Local News

  • 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.

  • The position of being prideful

    There inevitably seems to be a formula or a pattern if you will, in the Bible concerning an individual’s status with God. It is scriptural fact that He will never leave us, nor will He forsake us.


    (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 K.J. Little charged Kevin A. Brinkley, 54, of Williamstown, with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, at 9:11 p.m. Oct. 19 on U.S. 25. Brinkley was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Williamstown Fall Fest
  • Lady Braves lose five-set thriller to SK in district finals

    In the battle for the volleyball district championship, Grant County took on Simon Kenton in an electrifying and exhilarating match.

    The Lady Pioneers stood tall in the end and won the district title in five sets (25-22, 25-13, 23-25, 21-25, 15-10.)
    A lively crowd set the tone for the matchup with both sets of fans giving it their all, just as their respective teams did.
    In the first set, when Grant scored; Simon Kenton answered.

    There were nine ties and four lead changes.

  • GC V-ball lose in regionals
  • WHS Orange, Black Night kicks off basketball season
  • Braves overwhelmed 56-22 against Highlands

    Grant County will go winless in their first year in a realigned football district featuring two perennial powerhouse programs.
    The Braves fell 56-22 on Oct. 23 at Highlands in their last chance to come away with a district win.
    The loss against the all-time leader in state championships drops GCHS to 3-6 heading into the final game of the regular season.
    “I’m disappointed for our players,” Coach Kevin Siple said. “We missed our opportunities against Dixie and really didn’t have a chance against Highlands and Cov. Cath.”

  • 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.