Today's News

  • Braves look to defend home against Williamstown

    With three games this week, the Braves will end the week facing county rival Williamstown Dec. 18 at Grant County High School.



    Welcome to a new Another Place In Time photograph.  If you know the person in the photo or where it was taken, call the Grant County News office at 824-3343 and share your guesses with us.  
    The Grant County News publishes old photos. If you have one you’d like to see published, bring it to the News office at 129 S. Main, Suite B, in Dry Ridge or mail it to P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky. 41097.
    Photos are published in the order they are received.

  • Demons searching for complete game

    A new coach brings a new methodology of teaching players basketball.

    First-year Williamstown coach Steve Sigmon is in the learning curve.

    After losing to the Bellevue Tigers 59-56 Dec. 11, the Demons are 0-5 on the season, and are still in search of their first win this season.

  • Lady Braves make some adjustments

    With the snow and ice in Grant County, the Lady Braves are still working out the kinks, practicing for a county rival match up with Williamstown Dec. 17.

    “The team is spending a lot of time getting better defensively,” Lady Braves coach Darrell Guffey said.

    One of the adjustments that the Lady Braves has had to make is moving junior guard Erica Stith to point guard in the absence of eighth grade point guard Macy Wright.

    “Wright suffered a broken wrist,” Guffey said. “She will be out for three to four weeks.”

  • Gardener’s gifts, options unlimited

    No matter what you celebrate during the month of December it likely involves some sort of gift giving.  Manufacturers have made certain that our options are unlimited when it comes to giving to the gardener, but some gifts are more useful than others! Don’t waste your money on the cute but useless, or the useful but cheap. Consider, instead, some of these items that are favorites among my serious gardening friends.
    A few of my favorite things

  • Jingle Bell Classic 2010

    The grand jury, which met Dec. 8, returned indictments against 15 people.
    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:
    • Isaiah Glaze, 25, promoting contraband in the first degree and persistent felony offender in the first degree.

  • Local student honored by Berea College

    Corey Smith of Crittenden was honored by Berea College for his accomplishments in the field of music. Smith received the 2010 Berea College Pinnacle Scholars Award of Excellence.
    This honor commemorates students’ accomplishments and dedication in the fields of science, music or service. High school seniors from across the region were nominated for this award. Berea College faculty and staff reviewed the submissions and selected the top students to receive the award in each area.

  • Cats Just Win Baby

    Kentucky didn’t just welcome the Indiana Hoosiers to Rupp Arena Saturday night, but also ESPN and the ever exuberant Dick Vitale.  I know a lot of Kentucky fans sometimes like to call him “Dukie V,” but he will always be one of my favorite broadcasters because of his passion for the game. 

  • Super steps down

    The Grant County Board of Education will have a new superintendent when the 2011-2012 school year starts, as superintendent Michael Hibbett announced his retirement at the board meeting Nov. 11.

    Hibbett said that he felt now was a good time to make the announcement to give the board of education time to find his replacement.

    “In the school business, there is a long drawn out process to find a new superintendent,” he said.
    Hibbett, however, said he didn’t want to make his announcement too early, but felt that being in the second nine-week period of the school year was the right time.