Today's News

  • Another Place In Time 1-20-11


    Welcome to a new Another Place in Time photograph. If you know the person in the photo or where it was taken, call the Grant County News office at 824-3343 and share your guesses with us.

  • Consequences of drought, winter salt

    As I write, I am comforted by the snow that has accumulated on the boughs of my Nordmann fir and Serbian spruce. It is beautiful, yes, but more important the snow serves as an insulator against desiccating winds and frigid temperatures. We must not forget that evergreens, particularly broadleaf evergreens like rhododendrons and American hollies, lose a great deal of moisture through their leaves in the winter.  
    Drought effect

  • Turning Back the Clock 1-20-11


    15 Years Ago

  • A Blast From The Past 1.20.11

    15 Years Ago
    Jan. 20, 1996

    The Williamstown Lady Demons won the 8th Region All “A” Classic, defeating Gallatin County 63-62.

    Susan Wood, a freshman led the Lady Demons with 21 points and her sister, Beth Wood, chipped in with 20 points.

    Williamstown’s record improved to 11-3. Ed Gabbert coached the Lady Demons.

    25 Years Ago
    Jan. 17, 1986

    Williamstown junior Greg Evans joined the 1,000-point club against Carroll County.

  • Demons face Warriors in All “A” Classic

    The 8th Region All “A” Classic can be a second chance for a struggling Demons team, as they get a first-round match with Eminence Jan. 19 at Owen County High School.

    The Demons (1-14) have fallen on some tough stretches including a 13-game losing streak to start the season.

  • Lady Braves have tough road ahead

    After suffering a disappointing defeat against Oldham County 80-63, Jan. 14 at Grant County High School, the Lady Braves will have to gear up for three district games this week, including county-rival Williamstown Jan. 24.

    The Lady Braves (3-12) offense had its best output of the season scoring over 60 points for the first time, but was unable to handle the full-court pressure of Oldham County, being forced into turnovers at inopportune times.

  • Braves set to take on Simon Kenton

    The Grant County Braves improved their record to 7-9 with a hard fought 61-50 win over Henry County Jan. 15.

    Braves coach Jim Hicks was pleased with his players’ effort the entire week in practice before the game.

    “We were 6-9 coming into this game,” he said. “We have worked as hard this week than any team I have coached in my career. These kids have worked their tails off. If we work that hard, we are just going to get better.”

  • Lady Demons fall short in finals

    It may have not been the best game the Lady Demons have played this season, but it was a surprise for many to see Williamstown in the championship game against Walton-Verona Jan. 15.

    “Nobody thought we were going to make it to this level,” Lady Demons coach Mark Wilhoit said after the game. “Everybody had written Owen County and Walton-Verona in for the championship game.”

    The atmosphere was electric with both Walton-Verona and Williamstown’s bands performing at the game, providing a deafening sound during timeouts. The Lady Demons fell 45-25 to the Lady Bearcats.

  • Angel Food deadline nears

    Get a medium-sized box of groceries, the Bread of Life signature box, for $31. 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 in Williamstown and be paid for at the time of order. Cash, check, money orders, credit and debit cards and food stamps are accepted.

  • Grant County Extension offers community classes

    The Grant County Extension office, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown, will be offering the following classes:
     • Jan. 25 - Basic Sewing from 12:30 to 4 p.m.
    Learn how to use a sewing machine and make some simple projects. Class size limited to 10. Call 859-824-3355 to register
    • January through May – Quilting: Block of the month
    Make two blocks a month. Meets from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month. For experienced quilters. Call 859-824-3355 for more information.