Today's News

  • GCHS students take on role of candidates

    “Do you want a Socialist world or a Mitt Romney world?” asked Mitt Romney last week at Grant County High School.
    OK, maybe it’s wasn’t the real Mitt Romney, but rather Stephen Fightmaster, a senior at GCHS, who was portraying Romney in a mock presidential debate.


    They aren’t quite 18, but that did not stop local elementary students from making their vote heard.

    Kindergarten and fifth graders were just two of the groups of students at Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary who headed to the polls Nov. 2 to choose a president.

    Using a makeshift voting booth, one-by-one, the students circled the photo of the candidate they wanted for president.
    After they cast their ballot into a baby wipe container, they received an American flag sticker, symbolizing that they voted.


    U.S. Representative

    Bill Adkins (D) - 3,268
    Thomas Massie (R) - 4,824

    State Senator

    David Holcomb (D) -2,594
    3Damon Thayer (R) - 5,782

    Grant Circuit Clerk

    Tina Melton (R) - 5,167
    Shirley Wilson (D) -3,343

    Grant Bd. of Ed - Dist. 5

    Richard Bredenberg - 744
    Deborah Rogers -987

    Crittenden City Council


    The fourth of six planned Cash Mobs takes place on Thursday, November 15.  The meeting location will be next to Marlene’s on Main Street in Williamstown. Shoppers should gather between 5 and 5:30 p.m. to learn of the secret shopping destination and enjoy refreshments provided by Marlene McComas of Marlene’s.

    Anyone can participate by committing to spend at least $10 at the mystery shopping locations that will be announced after 5 p.m. at the meeting site.


    On Oct. 12, Lexie Moore, 8, competed in a free throw competition at the University of Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena. She earned the chance to compete by placing first in a free throw competition held during a John Calipari Basketball Camp at Ryle High School. She missed winning by only one shot. She lost in the second round of a sudden death shoot-off.

  • GCHS sends 3 runners to state

    The Grant County High School Cross Country team traveled to Ryle High School for the Class 3A Region 5 Championships on Nov. 3. Grant County had three qualify for the KHSAA State Cross Country Championship that will be held on Nov. 10 at the Kentucky Horsepark.


    The Grant County Elementary Cross Country team sent several runners to the annual cross country KTCCCA  Meet of Champions, which is equivalent to a state championship for elementary teams, on Oct. 27 held at Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

    Grant County had participants in these categories: middle school (7th and 8th) boys and girls; 6th grade and under boys and girls, and 4th grade and under boys and girls.

    Of Grant County’s participants, the following runners received individual honors:


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Grant County Sheriff’s Office

  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • MCE PTO to hold auction, chili cook-off fundraiser

    Mason-Corinth Elementary’s PTO will be holding a live auction and chili-cookoff fundraiser Nov. 16 at the school.

    The cook-off, which will include original, Tex Mex and alternative categories, will start at 5 p.m. and entires are free. The live auction will start at 6 p.m. Childcare will be provided by GCHS FBLA for $2 per child. Admission is $3 worth of tickets to vote on your favorite chili.