Local News

  • Grant teacher finalist for national award

    A Grant County teacher is one of only three Kentucky teachers nominated for the Presidential Award For Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

    Shannon Brickler, a curriculum specialist at Sherman Elementary School, was nominated for the PAEMST in mathematics. The PAEMST was established by Congress in 1983 to recognize those teachers who create and implement an instructional program that revolves around content knowledge and helps students to learn.

  • Down On the Farm
  • Bumper sticker theology

    On most days as I’m on my way to work I see a car with a bunch of bumper stickers on the back.
    There’s a “26.2” and a “13.1” sticker that means the driver is probably a marathon/half-marathon runner.
    Other stickers say things like “Easy does it,” “One day at a time” and “Let go and let God.”
    I’ve seen those slogans before and they’re often associated with 12-step programs like AA, although they don’t belong to them exclusively.

  • Bluebirds fly past Braves

    The Highland Bluebirds flew into Grant County on Oct. 21, and left with a 50-0 win over the Grant County Braves.  

    It was a rough senior night for the Braves.
    It didn’t take long for the visiting team to cross the goal line.  

    Less than two minutes into the game, Bluebirds quarterback Brady Gosney completed a seven-yard pass to receiver Braden Posey for the first score of the game.  

  • St. Elizabeth to hold annual Lights For Life

    Holiday traditions that bring families together can be particularly difficult for those who are grief-stricken.

    In their 10th annual Lights for Life, at 4 p.m. Oct. 30, St. Elizabeth Grant County Hospital, 238 Barnes Road in Williamstown, is offering a time of remembrance and healing.

  • Local movie ‘Liberty’s Prisoner’ now available to watch
  • Sherman Church of Christ adds multi-purpose building

    On Sept. 18, the congregation of Sherman Church of Christ held their first worship service in their new building.

    “We had one great big combined service, and it was so nice to have all of our people in one service,” said Scotty Simpson, the church’s associate minister. “We wouldn’t have been able to fit them all in this one (the original building).”

  • Oh, my rotting bones

    Just when I think I’m not so bad, something happens to show me that I am so bad -- bad to my rotting bones.
    There’s this person.
    For some reason I feel an intense, irrational, utterly petty competitiveness with her, even though we’re not competitors in any area whatsoever. Frankly, I don’t think she even knows who I am, but I sure know who she is.
    I make it my business to know her business and am giddy with glee whenever something goes even a little bit askew in her life.As I was telling my husband this morning, I am truly evil.


    (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.)

    Deputy Barry Mullins charged Scott Gregory, 24, of Crittenden, with assault in the fourth degree, at 9:32 p.m. Oct. 6 on Harlan Street. Gregory was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.