Local News

  • 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.

  • Grant finishes district runner-up to Simon Kenton

    The Grant County Braves fell short 3-0 to the Simon Kenton Pioneers Oct. 12 in the 32nd district championship.
    Although the Braves lost, they will still advanced to the first round of the regional tournament.
    In the first half of the game, the Braves were able to keep with the Pioneers.

    True Williams was able to get an attempted shot off early, but other than that Simon Kenton’s defense didn’t allow much.

  • Braves knocked out of regionals with 8-0 defeat

    The Grant County boys soccer team went on the road to face a tough host in Oldham County on Oct. 17 in the first round of the Region Eight Tournament.
    Unfortunately, for the Braves the game did not go as planned and the team’s season ended with an 8-0 loss.

  • Braves lose at Dixie Heights

    The Grant County Braves football team played a rare Thursday night game at Dixie Heights on Oct. 13.  
    The end result was a 39-0 loss.  
    Less than two minutes into the game, Dixie’s Austin Rice took the handoff from quarterback Noah Smedley and ran 56 yards for the first score of the game.  
    Just two minutes later at the 8:17 mark of the first quarter, Jose Torres scampered 58 yards for the 13-0 lead for Dixie Heights.