Local News

  • Lady Braves lose to Conner

    After defeating the Williamstown Lady Demons on April 13, the Lady Braves softball team has lost 10 straight games, including a 10-2 loss to Conner on May 4. The young Braves team falls to 5-18 on the season while Region 9 Conner improves to 21-4.
    Conner got off to an early start scoring three runs in the first.  

  • Big inning dooms Braves

    Grant County entered the May 8 contest against Bishop Brossart looking for their 17th victory on the year.  
    They came out on the short end of an 8-6 score.  
    Pitcher Jayden Cummins took the loss for the Braves.  
    Cummins had not allowed a run or a hit through the first four innings of the contest. In fact he would pitch six innings of no runs or hits baseball.  
    But that all ended in the fifth when Clay Cramer, who had just entered the game, drilled a single to left field.  

  • Williamstown Baseball recognizes seniors
  • Loving/hating God’s rescue

    Here’s the dichotomy: One of the things I love most about God is also the thing I hate most.
    His help is always on time. Always. He is never, ever late. But he’s also rarely, if ever, early.
    And it makes me crazy. Grab the bottle of Xanax crazy.
    After I had my first daughter, I became afraid of what I thought was an increasingly evil world and didn’t want to bring another child into it. Maybe my fear was grounded in truth - the world is evil - but it was also based on a deep lack of trust in God’s ability to care for me and my family.


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Chief Rick Kells executed a warrant for Caroline Kinmon, 47, of Dry Ridge, with theft by unlawful taking under $500, at 9 a.m. on Warsaw Avenue. Kinmon was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.


    Emily Simpson is the Williamstown High School Youth Performance Award winner for March.
    She is a senior at WHS and is the daughter of Paul and Rachel Simpson of Williamstown.
    Extra-curricular activities: I was involved in the marching band, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
    Community involvement: I am involved in the Williamstown Baptist Church Youth Group.

  • GCMS students participate in Earth Day

    The annual Apache Earth Day Art Sculpture was held recently. The goal was to make an art piece that was made out of recycled objects to honor Earth Day.  It was a day to think about how people can conserve the environment. There are several ways to conserve the natural resources: reduce, reuse and recycle.  The artwork showcased focuses on reusing and recycling.  Grant County Middle School had several winners in different categories.

    Most Artistic
    • First - Chris Hall
    • Second - Jr. Goldston

  • Ten-run inning leads Lady Braves sweep of Lady Demons

    The Grant County Lady Braves picked a good time to break their slump when they met the Williamstown Lady Demons on May 7.  

    Despite not winning a game in nearly four weeks, the Lady Braves defeated the Lady Demons 12–2 in five innings of softball.  

    They snapped their 10-game losing streak by defeating the Lady Demons for the second time this year.  
    In fact, the last time the Grant County team had won a game was April 13 when they defeated Williamstown.  


    Julian Wills didn’t know he was about to be named the 2015 Grant Countian of the Year as he sat smiling and greeting friends and neighbors in Williamstown’s gym on April 25.
    His trademark dark glasses hid the look of surprise when the Grant County Chamber of Commerce’s annual award was given to him.

    He looked around the room and it still didn’t sink in.