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Today's News

  • WHS ranked 25th best high school in Kentucky

    Williamstown High School is ranked among the best in the state, according to a recent report by U.S. News.
    In its annual Best High School Rankings, the national publication lists Williamstown as the 25th best high school in Kentucky, earning WHS a silver-medal status.
    Nationally, Williamstown is ranked 2,066.

  • DR to raise water rates as expenses rise

    The Dry Ridge City Council heard a first reading of an ordinance May 1 that would increase the water rate for customers.
    The proposed rate increase comes as the city faces a draining utility fund and an upcoming 10-percent increase in the amount the city pays the City of Williamstown for water.
    Customers currently pay $10.50 per 1,000 gallons of water with the minimum bill set at $21 for 2,000 gallons.
    Those who use more than 2,000 gallons pay an additional $5 per 1,000 gallons.

  • 911 fee discussed at town hall meeting

    The first reading of the ordinance for a countywide unit service fee to fund the 911-dispatch service was removed from the May 1 fiscal court agenda after the E-911 Board began considering a lower rate than previously discussed.

  • Grant County school bus involved in minor accident

    A Grant County school bus was involved in a minor accident May 2 that did not injure any students.
    Bus number 163 was at a stop sign around 7:30 a.m. on Sherman-Mt. Zion Road when a pickup truck rear ended the bus.
    There was no damage to the bus and no students were harmed, according to Nancy Howe, public information officer for Grant County Schools.
    Students on board the bus were from Sherman Elementary, Grant County Middle School and Grant County High School.

  • NKCAC to provide garden plants to public

    Each year, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission provides garden plants to families who want to start and tend a garden. Gardening has many positive benefits. It provides healthy food for your family, while promoting exercise. It reduces food bills during the summer months, while providing a family-friendly activity the whole family can enjoy.

  • Fiscal court approves jail healthcare provider after revote

    The Grant County Fiscal Court avoided the potential loss of state inmates from the detention center by approving a contract with a new healthcare provider after a revote during their regularly scheduled meeting on May 1.
    The court reached an agreement with Quality Correctional Health Care after their current providers, Southern Health Partners, had previously informed them that they would cease their arrangement on May 8.

  • Official 2016 highway fatality count released

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 27, 2017) – Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year, according to numbers from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and Kentucky State Police (KSP). 
    There were 834 fatalities in 2016, 73 more than 2015.

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS

    Kash Daniel has a lot of lofty goals for himself during his sophomore season at Kentucky and has them posted on his apartment wall so he sees them every night.

    He wants to bench press 405 pounds and squat 550. He wants to play on every special team UK has. He wants to start at linebacker even though UK returns linebackers Jordan Jones and Courtney Love, its top two tacklers from last year.

  • Williamstown Demons halt skid with 10-0 win

    Williamstown sent senior pitcher Caleb Thompson to the mound April 27 against Newport looking to snap a five-game losing streak. The upperclassman responded, tossing six innings of three-hit baseball, striking out eight, allowing just six base runners and no runs on 77 pitches.

    Thompson flew out in his only official at-bat of the game, but was hit by a pitch and walked, scoring one of the Demons’ seven runs in the sixth inning, in his other plate appearances.

  • Lady Demons win one of three in All-A Classic

    The first trip to the All-A Classic for the Williamstown Lady Demons softball team was a great experience for his team, according to head coach Andrew Laughlin. “Playing in big games like this will help us as we prepare now for the district tournament, Laughlin said. “I’m very proud of the way my team battled.”

    The Lady Demons this past weekend took on three opponents in the tournament, losing to Pikeville in the opening round 10-0 in five innings. The Lady Demons were held to only one hit by Delaney Kemper against Pikeville.