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Today's News

  • GCHS, WHS compete at Grant County All-Comers

    Boys’ 4x800 meter relay - Grant County (Chris Ellis, Brandon Gouge, Dylan Jackson and Michael Schultz), first, an d Williamstown (Steven Bradford, William May, Logan Neal and Christopher Brann), fourth

    Girls’ 100-meter hurdles - Cierra Fannon, second, and Brittany Brumley, sixth

    Boys’ 110-meter hurdles - Steven Ware, second, Andrew Shields, fourth, and Jacob Case, seventh

    Girls’ 100-meter dash - Sara Moreland, third, Becca Saylor, fifth, Emily Tillman, 15th, and Mara Yaeger, 18th

  • Sports Shorts

    Grant County defeats Carroll County

    Scores: 13-0 in five innings

    When: May 14

    Where: Carroll County High School

    What: The Lady Braves dominated Carroll County from the beginning, scoring eight runs in the second inning.

    Quote of the game: “We’re trying to stay mentally alert,” coach Ott Reed said. “We want to get some momentum going into the district tournament. Wins and losses aren’t important right now; it’s about getting ready for the district tournament.”

  • Demons earn win on senior night

    After starting the season with six straight wins, the Williamstown baseball team has struggled, coming into their senior night game against Paris with eight straight losses.

    The Demons were able to earn a 5-0 win against Paris on May 14 to snap their losing streak.

  • We're going to Disney World

    Thirty Grant County High School seniors and four chaperones gathered April 21 in the school parking lot before heading to Orlando, Fla. The students took in the sites and attended “Grad Bash” at Disney World.

  • 4-H students win district talent show

    Two Grant County 4-H students won at the district talent show May 4.

    Simeon Skilling, a junior at Williamstown High School, won first place in the senior division of the District 4-H Talent Show playing the piano and singing, “Forever.”

    Ariana Johnson, a seventh grader at Williamstown Junior-Senior High School won first place in the junior division singing, “Somewhere over the Rainbow.”

    Both students will perform at the Kentucky State Fair in August.

  • Lewis Hankins will bring history to life

    Lewis Hankins has been interested in Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens since he was a child.

    He just didn’t know that interest in reading his famous works such as “Tom Sawyer” and “Huck Finn” would grow into a lifelong passion.

    One that he’ll share at 7 p.m. on May 14 as he presents “Marking Twain, An Impersonation”, at the Welfare House in Crittenden.

    Hankins, a former Grant County resident, who now calls Hilton Head, S.C. home, has always liked to read.

  • WHS tennis team takes on WV, SK

    The Williamstown girls’ tennis team is still enjoying their first year in existence and have played matches against junior varsity squads from Walton-Verona and Simon Kenton.

    “They’ve shown a lot of progress,” coach Sean Binder said. “I’m impressed with how they’ve picked up the sport. They’re getting more comfortable with the game.”

    “We’re improving a lot this season,” Sarah Bialik, a junior said. “We’re having a lot of fun this year. It’s exciting in our first year.”

  • Haggarty receives $1,000 scholarship from Enquirer

    Williamstown Independent School senior Colleen Haggarty has received a $1,000 scholarship from the Cincinnati Enquirer’s scholarship program for children of employees. Haggarty’s father, James Haggarty, has worked for the Enquirer as operations manager since 2003, when the Haggarty’s moved to Grant County from Minnesota.

  • Hicks named new GCHS ball coach

    Jim Hicks is coming to Grant County with the plan to make the Braves boys’ basketball team a contender in the eighth region.

    Hicks was named the head basketball coach for the Grant County boys’ basketball team. Hicks follows Joe Utter, who was the interim head coach last season after replacing Ron Kinmon, who was the head coach for 11 years before resigning.

  • Braves fall to Bourbon County

    Grant County baseball coach Darrick Lee has told his players all season that they will not shy away from tough competition.

    He believes that to be considered a top program in the state, they’ll have to face top competition.

    The Braves faced Bourbon County (a team with 20 wins) on May 11, coming away with a 12-3 loss in part because of errors.