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Today's News

  • GUILTY

    After more than two days of testimony, a Grant County jury took less than two hours on Jan. 22 to find Brandon Barnhill guilty of the murder of 1-year-old Kiara Smith.

    The 25-year-old Crittenden man was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years.

    “I believe the evidence is overwhelming that he clearly beat a child to death,” Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford said in his closing arguments.

    “He still won’t stand up like a man for what he’s done,” he said.

  • Goodness shines through times of tragedy

    As she starts the song, “Prelude from a Kiss”, Alicia Keys slowly strokes the keys of her piano.

    She then starts singing softly, letting her voice drift along with the notes as she sits alone in the middle of the studio…

  • Cat Attack 2-1-10

    Oh no, not again. The referee crew from the Kentucky-Vanderbilt game just blew their whistle again.  Those three guys had to be the most warn out people in Rupp by the time the final seconds ran off the clock Saturday evening.  They combined to call 58 total fouls and the teams shot a total of 70 free throws.  Looks like neither team will need to practice free throws this week.

  • Williamstown Junior and Senior High School second nine weeks honor roll

    A HONOR ROLL

    Jan. 15, 2010

    Sixth grade

    McKenna Brewer

    Andrew Davis

    Karyna Davis

    Olivia Dezarn

    Chasity Evans

    Nicole Giesbers

    Cassidy Hess

    Avery March

    Rachel Montgomery

    Savanna Moss

    Hannah Scroggins

    Hanson Zhou

    Seventh grade

    Jacelyn Adams

    Allyson Burton

    Derek Cummins

    Mari Johnson

    Sidney Jump

    Emily Simpson

    Brooklyn Wainscott

    Emily Whitney

    Eighth grade

    Macy Goetz

  • GCHS speech, drama earn second place finish at Lafayette tourney

    On Saturday, Jan. 16, the Grant County High School speech and drama Team traveled to Lafayette High School to compete at the 2010 “Thelma Beeler” Invitational in Lexington, Kentucky. 

  • For the Record 1-28-10

    Deeds

    Oct. 12:

  • Special Valentines Wanted

    The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life. It could be your sweetheart, your children, your parents, a neighbor or family friend.

    The News staff wants to know why they are special.

    If your letter is chosen, your special someone will be featured in the Feb. 18 issue of the Grant County News.

  • Relay kickoff set for Jan. 25

    Let’s get this party started! The Grant County Relay For Life will hold a kickoff party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25 at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    The relay is the signature fund raising event for the American Cancer Society. Money is used for programs and research. The kickoff event is open to business owners, team captains, cancer survivors or those just wanting more information about the relay.

    For more information on how to get involved, call 824-3343 or 1-800-ACS-2345.

  • Grant Gear Grinders bring home state, national honors

    In its first year in existence, the Grant County 4-H Robotics team has excelled beyond expectation.  On Dec. 5. the Grant Gear Grinders won second place honors competing against 23 teams at the First Lego League Robotics Regional Competition at Twenhofel Middle School in Independence, which qualified them to go on to the state competition at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green on Jan. 9, where they ranked eighth place out of 42 teams.

  • Snow days force change to calendar

    Missed school days have caused a shift in the calendars for Grant County and Williamstown school districts.

    Each district missed three days because of snow Jan. 5, Jan. 6 and Jan. 8, but the plans to deal with the make-up days are not the same.

    Students at Grant County Schools originally were scheduled to have their last day of classes Wednesday, May 19.

    The final day for students now will be Monday, May 24, unless more days are missed.

    However, Williamstown Independent Schools are not adding days to the end of their calendar.