Today's News

  • Jump hits 1,000-point mark

    Williamstown High School basketball player Jon Jump hit a long-range three pointer Dec. 20 from the wing right in front of the Williamstown Band and student section.  
    Play was stopped to award Jump for scoring the 1,000 point of his career as a player for the Williamstown Demons.

    Jump, the son of Jeff and Tina Jump, would continue to add to that throughout the game and currently sits at 1,021 points with a lot of basketball to be played this season.  
    He joined fellow teammate Brennan Stanley as 1,000-point scorers.  

  • Trim a Tree

     The past two years, the Grant County News has asked readers to Style Santa for our Christmas-themed art

    This year, we decided to have readers show off their skills by
    trimming a tree.
    Pictured are the winners in the four age groups.

  • Library offers Hot Reads for Cold Nights

    As temperatures drop, the Grant County Public Library hopes residents pick up a book.
    Similar to its popular summer reading program, the library is once again offering Hot Reads for Cold Nights, a winter reading program with prizes for participants.
    “This is the fourth year that the Grant County Public Library has sponsored this reading promotion,” said Melissa Wallace, public services librarian. “During the winter months, many people cannot get out to do things, but reading is something that they can easily do at home.”

  • Snow learning keeps GC Schools moving

    For the past three years, bad winter weather may have meant no classes for Grant County Schools, but that didn’t stopped the learning.
    Grant County was one of 13 original districts who applied to utilize snow learning days, which have students work on assignments outside of class so days called off for inclement weather are counted as school days.
    The district used five snow learning days in the first year, followed by three last school year.

  • Local legislators look ahead to 2017 session

    When the 30-day 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly begins Jan. 3 in Frankfort members of the Republican party will have a majority in the House and Senate.
    With Matt Bevin, Kentucky also will has a Republican governor as well.
    Grant County’s two legislators, Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, talked with the Grant County News about what Kentuckians can expect in the upcoming session.

  • GCMS students donate gifts to Northern Kentucky Community Action

    Recently, 37 Grant County Middle School students traveled to Wal-Mart to purchase Christmas gifts for Grant County families who needed help during the holiday season.

  • Fox leads Demons to win over Lloyd

    The Williamstown Demons hosted the Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts on Dec. 17, and defeated the previously undefeated team 67-55.  

    The Demons jumped out to a 13-10 lead after one quarter mainly on the play of Wenzie Fox.  
    Williamstown went inside frequently to the 6’6” post player.  

  • Thoroughbreds rally late to beat Braves

    The Grant County Braves hosted Harrison County on Dec. 16, and lost in overtime 76-74.
    The Braves led by 15 points heading into the fourth quarter but turnovers and poor shooting from the field and free throw line cost them the game down the stretch.

    Another factor in the demise of the Braves was the fouls they committed which resulted in four Braves fouling out.  
    The Braves were without the assistance of both big men for almost the whole fourth quarter.

  • Lady Braves defeat Lady Demons 63-46

    The Grant County Lady Braves defeated the Williamstown Lady Demons 63-46 in the Coaches for Cancer game on Dec.13.

    Grant County’s Lindsay Kinard led her team with 16 points and Bry Ezell followed with 14.
    Justice Chambers led the Lady Demons with 14 points, and Makayla Kennedy followed with 10.
    The Grant County-Williamstown rivalry is nothing new to these schools, as it has been around for many decades.
    Grant County coach Shawn West remembers it well.