Today's News

  • A Blast From The Past 05-05-11

    15 Years Ago
    May 3, 1996
    The Grant County High School Braves defeated the Owen County Rebels 3-1, at Grant County High School’s newly refurbished field. Junior pitcher Jimmy Goforth struck out six batters, to lead the Braves.

    25 Years Ago
    May 10, 1986
    The Grant County High School girls’ track team had their most successful day of the season at Ludlow. Kelli Phillippi led the way by winning the 1,600 meter and 800m races. Angie Adkins won the long jump.

  • Williamstown Schools hosts 5K run/walk fundraiser

    Williamstown Independent Schools will be hosting an inaugural 5K run/walk May 21 to raise money for health and physical education equipment.

    The event will begin at 9 a.m. with participants asked to check in at 8 a.m. at the school.

    Registration costs $20 until May 20 and is $25 the day of the race.

    All participants who pre-register will receive a race day T-shirt.

    Anyone who pre-registers by May 4 will only pay $15.

    There is a $3 discount for Williamstown students.

  • Sports Shorts 05-05-11


    Lady Braves competes in Bullitt Co. tourney

    When: April 29-30
    Where: Bullitt Central High School
    What: The Lady Braves won three out of the five games in the tournament, improving their record to 14-8 on the season.
    Upcoming: The Lady Braves will head to Lloyd Memorial High School for the Egelston-Maynard Sports Classic May 6 and 7.


  • Pitchin’ in the Rain
  • Kennedy named new girls’ basketball coach

    A new era in Williamstown Lady Demons’ basketball has begun, as Kasey Kennedy was named as Mark Wilhoit’s replacement in April.

    “I’m only 25-years-old and for them to think of me this way, I feel like they knew that I was ready for the position and I am ready for the tasks at hand,” she said.

    Kennedy graduated from Walton-Verona High School in 2004 and went on to play collegiate basketball at Midway College, before having to sit out her entire senior season. Kennedy teaches English at Williamstown Middle School.

  • Cahill signs letter of intent to play football

    Football wasn’t in the picture for Grant County High School senior Preston Cahill until an August day three years ago, when former head coach Mike Davis appeared at a soccer practice.

    Fast forward three years later, when Cahill signed a national letter of intent April 27 at GCHS, to play collegiate football at Centre College.

    “I’m glad I made this decision,” he said. “It is probably the best decision I could have made for my future for school and sports and I hope to make a contribution on the field.”

  • Play Ball!

    On a bright sunny April morning, Grant County Little League Baseball and T-ball, held their opening day games at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    The children lined up against the fences, as their teammates stepped up to the plate, kicking dirt up in the batter’s box.

    The umpires, chanted the two words that gear people up for baseball, “Play Ball.”
    Regardless of who won, all of the children got to play and the parents and attendees experienced a day full of games on three fields in the park.

  • Turning Back The Clock 5.5.11

    May 2, 1996
    The Republican Party held their county convention in April at the Williamstown Courthouse electing five delegates and five alternatives to an executive committee representing the county at the Republican State Convention. The five delegates were John Risen, Jim Ginn, and Les and Betty Taylor of Williamstown and Damon Thayer of Crittenden.

  • Another Place in Time 5.5.11
  • Too much water swamps some plants

    Unless you are cultivating cranberries or rice, all this rain is likely thwarting your spring gardening plans; it sure is for many farmers in our area, which is my primary concern. While perspective is important in these matters, many home owners may see a little stress in their landscapes as a result of over a week of soaking rain.