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Today's News

  • SNOW DAYS PILE UP FOR SCHOOLS

    When will it end?
    That’s the question many school administrators, parents and maybe even a few students are asking as snow days keep piling up.
    After another dump of snow canceled classes Feb. 3, Grant County Schools brought their total of missed days to 13.

    Grant County only missed seven days last school year.
    In the calendar approved before the school year, the district accounted for 14 makeup days, meaning the school board will likely have to go back to the drawing board with no end in sight for winter.

  • Living a life of purity
  • CHURCH NOTES

    Christ Community Assembly of God
    • The Valentine Banquet was held on Feb. 1 with a meal. Sunday morning the guest minister was Richard Collins.
    • Wednesdays - Adult Bible study and Children’s night at 7 p.m. A light supper will be served. 
    • Sundays - Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11a.m. 
    • The church is located at 139 North Main St. in Williamstown.  

    Church 20/20
     • Pastor Earl Breeden - 859-814-7594 and Pastor Randy Robinson – 859-414-7253

  • Napier deploys to Paraguay

    Morehead State University’s ROTC program had eight sophomore cadets compete and selected for summer deployments in support of the U.S. Army

    Cadet Command Cultural Understand and Language Proficiency Program (CULP).  The Cadets selected will be deployed to and support either Humanitarian Operations or Cadet English Language Training Team (CELTT) missions.  

    The local MSU Cadet selected was Eric Napier of Williamstown, who will be deployed to Paraguay.

  • Lady Braves get payback victory

    Six weeks after cross-town rival Williamstown celebrated a victory at Grant County High School, the Grant County Lady Braves returned the favor with a 54-47 win over the host Lady Demons on Jan. 30.
    And it couldn’t have come at a better time for Grant County, which came into the game riding an eight-game losing streak after suffering defeat in 12 of its last 13 games.

  • January proves to be rollercoaster for WHS

    January was a month of ups and downs for the Williamstown boys’ basketball team.

    The Demons began the first month of the new year with a victory and went on to win five of their first seven, including three in a row for the first time in more than five years.
    But four straight losses at end the month have slowed Williamstown’s momentum considerably, though its certainly not for a lack of effort by the young Demons.

  • Jump, Hicks rank high in KHSAA stats

    A pair of local athletes continue to make a name for themselves by ranking near the top in the most recent release of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s boys’ basketball stat leaders.
    Williamstown senior guard David Jump, who scored a career-high 40 in a game this week, continues to rank among Kentucky’s top scorers with an average of 27.4 points per game. He trails East Jessamine’s Ronnie Carson by only .3 for second place and Augusta’s Brent Bach by 1.7 points for the lead.

  • Lady Braves improve skills

    The Grant County Lady Braves improved to 7-5 on the season with a convincing 38-19 win over cross-town rival Williamstown in girls’ junior varsity basketball action this week.
    Leading by just one, 6-5, after one quarter of play, Grant County dominated the second period and outscored the Lady Demons 15-1 to take control. The Lady Braves never looked back, leading by double digits the rest of the way, including 32-13 with eight minutes remaining.

  • HISEL NAMED YPA WINNER

    Kayla Hisel is the Grant County High School Youth Performance Award winner for January.

    She is a senior at GCHS and is the daughter of Rita and Richie Hisel. She holds a 4.3 grade point average with straight A’s.
    Extra-curricular activities: I participate in varsity soccer, National Honor Society MU Alpha Theta, senior mentor program and is the president of the National English Honor Society.

    Community involvement: I am a member of the Knoxville Baptist Church and Grant County Jr. Fair Board.   

  • NOTEWORTHY:

    The Youth Service Center Best Effort/Community Service Award Scholarship has been awarded to Grant County Middle School students Alyssa Scudder,

    Dakota Stone and Faith Shelby. Each will be completing 18 hours of community service. The students were awarded $300 each. They will volunteer 30 hours of community service. The students will use their award to help finance their eighth grade trip to Chicago, Ill. In order to apply the student must have no unexcused absences and no behavioral issues for the previous semester.