Today's News

  • Braves work to improve fundamentals

    It seems like a long time since the Braves were 2-1 on the season. Actually, it has been four weeks, and since then Grant County has fallen to South Oldham 36-3  on Oct. 8.

    Coach Mike Davis said the team needs to get back to the fundamentals of football.

    “We are still a young football team,” he said. “We were not playing responsibile football.”

    The loss dropped the Braves to 2-5 on the season and for Grant County to get to a .500 record, it will have to start with a win over Oldham County on Oct. 15.


    The canned jars of white pears, golden peaches, green beans and relishes were removed from the 2010 Grant County Fair just over a month ago, but Margaret Poor, of Williamstown, is already revving up for 2011.

    “I’m already fixing things for next year, because a lot of the garden stuff isn’t on when the fair is on,” Poor said. “So you start fixing things after the fair for next year. I’ve done tomatoes, tomato juice, applesauce, peaches.”

  • Simpsons celebrate 50 years

    Bob and Wanda Simpson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 22.

    They were married by the Rev. R.T. Daughtery at the Williamstown Baptist Church.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. The party is given by their family and no gifts are requested.

    The Simpsons have three sons and two daughters-in-law. Their names are Steve and Nancy Elliott Simpson, Jim and Mary Ann Draper Simpson and Troy Simpson.

  • Hope to see you at the polls

    If our lawmakers passed a law saying that green-eyed people could no longer vote, wouldn’t we be incensed? All green-eyed people would rise up in protest, and I among them. There would be demonstrations in the streets. Yet many of us, who are eligible to vote, will never go near the polls on Election Day. The turnout for Grant County for our primary election was only around 25 percent.

  • GCHS Marching Band takes fourth place at Festival at the Heights

    Grant County Marching Band traveled to Dixie High School to participate in their last Kentucky Music Educators Association’s regular season sanctioned competition of the season on Oct. 9.

    In preliminary competition, Grant County was facing two competitors in Class AAAA competition, South Oldham and East Jessamine. Grant County surprised the crowd with a show ending performance with the “Capture the Flag” game ending with the brass team capturing the flag, instead of a tie between the brass and woodwinds that the crowd had seen at previous events.


    Cindy Pelkey is an accomplished seamstress, but when her nontraditonal machine pieced, machine quilted, ‘stack-n-whack’ quilt garnered her a blue ribbon at the 2010 Kentucky State Fair, even she was surprised.

    “When I stood in front of it and I saw the blue ribbon, I stood there and I bawled like a baby, just bawled like a baby,” Pelkey said. “I was shocked, but then, of course, when I got home, my head wouldn’t fit through the door frames. I was beyond myself. I told everybody, whether they wanted to know or not.”

  • Lady Braves golf, Rich end their season at State

    At the beginning of the season, every golfer in the state of Kentucky dreams of going to state.

    The Grant County girls’ golf program  and  Williamstown senior Ali Rich all made it to the state tournament, Oct. 4-6 at the Bowling Green Country Club.

    “It was fun,” senior Kodi Hall said. “It was our first time going as a team to state. Sarah Kellam went last year by herself, so it was a nice experience for us.”

  • Lady Demons send seniors out on winning note

    As a high school student-athlete coming in as a freshman, you feel as though these four years will be slow, until you find yourself walking out on your home court one last time as a senior.

    For the Lady Demons, four seniors got to go out in front of their home crowd to celebrate the last four years playing for Williamstown.

    Chelsea West, Tori Wilhoit, Haley Rothwell, and Makayla True got to celebrate a win on Senior Night Oct. 5, defeating Calvary Christian in two sets, 25-19, 25-21 to move their record to 12-14 on the season.

  • GCHS JROTC named third overall champs

    The Grant County High School Army JROTC traveled to Hamlin, W.Va. to compete in Lincoln County High School’s Army JROTC Raider Team Challenge. Fifteen high schools competed in 12 different category events.

    GCHS’s JROTC teams placed first in the following events: Army Physical Fitness Test led by Cadet Johnathon Gatewood, obstacle/confidence course led by Cadet Jacob Parker and orienting and map reading course led Cadet Cory Grey.

  • Students learn dangers of drinking, driving

    “Drunk” drivers killed several people and injured many more Sept. 16 in a parking lot near Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center.

    Fortunately, those hit by the impaired drivers were only orange cones representing pedestrians and the drivers weren’t really drunk.

    The hands-on lesson was part of the NKY Grant County Center’s University 101- Orientation to College and Beyond class.

    The Fatal Experience Driving Simulation allows teens to gain real-life exposure to the dangers of impaired driving without being at risk.