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Today's News

  • Corinth men charged in animal ring

    Two Corinth men have been charged in a 20-month investigation into coyote and fox trafficking.

    Elbridge Cook and Michael Ellis, both 62, were among six people from Kentucky and West Virginia arrested through a investigation code named “Gym-Sum”, looking into the illegal practice buying, selling and holding wild-caught foxes and coyotes for the purpose of selling them.

  • Don't judge us unless you know us

     (Editor’s Note: April is National Autism month.)

  • GCHS track and field battle through bad weather

    Neither rain, nor wind, nor miserable conditions could stop Grant County High School’s track and field team from performing at their best.

    The Braves faced horrible weather when they competed at the Walton-Verona Tri-Meet on April 14 against the Bearcats and Owen County.

    “We did well, considering the conditions,” coach Brian Soules said. “The cold isn’t as bad as the wind. When the wind kicks up, that’s where you start to mentally break down. It sucks the life out of you a little bit.”

  • Papa Jack, a local treasure
  • Tyler Tolle is serious about bringing a message to local teens

    Forget “High School Musical.”

    The Mason, Ohio-based Mishpachah, a drama/music group of high school students, will perform locally a production targeting teens dealing with abortion, alcohol, drugs, religion, sex and suicide.

    The three-hour musical “Dead Serious…about life” is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at Grant County High School.

    Tickets are $8 in advance by calling 1-800-459-7268 or $9 at the door.

    Seventeen-year-old Tyler Tolle, a Williamstown High junior, is a cast member of the play.

  • Doc Scroggins and Amazing Jane

    “I plain wanted to be a country doctor and I never regretted the choice,” Doc Scroggins said. But, the truth is, though he was a country doctor, his influence stretched throughout the United States and flowed into Europe, Asia and anywhere else that there was wildlife and farmland.

    Doc Scroggins’ medical career had him mending the aches and ills of Grant County for half a century. He was president of the League of Kentucky Sportsmen, president of the National Charlois Association and president of the National Wildlife Federation.

  • Lady Braves fall to Simon Kenton

    Katelyn Roy was matched up in a pitcher’s duel when Grant County High School’s softball team faced district opponent Simon Kenton.

    The Lady Pioneers came out on top, winning 2-1 on April 16.

    “I told the players that we can look at it like we played the defending district champs 2-1, but if we want to look realistically at it, they had three hits and we had one hit with 15 strikeouts,” coach Ott Reed said. “Their pitcher pitched the game of her career.”

  • Simpkins resigns after 19 years

    For Bill Simpkins, the development of the Grant County High School boys’ soccer program started in the parking lot of the old Corinth school.

    “Jimmy Jo Gardner, superintendent of Grant County schools, approached me and asked me to start a soccer team,” Simpkins said. “I wrote down all the things that we would need and he said go at it. I scheduled games and ever since then, it’s been a program.”

  • MCE celebrates John Deere Gear Day

    To get their students ready for CATS testing, Mason-Corinth Elementary held John Deere Gear Day.

    The idea behind the day was to give the children the opportunity to have fun before testing started, but also to do their best because John Deere wouldn’t put his name on anything that wasn’t his best.

  • Indictments 4-23-09

     

    The grand jury, which met March 11, 2009, returned indictments against 14 people.