Today's News


    (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.)


    Lady Braves, Lady Demons look to next seasonBoth the Williamstown Lady Demons and the Grant County Lady Braves volleyball teams ended their seasons on Oct. 9 in the 32nd District Tournament held at Grant County High School.
    Grant County faced the undefeated Simon Kenton Lady Pioneers, losing the game in three sets 25-9, 25-8, and 25-12.
    Williamstown met rival Walton-Verona, losing 25-13, 25-8, and 25-15.
    Both teams are proud of their accomplishments this season and look forward to improving next year.

  • Woody visits Grant County

    A third and fourth grade Grant County Youth Football team will not be finishing their season or playing in this year’s playoffs.
    The team, the Blue Mighty Pros, have been suspended from the league for the remainder of the season, causing a firestorm of emotions from parents, boosters and league officials.
    The controversy started last fall when Craig Ruber, coach of the Blue Mighty Pros, gave some of his players a Walton-Verona jersey and told them to urinate on it.

  • Chestnut weevil thwarts this year’s harvest

    Do you have the worms in your chestnuts well, I am afraid I am in the same boat. We have chestnut weevils. I love our nut grove for a multitude of reasons. It shelters our meat chickens that are ranging freely in its shade. The sheep graze and even munch on fallen nut meat. In other areas, we collect pecans and Chinese chestnuts among other offerings. The pecans are clean as a whistle this year but the chestnuts are a bust.  
    In the first half of the 20th century, the American chestnut tree,


    October 9, 1997
    The Dry Ridge City Council established tax rates for personal property and motor vehicles. The 1998 tax rates will be 29 cents per $100 on vehicles and water craft and .2298 cents on the $100 for personal property. Tax rates must be given a first and second reading before being adopted.

  • SPOTLIGHT ON: St. William Catholic Church

    Address: 6 Church Dr. in Williamstown
    Phone number: 859-824-5381
    E-mail address: stwilliamstjohn@gmail.com
    Minister: Father Joshua L. Lange
    Senior staff: Deacon Michael Lyman; Director of religious education is Kathy McDonough; youth director is Sarah Campbell
    Number of members: 300 families registered
    Year established: 1912
    Service times: Sunday masses are 4:30 p.m.; Saturday evening vigil and 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning

  • CHURCH NOTES 10-11-12

    Bethany Baptist
    • Oct. 14 – 17 – Revival at 7 p.m. with Brother Scotty McDowell.

    Church 20/20

  • When God’s will, our will and death collide

    I believe that God’s will is always being done  and that it is always the best way but that we as humans are constantly distorting that will just by being human really. You see, this “life” is a mixture of God’s will always at work in the world and our free wills always moving this world in all kinds of ways sometimes closer to God’s will and sometimes not.

    When we are moving towards God’s will, our spirit is alive and our hearts are steady but when we move away from it, we are wounded and experience more suffering and restlessness.

  • Williamstown, Grant County bands bring the heat

    WHS Band of Spirit Grand Champion at La Salle