Today's News

  • 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


  • Buck bragging

    Lonnie King, 46, of Williamstown, shot this buck during a hunting excursion at a buddy’s farm in Owen County with Keith Waldroop and Ernie Tobis. King said hey had hunted all week with bows, but couldn’t find many bucks or doe. On Nov. 13, 2010, King shot a 10-point buck with his arrows. King also said he was the only one out of the group to bag a deer.

  • Puckett accepts Asbury golf scholarship

    It was an easy choice for Emily Puckett as she signed her national letter of intent March 21, to play golf at Asbury University next spring.

    But, golf is not the only reason she chose to go to Asbury.

    “The first thing that I loved about Asbury was that their focal point is on Christ and it’s a religious school,” she said. “All I have always wanted,  since I began looking for colleges to go to a school with a focal point on Christ.

  • Jaconette signs up for soccer at Asbury

    It just happened by chance that Roman Jaconette signed his national letter of intent to play soccer for Asbury University March 21 at Grant County High School.

    “I really wasn’t going for collegiate soccer,” he said. “It was more like a coincidence.”

    Jaconette said he went on a college visit to Asbury and the coaches asked him to come out and practice with the team.

    “They liked how I was performing and asked if I wanted to play for them,” he said.