Today's News

  • Gregg honored at final concert

    It’s was a day of music and emotions at Williamstown High School on May 1 as long-time director Bob Gregg directed his student’s in his final spring concert.

    Gregg, who has spent nearly 40 years directing band, decided to retire after nine successful years at Williamstown.

    “It’s a bittersweet day, but it’s time,” he said to the bleachers full of parents, friends and community members.
    Gregg won three Class AAA state titles as band director for Harrison County High School before coming to Williamstown in 2002.

  • Natl. Day of Prayer is May 5

    Grant County will be filled with prayers May 5 as day-long activities are planned to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.

    Volunteers from about 10 local churches are joining to organize the event, which is in its third year in the county.

  • IDA will take over tourism’s administrative duties

    The Industrial Development Authority will now be handling administrative duties for the Grant County Tourist and Convention Commission.

    The two sides finally came to an agreement April 26 after the proposed partnership had been discussed during several meetings.

    The move, which is expected to save the commission $10,000 annually, came after the commission voted in February to dissolve the position of director, relieving Judy Mullins of her duties.

  • Ark story can only be found here

    “The Ark Encounter is going to be a tremendous boom for everyone,” Mike Zovath, senior vice president of Answers in Genesis, told more than 300 Grant County residents in attendance at the annual chamber banquet on April 30.

    He was the guest speaker during the banquet, which featured a Noah’s Ark theme and is held annually to honor award recipients.

    Award recipients included: Tabatha Fryman, Grant Countian of the Year; Dave Brockman, Excellence in Business; Heleen Geisbers, Excellence in Education and Jack Eckler, Volunteer of the Year.


    When President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed by American military forces, Army Staff Sgt. Dirk McComas, was in California visiting with his brother Darrenn, and packing as many visits with family and friends as he could into his 14-day leave from Afghanistan.

    “My first thought when I saw it on the TV was, awesome, we got him,” said McComas. “My next thought was, it’s going to get bad really quick. I need to get back there.”

  • Bin Laden’s death brings back memories

    I thought it was a day like any other except the world I knew was about to change forever.

    That September morning, I woke up to get ready for my first class of the day at the University of Kentucky.

    Still half asleep, I turned on the TV while I ate my breakfast. I had to rub my eyes to make sure what I saw on the screen was real.

    A plane had flown into the World Trade Center in New York City.

    As I watched the smoke bellow from the high rise, what appeared almost as a small speck in the sky came into view.

  • Homemakers ‘roll out red carpet’

    The Grant County Extension Homemakers held their 64th Annual Meeting on April 28.

    The Red Carpet Night included yearly awards, a visit from Abraham (Nelson Doyle) and Mary Todd Lincoln (Joyce Doyle, extension agent for 4-H and youth development) and a spoof spring fashion show.

  • 2010 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award

    Mayor Skinner presents Officer David Osborne with the Wiliamstown Police Department 2010 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award.

    Osborne lead the department in DUI arrests in 2010.

  • Good, girl, Jan. 26

    Jon and Jennifer Good, of Crittenden, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Briley Layne Good.

    Briley was born Jan. 26, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

    She weighed 6 pounds and 9 ounces and was 19.75 inches long.

    Her maternal grandmother is Judy Voelker. Her paternal grandparents are Raymond and Sandy Good of Crittenden.

    Briley was welcomed home by her big sister, 6-year-old Kaitlynn Dailey.

  • GCHS art students win state recognition

    The Kentucky Art Education Association All State Art Show was held at the Dixie Heights High School Art Gallery April 4-17.

    Grant County High School students, Jessica Holtman and Destiny Fleckinger, took first and second place respectively at the regional art show, both in drawing, which qualified them for the all-state show. Jessica Holtman received a first place in the state for her drawing, “It’s 3 a.m. What are you doing?” and Destiny Fleckinger received a certificate of participation for her scratchboard “Iguana.”