Today's News

  • Jail monthly water bill tops $36,000

    When the Grant County Detention Center got a $36,158 water bill for December, the three fiscal court magistrates took notice.
    They questioned Jailer Chris Hankins in January and he said he’d look into the bill to see if it was a mistake.

    But the January water bill at the facility was $25,299, which again caused concern from the magistrates.

    Revenue is down at the facility, but expenditures are up, so Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley wants to discuss the situation before approving any more transfers from the county’s general fund to the jail fund.

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    For more than 20 years, Wade Gutman, the former executive director of the Grant County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, promoted the community and worked to bring business, jobs and educational opportunities to its citizens.

  • Skinner to retire at end of year

    “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” — Confucius
    For Williamstown Independent Schools Superintendent Sally Skinner, that saying describes her career perfectly.
    After more than 40 years in education, Skinner has decided to retire after the 2015-16 school year.

  • Deep cuts proposed in budget

    Legislators are into full swing of the 2015 General Assembly in Frankfort.
    With Gov. Matt Bevin recently introducing his first-ever budget proposal, state Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, and state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, give their thoughts on the budget and what lies ahead in the session.

    What is your overall opinion of Gov. Bevin’s budget proposal?

  • Lady Demons fall to Walton 68-62 in rematch

    It was the rematch that the Lady Demons of Williamstown craved.
    A little over two weeks after the tough and controversial loss to the Walton-Verona Lady Wildcats, the Williamstown girls wanted to even the season series at 1-1.

    However, the Lady Demons fell again to Walton 68-62.
    The first quarter gave the outlook for the rest of the game.

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  • Propes faces 15 years for attempted murder

    A 23-year-old Crittenden man faces 15 years in prison for attempting to murder a police officer during a June 15, 2015 shootout in his Indian Hills Drive neighborhood.

    Shane Propes agreed to a plea deal Jan. 28 with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in exchange for pleading guilty to multiple charges in connection with the shootout.
    Propes was allegedly walking down Indian Hills Drive June 15, 2015 carrying a gun when police were called to the scene.

  • Helton Pointe Apartments opens doors

    With the smell of fresh paint still lingering, local officials got their first look at Williamstown’s newest apartment complex on Monday.

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Helton Pointe Apartments, the city’s newest three-story apartments built at the end of Helton Heights.
    “This is so nice,” said Kathy Faulkner, former director of the Williamstown Housing Authority, as she and others peeked inside bedrooms, closets and bathrooms.