Today's News


    “Mommy, I don’t feel good,” says the little voice. Those five words are tough for any parent to hear, not only because we don’t want our kids to be sick, but also because we know how illness can disrupt our family life. Every child reacts differently when he or she is ill so it can be hard to determine just how poorly he or she feels.


    Once the Super Bowl, ends my heart starts racing as I know “America’s Pastime” is coming back for a new season.
    If you haven’t heard, I am a die-hard Cincinnati Reds fan. Have been since I can remember, running around the house sliding on the carpet, causing red marks up and down my legs.

  • Volunteers, donations needed for new playground equipment

    The City of Williamstown is looking for some volunteers who are willing to role up their sleeves and get dirty for kids.
    The city was awarded a $20,000 KaBOOM Playful City USA grant to install new playground equipment.
    The grant comes in the form of $10,000 from KaBOOM and the other $10,000 coming from matching funds from the community. The Williamstown Kiwanis have pledged $5,000 to the project if the city can raise the remainder of the money.

  • Upward Soccer signup deadline approaches

    Upward Soccer is coming this spring for boys and girls ages 4 through 12 years old at Sherman Church of Christ.
    Registration is $70 per child and includes shorts.
    Registration will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 17 at the church located at 1055 Sherman-Mt. Zion Road in Dry Ridge.
    For more information, call the Sherman Church of Christ at 859-428-1661 or go to www.shermancoc.org and click the Upward Sports logo to print a copy of the registration form.

  • ACS needs help with cancer patients

    The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to cancer treatment. Last year, volunteers helped 38 patients get to over 900 cancer treatment related appointments in the Northern Kentucky Area.
    If you have a few hours per week, you can help save a cancer patient’s life by contacting the American Cancer Society at 859-647-2200.

  • GCMS teacher loses two children in a fire

    A sixth grade science teacher at Grant County Middle School suffered a terrible tragedy Feb. 15 when a fire at her Cynthiana home claimed the life of two of her daughters.

    A candlelight prayer vigil for the Chesnut family has been planned for 6 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 19, on the lawn of the Harrison County Courthouse.

  • Demons seniors have everlasting bond on-off court

    With the basketball season winding down here in the next few weeks, five Williamstown Demons seniors will be walking on the court for the final time as teammates, but that bond will go beyond the court.

    Eddi Feldman, Andrew Jones, Jake McKinley, Colton Simpson and Harrison Whaley have been playing basketball together since the fourth grade and basketball has been a major part of their lives, but their friendships won’t be left in the gym after their final game of the season.

    “It is really meaningful to me,” Whaley said.

  • Miskell qualifies for state

    Cody Miskell, who was introduced to the wrestling team after the 2010 football season, found his niche one of the top wrestlers in his weight class.

    Miskell qualifyied for state with a third place finish at the Region 6 wrestling tournament at Boone County High School in Florence, Feb. 10-11.

    Braves coach Matt Shearer said he was proud to see the hard work that all the wrestlers showed at the regional meet, advancing further as a team in the tournament than in 2011.

  • 32nd District Tournament Preview

    Boy’s Teams

    Simon Kenton

    Coach: Trent Steiner, Sr.
    Record: 19-7*
    #30 Nick Ayers F Jr.
    #10 Riley Barnes G Jr.
    #25 Carson Barnett G Fr.
    #34 Jared Bowling F Jr.
    #3   Cody Chambers G Sr.
    #31 Alex Childers G So.
    #00 Brennan Kuntz G So.
    #24 Cody Monson G Jr.
    #13 Trevor Montgomery G Jr.
    #21 Taylor Morrison F So.
    #2   Ryan Mullen G Sr.