Today's News

  • Grant County boy’s golf finishes 11th in state

    The Grant County Boy’s golf team did something that no other Braves team has done in the history of the school.  
    Since moving to the format where teams are cut after the first round of play and only teams finishing in the top 12 make it to round two, the Braves made the cut.  

    This year, the Braves finished 11th overall at the state tournament, which was held at Bowling Green Country Club Oct. 3-4.

  • WHS Band of Spirit earns third place in Class A

    Name of competition: 2017 Bands of America Dayton Regional on Saturday, Oct. 7 at University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.

    Ranking and any awards:   The BOS received third place in Class A.  Overall, the BOS finished 15th overall out of the 24 competing bands.  
    The BOS finished .2 out of second place in Class A to Beechwood.  Bellbrook was first place in Class A.  

  • Grant County Marching Band receives Best Overall Color Guard

    Name of Competition: Madison Central Tournament of Bands at Madison Central High School in Richmond.

    Ranking and awards:  First place Class AAAA, fourth place overall and Best Overall Color Guard.

    Names of other Bands Participating:  Powell County, Rowan County, Paris High School, Woodford County, Casey County, South Laurel, Larry A. Ryle High School, Grant County, Russell County, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and Estill County

    Score:  76.7

  • POLICE REPORTS 10-12-17

    (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.)
    Kentucky State Police charged Michael Pope, 26, of Williamstown, with alcohol intoxication, at 10:34 p.m. Oct. 4 on Golds Valley Road.
    Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for Edward D. Haynes, 50, of Dry Ridge, at 7:17 p.m. Oct. 5 on Reeves Road. Haynes was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • CHURCH NOTES 10-12-17

    Antioch Church of Christ
    • Minister Gene Kearns.
    • Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6470.

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist

  • Get off the fence

    As I sit here and prayerfully petition the Lord what to write to you, there is one question in the Word that is clear in which, He is leading my heart too. The question can be found as spoken by the prophet Elijah to the so-called prophets of that false god Baal.
    Elijah yells to the top of his lungs from Mount Carmel, “How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.”

  • Wireworms in the potato patch

    I have loads of potatoes this year, most of them are clean as a whistle.  We get them out early so they are ready to harvest by mid to late August.This early start seems to offset any significant problem with wireworms.  The telltale sign of wireworms: if you do have lots of tiny holes in your potatoes, you likely saw the tough little yellow or rust colored worms when you were digging your crop.

  • Ensuring retirees have a secure retirement

    Bringing about a flurry of facts and a storm of misconceptions, Kentucky’s pension crisis has become one of the most dominating news stories in recent months.
    One thing is for certain: if our state pensions are not addressed in the near future, we will face huge cuts in state funding. Education, Medicaid, and other government services will likely be affected—a risk our state is not in a position to take.
     So how did we get to this point? In the early 2000’s Kentucky’s pensions were in a healthy condition.


     Antioch Church of Christ

  • Are we seeing the needs?

    By Terry Leap II, Williamstown Baptist Church