Today's News

  • WHS Band of Spirit receives top honors

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit received top honors again on Sept. 19 when they traveled to Eastern High School in Louisville. The band was awarded the grand champion trophy at the Eastern Eagles Classic.

    Williamstown, the only Class A band to compete, earned a spot in finals competition by placing second overall in preliminaries behind powerhouse Adair County. 

    Following an energized finals performance, the band received the grand champion title, edging out Adair who was named reserve grand champion. 

  • Marcums recognized by Farm Credit Services

    Rufus and Janet Marcum of DeMossville were honored for being a long time supporter of the national Farm Credit System.

    The Marcums have been married since 1949 and they will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this month. The Marcums have eight children, 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Their first loan with Farm Credit Services was for an eight-end Ford tractor and their farming operation consists of raising hay and tobacco since 1961.

  • Horsin' around

    What: Second annual Kentucky Horse Heritage Days, three days of fun, competition, food vendors, education and more than 65 CETA-juried arts and crafts.

    Where: Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds, 115 Baton Rouge Rd., Williamstown

    When: Sept. 25-27, starts at 10 a.m. daily

    Admission: $5 per carload

    Schedule of events:

    Friday: Animal swap and 4-H Showcase of Animals

    Saturday: Animal swap, showcase of breeds, light weight horse pull, drill team demonstration, contest horses and arts and crafts show

  • Sports Shorts


    GCHS competes at Covington Catholic

    What: Covington Catholic Invitational

    Results: The Grant County High School boys’ varsity team’s streak of perfection ended when they placed second to host school Covington Catholic. Jordan Cummins finished first for the Braves, coming in fifth. He was followed by Chris Ellis (seventh), Michael Schlutz (11th), Tyler Edmondson (20th) and Shannon Fabela (21st).

  • Dinner and a show

    The date has been set for the last “Feed the People” charity dinner. I’ll refresh your memory as to what has happened so far.

    The Free Kitchen, located in downtown Dry Ridge and easily recognizable by the FREE LUNCH sign on the sidewalk, feeds our community’s hungry every weekday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    It is a simple process. Anyone needing a meal goes inside and immediately begins filling their tray. There are no questions, forms or strings attached.

  • Lady Demons sweep season series

    It was more than a three-set match.

    It was a three-act drama with highs and lows, spikes and digs.

    When Grant County and Williamstown’s volleyball teams matched up for the second time this season, they battled back and forth until the final point, when the Lady Demons came out with a win Sept. 15.

  • Braves host GC Invitational

    The Grant County boys’ golf team is thinking of their tournament as a tune-up before the regional tournament.

    The Braves hosted the Grant County Invitational on Sept. 19 at Eagle Creek County Club, the site of the regional tournament on Sept. 28.

    The Braves finished 10th, while Williamstown’s boys’ varsity finished 18th.

    “It was a crazy day,” Braves coach Lance Robinson said. “We finished behind Highlands and Mason County (region opponents), but it was a hard day. We didn’t get the team score we wanted.”

  • Youth Cross Country Series

    Girls Middle/High School

      1 Destiny Simons              6:48.6    

      2 Courtney Colson              6:55.9    

      3 Hayley Leach                 7:06.3    

      4 Elizabeth Robinson           7:26.5    

  • Braves finish first in tourney

    Last year, goalkeeper Cory Kearns learned about being in goal during a shootout that would decide a tournament championship.

    Kearns was a sophomore last season and in the Grant County Invitational found himself in his first shootout in the championship game. The Braves ended up losing, but the experience paid off when Kearns helped the Braves advance to the regional championship after the Braves defeated Bourbon County in a shootout in the semifinals last season.

    This year, he found himself in the same position and again helped lead the Braves to victory.

  • Police beat 9-24-09

    Deputy Mike Garvey investigated an accident at 5:54 a.m. Sept. 8 on Dixie Highway. The drivers involved were Pamela M. Horton, 59, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1997 Chevrolet and Mary V. Glacking, 56, of Demossville, driving a 2008 Kia.

    Deputy Lee Jacobs investigated an accident at 7:55 a.m. Sept. 14 at Grant County High School. The driver involved was Zachney S. Woods, 17, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1972 Chevrolet. Woods struck a parked 2002 Mitsubishi belonging to Deborah Schafer.