Local News

  • Simon Kenton strong arms Lady Braves

    The Simon Kenton volleyball team entered Grant County’s territory Aug. 30, and left with a victory in three sets, 25-18, 25-12 and 25-9.

  • Williamstown man gets ‘90-Day Fiancé’

    The love life of a 42-year-old Williamstown man gets a dose of reality in the docu-series “90-Day Fiancé.”

    The TLC reality show will follow Matt Ryan and his Ukrainian fiancé, Alla, who he met on an international dating site.
    Matt and Alla are one of five engaged couples in the new season of “90-Day-Fiancé,” which follows American-born suitors and their foreign mates.

  • Dana celebrates employees, families

    Although, the scorching sun was bearing down, Dana employees and their families were upbeat as they strolled across the upper parking lot visiting vendors at their Family Fun Day Picnic, on Aug. 27.

    Troy Lawrence has worked for Dana Light Axle Manufacturing for 18 years and is president of United Auto Workers Local 3064. There are 360 employees of the 530 Dana workers who are members of the UAW.

  • Paddle Williamstown
  • GCHS, WHS freshmen soccer faceoff on field
  • New road to lead to growth for Will. Schools

    A newly completed road on the Williamstown Independent Schools campus will ease traffic and make way for future development.

    The temporarily named Loop Road, which loops around the school buildings and athletic fields on the property, is about .4 miles in length and cost $936,000 to construct.

    Superintendent Misty Middleton said the road was developed to open the campus for future development, but initially will be used to ease traffic on Helton Street during parent drop-off and pick-up in the morning and afternoon.  


    (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.)
    Officer Wyatt Gayer executed a warrant for Ernest B. Combs, 29, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 14 on Taft Highway. Combs was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Lady Braves down Lady Demons in four sets

    The Grant County Lady Braves volleyball team won the cross-county rivalry game against the Lady Demons of Williamstown on Aug. 23 at Grant County High School.  It took four sets for the Lady Braves to be victorious.  They took the first set 26-24.  

    The Lady Braves jumped out to a 9-0 lead early in set one.  Behind the serves of junior Janna Saylor, the Lady Braves capitalized on the youthfulness of the Lady Demons.  

  • Corinth Mayor carries on as he waits for liver transplant

      Born and raised in Gallatin County, William R. Hill moved to Grant County following the loss of his wife in a car accident in 1978.
    In the years following that move, the now 62-year-old mayor of Corinth has become a fixture of the city and county.  Growing up, Hill played basketball and baseball for Gallatin County.
    Today, most people know him as Mayor Billy Hill, Mayor or simply Billy.
    Hill first took the oath of office for the City of Corinth in September 1999 when he was appointed mayor after the passing of then-Mayor Winford Colson.

  • Lady Braves blast Carroll County 9-0

    The heat did not stop the Grant County girls’ soccer team, as they sailed past Carroll County on Aug. 27.

    The Lady Braves defeated the Lady Panthers 9-0, with goals from Morgan Moore, Tiana Thornberry two each from Kayla Mullins and Courtney Faehr and three from Faith Johnson.

    The game was almost mercy ruled, but when Faehr’s third goal was called off the game remained at 9-0.
    The officials stated that the keeper had possession of the ball before Faehr did.