Local News

  • Williamstown Fall Fest
  • Braves get much-needed win as team heads to playoffs

    The Grant County football team got a much-needed win as they head into the Class 5A state playoffs.
    The Braves snapped a four-game losing streak Oct. 30 with a 13-7 win against Western Hills in the final regular game of the season.

  • Keepin the beat!

    Tears of joy and screams of excitement went through the Grant County Marching Band on Oct. 31 after wining the state championship.

    After finishing second in five of the last six state finals, Grant brought home the school’s third title from Western Kentucky University at the Kentucky Music Educators Association championship.
    GCHS scored 89.9, just ahead of Madisonville-North Hopkins, who scored 89.4.

  • Light at U.S. 25 intersection may be removed

    A 90-day review of whether or not to remove a traffic signal on U.S. 25 in front of Tractor Supply in Williamstown is nearly up.
    Since July 22, the traffic signal has been put on flash by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to determine whether the light can be removed.

    “The Cabinet periodically reviews areas for proper highway operation/efficiency,” said Nancy Wood, public information officer for KTC’s District 6 office. “This signal/intersection appeared to be not operating as previously when traffic volumes were greater.”

  • Eight-year-old turns grandparent’s home into haunted house

    Some children like haunted houses, but 8-year-old Jack Shufflebarger makes his own.
    For the fourth consecutive year, Jack transformed the Crittenden home of his grandparents, Candy and Bill Simpkins, to a spooky haunted house.

  • Four arrested on drug charges after police receive tip

    Four Grant County residents were arrested Oct. 6 on drug charges after police received tips of a methamphetamine lab in a tent at a Corinth residence.
    Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tony Stigers responded to the Hamilton Lane residence and located several suspects.
    Brittany L. Delaney, 21, of Corinth admitted to Stigers that she had been approached by her aunt and uncle to purchase pseudophed at a pharmacy for $50 per transaction and she also smoked meth with them several times.

  • GCHS, WHS students head to polls for mock election

    Matt Bevin is the next governor of Kentucky.

    At least, that’s according to Grant County and Williamstown high school students who voted in a mock election to see which candidates came out on top.

    The mock election was organized through the Grant County Clerk’s Office with help from WHS teacher Paradise Forbes and GCHS teacher Amy Robinson.
    At Williamstown, freshman and seniors voted in order to compare the results between the two classes.

  • Scary Sightings

    For Crittenden resident Chuck Huff, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.
    That apple just happens to be worm-riddled, rotten and a love for all things frightening.

    Huff decorates his home at 200 Waller Drive in the Harvesters subdivision each and every Halloween.
    The passion and inspiration for transforming his house to a spooky and chilling site came from Huff’s late mother.

  • When will Ark open?

    One of the most widely asked questions in Grant County will soon have an answer.
    When will the much-anticipated, 510-foot long recreation of Noah’s Ark open?
    Officials for the Ark Encounter will announce the opening date and more major developments during a press conference Nov. 12 at the Eibeck Lane site of the upcoming tourist attraction.
    Ken Ham, president and founder of Answers in Genesis (AiG) and the man behind the Ark Encounter, will make the announcement and give tours of the project to media.