Today's News

  • Holiday greenery has meaning

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants where chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection. In celebration of the Winter Solstice, the Romans celebrated Saturnalia, during which they would decorate homes and temples, feast and revel in honor of their god Saturn. I

    When in Rome

  • Button earns MVP for All-Star performance

    For years it has been a dream for Lucas Button, but on Dec. 4, he got to fulfill his dream as he competed in the Greater Louisville Coaches Association/Drive Cancer Out East vs. West All-Star game in Fairdale, Ky.

    “It was the most amazing experience I have ever had,” Button said.

    Button was awarded the Most Valuable Player award on defense. He had three tackles to go with one sack and a forced fumble in the 13-0 win over the West All-Stars.

  • Braves wallop Calvary Christian

    When: Dec. 15
    Where: Grant County High School
    What: The Braves rebounded from a 54-50 defeat to St. Henry on Dec. 13, with an 81-23 win over Calvary Christian at home.
    Upcoming: The Braves will be playing in the Smokey Mountain Classic in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

  • Demons down Silver Grove 73-49

    When: Dec. 16
    Where: Bellevue High School
    What: Demons coach Steve Sigmon led Williamstown to a 73-49 against his former team, Silver Grove.

  • Williamstown falls to Newport 82-79

    When: Dec. 16
    Where: Bellevue High School
    What: The Demons fell short to Newport losing 82-79 in the Swauger Classic at Bellevue High School.

  • Demons defeat Berea 66-53

    When: Dec. 17
    Where: Bellevue High School
    What: The Demons improved their record to 4-5 defeating Berea 66-53.
    Upcoming: The Demons will head to Heritage for the Heritage Christmas Tournament, Dec. 27-29.

  • GCHS defeats WHS 61-30

    In the second game of four of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, the Grant County Lady Braves defeated the Williamstown Lady Demons 61-30 in front of a purple crowd Dec. 16 at Grant County High School.

    Lady Braves junior forward Billie Hearn led the team with 20 points in the win, which marked their first win against Williamstown since 2009.

    “I came into the game excited and concentrated,” she said. “I knew what we had to do to win this game and we did.”

  • Stolen snowman caper heads south, in a hurry

    (Editor’s note: The following story is partly satirical, partly true and some facts may have been embellished.)

    Christmas-time is not the same right now for Sandy Cook.

    The Williamstown High School instructional assistant is feeling like she was given a lump of coal in her stocking.
    Cook brought a decorative snowman to bring holiday cheer to the halls of Williamstown, but only after a couple days, he was gone.

    The snowman had vanished without a trace, leaving behind only a note pleading for Cook to hurry to save him.

  • Christmas is a family tradition for 4 generations

    What began as a simple Christmas gift exchange between four sisters has evolved into a full-blown, fun, light-hearted gathering that encompasses four generations.

    They are teachers, school principals, homemakers, district court clerk’s and nurses and their purpose is to celebrate the holidays surrounded by women they love.

    Sixteen female members of the Eibeck family traded quips, smiles and laughs and most importantly – gifts during their annual gift exchange earlier this month.