Today's News

  • 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.

  • Smoking ban passes House, faces uncertain future in Senate

    Despite narrowly passing the House, a proposed statewide smoking ban could go up up in smoke in the Senate.

    The Senate moved House Bill 145, known as the Smoke-Free Kentucky bill, last week to the Veterans, Military and Public Protection Committee.
    Senate Majority Floor Leader Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, has said he does not believe there is much sentiment to pass the bill in his chamber.

  • Braves Youth Wrestling wins state title
  • GCHS Cheer hosts Cupid Classic