Today's News

  • Sgt. Paul Gordon, 19

    Sgt. Paul Marshall Gordon, 19, of Grant County, died June 30, 1951 while a prisoner of war at the Suan Village Camp in North Korea.  
    In late January, 1951, Sgt. Gordon was taken prisoner after engaging with enemy troops in the Wonju Province of South Korea.  Sgt. Gordon served with the U.S. Army, H Company, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment.
    He was the son of the late Doll and Urie Gordon.


    The sun rises each morning and brings the light. The time changes hour by hour, minute by minute, second by second, finally the sun sets giving way to wonderful colors and a dimming light. Every day will come and go bringing yet another sunrise.
    Some of the simplest pleasures happen during this time of the day. The clouds float peacefully by, the sound of chirping birds, the blooming beauty of landscaping, a gentle refreshing breeze that just might come our way.

  • CHURCH NOTES 6-18-14

    • God’s Community from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 16 - June 20. Commencement at 6 p.m. June 22.

    • Oak Ridge Baptist from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 16 through June 20. Call 859-391-8557 for transportation.

    • Mt. Carmel Baptist from June 22 –through June 27.

    • Williamstown Christian from June 22 through June 27.

    • Crittenden Baptist June 23 through June 27.

    •  Sherman Church of Christ from June 23 through June 27 .

  • CHURCH NOTES 6-18-2014

    Corinth Baptist
    • June 22 - SouthernAires Gospel group singing service at 7 p.m. and desserts at 6 p.m.
     Christ Community Assembly of God
    • June 21 - Cookout for fathers and sons.
    • Wednesdays the church is studying the Walk of Repentance at 7 p.m.  
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.
    • The Assembly of God church is located at 139 North Main Street in Williamstown. For more information about the church, call 859-394-2586.

    Corinth Christian


    15 Years


    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around.  It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started.  The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.

  • Holy cow! Just shoot him already!

    In my 25-plus years of working in the community newspaper business, I often get asked when I’m going to write about my family. (Keep in mind it’s usually my family that is doing the asking.)
    I (kind-of) jokingly reply that I have to wait until they are all dead and buried so they won’t sue me.
    When I write a column, I try to find humor in most all situations because that’s how I deal with life and let’s face it families can be just downright funny sometimes.
    Take what started out innocently enough on a recent Sunday afternoon.

  • I believe we will win

    “I believe that we will win” is a chant that takes me all the way back (only three years ago) to high school cheering on our basketball team. This cheer though has taken on a whole new meaning in terms of the US Men’s National team competing in the World Cup.

  • Pavers are good way to honor loved ones

    Many of us are proud of our family members who have served in the military and now there’s a good way to honor their service and do something good in the community.
    Storme Vanover, a local veteran, and members of the American Legion Post 137 in Williamstown are selling brick pavers to fund a monument to the five local men who died serving in Vietnam.
    Their goal is to raise money for a memorial to be constructed at the legion hall on U.S. 25 in Williamstown.
    Members of the post will be selling memorial pavers for $50 during the month of June.


    The Fortner family reunion will be held on July 20 at the Grant County Park in shelters one and two in Crittenden.
    Send Reunion information to: gcneditorial@grantky.com by noon on Monday and it can be included in the Grant County News for free. Call 859-824-3343 for more information.