Today's News

  • Grant County Prays brings women together

    A group of Grant County women gather every other Tuesday.
    They talk. They laugh. They cry. They praise, but mostly they pray.
    Their prayers focus on family members dealing with sickness, lost loved ones or neighbors, a family that needs a home and groceries.

    They also pray for a spiritual awakening in Grant County and that’s why this group, Grant County Prays, formed a couple of months ago.
    Jan Whitney, who now calls Grant County home, was involved in a similar ministry in Minnesota.

  • WES takes first in district Governor’s Cup

    Mason Corinth Elementary hosted the annual Governor’s Cup, an academic competition, on Feb. 28.
    Additional schools participating at the district level included Crittenden Mt.-Zion Elementary, Dry Ridge Elementary and Williamstown Elementary.

  • Stranded mother rescued from high rising water

    High rising waters from a creek left a Williamstown mother scared and her SUV stuck as rescuers rushed to save her.

    Bobbie Johnson, who lives on Turner Road, picks her son up daily as a Grant County Schools bus drops him off at the bottom of her driveway.

    A combination of melting snow and constant downpour of rain March 10 caused the nearby creek to flow over Turner Road and the Lincoln Ridge bridge and block Johnson’s path to her son.


    Despite Old Man Winter dumping eight to 14.5 inches of snow here last week, Grant County fared better than other parts of the state.

    “There were no big concerns or issues for us,” said Les Whalen, Grant County’s Emergency Management Director. “It was fairly quiet. We definitely didn’t have the I-65 issues.”
    News reports indicate that at least 65 motorists were stranded on Interstate 65 in Hardin County when the snow kept falling on March 5.

  • Housing authority to build 3 apartment buildings

    Williamstown will be home to a 23-unit apartment complex as soon as the weather clears to allow construction to begin.

    Helton Pointe Apartments will feature three new buildings at the end of Helton Street, targeted to households at or below 60 percent of the area’s median gross income (AMGI).
    The new units will consist of six 2-bedroom apartments and 17 three-bedroom apartments.

    A leasing office, laundry facilities and a community room will be included in one of the units.

  • Crittenden gas station robbed at knifepoint

    A masked man wielding a large knife threatened to cut a clerk’s throat during a March 7 gas station robbery.

    Deputies from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Shell gas station in Crittenden at 5:54 a.m. March 7 after a man allegedly robbed the store with an eight to nine-inch kitchen knife.

  • WPD officer resigns following DUI arrest

    A 26-year-old Williamstown Police officer has resigned after being arrested early Feb. 26 for allegedly driving up to 100 miles per hour while under the influence of alcohol.

    Matthew Boshears, who was with WPD since July 2012, was arrested shortly before 3 a.m. just off the Crittenden Interstate 75 exit off ramp by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Lady Braves fall in districts

    The 32nd district basketball tournament was held last week at Simon Kenton.

    The Lady Braves were seeded fourth so they inherited the unenviable task of a first round game against the number one seed and home team Simon Kenton Lady Pioneers.

    Coming into the game, there was a sense of uncertainty as to which Lady Braves team would show up; the team that led the Pioneers until the waning moments of the first meeting this season or the team that didn’t show up in a blowout game in the second meeting.


    When the flakes start falling, Barry Marksberry’s day starts early.
    Last week, his day began at 4:30 a.m.  on Monday when Grant County was blanketed in winter white.

    Marksberry’s day (and night) didn’t end until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17.
    “It was a long 36 hours,” he said, as he prepared to make another swipe on his route, which includes Cynthiana Street, KY 36 and side roads such as Hightower Tebelman, Dark Region and Ashbrook.