Today's News

  • Eight-year-old turns grandparent’s home into haunted house

    Some children like haunted houses, but 8-year-old Jack Shufflebarger makes his own.
    For the fourth consecutive year, Jack transformed the Crittenden home of his grandparents, Candy and Bill Simpkins, to a spooky haunted house.

  • Lady Braves lose five-set thriller to SK in district finals

    In the battle for the volleyball district championship, Grant County took on Simon Kenton in an electrifying and exhilarating match.

    The Lady Pioneers stood tall in the end and won the district title in five sets (25-22, 25-13, 23-25, 21-25, 15-10.)
    A lively crowd set the tone for the matchup with both sets of fans giving it their all, just as their respective teams did.
    In the first set, when Grant scored; Simon Kenton answered.

    There were nine ties and four lead changes.

  • Williamstown schools facelift to boost student safety

    Williamstown Independent Schools is getting a facelift to provide greater student safety.
    The front entrance of Williamstown High School is currently under construction as a vestibule is built to provide a buffer between outside and inside the school.

  • If you build it, they will come

    If you build a giant replica of Noah’s Ark in Williamstown, will anyone come to see it?
    Visitors will come and come in droves to the tune of 1.4 to 2.2 million visitors in the first year. At least those are the projections that America’s Research Group has made once the Ark opens next year.

  • Braves drop to 0-2 in districts as Highlands awaits

    Grant County could not overcome a 14-point deficit in the first half and ultimately fell 28-20 on Oct. 16 against Dixie Heights.

    The Colonels, which outgunned the Braves 341-193 in total offense, controlled the game in the first two quarters and went to the locker room with a 14-0 lead.
    “We just did not come out of the locker room ready to play in the first half,” Braves coach Kevin Siple said.


    WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. – Derrick Rose spent a fair amount of his adult life in the back of police cruisers, in criminal courtrooms or in custody. He was a persistent thorn in the side of law-enforcement in northern Kentucky, picking up a new charge about every six months as an adult for a variety of minor misdeeds.

  • The cost of abuse, misconduct in Ky. jails

    Abuse and misconduct in Kentucky’s county jails inflict immeasurable physical and emotional damage on victims. They also are costly to taxpayers.
    More than $52 million has been paid out during the past 15 years to settle legal claims involving Kentucky’s jails, according to an analysis of data from nearly all Kentucky counties.
    Such claims typically are covered by insurance. Still, the public ultimately pays the bill for such things as insurance premiums, and some legal fees and investigations.

  • Test scores show progress, more improvement needed

    School assessment results released Oct. 1 brought mixed reaction from Grant County and Williamstown Independent school districts.
    The 2014-15 school year results released by the Kentucky Department of Education are from the Kentucky’s Unbridled

    Learning for All Assessment and Accountability System.
    Williamstown Independent, along with each of its three schools, was classified as a proficient district.

  • Braves dismantled by Cov. Cath Colonels

    Grant County got on the scoreboard first, but Covington Catholic put up nearly 50 points to dismantle the Braves in the district opener.