Local News

  • Williamstown schools facelift to boost student safety

    Williamstown Independent Schools is getting a facelift to provide greater student safety.
    The front entrance of Williamstown High School is currently under construction as a vestibule is built to provide a buffer between outside and inside the school.

  • Former GCHS student arrested for terroristic threatening

    An 18-year-old former Grant County High School was arrested Oct. 20 after allegedly threatening to beat up a current student and shoot anyone who got in his way.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office charged William Logan Wainscott with second-degree terroristic threatening.

    The incident began as students waited to be picked up by Bus 133 at Meadowview Apartments in Dry Ridge to be taken to Grant County High School.
    Several students allegedly heard the suspect make threatening comments about a student.

  • Senior Center remains open

    Grant County seniors can expect little change after the announcement that the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky will cease operations on Oct. 23.
    SSNK, which helps seniors in eight counties including Grant, was founded by a group of volunteers to help alleviate the gap in care for the elderly in Northern Kentucky.
    Since 1965, the not -for-profit agency has provided services for seniors, but a lack of money has forced the board of directors to make the decision to close.

  • If you build it, they will come

    If you build a giant replica of Noah’s Ark in Williamstown, will anyone come to see it?
    Visitors will come and come in droves to the tune of 1.4 to 2.2 million visitors in the first year. At least those are the projections that America’s Research Group has made once the Ark opens next year.

  • Braves drop to 0-2 in districts as Highlands awaits

    Grant County could not overcome a 14-point deficit in the first half and ultimately fell 28-20 on Oct. 16 against Dixie Heights.

    The Colonels, which outgunned the Braves 341-193 in total offense, controlled the game in the first two quarters and went to the locker room with a 14-0 lead.
    “We just did not come out of the locker room ready to play in the first half,” Braves coach Kevin Siple said.

  • Williamstown runners hope to finish strong in Lexington

    After an exciting and successful cross country season this year, the Williamstown Elementary and Middle School teams look forward to running at the state Meet of Champions on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Masterson Station Park in Lexington.  
    Coach Mark Kinsey and Coach Christine Thibault are proud of the progress each individual runner has made and of the teams as a whole.  
    They look forward to ending the season on a high note this weekend.  
    Last week brought more success to the elementary and middle school teams.  

  • Lady Braves end season with 1-0 loss to Walton

    When the Lady Braves girls soccer team started the district tournament against Walton-Verona, they did not expect to play the game on two different days.

    However, a rain delay did just that, and at the end of the two days their season ended in a 1-0 loss.
    In the first half, it was back and forth in the opening minutes.

    It was difficult for both teams to get past each other’s tough defense.
    It would take a goal that Grant County Coach David Schmitt called “unlucky.”

  • Braves defeat Walton, fall to SK in district final

    “Look at me. I trust you.”

    Grant County boys soccer coach Garret Griffith told his players these words before they walked up to the spot to take their penalties in the first game of the district tournament.
    The Braves were the lowest seed in the tournament, making them the underdogs against Walton.

    The first game was an intense matchup that ended 3-3 in regulation and required two periods of overtime and eventually went to penalty kicks.
    The Braves prevailed in penalties 5-4 and advanced to the championship against Simon Kenton.

  • GCHS advances to finals, WHS falls in districts

    The volleyball district tournament began Oct. 19 with both Williamstown and Grant County in action.
    The Lady Demons took on Simon Kenton and lost in three sets (25-19, 25-10, 25-11).
    The Lady Braves won in four sets (21-25, 27-25, 25-19, 25-19) against Walton-Verona to move on to the finals on Oct. 20.
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    Grant County capped the night with an intense matchup against Walton-Verona. The first set showed that the Lady Bearcats were there to claim their third win against the Braves.