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Today's News

  • Grant County earns two district wins

    Late game heroics and early dominance helped the Grant County softball team come away with wins against district opponents Simon Kenton and Walton-Verona.

    The Lady Braves are undefeated within district play and have earned three wins, but their most exciting win was their victory over the Lady Pioneers.

    Down 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh with two outs and sophomore Erica Stith on second base, GCHS junior Katelyn Roy was just looking for a pitch to hit.

  • April 19 is deadline to register

    April 19 is the last day for new voters to register to vote in the May 18 primary.

  • Raymond Miller served as Senator Damon Thayer’s page

    Raymond Miller, the son of James A. Miller and a sixth grader at Grant County Middle School, served as Senator Damon Thayer’s page on March 11.

  • I used to be in decent enough shape.

    I mean, I’ve never had what anyone would confuse as muscular arms.

    The only six-pack that could be used to describe me is the liters of Mountain Dew I used to drink in high school.

    But, I was an active kid whose legs were deceptively strong from playing soccer constantly and I could run around all day without tiring.

    My how things have changed.

    My eating habits are about the same, if not a tad worse, but the difference is my body can’t work off the calories in my new couch potato exercise routine.

  • Submit questions for political forum

    Do you have a question you would like to ask the candidates for jailer, sheriff, judge-executive, magistrate or state representative?

    Submit your questions to the Grant County News and you might get an answer.

    The Grant County News and the Grant County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum featuring those candidates on Thursday, April 29 at the Williamstown cafeteria. The forum will begin at 7 p.m.

    Candidates will be asked questions generated by the News editorial team and from those submitted by the public prior to the forum.

  • Angel Food orders due by April 15

    Get a medium-sized box of groceries for $30 per unit. Each month’s menu is different and includes fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of at least $50.

    Angel Food is not just for low-income families, but anyone who wishes to order.

    Orders must be placed through Family Worship Center and be paid for at the time of order.

    Cash, check, money orders, credit and debit cards and food stamps are accepted.

  • Lady Demons fall to SK

    Giving up a big inning and the inability to string together a productive run at the plate proved to be the Williamstown softball team’s downfall again.

    The Lady Demons were only able to score one run and allowed Simon Kenton to score six runs in the fourth inning on their way to a 10-1 loss on April 19.

  • Jail inmate dies over weekend

    An inmate at the Grant County Detention Center died on Sunday, April 11 after hanging himself inside a medical isolation cell.

    Carl E. Lewis, 47, of Morehead was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood at 4:25 a.m.

    Jail deputies discovered him in a cell between 3 and 3:30 a.m. while making a routine cell check.

    Jailer Steve Kellam said two deputy jailers began emergency procedures and called 911 after discovering him.

  • GCHS Speech and Drama Team place second on national stage

    Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team competed in the 25th annual Smoky Mountain National Invitational Tournament at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Feb. 24-27. There were 36 students from Grant County who attended the event.

    GCHS placed second overall in the prestigious competition sweepstakes, which includes both debate and speech rivalry. Students from 24 schools, from across the United States, took part in the competition. For the overall Speech Sweepstakes competition and the Debate Sweepstakes competition Grant County High School placed fourth.

  • Demons race at Grant County

    After getting the first several meets out of the way, the athletes on the Williamstown track and field team have learned what to expect when they compete.

    They’ve learned their strengths and are excited to see where their talents are best used.

    “My athletes have fallen in love with track and field,” coach Michelle Whaley said. “I have been impressed with their speed, strength and times in all the events. We need the experience so that we can really find out what events the athletes are the best at.  ”