Today's News

  • Run for the Roses

    Before Kentucky’s big race, downtown Williamstown will be jam-packed with activities May 5 at the annual Derby Day Festival.

    Attendees this year can run a race, listen to a variety of local talent, play countless childrens’ games or even attend a wedding.

    Approximately 80 craft and food vendors will be on hand as the city celebrates the Run for the Roses at the Kentucky Derby.

    The Derby Day parade will be at 2 p.m.


    What’s next?

    After several proposals, countless meetings and endless debate, the future of funding for fire and ambulance service in Grant County is still cloudy.

    However, things may get a little clearer next week.

    The Grant County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a first reading April 16 of an ordinance for subscriber fees for fire departments.

    A final reading will be voted on during the May 7 meeting at the Grant County Courthouse.


    I am writing to offer my wholehearted support for Wanda Crupper Hammons, a Democratic candidate for state representative of the 61st district.


    I would like to invite the public to visit Webb Park. Two new play centers and swings have been recently added. The improvements were made possible because of a grant the city received from KaBOOM! and generous donations from the community. 


    I hate cancer! It’s ugly and sneaky and sucks (mom, please forgive my use of that word, but that’s just how I feel.)
    Cancer has always been a dirty word in my family, mostly because my mom lost five of her eight brothers to various forms of the disease.


    The Crittenden Alumni Association will be having their annual banquet with social hour beginning at 3 p.m. and banquet beginning at 4 p.m. on May 19 at Crittenden Baptist Church.
    The public is invited to come celebrate. For information and reservations, call Julian Wills at 859-824-5772 or Ruth Glacken Meadows at 859-485-7271.


  • ON THE HOME FRONT-Sandy Thornton

    Name: Sandy Thornton of Dry Ridge

    Club: I’m president of the Lunch and Learn Club

    Hobbies: I enjoy crafts, quilting and sewing

    Other clubs/organizations: I’m a member of the Williamstown United Methodist Church

    Years involved in homemakers: 3 years

    What do you get out of being a member of homemakers: I value the friendship and enjoy the crafts and community projects.

  • NKU honors Lawrence for service

    For several years, Sam Lapin knew that the administrative assistant at the Northern Kentucky University - Grant County Center was hard working and dedicated.

    That prompted Lapin, a faculty member, to nominate Connie Lawrence for NKU’s annual awards program.
    Now the rest of the employees know how good she is at her job after she was named one of the school’s outstanding office/clerical staff as part of the 2012 Regents Distinguished Service Awards program.
    Lapin hired Lawrence in 1998 as secretary for the NKU-Grant County Center.


    Joe and Gina Magee of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Adrienne Marie Magee to Jason Webster, son of Pat Conrad and Morris Webster of Williamstown.

    The wedding is being planned for 5 p.m. May 5, 2012, at Mason Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the American Legion Hall.

    The bride is a 2011 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also attending Northern Kentucky University. She is employed by Grant Manor.


    Michael and Lisa Henry of Williamstown would like to announce the birth of their third child. Tyler Dean Henry was born at 11:22 p.m. on Sept. 24, 2011 at  St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Charles and Margaret Alexander of Concord.

    His paternal grandparents are Garry and Patsy Henry of Corinth. Tyler was welcomed home by family and friends.