Today's News

  • Voter registration deadline nears

    Grant County residents only have a few days left to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.
    The deadline to register is 4 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Grant County clerk’s office in downtown Williamstown.
    Voters who have have recently moved also must update their registration information by Oct. 9.
    “It’s pretty heavy,” Grant County Clerk Leatha Conrad said about the number of residents registering the past few weeks. “In a presidential election year, it’s always heavier.”

  • Cash mob invades local businesses

    They came, they saw and they shopped. That’s what happened when Grant County experienced its first Cash Mob last week.
    Q: What is a Cash Mob?
    A: Bring 20 to 25 people together who agree to spend $10 and then turn them loose at a mystery shopping destination.
    The idea was brought to Ken Stone, publisher of the Grant County News, who in turn presented it to the Williamstown Kiwanis. They liked it, so Stone organized the first event, which took place on Sept. 27.

  • Daileys celebrate 50 years

    Andrew Dailey and Shirley Brock Dailey, of Owenton, will celebrate their 50th anniversary at 1 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2012.  They were married at the Stewartsville Baptist Church in 1962 by Rev. Elwood Mack. They have five children and 19 grandchildren. Family and friends welcome.


    Will a Love’s Travel Center feel the love from the Williamstown City Council and citizens the second time around?
    Representatives from Love’s Truck Stop will appear before the council at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at a special meeting.
    Love’s will be asking the council to approve a text amendment to the city’s zoning ordinance to allow the truck stop in a highway commercial zone.

  • Williamstown to host invitational Oct. 6

    By Chantel March
    Sports Correspondent

    On Sept. 29, the Williamstown middle and high school cross country teams attended the Pendleton County Cross Country Invitational, located at Sharpe Middle School in Falmouth.
    The team had the previous weekend off and was ready to tackle the course.

  • Grant County turns up heat at Pendleton Invitational


    By Chantel March
    Sports Correspondent

    “Lots of contact today” was how Grant County High School senior Jared Baker described his race Sept. 29 at the Pendleton County Cross Country Invitational at Sharpe Middle School.
    Baker was describing the elbows and spiked shoes flying as the boys’ varsity runners completed their 5K race.

  • Cody Kellam qualifies for state golf tournament

    Cody Kellam, a sophomore at Grant County High School, will be joining GCHS female golfers, Sarah Kellam and Macy Wright, at the state golf tournament later this week in Bowling Green.
    Kellam finished third overall at the regional meet on Sept. 25 or Sept. 26.

  • Lady Braves beat Henry County

    The Grant County Lady Braves started their match Sept. 29 against the Henry County Wildcats with a cheer led by Gwen MacAdams.
    Bethany Lawerence scored first with a penalty kick.
    With 8:20 left in the first half the two teams started to slow down, but the start of the second half was fast and hard hitting with the Wildcats looking to score and tie up the game.
    Dana Liggett had other ideas. Liggett roared down the field, called out to teammate Kelsey Lund for a pass and slammed the ball into the back of the net.

  • Lady Braves celebrate seniors, cancer survivors

    By Haleigh Jacobs
    Sports Correspondent


    The Grant County High School Boys soccer team hosted the Henry County Wildcats Sept. 29 at home.

    The game started out with an early goal in the beginning of the first half from Joel Hornsby. Hornsby ran the ball up the middle and tapped the ball in with ease.
    Forrest Schmitt took no chances and followed up Hornsby’s goal when he hammered the ball, like a rocket, into the right corner of the goal.