Today's News

  • Soldier surprises pint-sized pen pals

    Williamstown Elementary fifth graders had a special visitor in class Feb. 24 that brought smiles to their faces.

    As Cody Kinman, a military policeman with the Army, entered the room, the students stood and clapped for the 2009 Grant County High School graduate.
    Kinman, a cousin of WES fifth grade teacher Deanna Wynn, recently returned from serving seven months in Afghanistan.

  • Half of kindergarten students ‘not ready’ for school

    Around half of students who started kindergarten this school year in Grant County were “not ready,” according to recent results released of a kindergarten readiness screener.
    The statistics show that 52.4 percent of the 64 kindergarten students tested at Williamstown Independent Schools were ready while 47.6 percent were “not ready.”
    At Grant County Schools, 49.5 percent of the 321 kindergarteners screened were considered ready while 50. 5 percent were “not ready.”


    While road crews, motorists and the school system may be sick of winter, there are other businesses who have seen an upswing due to the mounds of snow and covering of ice, Grant County has received so far this winter.

    Willoughby’s Tree Service in Crittenden has been busy the last two weeks clearing fallen limbs and damaged trees throughout the county.
    “We’ve worked on 16 trees in this yard alone,” said Kyle Willoughby, last week as he and the rest of the crew worked in Gary and Pat Conrad’s yard on Dry Ridge-Mt. Zion Road.

  • WHS Demons familiar with last-second finishes

    Even in defeat, the Williamstown boys’ basketball team has been one of the most exciting to watch in the 8th Region all season long. With three of the Demons’ last four games being won, or lost, on last-second shots made for exciting finishes.
    Williamstown dropped a close overtime game to Carroll County, 59-57, on a last-second missed shot, bounced back with a two-point win, 67-65, over Trimble County, before falling, 74-72, at Owen County down the stretch.
    No fewer than eight games on the Demons’ schedule came down to the final shot.

  • Simon Kenton too much for Lady Demons

    The third time is not always the charm. Just ask the Williamstown Lady Demons.
    Facing regional power Simon Kenton for the third time this season, Williamstown was hoping the old adage of ‘the third times the charm’ would hold true. But it was anything but a charm with Simon Kenton knocking Williamstown out of the girls’ District 32 Tournament by a score of 63-28 in action Feb. 24, at Walton-Verona.

  • Braves on roll heading into WHS matchup

    Winners of three in a row and seven of their last 10, the Grant County Braves have momentum on their side as they head into post-season play.
    And they’ll need it with a first-round matchup against cross-town rival Williamstown on tap in first-round action of the District 32 Tournament scheduled for this week at Walton-Verona High School.

  • GCHS Senior night
  • Lady Braves end season with district loss to Walton

    With eight wins in their last 11 games, the Grant County Lady Braves looked primed and ready for post-season play and a return trip to the regional tournament.

  • Accomplishments piling up for Jump

    David Jump has accomplished things at Williamstown High School that most players can only dream of. From becoming a member of the prestigious 1,000-point club to setting the school record for most 3-pointers in a game, Jump’s success on the hardwood has made him a local legend.

    But it hasn’t come easy for the 5-foot-10 guard. Jump has had to overcome adversity throughout his career to become one of the most talented players to wear a Williamstown jersey.

  • Tranquility Day Spa opens in Dry Ridge