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Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS: Three fugitives apprehended in Nebraska

    Three men who escaped Friday from Branchville Correctional Facility were recaptured Thursday in Nebraska. The Perry County News first heard of the details around 8 p.m. from County Prosecutor Robert Collins. Details were still sketchy but the capture of 49-year-old Christopher Marshall, 59-year-old Jerry Sargent and 31-year-old Bobby Cockerell apparently followed a pursuit that lasted more than 10 miles. It was not immediately clear where the men were captured.

  • Braves lose close one to Carroll County

    The Grant County boys’ baseball team took an early lead against Carroll County, but their defense let the Panthers walk away with a win.

    The Braves lost 4-2 on March 30.

    “We’re getting better,” coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “We’re improving with every game. We know we aren’t going to have a high-powered offense and we know we have to play defense.”

    The Braves scored first in the third inning after a sacrifice fly by Jordan Cummins allowed Aaron Goe to tag up and race home.

  • Manhunt continues

    Local law enforcement are on high alert as a manhunt is on for three fugitives who escaped an Indiana prison on Friday, March 20.

    Authorities believe there is a possibility the escapees could be headed toward Grant County because one of the men, 59-year-old Jerry Sargent, is from Williamstown.

    Sargent, who has family in the area, was serving a 50-year sentence at Branchville Correctional Facility near Tell City, Ind., for robbery and criminal confinement.

    Sargent’s earliest possible release date was Jan. 7, 2023.

  • Prosecutor recalls felon as smart, dangerous

    Jerry Sargent is someone Jim Crawford knows well.

    Crawford, commonwealth attorney for Grant County, prosecuted Sargent 20 years ago in Grant County on numerous charges.

    Sargent, an escapee from a Tell City, Ind., prison, is believed to be one of three men who attacked and robbed three brothers on their Sanders farm Monday morning.

  • Three brothers beaten, left tied inside Carroll County home

    An Indiana prison break has led authorities into Kentucky, where three Carroll County men were beaten and tied up Monday, March 23, in a home on State Hwy. 36 East, just south of Interstate 71.

    Their attackers are believed to be the three men who escaped Friday morning from Branchville Correctional Facility in Tell City, Ind.

  • GCMS Talent Show results

     

    Grant County Middle School hosted their annual talent show on March 27. For more pictures from this event check out  the slide show on the home page.

    Grand Champion – Kendall Hopper singing I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston.

    Dance

    First place – Triple Threat (Olivia Cahill, Hannah Colson and Aprille Johnson) dancing to Sneaker Night by Vanessa Hudgens

    Second place – Haley Miller and Emily Mount dancing to Pop, Rock and Drop It.

    Instrumental

  • Wild turkey federation hosts annual banquet

    Grant County leaders of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host their 11th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet at Williamstown High School March 28. The event, sponsored by the Eagle Creek Gobblers Chapter, promotes wild turkey conservation.

    “For many turkey hunters, this event ranks right behind hunting,” said Gregg Stith, chapter president. “The event is a chance for the community of hunters to get together and talk with friends, make new friends, encourage folks new to the sport and get the latest information on conservancy and wildlife in the area.”

  • Demons ninth inning rally falls short

    The Williamstown boys’ baseball team had already overcome one two-run deficit to tie Holmes.

    Down two runs again in the seventh inning, the Demons looked poised to not only tie the game, but take the lead.

    Their comeback attempt was one run too short, as the Demons lost 4-3 on March 23.

    “We are dependent on our defense and we gave up four runs with two outs,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “We played solid defense other than a few errors, but we have young arms and we need to back them up with our defense.”

  • Norton-Ramey set date

    Larry and Jane True Jones of Corinth and H. Gary and Sis G. Norton of Fairfield, Ohio are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leann True Norton to Shane Garland Ramey, son of Gary and Debbie Ramey of Salt Lick, Ky.

    The bride is the granddaughter of the late John and Myra True of Corinth and the late Herman Norton and Opal Norton Gruen of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. April 4 in Georgetown.

  • Lake expansion project gets $540,000 boost

    Vince Gabbert, deputy chief of staff for Gov. Steve Beshear, recently returned home to Grant County bearing an expensive gift.

    The 1994 Williamstown Senior High graduate and son of Rosie and Eddie Gabbert announced a $540,000 state grant that will help inch closer the planned expansion of Lake Williamstown.

    The announcement came in front of a standing-room only crowd at a town hall meeting hosted by the Williamstown Woman’s Club at Williamstown Baptist Church.