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.


    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.

  • Braves demolish Carroll County 48-0 to open season

    Big plays and a solid rushing attack propelled Grant County to a convincing 48-8 season-opening win  Aug. 21 against Carroll County.

  • Farmers Market features local produce

    Ripe, juicy red tomatoes, tender green beans and freshly picked sweet corn are on tap at the Grant County Farmer’s Market.

    Buyers can be sure that the offering at the market are fresh and local; some of it having been hand-picked that same day and all of it grown in Grant County.
    “If we don’t grow it, we don’t sell it,” said Debby Lucas Angel, a member of the group.


    Eyes in the sky led to the discovery of a small marijuana grow in a wooded area at the end of White Chapel Road in Williamstown on Aug. 18.

    Eight marijuana plants were discovered by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office after a flyover led by the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force spotted the area by helicopter.

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, along with several other deputies and staff, raided the scene after receiving the tip, but the plants, camouflaged within other plants and trees, was all they found.


    The video continues with discussion of other county employees, including Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Grant County Road Department Supervisor Steve Tatum, Animal Control Director Marsha Chaney and 1st District Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley as well as Pat Conrad, administrative assistant in the judge’s office, and former officials Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link and Jailer Terry Peeples, who Hankins defeated in his bid for jailer.
    Wood said that Conrad, who also worked for Link, was loyal and even contributed to his campaign.