• 2014 Kiwanis Auction in full swing

      The 2014 Kiwanis Charity Auction is just over four months away with the dates now being announced as Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday Feb. 1.  The Kiwanis Auction committee is already in action with preliminary efforts to make it an entertaining event.
       The UK basketball game is at 1 p.m. so there won’t be any Auction vs. UK basketball rivalry like last year’s very exciting game.  Keep your UK basketball guests in the warmth of your hospitable home by planning a UK and Auction party.

  • Paddle Williamstown showcases lake, community


    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner has a good idea and that’s to show the largest lake in Northern Kentucky to folks who enjoy kayaks and canoes.

  • Love of reading lasts a lifetime


    The ability to read is considered a foundation skill because almost all other learning flows from being able to absorb information through the written word.

  • Annual Derby Day was a success


    Warm temperatures and the sun peeking out of the clouds helped Williamstown draw a crowd for their annual Derby Day festival.

    There were food vendors, dancing, singing, kiddie rides, free entertainment and a parade.

  • Help Stamp Out Hunger on May 11


    On Saturday, May 11, all the post offices in Grant County will join forces to fight hunger as part of the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.

    Support of this project is easy. Simply place non-perishable items in your mailbox on May 11 and postal carriers will pick it up.

  • One incident of child abuse is too many


    Last year, there were 481 reports of child abuse in Grant County. These reports, according to Child Protective Services, represent 385 families or 694 children.

  • Avoid scams by giving locally


    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills gets calls from the public on a weekly basis asking him if someone is collecting for the police fund or if a prize letter they received in the mail is real.

    His advice has been if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. He also recommends the public ask questions and check with local organizations or businesses before they send donations in the mail or give to a solicitor that knocks at your door.

  • Unspeakable tragedy

    It’s a nightmare no parent, grandparent, sibling or spouse should ever have to through.

    My heart aches for those who lost loved ones and were affected in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting.

    My heart breaks for the children that were lost by such a senseless act of violence.

    I never thought those words would be in a sentence together, elementary and shooting.

    I am having such a hard time, as I’m sure the rest of the world is, as to why? How could a person do such a thing?


    A lot of people worked hard to build and operate a concession stand at the ballfields at Grant County Park.
    A senseless act on Monday destroyed all that hard work in a short amount of time.

    Someone broke into the concession stand and set fire inside the building. The fire destroyed the building and heavily damaged the utility pole and transformer that served the building.


    Williamstown is in a strong financial position, thanks to past mayors and city councils that developed and expanded our utilities.  While financially sound, I realize, as mayor, that we must watch all expenses in this tough economic time. What’s been going on during the last year?