Today's News

  • GCHS JROTC bring home championship trophies from Louisville competition

    Competing against 15 other Kentucky high school JROTC Raider Teams, the Grant County High School varsity JROTC accumulated more total competition points than any other high school JROTC Unit, and finished first place at the Southern Magnet High School Academy JROTC Raider Competition in Louisville on Sept. 10.

    Each High School JROTC Unit was allowed to enter two Raider teams each. The 30 teams consisted of 12 cadets on each team, with approximately 360 cadet team members participating in the competition.

  • Hollen named novice champion at 2010 Kentucky State Fair

    Logan Marie Hollen, 5, won Overall Novice Champion Showman, showing her sheep at the 2010 Kentucky State Fair.

    Hollen won in the 5 to 8-year-old category competing against 66 other children. She is a member of the Grant County Extension Clover Buds.

    She is the daughter of Kurt and Donna Hollen of Crittenden.


  • Community Calendar 9/23/2010


    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.


    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. Saturdays, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

    Grant County Saddle Club - 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown. Contact Mark Nicewonder at 859-912-3975.

  • Teen kicks it onto state ODP team

    For a young Grant County girl, the experience of playing on the Kentucky Olympic Development Program this summer was something she would never forget.

    “It was an honor to know that you are one of the top girls in the state,” said Bethany Lawrence, 13, of Dry Ridge.

    According to the Kentucky ODP site, it is a national program that identifies and develops youth players in their state, region, and country in soccer competitions.

    The process of getting onto the team was a drawn out one.


    Friday, Sept. 17,  begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The week-long commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American.

  • A game to forget

    It was an easy game to forget for the Grant County boys’ soccer team as they lost to Campbell County 7-0, Sept. 4 at Grant County Middle School.

    “I was not expecting this,” said coach Clay Mattingly.

    Within the first 20 minutes of the game, the Camels had scored five goals and had a commanding lead that did not falter.

  • Lady Braves overcome adversity to key injuries

    The Grant County Lady Braves soccer team has had a lot of injuries lately that have caused major challenges for coach Melinda White.

    On Aug. 30, the Lady Braves were dealt a blow in the Walton-Verona game, losing senior Renee Neltner to a torn ligament injury.

    At that point in the game, the Lady Braves had a 2-1 lead in the game over the Lady Bearcats.

    According to White, the team had received an injury timeout to carry Neltner off the field.

  • Braves get first win 22-6 over Bearcats

    Grant County put their loss to Owen County quickly behind them, defeating Walton-Verona 22-6, Sept. 3 on an unusually cool summer evening.

    After throwing an interception, the Bearcats scored a first quarter touchdown, failing the extra point but managing to take a 6-0 lead.

    “The offense kind of put us in the hole early,” said coach Mike Davis. “Nathan Davis throws an early pick and Walton-Verona starts with a short field and it’s 6-0.”

  • Grant County students named Jeff Green Scholars

    Eight students from Grant County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    As Sen. Jeff Green Scholars, these students are eligible for $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. Students may earn up to $10,000 toward their higher education expenses if they continue high scholastic achievement in college.

  • Jacobs interns in Washington, D.C.

    Each semester at college, most students spend their time attending early morning classes, planning fraternity and sorority functions or worrying about exams, but Haleigh Jacobs had a different experience.

    Jacobs spent her spring semester with Congressman Geoff Davis as an intern in Washington D.C.

    Jacobs, 21, a Williamstown High School graduate, worked with Davis in Washington from January to May of 2010.

    “I worked with him (Davis) previously in his district office and I was surprised and excited to get the Washington D.C. internship,” Jacobs said.