Today's News

  • GCHS Braves beat Owen Rebels 3-1

    The Grant County High School Braves soccer team kicked their way to victory by defeating the Owen County Rebels 3-1 on Aug. 16.
    Jordan Kearns, as goalie, was tough on defense as he communicated well with his defenders and played aggressively off the line.
    “The Owen County game was a great team effort and shows how far this team has come since last year,” said Coach Dave Schmitt.
    Schmitt was pleased with the performance of the defense.

  • Braves football kicks off season with new coach

     Kevin Siple is the new head coach of the Grant County High School Braves football team.

    With 27 years of experience, Siple is not new to being a coach.
    Because Grant County has had three coaches in the last three years, Siple wants to bring stability to the program and is looking to finish his career with the Braves.

  • Williamstown adds archery, bass fishing

    Williamstown students could exchange bats and balls for bow and arrows and fishing poles this year as two new sports are introduced.
    Archery and bass fishing will be the newest options for athletes at Williamstown High School.

    While many details still have to be worked out, both sports were high on students’ interests in an annual program review survey at the school.

  • GCHS girls beat W-V

    The Grant County High School Lady Braves soccer team traveled to Walton-Verona to beat the Lady Bearcats 3 – 2 on Aug. 15.

    Coach Garrett Griffith said Gwen MacAdams had a breakout game, followed by Kaylie Ezell and Kelsey Lund, two freshmen players, who stepped up in place of some injured players.
    “I was happy with their play because a win is always a positive,” Griffith said.

    Griffith said his team is strong on possession.

  • Background checks no longer free for school districts

    State budget cuts have led school districts to scramble to decide how to pay for mandatory criminal background checks for volunteers.
    From field trip chaperones and athletic and band boosters to reading mentors, schools rely on volunteers daily.
    The Administrative Office of the Courts has covered the $10 cost per background check for nearly 20 years at the state public and private schools, including processing nearly 217,000 criminal record reports statewide in 2011.

  • Volunteers needed to give hope, help on Aug. 25

    Hope reigns and the members of Williamstown United Methodist Church want hope to rain down on the community on Aug. 25.
    Impact Kentucky,  a state-wide initiative of United Methodist Churches, will be in communities across the state using more than 700 volunteers to repair homes and businesses damaged by the spring’s tornadoes, as well as distributing clothes and food and hosting a free carnival.


    ‘These are my people
    This is where I come from
    We’re givin’ this life everything we’ve got and then some
    It ain’t always pretty
    But it’s real
    That’s the way we were made
    Wouldn’t have it any other way
    These are my people’
    - Rodney Atkins
    (one of Josh Lilly’s favorite songs)


  • Worst Vacation Ever

    Sometimes when you have high hopes for something, you end up falling flat on your face.

    That’s exactly what happened when I planned a weekend trip to Holiday World recently with my 5-year-old son, my best friend and his 5-year-old son.

    The stage was set for a marvelous time, a boys’ weekend featuring father-son bonding, catch-up time with my friend and a fun amusement/water park.

    Boy, was I wrong.

  • Grant County News awarded Project Patriot Business Award

    The Grant County News was recently awarded the Project Patriot Business Award for service to veterans by the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
    The News, which has been in business since 1906, was nominated for this statewide honor by the Captain John Lillard Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.


    LeeAnne Elizabeth Vallandingham Bingham and Kevin Roy Hendry were united in marriage on June 2 at a private, celtic ceremony in Sevierville, Tenn.
    LeeAnne is the daughter of Michael Wood of Burlington and  granddaughter of Charles Vallandingham of Edgewood.
    Kevin is the son of Pete Hendry of Bright, Ind.
    The couple are residing in Muncy, Pa.