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Today's News

  • Veterans Day ceremony planned

    Grant County veterans will be honored during a ceremony at 11 a.m. on 11-11-11 at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North on Eibeck Lane in Williamstown.

    The program will feature the posting of the colors by the Grant County High School Junior ROTC and songs by students from Williamstown High School.

    The guest speaker will be LTC James G. Simpson of Dry Ridge with invocation by Howard Chipman, a Vietnam veteran.

    Part of the ceremony will include placing wreaths by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • Six statewide races featured on Nov. 8 ballot

    While there are no contested local races in the Nov. 8 general election, Grant County voters will have a chance to help decide six statewide races.

    The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for all Grant County precincts.

    The lack of local candidates may have be a factor in low voter turnout in the May primary races.

    In Grant County, only 1,003 registered voters or 6.4 percent participated in the primary.

    Secretary of State Elaine Walker said she anticipates statewide turnout to be less than 30 percent for the general election.

  • Corinth man dies in tractor accident

    A Corinth man died following an accident over the weekend.

    Mike Howe, 44, died when a tree  that he was moving with his tractor snapped and hit him in the head.

    The accident occurred around 6:15 p.m.

    Howe had been cutting trees, dragging them to the rear of his property and splitting them for firewood.

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said Howe was using the bucket on his tractor to raise and move the trees.

    “It looked like the tree slipped, snapped and then flew back and hit him,” Dills said.

  • Bands strike right notes for second place finale

    Grant County and Williamstown marching bands ended their seasons on a high note, although a little short of a state championship.

    For the second consecutive year, both local bands finished as first runner-up in their respective classes at the Kentucky Music Educators Association state marching band finals on Oct. 29 at Western Kentucky University.

    It was the third year in a row that Grant County took home the KMEA Class AAAA runner-up plaque, making it the 10th plaque the school has earned in its history.

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  • Five seniors are a ‘Band of Brothers’

    For five seniors, the end of this year will not end the bond they have made over the past four seasons on the football field.

    The Braves honored J.T. Allhouse, Josh Brewer, Lucas Button, A.J. Hall and Ethan Magee before the Oct. 21 game in front of family and friends.

    Even though the scoreboard read 55-7 when the final seconds ran off the clock, Allhouse said the score isn’t reflective of the way the team played.

  • NKU STUDENT FOR A DAY

    The Northern Kentucky University-Grant County Center gave high schoolers a taste of postsecondary education Oct. 17 with “College For a Day.”

    Students from Grant County and Williamstown high schools were among the group that attended the event.

    Betsy John Jennings, director of NKU-Grant County Center, gave a brief overview of the center and its benefits to the juniors and seniors.

  • Williamstown students throw down reading challenge

    Williamstown Independent Schools is hoping families and the community join students in the cooperative reading experience “Come Read With Us.”

    Now through Dec. 21, the goal of a district-wide initiative is to get as many people as possible in Grant County to read the popular novel “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins as a way to bridge literacy gaps.

    “The plan is to challenge anyone to read this at the same time as us,” said Tina Withorn, WMS teacher. “It doesn’t have to be together, just at the same time.”

  • Four arrested in Dry Ridge break ins

    Two adults and two juveniles have been arrested in connection with a string of robberies in Dry Ridge that occurred within the last several weeks.

    Justin Mallott and Dillon Lewis, both 18 and residents of Dry Ridge, have been charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500. They were lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.

    Two juveniles, one 16 and one 17, were also charged. One of the teens was lodged in the Campbell County Detention Center.

  • BLAZE DESTROYS AUTO SHOP

    Firefighters from seven departments battled a blaze, which leveled a Cordova business last week.

    A Corinth firefighter received minor injuries after he was knocked down by an explosion inside the wood  frame structure.

    The fire broke out around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at Mike’s Auto Salvage on KY 330.

    The cause of the fire is not known but a deputy fire marshal was scheduled to visit the site on Oct. 26 to see if a cause could be determined.