Today's News

  • Fun, fitness mix at annual event

    Fun and fitness will mix at Williamstown Independent Schools on Oct. 9 for the 2nd Sunday event.

    The fourth annual event, from 2 to 5 p.m., will include pumpkin decorating, an inflatable obstacle course, bike rodeo and family fun games.

    “We’re hoping to involve everybody,” said Joyce Doyle, Grant County 4-H Extension Agent. “We’re trying to get a lot of families out. The three hours will be full with things to do.”

  • Bullseye: My first try at a shooting range

    I have never been one to play with toy guns or even shoot a real gun.
    That was until I went to my friend, Kyle Swadener’s bachelor party on Sept. 24.
    The original plan was for us to go shoot paintballs, but just a week before the party, I found out we were going to a shooting range.
    I was a little nervous about shooting a gun, because that is not my kind of thing. I had never held a real gun until I was in front of the shooting target that day.

  • Mason-Corinth Elementary Grandparent’s Day
  • Haunted Hayride brings scares

    Frightening horror and trembling terror await those who attempt the Rt. 22 Nightmare Haunted Hayride and Haunted House in Williamstown.

    The second-year event at 520 Falmouth St., will offer scares from 7 to midnight Friday and Saturday nights in October beginning Oct. 7.

    Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and younger.

  • Williamstown council is listening, wants residents to speak Oct. 11

    Williamstown’s leaders want to know what you think.

    The Williamstown mayor and city council have set aside two hours on Oct. 11 to listen to the public’s ideas on identifying opportunities and challenges facing the city in the next five years.

    The Listening and Design Session will begin at 6 p.m. at Williamstown High School.

    Participants will be asked to assist the city in developing a strategic growth development plan.


    Williamstown students recently celebrated See You At The Pole, a global day of student prayer that began in 1990 as a grass roots movement. Twenty years later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September. During the prayer rally, students meet at the school flagpole before school to sing and pray.


    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.