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Today's News

  • Williamstown schools receive accreditation

    Many hours, days and months of work paid off for the Williamstown Independent Schools as administrators learned March 29 the district earned full accreditation.

    The process, which was done through a Quality Assurance Review (QAR) by AvancED, included a visit from a five-person team that looked over documents, interviewed teachers, staff, students and community members and evaluated the performance of the district.

  • FIRE FIX?

    The Grant County Fiscal Court will be bringing a proposed ambulance taxing district back for a second reading and discussing possible fire dues during its next meeting.

    Magistrate Bobby Young made a motion during the April 2 meeting to take the ordinance off of the table and a vote on the final reading of the taxing district will take place during the April 16 meeting.

    “We can’t sit around and do nothing at this point,” he said. “I feel like doing nothing is the wrong thing.”

  • Severe Thunderstom Watch Until 9 p.m.

    The National Weather Service out of Wilmington, Ohio, has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Grant County, until 9 p.m. tonight.

  • Get your stats, news, photos published in the Grant County News

    The surest way to get the word out about your Grant County or Williamstown team is to have it published in the sports pages of The Grant County News, the only publication devoted to news and sports in Grant County.

  • THIS WEEK IN GRANT COUNTY SPORTS 3.29.12

    GRANT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

    Baseball
    March 30 Grant County vs. Scott County Freshman 5:30 p.m.
    March 30 Grant County at Collins 6 p.m.
    March 31 Grant County at Harrison County 12 p.m.

    Softball
    March 29 Grant County at Conner 5:30 p.m.
    March 30 Grant County vs.Conner at Softball City in Taylor Mill 5:30 p.m.
    March 31 Grant County vs. Bourbon County at Softball City in Taylor Mill 10:30 a.m.

  • SCORES OF ALL SORTS 3.29.12

    GRANT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

    SOFTBALL

    Last week’s results
    Grant County 4, Henry County 3

  • GRANT COUNTY NEWS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK 3.29.12

    Blake Edmondson has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for March 29. Edmondson is the son of Rodney and Celisa Edmondson.
    Grade in school: Senior
    Sport: Track and Field
    Age: 18
    Hometown: Williamstown
    Accomplishments: Graduating from high school
    History in your sport: I have participated in track since the first season, back in the 2009-10 school year.

  • Hicks to host youth basketball camp, June 4-6

    The third annual Future Stars camp, hosted by Grant County High School basketball coach Jim Hicks, will be held June 4-6 at GCHS.

    The first session is for grades kindergarten through fifth grade and the second session is for grades six through eight. The first session will run from 9 a.m. to noon and the second session will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Cost is $45 per person and will include a T-shirt. For more information, contact coach Hicks at 606-465-0624.

  • Basketball game to benefit Chesnut family

    A basketball game benefiting the Chesnut family will be held on April 20 at Grant County Middle School.

    The game will be the Grant County School staff against the National Guard team.

    Proceeds from the game will benefit the Chesnut family, as they begin to rebuld after the tragic fire.

    Tip-off us set for 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

    For more information, contact, Tammy Turner at 824-7161.

  • Lady Demons fall to Lady Royals 12-5

    The game was closer than the score, but a loss is still a loss, as the Williamstown Lady Demons fell to Mason County, 12-5, March 26 at home.

    “We struggled with our hitting,” Lady Demons coach Melissa Gayhart said. “We left 10 on base and we just didn’t finish.”

    Gayhart said the Lady Demons are struggling to find a catcher and have relied on sixth grader Nicole Hankinson to play behind the plate, after losing senior Tiffany Foley for the season with a back injury.