Today's News

  • When does the real world start?

    Last week, I was in the guidance counselor’s office at Grant County High School listening to Jodi Mulligan and Amy Caudill talk about Mulligan’s recent home renovations.

    After a while, I asked, “Is this what adults talk about?”

    Because I’m 24 years old, lived in my apartment for about a year and haven’t done anything to decorate.

    I mean, I have bills, work 50 hours a week and have to cook and clean for myself, but I never thought about “growing up.”

  • ACT scores differ for WHS, GCHS

    The recent release of ACT results from last year’s high school juniors brought good and bad news for local schools.

    The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36.

    Sixty Williamstown Senior High juniors who took the state mandated test had a composite score of 19.4, up from 18.5 the previous year.

    The school’s score is above the state average of 18.2.

  • Market Day orders due Sept. 11

    Junior ROTC cadets at Grant County High School are participating in the Market Day fundraising program.

    Market Day is a fundraising food cooperative. Each month, Market Day offers 150 convenient and nutritious products including poultry, meats, seafood, family meals, appetizers, breakfast items, beverages and desserts.

    When you order from Market Day (www.marketday.com), a percentage of your order is donated to the GCHS JROTC.

  • Community Calendar 9-3-09


    • The Grant County Industrial Development Authority will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Chamber of Commerce in Williamstown.


    • The Corinth Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Noble’s.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Sept. 9 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

    • The Williamstown F&AM No. 85 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10.


  • Youth Cross Country Series Results

    Girls Middle/High School

    1 Katelyn Simons 6:42.5

    2 Destiny Simons 7:03.7

    3 Courtney Colson 7:18.6

    4 Elizabeth Robinson 7:40.7

    5 Hayley Leach 7:44.2

    6 Alli Flick 8:22.4

    7 Janelle Tobler 8:46.4

    8 Kaylie Ezell 8:47.2

    9 Serena Purnell 8:50.8

    10 Amanda Cottrell 9:14.1

  • Demons compete in NCKC race

    The Williamstown cross country team was anxious to see how they would race on their changed course at home.

    Coach Michelle Whaley designed the course, but the team only had one day to prepare for the NCKC race that Williamstown hosted.

    The boys’ team came in third, while sophomore Katie Butler finished 10th on Sept. 1.

  • Old time attitudes

    How interesting…  When I was young, to hear a speech by the President of the United States was a good thing.  And, because I was and am an American; to listen to the President was a given.  He is, after all, the elected leader of our country, indeed the embodiment of our country.

    However, apparently my views are old, antiquated and, well in some views, apparently un-American.

  • Police Reports 9-10-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Kevin Burke investigated an accident at 7:51 p.m. on Aug. 22 on Leaning Oak Road. The driver involved was Bill White, 46, of Corinth, driving a 1998 Dodge. White struck a parked 1996 Ford belonging to Natasha Mercer of Berry.

    Sgt. Terry Osborne investigated an accident at 9:37 a.m. on Aug. 24 on Sherman Newtown Road. The drivers involved were Chad A. Coldiron, 28, of Crittenden, driving a 2005 Chevrolet and Aurtha R. Gordon, 82, of Crittenden, driving a 1988 Oldsmobile.

  • Braves shutout Walton-Verona

    Entering their game against Walton-Verona, the Grant County High School football team knew they were facing a team that was hungry for their first win.

    The problem for the Bearcats was that GCHS was hungrier to stay undefeated.

    The Braves defeated Walton-Verona 21-0 on Sept. 5.

    “The seniors did a good job of leading and it’s always good to start the season 2-0,” GCHS coach Mike Davis said. “I felt like we should have put the ball in the end zone more, but we controlled the line of scrimmage.”

  • GCMS takes old school approach to gridiron

    Grant County Middle School’s football team has gone back to the old school.

    The Braves are running the single-wing offense and it has helped them start their season with a 3-1 record after their 38-0 win over Paris Middle School on Sept. 1.