Today's News

  • ON THE HOME FRONT-Sandy Thornton

    Name: Sandy Thornton of Dry Ridge

    Club: I’m president of the Lunch and Learn Club

    Hobbies: I enjoy crafts, quilting and sewing

    Other clubs/organizations: I’m a member of the Williamstown United Methodist Church

    Years involved in homemakers: 3 years

    What do you get out of being a member of homemakers: I value the friendship and enjoy the crafts and community projects.

  • NKU honors Lawrence for service

    For several years, Sam Lapin knew that the administrative assistant at the Northern Kentucky University - Grant County Center was hard working and dedicated.

    That prompted Lapin, a faculty member, to nominate Connie Lawrence for NKU’s annual awards program.
    Now the rest of the employees know how good she is at her job after she was named one of the school’s outstanding office/clerical staff as part of the 2012 Regents Distinguished Service Awards program.
    Lapin hired Lawrence in 1998 as secretary for the NKU-Grant County Center.


    Joe and Gina Magee of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Adrienne Marie Magee to Jason Webster, son of Pat Conrad and Morris Webster of Williamstown.

    The wedding is being planned for 5 p.m. May 5, 2012, at Mason Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the American Legion Hall.

    The bride is a 2011 graduate of Grant County High School. She is also attending Northern Kentucky University. She is employed by Grant Manor.


    Michael and Lisa Henry of Williamstown would like to announce the birth of their third child. Tyler Dean Henry was born at 11:22 p.m. on Sept. 24, 2011 at  St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    He weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Charles and Margaret Alexander of Concord.

    His paternal grandparents are Garry and Patsy Henry of Corinth. Tyler was welcomed home by family and friends.


    Sean Moreland has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for April 26. Moreland is the son of David and Nancy Moreland.




    Last week’s results
    Grant County 3, Simon Kenton 0
                             1  2  3    4  5  6   7   R  H  E



    April 26 Grant County vs. Ryle 5 p.m.
    April 27 Grant County at Henry County 5:30 p.m.
    April 30 Grant County at Boone County 5 p.m.
    May  1   Grant County vs. Scott 5:30 p.m.
    May  2   Grant County at Woodford County 5:30 p.m.

    April 26 Grant County vs. Walton-Verona 5:30 p.m.
    April 30 Grant County vs. Henry Clay 6 p.m.

  • Braves fall to Bearcats 5-4

    The Grant County Braves fell a hit short of making a comeback win against the Walton-Verona Bearcats, losing 5-4 on a breezy evening, April 23 at Grant County High School.

    It was a pitcher’s duel through the first four innings of the game, as Braves pitcher Wyatt Glass had a shutout going.

    “Wyatt has been great for us,” Braves coach Darrick Lee said after the game. “We are just making bad choices defensively. Glass is a knuckleball pitcher, so that means there are going to be a lot of groundballs so we just have to field them.”

  • Track teams have strong showing at GC All-Comers

    For the first time this season, both the Williamstown and Grant County track and field teams got to perform in front of the home crowd, April 17 at Grant County High School.

    The Williamstown Lady Demons had the best team performance, placing second in the meet with 59 points, edging out Grant County, who had 56.

    Williamstown junior Alex Prokopchak won both the long and triple jump events. She jumped 14 feet, 10 inches in the long jump and 29 feet, 8 ½ inches in the triple jump.

    For Prokopchak, it was a new experience.

  • Tennis programs see improvement

    After being rained out earlier in the season, the Grant County and Williamstown girl’s tennis teams were able to play their first matches against each other April 18 at Webb Park in Williamstown.

    Williamstown won all three singles matches, but the wins were close, showing the progress both programs have made since their inception.

    The Grant County Lady Braves are in their second full season of their program and senior Sydney Tencza is happy to see where the program is heading.