Today's News

  • Lady Braves lose tough battle with SK

    That Grant County Lady Braves faced off with district foe Simon Kenton on Sept. 29, in a stiff volleyball match at Grant County High School.  

    The Lady Braves lost in three straight sets 25-16, 25-23 and 25-11 to move their record to 19-7 on the season.
    Despite the loss, Coach Kelli Hollenkamp was pleased with the effort of her team.

  • Lady Demons pull out 3-2 victory against Eminence

    The Williamstown Lady Demons played a thrilling volleyball match Oct. 5 against the Eminence Lady Warriors and they looked to even the season series.
    The exciting match would require all five sets, and each set was a battle.


    In the end, the Lady Demons would take the match 3-2 (25-23, 26-28, 22-25, 25-19 and 15-6.)
    The first set of the night would set the tone for the rest of the game.

  • Williamstown hosts XC Invitational












  • Your enemy has fear!

    The enemy of your soul often seems like it will never be defeated. Bombarding you with fear and intimidation, your adversaries’ job is to cause you to cower down, throw up your hands and put down your spiritual weapons to give up the fight of faith.
    However, our gracious God reveals a secret about the enemy in His word that I believe will increase your faith in whatever season you may be in.
    In the second chapter of Joshua, God had already spoken to Israel’s new leader, Joshua himself, to lead His people into the promise land.


    (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.)
    Officer David Osborne cited Amy M. Nickell, 38, of Crittenden, for one headlight and failure to produce insurance card, at 10:08 p.m. Sept. 22 on Taft Highway.
    Officer David Osborne cited Rebecca A. Sasher, 26, of Williamstown, for disregarding a stop sign and failure to produce insurance card, at 4:41 p.m. Sept. 24 on Race Street.

  • Braves fall 20-14 to Holy Cross, Lawson injures leg

    Down 14 points and losing their record-breaking running back to injury, the Grant County Braves football team could have packed it in at halftime.
    However, the team still had a chance to pull out the victory Sept. 25 at Louisville Holy Cross late in the game.
    But a special teams mistake led to a late touchdown and cost the Braves the win on the road.
    A Holy Cross TD with less than three minutes remaining gave them the 20-14 victory over the Braves.
    The loss drops Grant County to 3-3 on the season as they head into the bye week.

  • Lady Braves blanked 6-0 by Rowan County

    The Grant County Lady Braves soccer team looked to defend their home field Sept. 23 as they took on out of conference foe, the Rowan County Lady Vikings.
    Rowan County came in looking like a challenge for the Grantz County side and it proved to be just that as they were defeated 6-0.
    The loss would move the girls record to 5-7-1 on the season as they look to make a push as the season comes to a close.
    Coming off of a 10-0 mercy rule victory against Holmes, the Lady Braves looked to carry that momentum.

  • Grant County CC participates in Atherton Invitational

    The Grant County Cross Country varsity teams traveled to Louisville on Sept. 26 to compete in the Atherton Cross Country Invitational.
    The varsity girls team were led by seventh grader, Jenna Webster, who placed
    eighth over-all with a time of 22:02. She was followed by freshman, Molly Howell
    (14th)at 22:50; sophomore, Summer Dearing (36th) at 24:2; senior, Haley Leach
    (44th)at 25:07; seventh-grader, Angelica Martinez (54th  at 26:39; freshman,
    Lauren Roberts (72nd) at 31:13 and sophomore, Alexis Dearing (82nd) at


    GEORGETOWN, Ohio - Documents released on Friday appear to reveal more details than ever about what may have motivated a killer to murder Brittany Stykes on Aug. 28, 2013.
    A search warrant affidavit for a property on Hogg Ridge Road in Pendleton County, Ky. which police searched on Sept. 22, points to a debt and sending a message, in what may have been a $20,000 contracted murder of “Brit,” for a debt of her “old man.”

  • Mattie Gutman hired as county parks director

    The Grant County Parks and Recreation Department has a new director — its second this year.
    The Grant County Fiscal Court unanimously approved Mattie Gutman of Williamstown on Sept. 8 to take over the role.
    “This job gives me the opportunity to work with people of all ages and the chance to make a difference in my community,” Gutman said. “I was very excited and thankful to be chosen for this position.”