Today's News

  • WHS Band of Spirit places first in Class A

    Name of competition: 2014 Blue and Gold Championship of Marching Bands at Morehead State University.

    Location and date: Sept. 27 at Morehead State University

    Ranking and any awards:  The Band of Spirit received first place in Class A along with the Best Colorguard in Class A during preliminary competition. Paris was second and Raceland was third. Overall, the Band of Spirit placed fifth in the preliminary competition out of 20 competing bands with a score of 76.05.

  • GC staff face-off with UK Alumni
  • TINY TACKLERS: Grant County Youth Football
  • Vietnam Veterans monument dedication set for Sept. 27

    The Grant County soldiers who gave their life serving in Vietnam will be honored at  5 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the American Legion Post 137 in Williamstown.
    The names of Staff Sgt. Carl A. Ballenger, Specialist Johnnie David Knight, Specialist Robert Allen Osborne, Private First Class Edger Lee Tomlinson and Corporal Ernest Howard Wilson, the five Grant County natives who died during the Vietnam War, have been etched in stone in a monument in their honor.

  • Alzheimer’s walk planned Oct. 11

    More than 200 people participated in last year’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s, which generated $19,000 in donations.
    Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

  • Juveniles caught; inmate still on run

    Authorities quickly apprehended two male teenagers Sept. 17 who escaped the Northern Kentucky Youth Development Center.

    The facility is located in southern Kenton County off Interstate 75 near Crittenden.
    The teens escaped shortly after 3 p.m., leading to a slew of law enforcement, including the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Kenton County Police, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police, searching the area.

  • Addiction ride raises more than $7,200

    Nearly 200 motorcycles and six vehicles gathered at Grant County Park in Crittenden for a good cause.

    The inaugural Northern Kentucky Ride Against Addiction held Sept. 13 raised $7,297 for Transitions, a non-profit charity that provides life-saving treatment to those with substance abuse disorders.

    With donations still pouring in, the amount raised will likely increase, said April Swope, organizer of the event.

  • My defining moment

    “Then the word of the Lord came unto me,” the old weeping prophet, Jeremiah, penned as he was moved by the Holy Spirit.  

    He quoted these words many times throughout the book, but there is something about the first time he said it that separates it from all others. It was at a young age that the presence of God bombarded Jeremiah’s life, as history would place him in the late teenage years or early 20’s.

  • CHURCH NOTES 9-25-14

    Canby Tabernacle
    • Pastor Belve Barger  The church is located on Highway 330 West.
    • Sunday services are 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 6:30 p.m. fellowship and Bible Study.
    • Wednesday service at 7 p.m.
    • Nov. 1 - Special singing with the Smith Sisters at 6:30 p.m. Other guest singers will be Weston Fife and Ralph Farmer.
    Christ Community Assembly of God
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.

  • Grant County High School Star Student 9-25-14

    • Grant County High School football player Hunter Lawson won the Beacon Orthopedic Performer of the Week.

    • Williamstown High School National Honor Society inducted its newest members, including Billy Carpenter, Karyna Davis, Michaela Disibio, Gabriela Espicio, Chastity Evans, Megan Garrison, Nicole Giesbers, Lauren Harmon, Cassidy Hess, Jeffrey Jackson, Avery March, Carly Middleton, Rachel Montgomery, Brett Robbins and Hannah Scroggins.