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  • WHS BRINGS HOME 3RD PLACE BAND HONORS

    The Williamstown High School Band of Spirit may not have repeated as state champions, but their third-place finish still brought smiles.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Officer David Osborne charged Simon L. Casey, 35, of Dry Ridge, with theft by unlawful taking shoplifting under $500, at 6:12 p.m. Oct. 27 on Ferguson Boulevard. Casey was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer David Osborne cited Danny K. Akins, 64, of Williamstown, with driving on a suspended or revoked license, at 12:34 p.m. Oct. 28 on Taft Highway.

  • The calm amid the chaos

    I got a text the other day from a friend that said simply: “Life is chaotic.”
    This past year, this friend’s life was turned upside down and inside out, and it’s still spinning seemingly out of control. I say “seemingly” because she’s a Christian and God has her securely in his hands, although it doesn’t look like it and it doesn’t feel like it to her, except sometimes when she’s still enough to recognize him.

  • 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.

  • GRANT COUNTY CHEERLEADERS WIN REGIONALS, HEADING TO STATE
  • 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.