Today's News

  • Phipps-Blaze set wedding date

    Gary and Joy Phipps of Florence are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashlee Phipps, to Matthew Blaze, son of Mark and Darlena Blaze of Mason.

    The wedding will be held at 6:30 p.m. on June 25, 2011 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the All Saints Catholic Church in Walton.

    The bride is a 2004 graduate of Grant County High School and a 2008 graduate of Northern Kentucky University. She is a fourth grade teacher at Sherman Elementary School in Dry Ridge.


    I want the folks in your community to know what great band parents are in the Williamstown and Grant County High School band program. Our band pit trailer recently got caught in between two barriers, seeing that we were actually going to pick the trailer up and physically move it, 15-20 of those band parents jumped in and got us on unstuck.


    I want to commend the Grant County High School football coaches and players regarding their courteous, polite, and respectful conduct they exhibited during their trip to their football game at Anderson County.


    A few days ago, I took a min-vacation to a few midwestern states. At one point, I stopped at a state capitol administration department to obtain points of interest information. Surprisingly all the state workers had been replaced by a special group from India (seems there is not any one in the U.S. of A. smart enough to work the state computers). Due to the language difference, I could not explain what I wanted, nor understand what they were saying to me. Needless to say, I left without the information. In frustration, I decided to return home, ending my trip.

  • Braves work to improve fundamentals

    It seems like a long time since the Braves were 2-1 on the season. Actually, it has been four weeks, and since then Grant County has fallen to South Oldham 36-3  on Oct. 8.

    Coach Mike Davis said the team needs to get back to the fundamentals of football.

    “We are still a young football team,” he said. “We were not playing responsibile football.”

    The loss dropped the Braves to 2-5 on the season and for Grant County to get to a .500 record, it will have to start with a win over Oldham County on Oct. 15.


    The canned jars of white pears, golden peaches, green beans and relishes were removed from the 2010 Grant County Fair just over a month ago, but Margaret Poor, of Williamstown, is already revving up for 2011.

    “I’m already fixing things for next year, because a lot of the garden stuff isn’t on when the fair is on,” Poor said. “So you start fixing things after the fair for next year. I’ve done tomatoes, tomato juice, applesauce, peaches.”

  • Simpsons celebrate 50 years

    Bob and Wanda Simpson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 22.

    They were married by the Rev. R.T. Daughtery at the Williamstown Baptist Church.

    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. The party is given by their family and no gifts are requested.

    The Simpsons have three sons and two daughters-in-law. Their names are Steve and Nancy Elliott Simpson, Jim and Mary Ann Draper Simpson and Troy Simpson.

  • Hope to see you at the polls

    If our lawmakers passed a law saying that green-eyed people could no longer vote, wouldn’t we be incensed? All green-eyed people would rise up in protest, and I among them. There would be demonstrations in the streets. Yet many of us, who are eligible to vote, will never go near the polls on Election Day. The turnout for Grant County for our primary election was only around 25 percent.

  • GCHS Marching Band takes fourth place at Festival at the Heights

    Grant County Marching Band traveled to Dixie High School to participate in their last Kentucky Music Educators Association’s regular season sanctioned competition of the season on Oct. 9.

    In preliminary competition, Grant County was facing two competitors in Class AAAA competition, South Oldham and East Jessamine. Grant County surprised the crowd with a show ending performance with the “Capture the Flag” game ending with the brass team capturing the flag, instead of a tie between the brass and woodwinds that the crowd had seen at previous events.


    Cindy Pelkey is an accomplished seamstress, but when her nontraditonal machine pieced, machine quilted, ‘stack-n-whack’ quilt garnered her a blue ribbon at the 2010 Kentucky State Fair, even she was surprised.

    “When I stood in front of it and I saw the blue ribbon, I stood there and I bawled like a baby, just bawled like a baby,” Pelkey said. “I was shocked, but then, of course, when I got home, my head wouldn’t fit through the door frames. I was beyond myself. I told everybody, whether they wanted to know or not.”