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Today's News

  • Water rates rise

    Williamstown residents will be paying more for water starting this month.
    The city council approved an ordinance, which took effect on Sept. 1, that raises the city’s water rate for the next three years.

    City Attorney Jeff Shipp said the increases are required by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and the USDA Rural Development to secure funding for a new water treatment plant.

  • Behind the Badge

    Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Burke died nearly five years ago.
    He stills remembers it like it was yesterday.
    “It will always come and go no matter how many years go by,” Burke said. “It’s how you deal with it on a day-to-day basis and if you can turn it off.”
    The 15-year law enforcement veteran was handling a routine execution of a misdemeanor arrest warrant when the situation went from dangerous to deadly.

  • DOGS STOLEN

    Several residents on Folsom-Jonesville Road are missing their best friends after reports of stolen dogs two weeks ago.

    Marsha Chaney, Grant County Animal Shelter director, said a man came to the shelter Aug. 21 asking if anyone had brought several dogs in that day.

    When Chaney told the man that no one had brought in any dogs, he said a white male, likely in his 40s, driving a grey truck with a tinted windows had taken his dog and others earlier that morning.

  • Lady Braves best Lady Demons in straight sets

    When the Grant County Lady Braves visited Williamstown on Aug. 25, it was a battle of epic proportions.
    Grant County swept the Lady Demons in three straight games by the score of 25-12, 25-13 and 25-15.  

    It was David verses Goliath, senior leadership verses youth.  
    The Lady Braves boast a 7-1 record so far this year primarily due to the experience of their players.  

    Williamstown fell to a record of 1-4 primarily due to their inexperience.  
    But the near-capacity crowd saw some good volleyball.  

  • Braves dismantle Owen County 47-14

    Grant County scored two touchdowns less than three minutes into the game and never looked back.
    The Braves destroyed Owen County 47-14 on the road to improve to 2-0 on the season.

    “We played very well and we came out ready to play,” said coach Kevin Siple. “The key for us was to get off to a quick start. We scored on our first offensive drive with only one minute and 18 seconds off the clock.”  
    The opening score came off a 22-yard pass from quarterback Joseph Knipp to Robert Spohn.

  • Mr. Poer goes to Washington

    Williamstown Elementary Principal David Poer was one of three educators from Kentucky to recently visit Washington, D.C, to advocate for new federal education legislation.
    As president of the Kentucky Association of Elementary and Middle School principals, Poer attended the National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. for four days in March.

  • Marathon man Marlon Kinsey - Grant County’s Biggest Winner

    The Biggest Winner Challenge, a healthy lifestyle program, was held again this year, from April 4, through April 30. It is sponsored by FFLAG, Northern Kentucky Health Department, Grant County

    Parks and Recreation and the Grant County Extension Service.
    Marlon Kinsey, a seventh grade social studies teacher at Grant County Middle School, lost 20 pounds and was named the 2016 Biggest Winner on May 7. He won $100 for losing the most weight and was also awarded $250 as the Ray Spillman Memorial Overall Winner.

  • Atheists stymied on anti-Ark Park billboards

    An atheist group has been stymied in its planned billboard campaign in Ken­tucky to protest the controversial $92 million Noah’s Ark replica theme park, set to open in July.

    The Tri-State Freethinkers group an­nounced in March it planned to erect sev­eral billboards titled “Genocide & Incest Park: Celebrating 2,000 years of myths.” In a rendering, the billboard shows peo­ple drowning around an ark.

  • Tourism industry grows in Grant County, across state

    Kentucky’s tourism industry experienced the strongest overall economic impact growth rate the state has seen since 2005.
    All nine of the state’s tourism regions registered gains for 2015 compared with 2014.
    Those gains were also present in Grant County.
    With the Ark Encounter set to open July 7, local tourism can expect an even bigger boom.

  • Lady Braves shut out by Lady Rebels 5-4