Today's News

  • The Wall of Honor

    Back off an old country road, on top of a hill, somewhere off US Route 27 in Pulaski County, Kentucky, there sits a barn.  Inconspicuous at first – there are lots of barns around in this part of the country.  

  • Some plants like it wet

    There are some plants that demand good drainage:  taxus, coreopsis, gaillardia and penstemon, to name a few.  I have lost them all because they were poorly sited in the garden but now that I know where water is slow to drain I know where to plant those trees, shrubs and perennials that like wet environments.  There is an upside to poor drainage for some plants, just be sure that water is available when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver.
    Trees for wet areas include both common and not-so-common species.  

  • Jesus > suicide

    Jesus and the disciples had just come out of a horrible storm, in which Jesus commanded to be still. As if the storm wasn’t enough, they shored the ship in the country of the Gadarenes.
    In that day, that part of the country was a destination undesired. This land has a rough history of unreached promises, as the Bible tells us that this region is where the tribes dwelt in which chose not to cross over into the promise land with Joshua. However, Jesus is well known for stepping into places where most fear to go.


    (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.)

    Chief Rick Kells executed multiple warrants for Jacqueline L. Conley, 24, of Dry Ridge, for non-payment of fines and failure to appear, at 10 a.m. May 16 on U.S. 25. Conley was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Mason-Corinth Egg Drop
  • Grant County knocks off Lady Demons, falls in district finals

    Old rivals met May 23 with an appearance in the 32nd District Championship and a punched ticket to the 8th Region Tournament at stake.

    Just ten days removed from a 10-0 defeat at the hands of the Lady Demons, it was the Lady Braves who prevailed victorious, beating the Lady Demons in a tightly contested game by a final score of 7-5.

  • Oldham County ends Lady Braves’ season in regionals

    For their efforts in advancing to the 32nd District Championship game, Grant County was rewarded with a showdown with 29th District Champion, Oldham County, who boasted a 32-5 record and a consensus top 15 ranking in the state entering the game.

  • WMS finishes NCKC season undefeated

    The Williamstown Junior High soccer team completed an undefeated spring season against North Central Kentucky Conference competition with a 3-1 victory over Henry County, marking their ninth victory in as many games.

    The Demons outscored opponents 40-7, led by Tyler Osborne who netted a goal in each game, including the only goal against Gray Middle School in the team’s first game of the season, one which coach Bill Simpkins considers a highlight of the season.

  • Seasons end for Braves, Demons in districts

    The 2017 baseball seasons ended for both Grant County and Williamstown in similar fashion, the Demons falling in five innings to Simon Kenton by a score of 12-2 to open 32nd District Tournament play on May 23 and the Braves allowing a run in the first inning of their May 25 tilt with Walton-Verona, before rain resulted in a 24-hour postponement.


    Jarred Vanderbilt will be reporting to Kentucky June 6 as scheduled and apparently is fine after injuring his lower right leg/ankle late in the Jordan Brand Classic in April.
    “Everything is going well,” said Robert Vanderbilt, Jarred’s father. “He’s feeling good, looking good. He just can’t wait until he gets his opportunity at Kentucky.”
    Robert Vanderbilt said his son was told to stay off the leg after the injury and has been doing exactly that.