Today's News

  • Boys don’t like girls who bite their nails

    For as long as I could remember, I was a nail-biter. Like the compulsive, bite-down-until-they-bleed kind.  
    I know, it’s a dirty, disgusting habit. You don’t have to tell me.
    In middle school, my older brother endowed me with the timeless wisdom, “Boys don’t like girls who bite their nails.”  
    Thanks, brother. Nice pep talk.

  • Ready to hear your stories

    Graduating with a journalism degree in 2016 can leave one feeling fearful of the future.  After all, journalism is a notoriously hard career to break into due to the industry’s current transition from print to online platforms.  
    So when you land a position at a respected news organization like the Grant County News, it certainly makes the countless hours of hard work feel worthwhile.

  • All the way with Jesus!

    In A.D. 64, according to history, Rome was ruled by one of the most wicked emperors to ever be named in the nation’s history. Emperor Nero was so wicked that he burnt Rome to the ground just to prove that he could build a bigger and better city.
    The citizens expected Nero of committing such evil acts, so to veer the attention away from him, he began to blame to Christians of the city for the crime.
    By that time, Paul had preached the Gospel to literally millions of people, and had the reputation of leading the church in the revival movement.


    (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.)
    Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for Andy H. Richardson, no age given, of Crittenden, at 9:57 p.m. Dec. 18 on Humes Ridge Road. Richardson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Jump hits 1,000-point mark

    Williamstown High School basketball player Jon Jump hit a long-range three pointer Dec. 20 from the wing right in front of the Williamstown Band and student section.  
    Play was stopped to award Jump for scoring the 1,000 point of his career as a player for the Williamstown Demons.

    Jump, the son of Jeff and Tina Jump, would continue to add to that throughout the game and currently sits at 1,021 points with a lot of basketball to be played this season.  
    He joined fellow teammate Brennan Stanley as 1,000-point scorers.  

  • Trim a Tree

     The past two years, the Grant County News has asked readers to Style Santa for our Christmas-themed art

    This year, we decided to have readers show off their skills by
    trimming a tree.
    Pictured are the winners in the four age groups.

  • Library offers Hot Reads for Cold Nights

    As temperatures drop, the Grant County Public Library hopes residents pick up a book.
    Similar to its popular summer reading program, the library is once again offering Hot Reads for Cold Nights, a winter reading program with prizes for participants.
    “This is the fourth year that the Grant County Public Library has sponsored this reading promotion,” said Melissa Wallace, public services librarian. “During the winter months, many people cannot get out to do things, but reading is something that they can easily do at home.”

  • Snow learning keeps GC Schools moving

    For the past three years, bad winter weather may have meant no classes for Grant County Schools, but that didn’t stopped the learning.
    Grant County was one of 13 original districts who applied to utilize snow learning days, which have students work on assignments outside of class so days called off for inclement weather are counted as school days.
    The district used five snow learning days in the first year, followed by three last school year.

  • Local legislators look ahead to 2017 session

    When the 30-day 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly begins Jan. 3 in Frankfort members of the Republican party will have a majority in the House and Senate.
    With Matt Bevin, Kentucky also will has a Republican governor as well.
    Grant County’s two legislators, Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, talked with the Grant County News about what Kentuckians can expect in the upcoming session.