Today's News


    By Chantel March
    Sports Correspondent


    Williamstown schools cross country teams opened their season at the Fifth Annual Holmes Licking River Run on Saturday, Aug. 25. Twenty schools participated, with nearly 600 runners.  
    Williamstown entered runners at the junior varsity, middle school, and elementary levels.

  • On the run

    On Aug. 25, the Williamstown Elementary Cross Country Team competed at the Holmes Licking River Run.

    Overall, the girl’s and boy’s teams each placed third.
    In the girl’s race, runners finished as follows: Kasey Hill - fourth; Destiny Wallace - 12th; Tabi Jordan - 13th; Teja James - 23rd; Jayda Murphy - 29th; Emma Kramer - 30th; Shelby Marksbury - 31st; Ellie Schultz - 32nd; Cailynn Evans - 35th; Abigail McKenney - 38th; Sophie McKenney - 39th and Courtney Evans - 40th.

  • Steve Thompson named Grant County Athletic Director

    Steve Thompson retired from the classroom, but he’s already gone back to school.
    Thompson, of Dry Ridge, has been hired as the Grant County Schools athletic director.
    He replaces Scott Shipp, who has taken over as Grant’s director of operations.

  • Cody Kellam leads GCHS golf team with even par

    The Grant County High School boy s golf team beat Pendleton County last week in a heavy, rain-soaked match.
    Cody Kellam led the Braves with an even par on the back nine holes at Eagle Creek on Aug. 21

    Kellam, a sophomore, is the Braves  leading golfer. He shot a 35.
    Kellam said he s pleased with how well he is shooting this year.
     I am working hard to gain confidence in my game. I m focusing more on the mental side of the game this year than I ever have before,  Kellam said.

  • GCHS Braves fall to Owen Rebels

    By Philip Frommeyer
    Sports Correspondent


    At the coin toss, the Owen County Rebels won the call and decided to kick off to the Braves on Aug. 25 at Grant County.
    Early in the first quarter, Shelby Caudill intercepted a pass intended for a Rebels wide receiver.

    With great scoring position and a hand off to Derek Sutherland, the Braves scored the first touch down.
    Because of smart plays and strong defense, the Braves were able to keep the Rebels scoreless in the first quarter.

  • Deer archery season begins Sept. 1

    When Kentucky’s 2012-2013 deer season opens with the beginning of archery hunting Sat., Sept. 1, there will be plenty of reasons for hunters to be optimistic.
    Last deer season was arguably the state’s best ever. A record 68 bucks taken in Kentucky qualified for entry into the Boone & Crockett record books, a record for the state.
    Kentucky hunters also posted the fourth best overall harvest with119,656 deer, the highest total since the 2008-09 season. In 96 of Kentucky’s 120 counties, hunters bagged more deer than in the 2010-2011 deer season.

  • GCHS girls golf team finishes 4th Aug. 25

    The Grant County High School girl’s golf team earned a fourth place finish on Aug. 25 at the Bluegrass Invitational at Glenmary Country Club.

    Sarah Kellam, the team s senior and leader, shot a 79.
     “I’ve had a successful year thus far. However, I am working hard not to get complacent. There is always room for improvement in every aspect of the game,”  Kellam said.

  • New’s celebrates 50 years

    Cecil and Barbara New will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sept. 1 2012. The News were married at New Friendship Baptist Church with Bro. Carl Chipley officiating. The couple have a son, Jeffrey and two granddaughters, Victoria Kay and Gabriella Dawn.

  • Troop 712 interviewed for WNKR
  • Scouts earn award in Shotgun Merit Badge

    Boy Scouts Abe and Ben Thoroughman of Troop 712 were awarded a special award from a leader of the Shooting Range at Camp Friedlander at the Friday night Closing Campfire.