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Today's News

  • Winter gardening restores

    There is something about working in the garden on a sunny winter day:  it clears debris from both the perennial bed and the gardener’s head.   There is clarity to the winter landscape that is quite different than any other season.  On a clear day, the sky is a true blue, you can see all the birds flitting about the leafless trees.  

  • Demons win big over Braves

    The Williamstown Demons evened up the season series against cross-county rivals Grant County on Jan. 3 with a 76-62 home win.
    It was all Demons from the get go.

    They controlled the opening tip and immediately went inside to Wenzie Fox for the first score of the game.  
    On the next possession, Jon Jump hit a 24-foot three pointer from the wing and the Demons were on their way to routing the Braves.

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS

    Having Hamidou Diallo decide to start his college basketball career now was no surprise to Marc Allard, sports editor of the Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin.
    Diallo, a 6-5 guard, announced Jan. 7 that he would start classes at Kentucky this week. He had graduated from Putnam Science Academy (Conn.) last year and had been playing there as a graduate student this season.

  • Braves win Mike Swauger Holiday Classic

    The Grant County Braves played at Bellevue High School and went 3-0 to win the Mike Swauger tournament.
    The Braves won 59-48 against Brossart on Dec. 21; 59-46 against John McGregor, Ontario Canada on Dec. 22 and won 92-88 against Newport in the championship game.

  • Lady Braves lose 50-32 against Collins
  • Braves wrestlers compete against Simon Kenton
  • Lady Demons win Christmas at the State Capitol title

    The Williamstown Lady Demons won the Christmas at the Capital in Frankfort, Ky, this winter break, after clinching their first two victories to advance to the championship game, where they handily defeated Menifee County 74-56.
    Michaela Kennedy averaged 33 points and six rebounds in the three games, setting a new career high at 45 in the semi-final game against Model, where her team won 58-55.
    Kennedy also broke the single game three-point record after sinking nine from behind the arc.
    Justice Chambers and Haley How both also made a splash in the tournament.

  • Local pastor finds value in tales of beloved superheroes

    Figurines of Batman, the Incredible Hulk and other comic book characters sit next to books on theology and Christianity in Pastor Terry Leap’s office at Williamstown Baptist Church.

    Leap, in addition to his calling as a minister, is an avid comic book collector who loves the tales of good vs. evil found in many of America’s favorite superhero stories.
    Leap was fascinated by stories of heroes with superhuman abilities during his childhood, and began buying, selling and trading comics his senior year of high school.  

  • Favorites of last year’s reading season

    Yes, I have a reading season, and each year the season gets a little longer as I reject television and radio listening more and more.  The current state of our news cycle has helped push me back into books and this year I came across four titles that I particularly liked because they deepened my understanding of food and farming.  
    “First Bite: How We Learn to Eat”

  • God still stills restless hearts

    By the time I left the newsroom I was ready to rip out my hair or stick a hot poker in my ears.

    All day the noise and commotion drove me to distraction -- and it had been a fairly quiet day. I was alone in the pod I share with two other reporters and my phone only rang once.