Today's News

  • Flu shot clinic planned Oct. 14

    Protect Yourself and Your Family with the Best Weapon Against Seasonal Influenza: An Annual Flu Vaccine.

    Even with the emergence of swine flu (H1N1) this year, seasonal influenza is still a concern. Seasonal influenza is a serious disease that results in 36,000 deaths and more than 200,000 hospitalizations every year on average. Fortunately, there is a way to protect yourself and those you love from the seasonal flu-getting an annual seasonal flu vaccine.

  • Police Beat 10-15-09

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Mike Garvey investigated an accident at 10:24 a.m. Oct. 3 on Spears Lane in Crittenden. The drivers involved were Billy O. Harbour, 78, of Ashland, Ky. driving a 1993 Cadillac and Bryan A. McKinnis, 24, of Crittenden driving a 2000 Chevrolet.

  • WHS Band of Spirit named Grand Champion

    After a two week  hiatus, the Band of Spirit returned to competition this weekend  in Edgewood.  Performing at Dixie Heights High School’s first “Festival at the Heights”, Williamstown continued their winning streak by bringing home another grand champion title.

    Performing at 3:30 p.m. in class A competition, Williamstown received first place and captured both color guard and percussion awards in their class.  Beechwood finished in second place, followed by Bellevue, then Dayton.

  • Braves fall to South Oldham in rain-soaked game

    The Grant County High School football team is working to put together a complete game.

    Against Bourbon County on Oct. 2, the Braves started sluggish, but turned up their defensive intensity and came away with a win.

    During their district game against South Oldham on Oct. 9, the Braves continued with a slow start, falling behind 14-0 after the first half.

    They rallied in the second half, but weren’t able to close the gap and eventually fell 28-7.

  • Wright, Kellam compete at state tournaments

    GCHS junior Zach Wright set personal goals before the season of finishing first at the regional tournament and making the cut at the state tournament.

    By shooting a 71 in the first round at the regional tournament on Sept. 28, Wright took first place and care of his first goal.

    Despite battling weather delays and having to play 35 holes on Oct. 7, Wright was able to make the cut by shooting a 77 in the first round. The cut was set at 81.

    Wright finished tied for 21st overall after shooting a 79 in the second round for a cumulative score of 156.

  • Market Day deadline nears

    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.

    During the month of October, a pie sale is underway.

  • Late goal propels Braves to district win

    The Grant County boys’ soccer team rode a rollercoaster in their district tournament game against Mason County.

    At times, they played inspired soccer, but they also played below their skill level.

    Luckily for the Braves, they ended on a high note as they pulled out a 1-0 victory over the Royals on Oct. 12.

  • GCHS band competes at South Oldham

    Grant County competed at South Oldham on Oct. 10 competing against Bullitt East and Madison Southern in 4A preliminary competition. Grant earned first in its class and best overall guard with another distinguished performance.

    Entering into finals competition, the top three spots were separated by a margin of less than one point. This was going to be a close fight to the finish. Grant County band finished the night third, with a distinguished score of 84.2, only separating second and third place a tenth of a point.

  • KLC, KACo show need for responsibility

    The Kentucky League of Cities and the Kentucky Association of Counties, among other organizations, have been in the media quite a bit lately because of perks paid to their leaders, lax oversight by their board members, and an otherwise insensitive attitude toward the taxpayers who pay for it all.

  • Community Calendar 10-15-09


    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.


    • The chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Grant County Extension Office on Barnes Road in Williamstown.


    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Oct. 21 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

    • The Corinth Lady Lions meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Noble’s Restaurant.