Today's News

  • Kellam takes 10th at boy’s state golf tourney

    Cody Kellam golfer started the state tournament off with a bogey, but the Grant County High School senior quickly bounced backed.
    The golfer, who finished 10th in the KHSAA State Golf Championships in Bowling Green Oct. 10-11, birdied his second hole by making about a 20-foot putt.  

    He would go on to make one more bogey and one more birdie for the rest of the first day while also making seven pars.  

  • WHS golfer competes at state

    Williamstown High School was represented at the KHSAA girl’s State championship this past weekend in Bowling Green.

    Junior Hannah Scroggins competed in the individual portion of the tournament and finished tied for 39th.
    Prior to the the state tournament, Scroggins won the All-A Region.
    “Qualifying for state was exciting,” Scroggins said. “I’ve never been and it was just overwhelming I guess you could say. It didn’t seem real I was going.”

  • MentorHOPE helps at-risk youth

    The statistics are alarming.
    Sixty-three percent of youth suicides are from fatherless homes.
    Ninety percent of all homeless and runaway children are living without fathers in their lives.
    Of all high school dropouts, 71 percent come from fatherless homes.
    A new non-profit, faith-based program in Grant County hopes to alter those statistics by matching local at-risk children from single parent households with Christian adults.
    MentorHOPE, a one-on-one mentoring program, targets children ages 6 to 14 years old.

  • Town hall meeting to focus on drug abuse

    Community members will gather Oct. 23 to discuss how to be part of the solution against drug abuse in Grant County.
    The town hall meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Grant County High School.
    Last fall, Champions for a Drug Free Grant County held a similar town hall meeting focused on the rising heroin epidemic with more than 300 people in attendance.

  • Escaped inmate caught

    An escaped inmate is back in custody at the Grant County Detention Center after more than a month of freedom.
    Uriah Lee Snyder, 31, was caught last week by the Parke County, Indiana, Sheriff’s Office, in Rockville, Indiana.
    He was extradited back to Kentucky on Oct. 13 by Bobby Webb and Mike Webster of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
    Snyder was in jail on probation charges stemming from prior charges of second-degree robbery.
    He was found living in a tent behind a friend’s house with his girlfriend, said Sheriff Chuck Dills.

  • Second man arrested on murder charge

    A second man has been arrested on murder charges in connection to a body discovered Oct. 1 in Fleming County.

    The body, which has not been positively identified, is believed to be that of Randall Russ, a 54-year-old Dry Ridge man who has been missing for nearly two months.
    The second arrest comes a week after Charles Black, 50, of Hillsboro was arrested and charged with murder, two counts of tampering with physical evidence and theft by unlawful taking auto-over $500 in connection with the investigation.

  • WHS volleyball wins Fillie Fall Fling title
  • GCHS football shut out 43-0 against Scott

    The Grant County Braves football team is preparing for a big week after losing its fifth consecutive game of the season.
    The Braves were shut out 43-0 on the road Oct. 10 against the Scott Eagles.
    The loss drops GCHS’s record to 1-5-1.
    Up next, the Braves play Conner at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the final home game of the season.
    The game also will be Senior Night for the team.

  • Grant members run strong at St. Henry Invitational

    The Grant County High School Braves’ cross country teams competed at the Saint Henry Invitational on Oct. 11.
    The meet served as a preview to the regional cross country meet on Nov. 1.
    The runners now have a better understanding of what it will take to get to the state meet.
    Nearly ideal conditions existed as the sun greeted the runners to a clear day at Idlewild Park in Burlington.
     Senior Sydney Parker led the varsity girls running a 23:32.

  • Lady Braves defeat Walton, make district finals