Local News

  • GC Library hosts Ready to Read Fair
  • CMZ dedicates ‘Walters Walking Way’
  • Grant shut out by Ryle in five innings

     The Grant County baseball team was shut out 11-0 by Ryle on April 29, in a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule.  

    The Braves fell to 6-14 on the season while Ryle improved their record to an impressive 17-3.  
    The Raider bats got hot early in the game scoring seven runs in the first two innings bolstered by four hits, three walks, a hit batter and a couple errors by the Braves.  The Raiders also had their running shoes on early.  


    Grant County
    Name: Shania Young
    City of residence: Crittenden
    Parents: Mike and Tonya Young
    Future Plans: I want to be a coach and athlete trainer. I hope to receive an academic scholarship to college and be a student coach during my studies.
    Who is your biggest inspiration and why: My biggest inspiration is Becky Hammon. She was an amazing basketball player in the WNBA and became the first female coach in the NBA leading the Spurs to a summer title.

  • City of Corinth discuss ordinances

    The regular meeting of the City of Corinth Commissioners was held on April 11, 2016 at the city office.  Items discussed included the second reading of Ordinance Numbers 16-01 and 16-02 as well as discussing a possible surcharge on the city sewer bills.
    Shauna Raglan and Kalen Bruce with Kentucky Utitilies (KU) attended the meeting to discuss the franchise agreement with the city.   Raglan related that the current franchise agreement ends July 1.  

  • Hemp, on the move

    On April 21, the eve of Earth Day, the first interstate delivery of industrial hemp from Kentucky stopped in Grant County before heading to Connecticut, where it will be spun into clothing.

    Firstly, marijuana and industrial hemp are as different as, to borrow a phrase from Mark Twain, “lightning and the lightning bug.”

  • Bottoms up: First alcohol sales on tap

    It was termed a “historic event in Grant County” by Darren Spahr, chairman of the group that petitioned for the Dec. 22, 2015 special election, turning the county from moist to wet. Now, four months since the vote, some people may be asking, where are the changes?

    The wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly and there has been a state-required 60-day waiting period after the election. This time allowed for certification of the vote and for government officials to set up guidelines for licensing and fees, and to name Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) administrators.

  • Grant County Chamber of Commerce Banquet Awards





    The Grant County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet was held April 23 at Main Street Gardens. Awards were given for Grant Countian and Volunteer of the Year, Community Service, Excellence In Business and Education and for the first time, two Lifetime Achievement awards.
    See upcoming issues of the Grant County News for stories about the award winners.

  • Park going to the dogs in Williamstown

    Ken Stone and his Chocolate Labrador Cocoa can be seen constantly walking side-by-side throughout Williamstown.
    For 15 months, Stone has been working on making a dog park within the city a reality, where Cocoa and other dogs can enjoy the day.
    The park, located behind the outfield at the baseball field behind the Williamstown City Building, will soon be open.

  • ‘Miss Cheryl’ instills love of reading

    Cheryl Clemons was announced as the 2016 Grant Countian of the Year on April 23 during the annual Grant Chamber of Commerce awards banquet.

    Clemons, who is retiring this month as children’s librarian at the Grant County Public Library (GCPL), has given generations of Grant County families an appreciation for reading.
    Grant Wallace, now 26, and pursuing a doctorate in materials science at Montana Tech, in Butte Montana, has fond memories of “Miss Cheryl.”