Today's News

  • Perfect Attendance
  • Williamstown teen becomes published author

    Move over, J.K. Rowling.

    A 14-year-old Williamstown teen recently became a published author when her short story was chosen from more than 800 submitted to be in a book.

    Carly Middleton, who will be a freshman at Williamstown High School, is one of 50 young writers from fifth to 10th grade showcased in

    “Your Stories: Volume 1” by teenage author Taylor Joseph.

    She is the daughter of Greg and Misty Middleton.


    Sam Perry of Williamstown and Harold McClure of Dry Ridge won the third annual Kiwanis Charity bass tournament held on May 12 at the Williamstown Marina on Williamstown Lake.

    They culled 12 keepers for an eight fish limit, weighing 14.22 pounds. Second place went to Bill Cox of Florence and Bill Bumker of Walton with seven fish weighing 14.16 pounds with the big fish of the tournament weighing 4.34 pounds. Third place went to David and Danny Jones of Berry with seven fish weighing 11.44 pounds.

  • POLICE BEAT: 7-5-12

    (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.)

  • Williamstown violates water standard due to computer error

    The City of Williamstown violated a drinking water standard that impacted about 8,000 customers, but the problem occurred at the end of 2011, but it was not a health hazard.

    According to Brian Gatewood, Williamstown’s water superintendent, the city did violate the state’s water quality standard in the third and fourth quarter of last year due to a faulty spread sheet.

  • A little dip will do ya!
  • Mayor says ‘frill’ is gone

    A new aquatic center in Williamstown and any major capitol improvements won’t be happening in the next year.
    According to Mayor Rick Skinner, the 2012-2013 budget is “just the bare necessities.”

    “It’s a tight budget, with no frills,” he said.

    The aquatic center, which was a partnership with the Williamstown School District, is being placed on hold since there were no funds to proceed with the project.

  • EKPC donates $5,000 to Red Cross

  • Fox, girl, April 9

    Tim and Tiffany Fox of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their second child. Sage Brook Fox was born at 8:40 a.m. on April 9, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    She weighed eight pounds and 10 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Tim and Sharon Beach of Dry Ridge.

    Her maternal great grandparents are Opal Beach of Dry Ridge and Jesse and Mendola Colson of Corinth. Her paternal grandparents are Frank and Linda Fox of Crittenden.

    Sage was welcomed home by her big sister, Maci.