Today's News

  • Turning Back the Clock 3-3-11


    15 Years Ago

  • Seed starting time is here


  • A Blast From The Past 3-3-11

    15 Years Ago
    March 7,1996
    Grant County junior Danny McMahon was named athlete of the week in the Grant County News for setting a school record with 15 assists in one game.

    25 Years Ago
    March 6, 1986

  • WHS dance team to peform in Lexington

    When: March 5
    Where: Heritage Hall Convention Center, Lexington    
    What: The Williamstown dance team’s pom-pom and hip-hop categories will perform at the national event in Lexington. The meet will be taped and sent to local cable access channels in the summer and will be broadcasted throughout the rest of the year.

  • Hall signs letter of intent for golf at Ursuline College

    Grant County senior golfer Kodi Hall will be heading to Cleveland to play golf for Ursuline College after signing her national letter of intent Feb. 23.

    For Hall it relieves a lot of stress knowing she has committed.

    “It’s that time of year when colleges are setting their deadlines,” she said “Now that I have the letter of intent signed, I can enjoy the time with friends and family before heading to college.”

  • Trio end basketball careers against Walton-Verona

    As the final seconds ran down to zero, the careers of Haley Rothwell, Chelsea West and Tori Wilhoit came to an end for Lady Demons’ basketball, falling 54-34 to Walton-Verona Feb. 22 at Simon Kenton High School.

    The evening didn’t start out well for Williamstown as they only mustered two points in the first quarter and trailed 15-2.

    It was not exactly what West was expecting going into the game.

  • Braves drop season finale to Bearcats

    The Braves wanted their season to continue beyond the first round of the 32nd district tournament, but it just wasn’t meant to be, as they fell to Walton-Verona 60-48 Feb. 22 at Simon Kenton High School.

    “When it gets time for playoffs, I always say the first one to 50 wins,” Braves coach Jim Hicks said. “Walton-Verona beat us to 50.”

    Hicks said his team’s youth showed and that Grant County set out what they wanted to do by getting more shots than Walton-Verona (54-40). The shots just didn’t go in for the Braves.

  • State police investigate shooting

    A Dry Ridge man is in jail after allegedly shooting a woman in Pendleton County.

    The incident occurred at 12:37 a.m. on Feb. 27 on Kells Road.

    The call came in as a fight in progress and when troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 6 arrived at the home they found Sharli Bowman, 30, had been shot. The wound was non-life threatening.

    Bowman was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Grant County where she was later flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Cincinnati.

  • Library branches out!

    The Grant County Public Library is reaching out to the community beyond the walls of its Williamstown facility.

    Two new programs allow readers to get books to read without even stepping foot inside the library.

    The Outreach Homebound service is available to any residents of Grant County who have physical limitations or an illness that prevents them from traveling to the library.

  • Long-time area minister will be remembered for service

    R.T. Daugherty, the former pastor of Williamstown Baptist Church, died last week.

    Many of the younger generation may never have heard his name, but for older Grant County residents, the name is familiar.

    Daugherty, 96, served as Williamstown’s pastor for 25 years from 1955 to 1980, but even in semi-retirement, he served as interim pastor at other churches including Sherman Baptist Church, Vine Run Baptist and Marcus Baptist Church, as well as several others outside Grant County.