Today's News

  • Demons fall to Simon Kenton 85-63

    Williamstown was unable to pull off an upset over Simon Kenton, losing 85-63 in the first round of the 32nd District Tournament Feb. 20 at Grant County High School.

    The loss marked the end of the road for five seniors and coach Steve Sigmon, who is retiring at the end of the school year after 40 years in education and coaching.

  • Braves, Lady Braves celebrate Senior Night

    Grant County High School celebrated senior night Feb. 14 between the girls and boys game, recognizing the cheerleaders, Lady Braves and Braves.

    The games were the backdrop of the evening as they remembered eight cheerleaders, four Lady Braves and three Braves.

    The ceremony started with the cheerleading team that fell just short of advancing to state for the first time in five years. Eight seniors made up the squad and included Courtney Jaconette, Darian Kelly, Karen Mann, Lindsey Moloney, Lauren Nantz, Cayman Ruber, Josie Ruber and Bailey Smith.

  • Miskell finds niche in wrestling

    Cody Miskell sat on the bleachers near the warm-up mat at Alltech Arena in Lexington, thinking of what could have been if he had made it past the first day of the KHSAA State Wrestling tournament.

    “I was disappointed in myself and that it was all over for me,” Miskell said. “I couldn’t believe I lost.”

    With two years of wrestling under his belt and a 42-7 record going into the tournament, Miskell has come a long way from his first day of wrestling in 2010.

  • I can’t be used

    I was talking to someone the other day who made this statement: “I have done so much stuff in my life, so much that I don’t really think God can or would or would want to use me… so I really don’t think about church any more… I don’t think about God any more… I’ve done too much stuff.”

  • CHURCH NOTES 2.23.12

    Christ Community
    Feb. 19 – Sunday was so special with Blaine Bowman and His Good Time Band. Norm Whitney spoke on Sunday evening.
    • Feb. 26 - No evening service.  After the morning service, the church will serve lunch and followed by a business meeting. For more information, call Rhonda Fields at 859-394-2586

    Dry Ridge Baptist
    • Feb. 24 - Snow tubing. Leave the church at 6 p.m. Everyone needs $25 for tubing and money for food.


    The race to replace U.S. Congressman Geoff Davis, who will not run for re-election, is now even more crowded.

    Two more Republican candidates filed on the Feb. 17 filing deadline for the 24-county 4th district seat, which includes Grant County.

    Attorney Marc Carey of Sparta and building contractor Walter Christian Schumm of Crestwood will join five other Republicans for the May primary.

  • City council says no to truck stop

    The Williamstown City Council  met Tuesday night to hear from the proposed developers of a Love’s Travel Center on Barnes Road and voted 3 -2 not to approve a text amendment that would allow the development in a highway commercial zone.

    Some residents of the area were not pleased with the development.

  • Grant County Schools Board adopts 2012-13 calendar

    The Grant County Schools Board approved a draft of the 2012-12 school calendar at their Feb. 9 meeting.
    The first day of school for Grant County will begin Aug. 15.

    “When we start is based off of Matt Morgan’s recommendation of the 15th of the month, because that is when payroll starts,” said Grant County Schools Director of Pupil Personnel Al Poweleit, who worked with Morgan and Jennifer Wright on the calendar committee.

  • Williamstown Independent Schools adopt 2012-13 calendar

    Williamstown Independent School Board approved the 2012-13 draft calendar during its Feb. 13 meeting with a start date of Aug. 16.

    “I think we got a good start day and a good end date, as long as we don’t miss any school,” said Williamstown Elementary Principal David Poer, who also serves as district director of pupil personnel and head of the calendar committee.

    The district has several days off worked into the schedule throughout the school year starting with Labor Day on Sept. 3.

  • Ark project to be built in phases

    When will the residents of Grant County see some dirt move on the Ark Encounter?

    It could be awhile longer because financing for the project has not materialized as developers hoped it would.

    No date has been set for a groundbreaking.

    The Ark Encounter LLC did  close on the final piece of property, known as the Finke property, needed for the project, which will encompass 800 acres.

    The announcement that the Finke property, consisting of 550 acres, had been purchased was made on Feb. 15.