Today's News


    June 26, 1997
    Laurel Hamm, daughter of Carolyn Wilson and Rex Hamm, has been accepted as a state finalist in the Miss Kentucky American Preteen Pageant. The winner of the Miss Kentucky American Preteen Pageant in each division will win a cash prize of $500. Hamm is from Williamstown. Her hobbies include singing and dancing. Her ambition is to become a veterinarian.


  • CHURCH NOTES 6-28-12

    Antioch Church of Christ
    • Church is located on Keefer Road in Corinth.
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Morning Worship at 10:45 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship at 5:30 p.m.
    • July 29-Aug. 1 -Revival with Scottie Simpson preaching each service.

    Christ Community
    • July 1 - Church picnic at 1:30 p.m. at Grant County Park in the first shelter.

  • Grant Countians earn scholarships

    Hundreds of additional incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
    Grant County recipients include:
    • Christopher Fortner of Corinth - Music Department Scholarship
    • Lisa Garant of Williamstown - Presidential Scholarship
    • Emma Harris of Williamstown - Regents Scholarship
    • Ciarra Krist of Dry Ridge - Music Department Scholarship
    • Easton McClanahan of Williamstown - Governor’s Scholar Regents

  • Students awarded Farm Bureau scholarships

    Andrew Jones, of Williamstown High School, Evan Beach and Courtney Jaconette, both of Grant County High School, are the 2012 recipients of college scholarships from Farm Bureau. Jones, Beach and Jaconette each received a $500 Grant County Farm Bureau Scholarship.
    These awards are four of the 234 college scholarships worth a total of $302,450 that the Grant County Farm Bureau, Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and numerous other individual county Farm Bureaus awarded this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

  • Beach named to Dean’s List

    Kalli Beach, of Dry Ridge, has been named to the Gateway Community and Technical College Dean’s List for spring 2012. The academic list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester. Her parents are Nelson and Lisa Beach of Dry Ridge, brother, Jordan Beach of Dry Ridge and grandmother, Irene Kees, of Georgetown.


    Taylor Cummins has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for June 28.
    Grade in school: Junior

    Sport(s):  Track
    Age: 17

    Hometown: Grant County

    Accomplishments: I have been to state twice.

    What do you do for fun/recreation: I like club for volleyball.

    What has been your most meaningful experience: Getting 18th in state with my U by U team.

  • 'secret to success'

    Like most Eastern Kentuckians, Billy Hicks was destined to be a coal miner, but Hicks had something different in mind.

    “I wasn’t a very good coal miner because I was too lazy. So, I figured I had better make a good basketball coach,” Hicks said.

    He got the chance to prove himself when the superintendent of the Harlan County School District, gave him a chance.

    “She said, ‘I see it in your eyes. You’re different.’” Hicks said. “It was like wow, somebody believed in me.”


    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff

  • Business Matters

    Changing lives.

    That’s the number one goal for Justin Baker at Body Works Gym in Dry Ridge.