Today's News

  • FFA student brings horse to Hay Read at GCHS

    Second grade students from Grant County elementary schools attended this year’s Hay Read at Grant County High School on Oct.12. Students participated in several activities based on this year’s book “Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body.”  This year’s theme was nutrition, health, and well-being.The clubs/organizations involved were: FBLA, FFA, FCCLA, Student Council, NHS, and Speech and Drama.  GCHS FFA student Kory Reed lets elementary students pet her horse. Photo provided by Jill Marksberry.

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    So close.

    That was the feeling Williamstown and Grant County High School bands were left with after both finished runner-up Oct. 30 in the Kentucky Music Education Association state marching band championship.

    Coming off three consecutive state titles, Williamstown Band of Spirit came in second place in Class A with 89.4 points at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, just .4 points behind champion Beechwood High School.

    They scored the highest points in two out of six judging categories for their “On the Air” program.

  • Students receiving free/reduced lunches increase

    Rising unemployment and a declining economy has forced many parents to cut costs anyway they can.

    Local school cafeterias are making sure students are fed without a struggling family taking a hit in the wallet.

    Grant County and Williamstown Schools have seen the number of students on free or reduced meals increase the past several years.

    At least half of the students enrolled in each district participate in the program.

    Eligibility is determined by household size and annual family income.

  • Denny, girl, Sept. 13

    Todd Coye and Sabrina N. Denny of Jonesville would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Zoey Nicole Denny was born at 6:21 a.m. on Sept. 13 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    She weighed 7 pounds and 1.8 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Donnie and Debbie Tarter of Dry Ridge. Her maternal great grandparents are Harold Tarter of Somerset and the late Wilma Tarter.

    Her paternal grandparents are the late Simon and Ollie Denny. Her paternal great grandparents are  Newton and Lucy Denny of Falmouth.

  • Bowers’ sisters join Marine Corps

    Melissa and Morganne Bowers have joined the United States Marine Corps.

    The sisters grew up in a military family and decided they wanted to serve their country, together.

    “We love the military lifestyle and it’s something we wanted to do, but didn’t want to go by ourselves,” said Morganne.

  • Saylor, girl, Sept. 3

    Joshua Douglas Saylor and Ashley Lauren Lakes of Corinth would like to announce the birth of their second child.

    McKynzie Jordyn Saylor was born at 10:26 a.m. on Sept. 2 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    She weighted 7 pounds and 12 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Doug and Lynn Lakes of Corinth. Her maternal great grandparents are  Vurl and Lloy Lakes of Cincinnati and Beverly Roe of Wilmington, Ohio and the late Harold Green.


    As chair of the Kentucky county Judge-Executive Legislative committee, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to your Judge-Executive Darrell Link, for the excellent work he has done on behalf of Grant and all of Kentucky’s counties.

  • Voting is for legal citizens

    With the election now just past, I was searching for a topic and while I was researching, I thought why not talk about voting in the election.

    An article on www.foxnews.com stated that the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had shot down a law proposing that voters in Arizona prove they are citizens before registering to vote and to show identification before casting their ballots.

  • Bonnie Murphy loves children, horses, fall

    Bonnie Murphy of Williamstown loves working with children and if she’s not, then she’s probably working with her horses or on an idea to decorate her lawn.

    Her fall theme this year was a baseball diamond with scarecrows batting the ball. Her field even has a refreshment stand and cheerleaders.

    “I don’t like Halloween or scary stuff,” she said. “But I love fall stuff, especially the cute stuff.”

    She doesn’t decorate year round, just for fall and Christmas.

  • GCHS JROTC wins three tophies

    The Grant County JROTC teams traveled to Mount Sterling, where they competed against nine other high school JROTC units at the Montgomery County High School Invitational Raider and Drill Competition on Oct. 30.

    Morehead University and The University of Kentucky’s Senior ROTC Scholarship and Enrollment Officers were in attendance to observe the competition and talk to the JROTC cadets about their schools and how cadets could continue their education at the next level of learning institutions.