Today's News

  • Grant, Williamstown named Proficient districts

  • Family-friendly Halloween events coming soon

  • FFLAG concludes trail proposal public input phase

    The self-perception of its citizens is the number one obstacle in achieving a Grant County Gateway trail that will eventually stretch from Crittenden to the Corinth area.
    That was the conclusion of a study given on Oct. 6 at Williamstown High School in the final Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) meeting to garner public support and input about the interest, feasibility and design of a multi-use trail system, now termed a greenway.

  • Faces of Hope


  • Champions group receives $625,000 grant

    Champions for a Drug-Free Grant County was recently awarded $625,000 over a five-year period to help combat drug and alcohol use among local youth.
    The money was awarded through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC), a federal grant program that provides funding to community-based coalitions that organize to prevent youth substance use.  
    Since the passage of the DFC Act in 1997, the DFC Program has funded more than 2,000 coalitions and currently mobilizes nearly 9,000 community volunteers across the country.

  • Legislative candiates share views at forum

    Three candidates for state legislator shared their ideas on battling the heroin epidemic, solving state pension problems and more on Oct. 20 at the Meet the Candidates Forum.
    The forum, held at Williamstown High School, is sponsored by the Grant County News and Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Jamie Baker, executive director of the chamber, served as the forum moderator. In an election year where the majority of the seats do not have enough candidates for a real race, only three candidates participated in the forum.


    I’d like to say first this is the most important election in recent times. 
    It is disgusting when only 30 percent voted last year and look who we ended up with as governor.  There is going to be a lot of out-of-state money coming in to influence the outcome of this election.  The working and middle class are going to be most affected by this election so get out and vote.
    I’m supporting Mayor Jim Gray for U.S. Senate because he is a proven leader. 

  • Bumper sticker theology

    On most days as I’m on my way to work I see a car with a bunch of bumper stickers on the back.
    There’s a “26.2” and a “13.1” sticker that means the driver is probably a marathon/half-marathon runner.
    Other stickers say things like “Easy does it,” “One day at a time” and “Let go and let God.”
    I’ve seen those slogans before and they’re often associated with 12-step programs like AA, although they don’t belong to them exclusively.


    Church of Christ
    • Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6470.

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist