Today's News


    The Grant County Boys golf team defeated Heritage Academy 160-183 to move their match record to 2-0 on the season.  
    Counting tournaments the Braves are 130-57-1.  Medalist for the match was Jacob Vrolijk who fired a one over par 36.  Cody Kellam was next with a three over 38.  Kyle West put up a 41.  

  • Recent high school graduates begin a new journey

    As students return to classes at Grant County and Williamstown schools, some graduates from the class of 2014 are beginning their journey into college life.

    Three recent graduates explain how they choose what college to attend, how prepared they feel and what challenges lie ahead.
    Courtney Colson, GCHS Class of 2014
    Courtney Colson hopes to one day open her own bakery or maybe start a catering business.


    Family and friends are frantically searching for clues for the whereabouts of a missing 54-year-old Dry Ridge man.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Giles responded to a missing person call on Randall Russ on Aug. 30 after he has not been seen or heard from in more than two weeks.

    Russ, who was a part-time computer science professor at the University of Cincinnati, was last seen by neighbors on Aug. 17 at his residence on Lemon-Northcutt Road in Grant County.

    Last school year, he was a substitute teacher at Grant County High School.

  • Aerial device gives sheriff’s office bird’s eye view

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has taken to the sky to help with investigations.
    While it’s not a helicopter or airplane, a new drone-like technology has provided beneficial evidence in recent accident reconstructions and crime scenes.

  • Career Expo set for Sept. 10

    The number of unemployed in Grant County grew from 788 to 837 from June to July 2014.
    While the county’s unemployment rate of 6.9 percent is on the lower end of the scale in the state, job seekers still are out there.
    The second annual Grant County Career Expo, sponsored by the Kentucky Career Center, hopes to help potential employees find a job.
    The expo will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Rd., Williamstown.

  • Is it God’s fault that life stinks?

    “My life stinks and it is God’s fault!”  I have heard this from many people over the years, maybe not in those exact words but the premise of it. I often wonder when we say that if we are just trying to blame God for us not listening to Him. If I ask a nutritionist on how to best lose some weight, then if I totally ignore everything they say, is it the nutritionist fault that I didn’t lose weight? 

  • CHURCH NOTES 9-4-14

     Christ Community Assembly of God
    • The adult Sunday School Class meets at 10 a.m. and is getting ready to begin a study of the book of Revelation. For more information, call 859-394-2586.  
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.
    • The Assembly of God church is located at 139 North Main Street in Williamstown. For more information, call 859-394-2586.

    Creek Baptist

  • Grant County High School Star Student 9-4-14

    Centre College
    announces spring Dean’s List
    Local students have been named to the dean’s list for the winter/spring terms at Centre College, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average.
    • Ryan Eldridge is the son of Karen Iseral and Bryan Eldridge, both of Crittenden and is a graduate of Grant County High School.
    • Dean Faulkner is the son of Clarence and Kathy Faulkner of Williamstown and is a graduate of Williamstown High School.


    Director: Dr. Tim Dailey

    Number of band members and number of seniors: 88 members with seven seniors

    Name of this year’s show: “Dilemma”

    Musical selections: Original music by Frank Sullivan

    How would you describe the show: “Dilemma” is about the inner conflict of having to make a difficult decision. After weighing options and pushing away external influences, the band learns to trust their ability to choose.