 at the half.


    By Haleigh Jacobs
    Sports Correspondent

    The Williamstown High School Lady Demons and Demons basketball teams hosted Covington Latin for a season-starting double header Nov. 27 at WHS.

    Lady Demons second year head coach Kasey Kennedy started five freshmen against the   Lady Trojans and carried an early lead that they held throughout the game, finishing the first half with a 32-29 lead.