Local News

  • Simon Kenton tops Lady Braves 72-54 loss
  • Lady Demons rout Henry County 63-32

    After a slow start, the Williamstown Lady Demons caught fire to rout Henry County on Jan. 16 by 31 points.
    The final score was 63-32 to improve Williamstown’s record to 8-5 on the season.
    Coach Kasey Mason wanted her team to start with more intensity in the first quarter. She said the team gave the Lady Wildcats too many opportunities to keep the game close.

  • WHS Demon joins 1,000-point club

    To reach 1000 points in four years of playing basketball is a tremendous accomplishment.
    However to reach that accomplishment before you finish your second year is remarkable.

    For Williamstown sophomore Brennan Stanley that feat became a reality Jan. 8 when the speedy and relentless guard hit that mark against Trimble County.
    But while Stanley has showed his scoring prowess, Coach Roger Harden praised his guard’s ability to be a team player.

  • Sex offender arrested for living near school

    A 48-year-old registered sex offender was arrested Jan. 8 after being found living behind Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office charged Ronald Gilbert for living within 1,000 feet of a school, which is a violation of his sex offender status.

    After receiving a tip about Gilbert, the sheriff’s office checked at the Indian Hill Drive residence he was believed to be staying at.
    They located Gilbert at the residence staying with family, including two nieces under 12 years old, according to police.

  • Ark Encounter tickets go on sale Jan. 19

    Those eager to see the Ark Encounter when it opens July 7 will soon be able to purchase tickets for the massive re-creation of Noah’s Ark.

    Anyone who purchased a Charter Boarding Pass or has sponsored a plank or a beam has had access to a priority-ticketing period since Jan. 5.

    However, tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at www.ArkEncounter.com.
    Tickets are $40 for adults, $28 for children and $31 for seniors. Parking is $10.

  • Double murder trial begins

    A frantic 911 call and graphic crime scene photos started the double murder trial Jan. 12 of a Dry Ridge man accused of killing his 33-year-old estranged wife and a 32-year-old man.
    Shaun Hiles is charged with two counts each of intentional murder and first-degree wanton endangerment in the July 28, 2014 shooting deaths of Nicole Hiles and Larry Whiteker.
    The opening statements by Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford painted Hiles as an enraged husband who had been stalking his wife and Whiteker.

  • Alcohol voted in - now what?

    Grant County will soon be officially wet and alcohol and liquor sales will be available for purchase.
    The result of the Dec. 22 local option election has left many with questions.
    Here are some of the answers residents may be wondering about.

    When does the wet vote results become effective?
    Residents obviously were not able to go out immediately the following day after the Dec. 22 local option election and buy beer and liquor.

  • Fill in the _____!

    In the world of Christianity we can sometimes lose focus on what the real problem is in the world, the real problem in the world is _____________? Sometimes we fill in this blank with various things that we begin to act like are the real problems.
    For instance some fill in the statement like this “the problem in the world is sex.” Some fill in the statement like “the problem in the world is alcohol.” Some fill in the statement with “the problem is video games.”


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