Local News

  • Brrrrrr!!

    The frigid cold that swept across the Bluegrass at the beginning of week impacted Grant County.

    The temperature dipped as low as - 8 degrees on Monday with the windchill making it feel like -30 degrees at times.

    The high was expected to reach 14 degrees Tuesday as temperatures crept up with a warmup coming for the end of the week.

    Coming off a long winter break, Grant County and Williamstown Independent Schools were out two more days because of the harsh winter conditions.

    Basketball games were canceled.

  • Lady Braves lose heartbreaker to W-V

    The Christmas break was not kind to the Grant County Lady Braves and coach Shawn West.
    After dropping three straight games in the First National Bank Holiday Bash at South Warren High School, the Lady Braves returned home and suffered a heart-breaking 58-54 defeat to Walton-Verona in a game the Lady Braves had won until mental mistakes costs them the victory in the final seconds.


    AlAnn Feldmann of Williamstown wanted to pass on her mother and grandmother’s recipes to her six children so she made each one of them, even the two unmarried youngest sons.
    She included notes like  this one for her gravy recipe - good luck because every time it will be different..

    Feldmann, of Williamstown, said her whole family cooks, but she learned the most from her mother, which came in handy when she had her own large family.
    “I raised six kids on home scratched food,” she said.

  • 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.