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Today's News

  • Champions poised to fight drugs

    According to 2008 statistics, 30.1 percent of high school students surveyed, in both Grant County school systems, have smoked one or more cigarettes within 30 days prior to the survey, 40.9 percent drank at least one alcoholic drink a month and 23.9 percent used marijuana at least one or more times 30 days prior to the survey.

  • A Blast From The Past 2.3.11

    Feb. 8, 1996
    Senior Brent Hopperton was named the Grant County High School Athlete of the Week.
    He averaged 14 points, six assists, three steals and five rebounds in two games.

    Feb. 6, 1986
    The Grant County Middle School Apaches finished their season on a high note, defeating St. Agnus in both the seventh grade (37-34) and eighth grade (47-36).
    Eric Motley led the seventh graders with 19 points and David Fields led the eighth grade with 21 points.

  • Braves get set for final stretch

    With the season winding down for high school basketball, Grant County coach Jim Hicks is concentrating on keeping his players healthy.

    “The big thing, like any other coach is that they want to stay healthy and not get anyone injured,” he said. “The focal point is healthy and continue to improve offensively and defensively.”

    The Braves play two games this week at home, Carroll County on Feb. 4 and Owen County on Feb. 5.

  • Demons look to get second win over Raiders

    An improvement in the past week for the Demons has been the play of junior forward Colton Simpson.

    “Colton was much better,” Sigmon said. “However, he needs to block out more and want the ball. He seems to stop posting after one time. Colton must demand the ball at all times and we need to get it to him.”

    The Demons will get an opportunity to defeat Trimble County for the second time when they head to Bedford Feb. 5. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Lady Demons to bid farewell to three seniors

    When players start their first year on a team, they don’t think about their last game, but for three Williamstown seniors, they will bid a partial farewell Feb. 4 on Senior Night against Bellevue.

    Haley Rothwell, Chelsea West and Tori Wilhoit will be honored in pre-game ceremonies with their families.

    For the three seniors it is going to be a lot of intense feelings.

  • Double Dose: Hearn sisters on, off court

    Lady Braves sophomore forward Billie Hearn’s hand was trembling as she walked out of the locker room after defeating Lloyd Memorial 50-42 Jan. 29, setting a new career high with 32 points.

    “It felt really good,” she said after game. “We played good as sisters and the team and executed well.”

    Following the game, jumped into Hearn the arms of freshman Emmalie Hankinson and greeted everyone that was near the locker room. Her previous career high was 26 points against Williamstown Dec. 17.

  • Haynes wins GCHS’ first wrestling state title

    Grant County High School can now claim they have a wrestling state title.

    Freshman Tommy Haynes won the 112 lb. weight division in the Kentucky Junior Varsity State Championships Jan. 29 at Moore High School in Louisville.

  • News staff wins state press awards

    The Grant County News captured seven awards during a meeting last week of the Kentucky Press Association in Lexington.

    The News competed in the Weekly Class III division, which is for larger Kentucky weekly newspapers.

    Jamie Baker-Nantz, editor, Bryan Marshall, staff writer and Linda Lawrence, editorial assistant for the Grant County News, all received recognition.

    Lawrence won three awards including a first place for photography, a third place for feature writing and an honorable mention for column writing.

  • CORRECTION

    The phone number for the Grant County Neighborhood Center listed in the heating assistance story in the Jan. 27 issue of The Grant County News should have been 859-824-4768.

    The News apologizes for the error. To report an error call Jamie at 859-824-3343.

  • WHAT’S SO SPECIAL?

    The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life and why they are special. It could be your sweetheart, your children, your parents, a neighbor or family friend.

    If your letter is chosen, your special someone will be featured in the Grant County News.

    Send letters to: Special Valentines, P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky 41097 or e-mail to: gcneditorial@grantky.com or fax to 859-824-5888 or drop off at 129 S. Main, Suite B (Hogan’s Mill Subdivision) in Dry Ridge. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on Feb. 4.