Today's News

  • Kids Count data shows decline, improvements in Grant County child well-being indicators

    Grant County Schools continue to address indicators of child well being measured in the annual Kids Count Data Book, with the 2016 publication ranking Grant County 50th out of 120 counties.
    The Kids Count Data Book measures 16 key indicators to observe child and teen related problems affecting specific counties. These indicators include percentage of children living in poverty, number of incarcerated youth, children born to parents without health insurance, reading and math proficiency in students and number of teenage pregnancies, among others.

  • Late start to school year clears Ky Senate

    Kentucky students’ first day of school may happen later than usual if state lawmakers approve legislation that allows for more flexibility in de­signing the annual calendar and incen­tivizes end-of-August start dates.
    The state Senate easily passed Sen­ate Bill 50, which encourages school districts to delay the first day of school, with bipartisan support Thurs­day afternoon. Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, was the only person who voted against it.

  • Bevin hints at tax increase in State of Commonwealth address

    FRANKFORT - Gov. Matt Bevin implored Kentucky lawmakers to show boldness and bravery in his State of the Commonwealth address Wednesday as they consider tax reform and fixing the ailing state pension systems later this year.
    In a non-scripted speech that lasted 56 minutes, Bevin said Kentucky can’t afford a revenue-neutral tax overhaul, a model that has long been at the heart of Republican tax plans, indicating that tax increases will be needed when lawmakers meet to reform the tax code in a special legislative session that Bevin pledged to call in 2017.


    One of the more unique football recruiting stories has to be Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald and his journey from Nigeria to the University of Kentucky.
    Steve Fitzgerald has been a high school basketball coach in Florida for 20 plus years. He once helped a friend find a school for a Nigerian basketball player who had been in school in Miami only to have the school shut down.
    “The next time my friend went to look for kids to come to the U.S. to play basketball, he found a couple and contacted me,” said Fitzgerald.

  • Dalton, Fryman sign with University of Pikeville
  • Lady Demons defeat Lady Cats
  • Demons suffer 75-65 loss against Wildcats
  • Lady Braves dominate Newport 58-34
  • Braves mauled by Bearcats

    The Braves travelled to Walton on Feb. 3, to take on the Bearcats in a pivotal district game.  

    The Braves struggled all night long to get any offense going and fell to the Bearcats 51-29.
    It took over two minutes of play before either team could score in the game.  

    Zach Clinkenbeard got things rolling for the Bearcats when he hit a 10-foot jumper in the lane for the first bucket of the game.  


    Magdalene (Maggie) Walters of Dry Ridge is the Williamstown High School Youth Performance Award winner for January and is a senior at WHS.
    Extra-curricular activities: My extra-curricular activities include chamber choir, National Honors Society, student council, youth group and musical theatre.