Local News

  • Johnson’s hat trick propels Braves to 6-2 win

    A first half hat trick by forward Ashton Johnson led Grant County to a convincing 6-2 win Aug. 27 against Henry County in Eminence.

    Johnson got the scoring started early by getting behind the Wildcats defense and finishing a breakaway three minutes into the game.

  • Lady Braves fall 5-3 in back-and-forth match

    The Henry County Ladycats scored three goals in less than four minutes Aug. 27 to stun Grant County 5-3 in a back-and-forth match.

    Despite the disappointing loss, Lady Braves coach Dave Schmitt said he was proud of his team for their fight and ability to come back twice against a good team.

  • Water rates rise

    Williamstown residents will be paying more for water starting this month.
    The city council approved an ordinance, which took effect on Sept. 1, that raises the city’s water rate for the next three years.

    City Attorney Jeff Shipp said the increases are required by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and the USDA Rural Development to secure funding for a new water treatment plant.

  • Scroggins competes at Perry Park
  • Grant County hosts XC Invitational

    Grant County
    Girls 5k Run CC Varsity
    • Jenna Webster, 23:01.1  
    • Summer Dearing, 23:51.4  
    • Molly  Howell,  24:42.5  
    • Hayley Leach, 26:07.3  
    • Lauren Roberts, 31:00.9  
    • Alexis Dearing,  35:32.0  
    Girls 3200 Meter Run CC Middle School
    • Angelica Martinez,16:45.5  
    Girls 1600 Meter Run CC Elementary
    • Isabella Calhoun,  7:47.6  

  • WHS boys win, girls place 2nd at Pendleton
  • Friday Street Fair placed on hold; discussion continues

    Plans for a 2nd Friday Street Fair in downtown Williamstown have been put on hold as organizers brainstorm ideas to make sure it is a success.
    The initial idea was for a street fair featuring music, artists, juried crafts and food vendors.
    While the event’s name likely will change, the motivation and goals remain the same: attract locals and tourists to downtown Williamstown.
    The first event had been tentatively planned for September.

  • Corinth man dies in single-vehicle wreck

    A 22-year-old man was killed just minutes from his home in a single-vehicle accident Aug. 22 on Stringtown Road in Corinth.
    Tyler Hall lost control of his 2005 Chevrolet car around the 500 block of Stringtown Road, veering off the roadway.
    As the car left the road, it struck a columned brick mailbox, along with wire fence line, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
    Someone in a house near the accident heard a car horn and went to check on the noise.
    The witness found the vehicle at 3:58 a.m. and called 911.

  • Stop Planned Parenthood funding

    “It’s been years since I’ve talked about compensation [for the sale of fetal body parts], so let me just figure out what others are getting . . . . If [the price for selling the body parts is] low, we can bump it up.  I want a Lamborghini.”
    These and other shockingly callous statements were made by Dr. Mary Gatter, President of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Directors’ Council.