Today's News

  • Sports Shorts 4-21-11

    Lady Braves take care of business over SK

    When: April 18
    Where: Simon Kenton High School
    What: The Lady Braves bounced back from their loss to Oldham County, defeating the Lady Pioneers 4-3. Sophomore Samantha Perry had a home run to lead Grant County.
    Upcoming: The Lady Braves will face Williamstown at 5:30 p.m. April 20 at Williamstown High School.


  • Weekend Gardener

    April 22 is Good Friday and Earth Day so we should all be in a good frame of mind to do our part to improve the world. Next Friday, we can put it to good use and plant some trees in celebration of Arbor Day. Surely we can top the first Arbor Day in 1872, when it was estimated that one million trees were planted in Nebraska alone.  
    The beginning

  • Slammin' Sammy
  • ‘Rounding third and heading for home’
  • Lady Demons win first round, lose semi-final

    It has been a rollercoaster season for T.J. West and the Williamstown Lady Demons softball team.

    After starting the season with a double-header sweep of Heritage Academy, the Lady Demons lost four consecutive games entering the 8th Region All “A” Classic April 14 against Eminence.

    Junior starting pitcher Emma Harris threw a two-hit shutout to lead the Lady Demons to a 4-0 win over the Lady Warriors.

  • Girls on the Run

    When Tabatha Clemons became involved with Girls on the Run in Grant County, she imagined a large number of young girls getting involved with running and learning some life lessons along the way.

    Sherman Elementary and Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary were the first schools to jump on board last spring.

    Clemons, the Grant County Parks and Recreation director, said the program became popular after the spring season and when Williamstown, Dry Ridge and Mason-Corinth Elementaries came on board.

  • GCHS raises money for Japan relief efforts

    As Major League Baseball and UNICEF have come together to raise money for the efforts in the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami relief, Grant County High School took their own action April 14, as they held an art auction and sporting events.

    One dollar of each gate entry, and the art auction raised $86, while teachers who wore jeans for a $1 raised $48 and the game admissions raised $77, for a total of $211.

    “We hope to raise more by selling more artwork in school,” Melissa Wallace, GCHS’ media specialist, said.

  • Henages celebrate 40th wedding anniversary

    Carl and Sue Henage will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on May 8.  A reception will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the New Columbus Baptist Church.

    The reception is being hosted by their sons and their families, Jason and Karen Henage, Hannah, Ella, Kate, and Sophie, Eric and  Brooke Henage, Ava-Kate, Benjamin, Samuel and Luke Henage.

    The couple requests no gifts.

  • Kinman completes basic training

    Cody Daniel Kinman has graduated from U.S. Army basic Military Police training at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri.

    Kinman, 19, is a graduate of Grant County High School and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kinman of Dry Ridge. He is the grandson of Richard and Jewell Knight of Williamstown and Roberta and the late Johnny Kinmon. He is the great grandson of Elsie Readnower of Williamstown.

  • Deputy graduates basic training

    Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Matthew Boshears, along with law enforcement officers from 19 other agencies across the state, graduated from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training on Feb. 18.