Today's News

  • Williamstown approves staff, student drug testing policy

    Williamstown Junior and Senior High School students may be tested for drugs if they drive to school or participate in a sport or extracurricular activity.

    The school board approved a drug test policy at its Aug. 8 meeting that goes into effect for the 2011-12 school year.

  • Free concert series continues

    This Saturday, Aug. 27 will be the second of three weekend concert series at the Northern Ky. Fairground on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    Featured performers include headliner Matthew Bradley. Bradley was voted I Heart Radio.com’s Top 10 Unsigned Artist in 2011.

    Katie McDaniel, a former Grant County High School student, will be the opening act.

    The concerts are free and start at 7 p.m.

  • ACT scores mixed for schools

    Williamstown High School celebrated while Grant County High School was left disappointed with recently released ACT scores.

    The data released by the Kentucky Department of Education was from high school juniors taking the test during the 2010-11 school year.

    Since 2008, as mandated by state law, all of Kentucky’s public school juniors participate in the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36.

  • Give Charlie A Chance

    Amanda Nicholson had an uneventful pregnancy and zero complications giving birth to her youngest of three daughters.

    It wasn’t until baby Charlotte, who the family calls Charlie, was around 4-weeks-old that Nicholson started to notice something may be wrong.

    She chalked up Charlie’s low muscle tone and inability to control her head, as much as her other daughters had, as simply an infant being an infant.

  • Mayor, residents P.O.’d about changes

    The Williamstown Post Office soon will undergo changes that city officials and some residents aren’t happy about.

    Questions concerning the merger of services of the Williamstown office with the Dry Ridge Post Office have been circulating as the Postal Service looks to close 3,700 facilities and consolidate operations to save money.

    Chu Falling Star, district manager of Cincinnati District of the U.S. Postal Service, sent Mayor Rick Skinner a letter on July 26 notifying him of the changes.

  • Youth series registration Aug. 18

    When: Aug. 18

    Where: Sherman Elementary

    What: The Grant County Youth Cross Country Series will have their registration for anyone in grades K-8th at Sherman Elementary at 6 p.m. For more information, go to www.grantcountyparks.com or call 428-4500.

  • Lady Braves wins first game of the season

    When: Aug. 12
    Where: Western Hills High School
    What: The Lady Braves defeated Western Hills 4-2 to get their first win of the season. Mollie Pelfrey scored the first goal of the season on a penalty kick. Pelfrey added another in the second half along with Alexis Willen and Emerald Fry. Emily Tillman and Nicole Norman were key on the defensive front and goalkeeper Mackenzie Tucker blocked 14 shots and allowed two goals.

  • Soccer alums chase down current players in alumni games


    Soccer alumni took their skills to the field, playing scrimmage games against the Grant County High School boys and girls soccer teams Aug. 12 at the Grant County Middle School field. GCHS alum and eighth grade soccer coach Garrett Griffith fights for position of the ball with Braves senior Terry McDaniel.  Jacqalynn Ammer Riley, Class of 2002, tries to out-do Lady Braves freshman Katelyn Mills.

  • Shipp holds anchor on GCHS sports

    Seven years ago, Grant County High School hired alumnus Scott Shipp as their athletic director.

    It was a dream job for Shipp, who has seen many changes since he took over, including the addition of tennis and wrestling programs, to the new $632,000 press box for the football field.

  • Summer concert series kicks off Aug. 19

    Who says you can’t go home again?

    That’s exactly what several musicians with Grant County ties will be doing as they return for the inaugural Summer Concert Series at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds in Williamstown.

    The free event, sponsored by Grant County Parks and Recreation and Grant County Tourism and Convention Commission, will be held Aug. 19, Aug. 27 and Sept. 1 at the fairgrounds’ amphitheater.

    Gates open at 6 p.m., with the opening show starting at 7 p.m. and the headliner taking the stage at 8 p.m.