Today's News


    If you’ve got copper and scrap metal that you want to keep, police are advising you to lock it up or it may disappear.

    Local police agencies have been inundated with complaints about missing wire and metal from construction sites, houses in foreclosure, churches and businesses.

    “We are taking complaints nearly every day of stolen copper and scrap from people’s property,” said Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich.

  • Williamstown campus goes tobacco free

    Williamstown Independent Schools is now a tobacco-free campus after the school board adopted a new policy.
    The policy change stems from a Kentucky Healthy Communities Program grant awarded jointly to the district and the city of Williamstown.
    The district will receive $7,000 to purchase no smoking signs and education material for students and staff.
    The city of Williamstown will use $13,000 from the grant to develop better access to walking and biking paths in the community.


    WILLIAMSTOWN ELEMENTARY FALL FEST - 5 - 8 p.m. Oct. 14. Wrist bands cost $2 and game tickets will be 25 cents. The festival will feature game booths, vendor booths,  a silent auction, inflatables, a haunted hallway and concessions.


    Grant County residents will be paying slightly more this year in real estate property taxes as bills begin arriving in mailboxes.

    For a person that owns a $100,000 home, their bill will be $952, including state, county and other rates for taxing districts.

    Last year, a home assessed at $100,000 brought a tax bill of $944.10.

    Those living in the Williamstown Independent Schools area, will be paying more after the school board approved increasing the rate from 84.6 cents per $100 of assessed value on real estate property to 89.1 cents.

  • WES Intermediate

    Miranda Goetz
    Miranda Goetz is in the WES Intermediate Student of the Week. She is in Leanda Drysdale fourth grade class.
    “Miranda Goetz is a sweet and compassionate student. I love how she is always striving to do her best in class,and how she cares and looks after her classmates. I know I can trust and count on Miranda. She is a true joy to have in class and a wonderful inspiration, and role model to others,” Drysdale said.
    Miranda’s favorite thing about school:cheerleading and Girls On The Run.
    Favorite book: Dork Diary Series.

  • WES Primary Star Student

    Kaylie Dillingham
    Kaylie Dillingham is the WES Primary Student of the Week. She is in Heather Kightlinger’s kindergarten class.
    “Kaylie is a great student in the kindergarten classroom. She always puts forth her best effort in all the work given to her, is a great role model and friend to her peers, and comes to class each day eager to learn something new. She has had a fantastic start to her first year of school and I am excited to see her grow,” Kightlinger said.
    Favorite thing about school: is getting to play outside.

  • Williamstown Head Start/Preschool Star Student

    Amarian Miller
    Amariah Miller is the Williamstown Head Start/Preschool primary student of the Week. She is is Pam Mullins  preschool class.
    “Amariah helps her teachers and her friends do jobs in the class and always comes in with a big smile.”
    Favorite thing about school: play time.
    Favorite book: Cat in the Hat.


  • Facebook Featured Fan:October 6

    Hi! I’m . . . Nick Weber
    I live in . . . Cleves, Ohio
    About me . . .
    I work at Target and enjoy playing golf.
    I also like to watch movies!

  • O’Neal receives Navy promotion

    Navy Seaman Johnathan A. O’Neal, son of Belinda B. Lee of Williamstown and Steven A. O’Neal, of Independence, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    O’Neal received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Link completes Navy training

     Joshua “Brent” Link, a 2009 graduate of Grant County High School, completed Navel Basic Training. The graduation ceremony took place at the Great Lakes, Ill. Training facility on Sept. 9 before he left for his duty station and “A” school at Fort Leonard Wood in Mo. Link is in training for the field of Equipment Operations ( SEABEE). Link is the son of Tim and Laura Link of Jonesville.