Today's News

  • Braves lose at Dixie Heights

    The Grant County Braves football team played a rare Thursday night game at Dixie Heights on Oct. 13.  
    The end result was a 39-0 loss.  
    Less than two minutes into the game, Dixie’s Austin Rice took the handoff from quarterback Noah Smedley and ran 56 yards for the first score of the game.  
    Just two minutes later at the 8:17 mark of the first quarter, Jose Torres scampered 58 yards for the 13-0 lead for Dixie Heights.

  • Lady Demons fall on senior night

    The Williamstown Lady Demons volleyball team hosted the Lady Wildcats of Pendleton County on Oct. 11.  
    It was a tough loss for the Lady Demons on a night in which they honored four senior players.  
    The Lady Demons fell in three sets (25-22, 22-25, 23-25). Honored were seniors Lindsey Leap, Stephanie Allen, Jenna Johnson and Jade Pinkston.
    The seniors played their heart out throughout each set only to come up short on the scoreboard.

  • GC Animal director speaks at Utah conference

    Marsha Chaney, director of the Grant County Animal Shelter, was one of more than 90 speakers who took part in a five-day Best Friends National Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah in July.
    The purpose of the conference was to share nationwide strategies to save all displaced or homeless animals.

  • Corinth commission decides on sewer surcharge fee

    October proved to be a much calmer City of Corinth Commission meeting.  
    For health reasons, Mayor Billy Hill was unable to attend so it was led by Commissioner Paige Allen.   Along with Allen, also present were commissioners Lila McDaniel, Donnie Dyer and city clerk Tara Wright. Commissioner Barbara New was unable to be at the meeting.  
    The venue was back to the Thomas Lane city office.  

  • Child Support Office ranked 7th in state

    The Grant County Child Support office is typically ranked in the mid-40s to high 50s out of 120 county offices in Kentucky, according to Julie Scott Jernigan, assistant Grant County attorney.
    However, as of Oct. 1, the local office is ranked seventh in the state, due mainly to a dramatic increase in collections made for the families and children served by the office.
    For the last two years, the Grant County Child Support office has met its state collections goals for the first time in the history of the office, said Jernigan..   

  • Lady Demons take down rival Grant County in four sets


    By Kari Lakes

  • My old Kentucky home

    By Rachel Dawn
    Sherman Mt Zion Road. That’s where the Penningtons live. All of them. Well, we used to.
    My father, Donald Pennington, has six brothers and sisters, and I remember a time in my life when every single one of them and their families lived on our road.
    We lived in the white brick house on the curve from the time I was born till the time I graduated high school and moved to Cincinnati. My parents sold the white brick house that Fall of 2003. They moved exactly one quarter mile down the road to the old red brick farmhouse that was my father’s childhood home.

  • Saint-Blancard returns as KSP Post 6 commander

    Cpt. Richard Saint-Blancard is the new commander of Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge, and he is right where he wants to be, doing what he loves, serving the public.

    Saint-Blancard, a 10-year veteran of the KSP, began his law enforcement career at Post 6. He transferred to Frankfort first as a trooper and commander over recruitment, then was promoted to sergeant and commander over public affairs.

  • Jailer, court debate policies, procedures

    A policies and procedures manual for the Grant County Detention Center was finally approved Oct. 3 by the fiscal court.
    The approval, which came 22 months after Jailer Chris Hankins took office, did not come without controversy.
    There was debate about whether or not the inmate handbook would be included or not in the policies and procedures, and if any future changes are made to that handbook, would the fiscal court need to approve those changes.

  • A Wall to Remember

    Aged warriors, snapped to attention, some with a sharp salute, while others stood with hand over heart, as the Young Marines of Northern Kentucky posted the American flag and the Williamstown High School choir sung the National Anthem in soft harmony.

    The opening ceremonies of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall (AVTT) took place on Sept. 29 at the Williamstown City Complex.
    After brief opening remarks by Mayor Rick Skinner, the crowd, many of whom were wearing caps bearing “Vietnam Veteran,” was welcomed by Judge Executive Steve Wood.