Today's News

  • Former bank employee embezzles thousands

    A long-time bookkeeper for Grant County Deposit Bank admitted in U.S. District Court on March 25 to embezzling more than $100,000 over a three-year period.
    Linda Penick, 58, of Dry Ridge, plead guilty to bank embezzlement after admitting that, from 2010 until 2013, she defrauded her employer by transferring bank funds to her personal account and issuing cashier checks and money orders to herself.
    Penick, who worked for Grant County Deposit Bank for 23 years, embezzled $118,775, which she said she used to pay bills and taxes.

  • ‘Snow days’ law cuts school calendar

    A new law passed by the General Assembly will give some relief to Grant County Schools and others around the state.
    Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law House Bill 211 that will give school districts until June 6 to complete all 1,062 instructional hours required by the state per school year.
    The law drops the required 170 school days for school districts.
    Districts may choose to extend school instructional time for the remainder of the school year to make up the lost time, as long as instructional time does not exceed seven hours a day.

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  • Demons struggle to make comeback

    With one of the youngest teams in the 8th Region, Williamstown baseball coach A.J. Mason knew coming into the season that the road ahead would not always be smooth. So he’s not exactly shocked that his Demons remain winless after eight games.
    Mason said the Demons have a strong worth ethic and good attitude. He continues to tell them that if you work hard, wins will come.

  • WHS still looking for first win

    Errors and poor hitting continue to plague the Williamstown baseball Demons who put together their best and worst performances of the season in back-to-back games.
    The Demons looked impressive in a 3-2 extra-inning loss at Newport before playing what is likely their worst game of the season in an 11-0 defeat to district-rival Simon Kenton. A lack of hitting cost the Demons versus Newport, while defensive errors ruined the day at Simon Kenton.

  • Lady Braves tie with Harrison County Fillies
  • Students have a Seussical time

    National College
    announces Dean’s list
    National College in Florence and the American National University online program released the Dean’s List for the Second Fall Term. The following students earned a minimum grade point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0, and thus achieved the honor and privilege of being placed on the Dean’s List:
    • Judith Carpenter of Williamstown
    • Maialynne Davis of Williamstown

    Eastern Kentucky
    announces Fall Dean’s list

  • Schools celebrate President’s Day