Local News

  • Four file for top spot

    Eligible residents who would like to run for office during the May primary have until Jan. 28 to file for candidacy.
    The following local candidates have filed as of Dec. 27:
    County Judge-Executive
    • Pete Whaley- R
    • Anitra Jump- D
    • Shirley Wilson- D
    • Steve Wood- R

    County Clerk
    • Tabatha Clemons- D
    • Vicki Vance- D
    • Crystal Fryman- D
    • Missy Preston- R
    • Charlotte Schmidt- R
    • Elliot “Eli” Anderson- R


    From ice storms to deadly tornadoes, 2013 was an eventful one in Grant County. Many news stories graced the front page of the Grant County News that will have a lasting effect on the community.
    This is a sample of the stories from the year.



  • Santa Sightings
  • Grant County News receives LCNI awards

    The Grant County News  recently captured several awards for news writing, design and photography from its parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers LLC annual awards contest.
    Jamie Baker-Nantz, editor of the Grant County News, received a first place award for Excellence in News Writing.

  • Crittenden enhances city with new sign

    Crittenden took its first step recently to enhance the look of the city to residents and visitors.

    A new large, brick sign now sits near the intersection of U.S. 25 and Violet Road welcoming people to the city.

    The sign is 12 feet wide and almost nine feet tall and cost the city about $5,600, said Mayor James Livingood.

    The city council decided to go forward with the sign last spring in an attempt to beautify the area.


    Brigitte Siedenberg, of Williamstown, has come a long way from the first time she attempted to make a cake for her family.
    She’s been cooking since she was a child and despite many successful dishes, it’s the “green glob” that her family remembers and still teases her about.

  • GCMS student plans toy drive for sick children

    Despite facing another surgery related to his battle with cancer, Jacob Vickers, a student at Grant County Middle School, decided he wanted to give back this holiday.

    Vickers has spent nearly every birthday in the hospital facing one difficult surgery after another to battle his bladder/prostate cancer that doctors discovered a tumor as big as his head when he was just 6 years old.

  • Weather alters school calendars

    Snow and icy roads have caused Grant County and Williamstown Independent to be on pace to miss more school days than last year.
    Grant County Schools missed seven days last year.
    That number is already at four missed days so far for the 2013-14 school year.