Today's News

  • Free Kitchen continues to help needy

    The Spears Foundation Free Kitchen opened its doors in December 2007 and immediately began serving around 30 people. Today the kitchen serves as many as 45 people in a single day.

    Pat Holnquist, a former volunteer, who is on a fixed income, comes to the kitchen nearly everyday for lunch.


    The Crittenden Fire Department hosted a memorial service on 9/11 commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Members of the Grant County Honor Guard, composed of volunteer firefighters from the community, presented the flag.

  • Chamber office finds new home

    The Grant County Chamber of Commerce/Grant County Tourism Office has found a new home just a few miles from its former location.

    The joint office moved last week to 1350 N. Main in Williamstown, into the former Forcht Bank branch building, next to the Grant County Thrift Store and Family Worship Center on U.S. 25.

    “It was time that we had our own space and the price was right,” said Wade Gutman, executive director of the chamber.

  • Y NOT?

    If they build it, will you come?

    That’s the question a committee of areas citizens is trying to find an answer to as they assess the possibility of a YMCA facility or programs coming to Walton.

    The committee is asking residents of surrounding areas to fill out a survey by Oct. 7 to see what programs they would like to see, how much they would be willing to pay in dues and how often they would visit a YMCA facility weekly.

  • Grant County High School Career and Technology Center

    The community will get its first look at the Grant County School’s new Career and Technology Center at an open house of the $10 million facility on Sunday.

    “I’m excited, especially with the new career readiness challenges. The technical center will help us reach students we might not reach otherwise,” said Grant County Superintendent Ron Livingood.

    The addition at Grant County High School features 12 new classrooms/labs that will be home to seven new career and tech programs.

  • Where were you when the towers were hit on 9/11?

    “On 9/11, I was home.  My son called me and told me to turn on the TV and that is what I did for most of the rest of the day.”
    - Marcus Camacho
    Grant County girls golf coach

    “I can remember sitting there in the classroom and watching the teachers talking about it. They were freaking out and we weren’t sure what to think, at that point.”
    - Tiffany Foley
    Williamstown volleyball

  • Week 2 Player of the Week

    Grant County High School  senior Lucas Button was named the player of the week for his performance against Owen County. Lucas had nine tackles and battled back from a serious illness. The award is sponsored by Carolyn Thomas Thompson, State Farm Insurance.

  • Braves get first win against Henry County

    When: Sept. 1
    Where: GCMS
    What: The Braves got their first win of the season, defeating Henry County 7-0, led by a three-goal hat trick by senior Brian Chapman.

  • Braves host Grant County Invite

    When: Sept. 10
    Where: Eagle Creek Country Club
    What: The Braves golf team led by senior Tim Livingood will tee off in the annual Grant County Invitational. Tee times are to be announced.

  • Braves host 38th Grant County Invite

    Grant County High School is proud to extend an invitation to the 38th Annual Grant County Cross Country Invitational Meet. This year’s event will be held on Sept. 10, at the Sherman Elementary School.