Today's News

  • Grant residents receive NKU scholarships




  • Blair named LaGrange College’s Wall of Outstanding Alumni


  • NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory For Tri-State Area

    The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a winter weather advisory for the Tri-State.


    The advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon until noon on Friday.


    Rain will change over to snow showers later Thursday afternoon as temperatures are expected to fall quickly below freezing. In most areas, about 1 inch of snow is expected but pockets of up to 2 inches could appear.


  • Bearcats handle Braves 72-64

    What started out sloppy with both teams turning the ball over early, sped up and the Walton-Verona Bearcats were able to leave Grant County High School with a 72-64 win over the Braves Jan. 7.

    “It’s frustrating,” coach Jim Hicks said.

    Shooting was an issue for the Braves, as they were only able to muster 40 percent shooting with only 21.4 percent from three-point range.

  • McKinley’s last second shot lifts Demons on Homecoming Night

    Homecoming brings about a king, a queen, two princes and two princesses, but for Williamstown the king on the court was senior guard Jake McKinley who hit a layup with just one second on the clock to lift the Demons over Trimble County 70-69 in overtime, Jan. 6.

    “I had seen Andrew Jones wide open, but wasn’t sure how much time was left on the clock, so I went for the shot,” McKinley said. “I went up to apologize to him after the play, because he was wide open.”

  • Dealing with conflicting issues off the court

    What does an athletic director do when an altercation happens before, during or after a basketball game or any sporting event?

    That question was answered Jan. 3 as Grant County High School Athletic Director Scott Shipp had to remove a Williamstown parent after an altercation arose between him and Braves basketball coach Jim Hicks after the 88-55 Braves win over the Demons.

    Words between the two escalated causing Shipp, who was just locking his office for the evening, to get involved.

  • Braves shoot lights out against W’town

    The first game between the Grant County Braves and the Williamstown Demons, it was a game that went to the wire, ending in a two-point win for Grant County. However, the second meeting between the teams ended in a blowout win for the Braves as they defeated the Williamstown Demons 88-55, Jan. 3 at Grant County High School.

    For Williamstown coach Steve Sigmon, the deciding factor in the 33-point loss was a turnover by senior Jake McKinley in the final seconds of the first quarter

  • WMS students learn to LOVE reading

    Bethany Findley never really cared for reading.

    The Williamstown Middle School sixth grader would rather watch TV than turn the pages of a novel.

    “I used to not be able to read that well,” Findley said. “I used to be one of the lowest people in the class in reading.”

    That has changed since she joined a specialized reading class taught by Kasey Kennedy with assistance by

    Carleen Ficker, Response to Intervention (RIT) coordinator for Williamstown elementary and middle schools.

  • What can wash away my sins?

    On May 30, 1978, the blood of Jesus cleansed me from all my sin.

    Actually, that happened 2,000 years before that, but I didn’t know it until that day.

    As my Jesus-anniversary present this year, I bought myself a CD of old hymns set to new music. It’s called “For All the Saints,” the third Indelible Grace project (see www.igracemusic.com).