Local News

  • Braves knocked out of regionals with 8-0 defeat

    The Grant County boys soccer team went on the road to face a tough host in Oldham County on Oct. 17 in the first round of the Region Eight Tournament.
    Unfortunately, for the Braves the game did not go as planned and the team’s season ended with an 8-0 loss.

  • Braves lose at Dixie Heights

    The Grant County Braves football team played a rare Thursday night game at Dixie Heights on Oct. 13.  
    The end result was a 39-0 loss.  
    Less than two minutes into the game, Dixie’s Austin Rice took the handoff from quarterback Noah Smedley and ran 56 yards for the first score of the game.  
    Just two minutes later at the 8:17 mark of the first quarter, Jose Torres scampered 58 yards for the 13-0 lead for Dixie Heights.

  • Lady Demons fall on senior night

    The Williamstown Lady Demons volleyball team hosted the Lady Wildcats of Pendleton County on Oct. 11.  
    It was a tough loss for the Lady Demons on a night in which they honored four senior players.  
    The Lady Demons fell in three sets (25-22, 22-25, 23-25). Honored were seniors Lindsey Leap, Stephanie Allen, Jenna Johnson and Jade Pinkston.
    The seniors played their heart out throughout each set only to come up short on the scoreboard.

  • GC Animal director speaks at Utah conference

    Marsha Chaney, director of the Grant County Animal Shelter, was one of more than 90 speakers who took part in a five-day Best Friends National Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah in July.
    The purpose of the conference was to share nationwide strategies to save all displaced or homeless animals.

  • Corinth commission decides on sewer surcharge fee

    October proved to be a much calmer City of Corinth Commission meeting.  
    For health reasons, Mayor Billy Hill was unable to attend so it was led by Commissioner Paige Allen.   Along with Allen, also present were commissioners Lila McDaniel, Donnie Dyer and city clerk Tara Wright. Commissioner Barbara New was unable to be at the meeting.  
    The venue was back to the Thomas Lane city office.  

  • Vehicles fished out of local lakes

    The Grant County Emergency Management and Grant County Water Rescue Team went fishing for vehicles submerged in local lakes three times in five days.

    The most urgent came at 9:22 p.m. Oct. 14 when a call came into the dispatch center about a Dodge Caravan that went into Williamstown Lake.


    Christian Ford, a fifth grader at Mason-Corinth Elementary School, is a rough-and-tumble 10-year-old, who has played football since he was in kindergarten, but now he faces a long battle against lymphoma.

    “He loves being outside,” said his older sister, Courtney Ford. “He’s definitely a boy—all boy. He was diagnosed at the end of September with stage four lymphoma. It’s Burkitt Lymphoma.”

  • Child Support Office ranked 7th in state

    The Grant County Child Support office is typically ranked in the mid-40s to high 50s out of 120 county offices in Kentucky, according to Julie Scott Jernigan, assistant Grant County attorney.
    However, as of Oct. 1, the local office is ranked seventh in the state, due mainly to a dramatic increase in collections made for the families and children served by the office.
    For the last two years, the Grant County Child Support office has met its state collections goals for the first time in the history of the office, said Jernigan..   

  • Faces of Hope


  • Explore the Mud Run


    The annual Explore the Mud Rin took place Oct. 8 at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds in Williamstown. Photos by Mark Verbeck