Today's News


    The beat marches on for two local bands who shined at the Kentucky Music Educators Association state band finals at Eastern Kentucky University.

    The Williamstown High School Band of Spirit, which placed third last year, took home its sixth state title in the program’s history with its performance of “Galaxy.”

    The Class A championship was the first since the band won three in a row from 2007-2009.
    The Band of Spirit previously won five state titles under former director Bob Gregg.

  • Republicans sweep judge’s seat, fiscal court

    Voters have elected a completely new, all-Republican Grant County Fiscal Court.
    Steve Wood, who narrowly lost to Darrell Link four years ago, easily defeated long-time Democratic magistrate Richard Austin to become the next Grant County judge-executive.

  • The ‘broken beautiful’

    After the March 2011 tsunami in Japan that killed nearly 20,000 people, a woman named Sue Plumb Takamoto was out clearing debris in a field in the coastal city of Ishinomaki.
    As she picked among the ruins, her eyes kept catching sight of the colorful shards of broken pottery, the only remains of the city’s tearooms and kitchens.


    Bethany Baptist
    • Nov. 9 – Nov. 12 – Revival with Bro. Jared Gullian, the pastor of Victory Baptist Church at 7 p.m. There will be special music each evening.
    • 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 7 p.m. evening worship.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Canby Tabernacle
    • Pastor Belve Barger - The church is located on Highway 330 West.

  • Fire Prevention Week
  • Braves qualify three for state

    On a cold, windy day at Idlewild Park with state qualifications on the line, there were three Braves runners that went out and secured their spots for the season ending race Nov. 8 at the Kentucky Horse Park.
    Eighth-grader Molly Howell was the highest placing Brave of the day, crossing the finish line 11th in 21:27.

    She will be the lone Lady Brave running at the state meet.
    Summer Dearing placing 17th and Sydney Parker placing 21st finished close behind but just out of the final qualifying spots.

  • Demons end season at regionals

    The Williamstown High School cross country season ended Nov. 1at the Class A regionals at Idlewild Park in Burlington.
    Members from the middle and high school teams gave it their all as they competed in cold conditions on a 5K course, but none were able to earn a spot high enough to qualify for the state meet.

    In the girls’ race, St. Henry dominated by having the top five runners and placing first as a team.
    From Williamstown, sophomore Michaela Kennedy had the highest finish (57th), followed by seventh grader Emily Perkins (61st).  

  • GCHS boys soccer reach double-digit wins

    While the season ended on a disappointing note, the Grant County High School boys soccer team had many highlights as well.
    The Braves finished with a 10-7 record.
    In tournament play, the team lost 1-0 in the 32nd district finals against rival Simon Kenton, but still advanced to the 8th region tournament at Collins.
    However, the Braves ran into a buzz saw in the regionals against South Oldham, who went on to win the regional title and will play Scott High School in the state semi-finals this week.
    GCHS lost 8-0 to South Oldham to end their season.

  • Braves look at positives after one-win season

    With no hope of making the playoffs, the Grant County Braves played for pride in their final game of the season.
    Despite two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the team fell 34-21 against North Laurel.
    The loss brought the Braves record to 1-8-1 on the season.


    (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.)
    Sgt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant for Dustin H. Lawrence, 26, of Dry Ridge, for receiving stolen property and theft by deception (cold checks), at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 on Barnes Road. Lawrence was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.