Today's News

  • Lady Demons bid farwell to seniors

    For the three Williamstown Lady Demons, senior night was “bittersweet.”

    Williamstown honored Carlie Fossitt, Emma Harris and Susan Northcutt, along with cheerleading seniors Tiffany Foley and Samantha MacPherson and 360 Dance Team senior Jessica Knott before the game with Ludlow Feb. 17.

    “I am going to miss all of the girls,” Northcutt said. “I have been playing with them since middle school and not many people get to play with the same players that long.”

  • Braves lose to Pioneers 80-64

    There was still one more game to play to decide the winner of the 32nd District Tournament.

    All the effort that went into the win over Walton-Verona, clearly had taken a lot out of the team and considering Simon Kenton hadn’t played since last Monday, they had fresher legs.

    It showed in the first quarter, as the Pioneers were able to take a 23-11 lead.

    Braves sophomore guard Tyler Carr scored all 11 points for Grant County, and had the first 16 points for the team, before Trevor Hunt hit a layup in the second quarter.

  • Braves advance to regionals

    Trevor Hunt said after beating Walton-Verona in the district tournament game, he didn’t want to stop playing basketball.

    With the win over the Bearcats, the Braves clinched a ticket to the 8th Region Tournament Feb. 29 through March 6 at Henry County High School in New Castle.

    The win wasn’t an easy one, considering the Braves had lost three games to the Bearcats this season, including a 24-point loss at Walton on Jan. 31.

  • Hendy to join Dry Ridge council

    The Dry Ridge City Council finally is back to full capacity.

    Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed 47-year-old Jim Hendy as the sixth member of the council.

    Hendy is filling the unexpired term of Jamie Webster, who turned in his resignation letter effective Oct. 1, 2011, for business and personal reasons.

  • Four arrested for copper, metal thefts

    Four men have been arrested in connection with three separate incidents of copper and metal thefts in Grant County.

    A Dry Ridge resident is accused of removing copper from a store, a church and a firehouse last month.

    Jordan L. Richardson, 25, was charged on Feb. 21 for theft by unlawful taking.

    Richardson is accused of stealing copper wire from the Mt. Zion Country Store, the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and the Dry Ridge Fire Sub Station in Mt. Zion. The thefts occurred on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25.

  • Williamstown council approves new grave fees

    Grave opening charges for the Williamstown Cemetery have increased by $50.

    The Williamstown City Council unanimously approved increasing the fee from $525 to $575 at its meeting last week.

    Council also approved a new fee of $675 for opening a grave on Sunday.

    These charges were recommended by Mike and Dennis Stanley, who serve as supervisors of the cemetery located on Falmouth Street.

  • Volunteers needed for playground project

    The City of Williamstown was awarded a $20,000 KaBOOM Playful City USA grant to install new playground equipment.

    The grant comes in the form of $20,000 from KaBOOM with the playground equipment manufacturer donating an additional $6,000.

    Ten thousand dollars in matching funds must come from the community as well.

    To date, Kiwanis has donated $5,000 and the city has received commitments of $3,300, according to Mayor Rick Skinner.

  • Neighbors concerned about noise, traffic

    Of concern to city council and residents were traffic, noise, property values, increases in crime and the impact of a travel center on other developments being discussed for Barnes Road, especially after the state completes the widening of Barnes Road.

    There were several residents who spoke against the development, while no one from the audience spoke in favor of it.


  • Thayer ‘disappointed’ expanded gaming bill fails

    The issue of expanded gaming in Kentucky appears to be dead, at least for now, after Senate Bill 151 was defeated 21-16 on Feb. 24 after a little over two hours of debate.

    The measure fell a full seven votes short of the required 23 to send a constitutional amendment to voters in November.

    Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, who sponsored the bill with Gov. Steve Beshear, said he wanted the voters to decide the issue.

  • New trial granted in toddler death

    A 27-year-old Crittenden man has been granted a new trial in the 2009 death of his girlfriend’s 13-month-old daughter by the Kentucky Supreme Court.

    After more than two days of testimony, a Grant County jury took less than two hours on Jan. 22, 2010 to find Brandon Barnhill guilty of wanton murder of toddler Kiara Smith.

    The 27-year-old Crittenden man is serving life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in La Grange.