Today's News

  • Gold Powerhouse wins second title

    Not many kids can say they have won a Super Bowl, but for seven players on the Grant County Powerhouse, they can say they have won back-to-back titles, defeating Owen County Oct. 31.

    For coach Scott Mann it was an unexpected, but a big moment.

    “The coaches and I emphasized it had not been done since the teams were split five years ago,” he said.

    In most towns or counties for each level of youth football, there is only one team to play on.

  • Cancer patients receive items of comfort

    More than 50 hats have been delivered to cancer patients at St. Elizabeth Hospital Grant, who suffer the side effects of chemotherapy and radiations treatments.

    The project is being spearheaded by Linda Evans of Dry Ridge. Evans, president of the Dry Ridge Homemakers, brought the project to the Happy Stitchers sewing group, after being contacted by Tina Ellis, administrative secretary at the hospital.

    “It’s one of the the most meaningful things I’ve ever done,” Evans said, after delivering the first batch of hats and heart-shaped pillows.


    (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.)

    Chief Rick Kells executed a Harrison County warrant for Jerry C. Fogle, 31, of Dry Ridge, at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 26 on Race Street. Fogle was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Broyles celebrate 50 years

    John and Jeanie Broyles will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Williamstown Christian Church.  The party is given by their family and they are requesting no gifts.  All friends are welcome.


    Do you know a miracle from a coincidence? When some unusual thing happens in our life, we may not recognize it as a blessing because it wasn’t big enough. For some people, the wall of China would have to fall down to get their attention to be a miracle, otherwise, the unusual thing would just be a coincidence. Really?

  • Woods brothers graduate military training

    Daniel G.T. Woods and his brother, David M.R.Woods, recently graduated from Marine boot camp in San Diego, Calif.

    Their mother, Beverly Woods, of Cynthiana, formerly of Grant County, along with their aunt, Vicky Jolly Miller attended the graduation. Woods was given the General’s Coin because two sons graduated.

    Daniel graduated as Private 1st Class and David (Mike) graduated as a private.

  • All in a day's work

    When the polls opened at 6 a.m. Nov. 2, 90-year-old Juilan Wills had already been up since 4 a.m. As a judge at precinct one at Williamstown High School, he arrived around 5 a.m.

    Wills, a tall, straight,World War II Veteran, has been a precinct worker for the past 17 years. He cast his vote for the first time at age 21, for Franklin D. Roosevelt and enjoyed a relationship with Brent Spence and Happy Chandler.

    Wills began working at the Corinth precinct and spent 15, of his 17, years there.


    “To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift,” said the late runner Steve Prefontaine.

    For nine runners from Grant County, they will have the opportunity to show they are one of the best in the state of Kentucky, Nov. 13 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    The Grant County boys’ team for the third consecutive season, finished as runner up at the regional meet Nov. 6 at Idlewild Park in Burlington, just 11 points behind regional champion Dixie Heights.

  • FFA student brings horse to Hay Read at GCHS

    Second grade students from Grant County elementary schools attended this year’s Hay Read at Grant County High School on Oct.12. Students participated in several activities based on this year’s book “Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body.”  This year’s theme was nutrition, health, and well-being.The clubs/organizations involved were: FBLA, FFA, FCCLA, Student Council, NHS, and Speech and Drama.  GCHS FFA student Kory Reed lets elementary students pet her horse. Photo provided by Jill Marksberry.

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    So close.

    That was the feeling Williamstown and Grant County High School bands were left with after both finished runner-up Oct. 30 in the Kentucky Music Education Association state marching band championship.

    Coming off three consecutive state titles, Williamstown Band of Spirit came in second place in Class A with 89.4 points at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, just .4 points behind champion Beechwood High School.

    They scored the highest points in two out of six judging categories for their “On the Air” program.