Today's News

  • New attractions coming to Ark Encounter

    As the Ark Encounter prepares for its busy summer season, multiple additions are being made to the biblical attraction.

    An increased number of seasonal employees are being hired and construction is happening daily at the Williamstown tourist spot.

  • GCHS Track Invitational

    The Grant County Girls Track team won the GCHS Invitational of seven teams that  participated and the boys received runner-up.

  • Kentucky Backyard Beekeepers

    Just imagine being a 10-year-old child doing one of your favorite things, bounding across green, fragrant pastures, rambling through the boughs and branches of the woods and splashing your way across a babbling brook.

  • Shipp honored for medical career

    Darl Shipp clinched the steering wheel of his car as he began to cry. He had just finished an hour-long conversation with his terminally ill friend, who had been his patient for years. He knew that death was one of the unfortunate realities of his occupation, but that didn’t change the heartbreak he felt in that moment.

  • 911 Board to hold public meeting to discuss funding

    A town hall meeting to dicuss 911 funding options is still set for 5 p.m. Thursday, April 27, despite confusion  whether the meeting had been cancelled.

    Judge-Executive Steve Wood said April 25 that the meeting to discuss potentially implementing a countywide unit service fee as a funding mechanism for the 911-dispatch service had been cancelled.

    Wood said he spoke with the other board members, which includes mayors from the major cities in Grant County, and the majority consensus was to call the meeting off.

  • Tensions rise at jail budget meeting

    Discussions at a jail budget meeting on April 24 turned sour when members of the Grant County Fiscal Court and officials from the detention center sparred over the necessary number of jail staff and the use of labor from Class D inmates.

    Jailer Chris Hankins and Major Jason Hankins presented their case for the fiscal court to approve provisions for additional employees at the jail, pointing to a staffing analysis from Rodney Ballard of the Kentucky Department of Corrections that recommended 48 active employees.

  • Walton-Verona downs Williamstown 12-2

    The Demons went to Verona on April 19 looking to end a three-game losing streak, but went home with a 12-2 defeat by the hands of Walton Verona.

    After a 30-minute rain delay, Walton lit up the scoreboard early and often, taking advantage of three walks and an error by scoring three runs in the bottom of the first.

    Williamstown responded with a leadoff hit by Isaac Borher and back-to-back walks by Chris Parsons and Chase Turner to load the bases with one out and Caleb Thompson single scored Borher and Parsons.

  • New fee discussed to fund 911 service

    The Grant County Fiscal Court and E-911 board discussed a potential countywide unit service fee during an April 13 joint caucus meeting as a future-funding source as revenue from landlines continues to decline.
    Crittenden Mayor Jim Livingood called finding a salient funding mechanism for the 911 services a top priority for local government leaders.

  • Lady Demons win All ‘A’ Classic Region championship

    The Lady Demons softball team took on the Owen County Lady Rebels on Thursday, April 13, at Carroll County High School for the opportunity to move on to the KHSAA Class A championship.  They held on to win despite a late inning rally by the Lady Rebels to win 6-4 in their first-ever Class A regional championship.  
    Coach Andrew Laughlin had nothing but high praise for his Lady Demon softball team.