Today's News

  • Community training tackles meth

    A lack of knowledge and an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness.

    Those are the two biggest obstacles facing communities trying to reduce methamphetamine use and manufacturing, according to Terry Stinson, prevention specialist for RiverValley Behavioral Health Regional Prevention Center in Owensboro.

  • Lawrence urges early screening

    Chris Lawrence had a secret that the reserved, humble man didn’t share with many outside his close friends and family.

    Lawrence, a native of Williamstown and graduate of Williamstown High School, lived for 10 years with ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease that causes inflammation and sores in the colon (large intestine) and rectum.

  • Corinth woman dies after car hits deer

    A 30-year-old Corinth woman died March 26 when the 2002 Toyota she was driving struck a deer.

    Trisha Sullivan was pronounced dead at the scene on U.S. 25 in Corinth by Grant County Coroner Robert McDaniel.

    Two juvenile passengers were uninjured and released to next of kin.

    Alcohol is not believed to be a factor and the accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeven Keding.

    Units from the Corinth Fire Department, Rural Metro, and Grant County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.

  • Branching Out

    The City of Williamstown has a tree board and they’re hoping to branch out this spring.

    Establishing a tree board was an idea that Catherine Cahill, a Williamstown resident, presented to the council last spring.

    Her goal was to improve the appearance of the city.

    “There are other cities where this has worked,” Cahill said. “Midway is an attractive town and the city of Walton, who has a tree program, looks better than we do.”

  • Jail to save $70,000 on food contract

    Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples has figured out a way to save $70,000.

    Peeples, who took office Jan. 3, made a campaign promise to cut expenses at the jail and after only three months in office, he’s got the cost of meals to 96 cents per meal by renegotiating the food service contract.

    That’s a savings of 19 cents per meal over the current meal price of $1.15

    “We ran on wanting to cut expenses and the three largest at the jail are payroll, medical and food service, so we wanted to bid it out to lower our costs,” Peeples said.

  • DETECTION: Is meth being manufactured near you?

    Signs of meth manufacturing and use are all around.

    Whether it’s the smell of the product, the behavior of the user or the gathering of common ingredients used to make meth, the puzzle pieces are there.

    “With methamphetamine being an upper, it increases your heart rate, keeps you up and keeps you alert,” said Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills. “You stay up for several days. What we recognize is being fidgety and paranoid.

  • Spring Sports Schedule 3-24-11

    Thursday, March 24

    • GCHS track varsity meet 5 p.m.
    • WHS baseball vs. Bellevue at 6 p.m.
    • WHS softball at Lexington Sayre at 5:30 p.m.
    • WHS tennis at Gallatin County

    Friday March 25

  • A Blast From The Past 3-24-11

    15 Years Ago
    March 23,1996
    The Grant County 12-and-under team finished second in their own tournament, after falling to Pendleton County 31-26.
    Members of the team included, Tyler Jones, Jason Combs, Taylor Justice, Brett Maddox, Brian Meade, Kevin Miller, Kris Spicer, Adam Meade and Eldon Maddox.

    25 Years Ago
    March 8, 1986
    The Crittenden Baptist Church held a one-pitch co-ed softball tournament with Napier Nuts defeating Piner in 12 innings.

  • Lady Demons sweep Heritage Academy

    When: March 21
    Where: Williamstown High School
    What: The Lady Demons started their season on a strong note, sweeping the double-header series with Heritage Academy. In game one, Williamstown won 11-7. In game two, the Lady Demons scored 17 runs and shortened the game to five innings with a 12-run win.
    Upcoming: The Lady Demons will travel to Lexington to face Sayre, March 24 and on March 25 head to Northern Kentucky to face the Newport Lady Wildcats.

  • Racing for a cure