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Today's News

  • Gifted and talented students learn hands-on math

    Dry Ridge Elementary fifth grader Coleman Epperson found it difficult to build a tower out of the limited materials he was given.

    “We finally have something built. I know it’s pathetic, but to build a right tower I need wood, nails, a hammer and a blowtorch,” he said.

    Unfortunately for Coleman and his 10 other fellow Gifted and Talented students, all they had was tape, spaghetti noodles and small marshmallows to build their structure.

  • Rivalry starts anew

    With the start of a new year, an old rivalry will once again begin.

    On Jan. 5, the Grant County girls’ basketball team will play at Williamstown, with both teams looking to take the first game of the rivalry this season.

    Last season, the girls’ split the season series with each team winning on their home court.

  • Koebcke makes the grade as a NAIA Scholar-Athlete

    Union College’s Nathan Koebcke was one of 264 student-athletes to be honored as a 2008 Daktronics-NAIA Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete.

    Koebcke, a junior goalkeeper from Williamstown, is the 15th player in program history to be honored as Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. The last Bulldog to make the list was Dustin Isom in 2006. In all, 17 Union players have made the team since 1998.

  • A new year with new beginnings

    It is that time of year again, the time you sit down and make your list of things you’ll do different or things you want to change. And if you’re anything like me, around Jan. 2, the New Year’s resolutions that you made already seem to be forgotten.

    I don’t know what it is about the resolutions that make them so hard for me to stick to them. Maybe I make too many, or maybe I make the same ones each year hoping that this year will be different.

  • Lady Braves earn spot in Invitational championship

    The GCHS Lady Braves started the Grant County Invitational with two wins and didn’t want to end their streak.

    With a 51-43 win over Newport, the girls ran their streak to three wins in a row, putting them over .500 for the season, and earning them a spot in the championship game.

    “I thought we really executed well in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter,” coach Darrell Guffey said. “When they make plays, that makes it easy.”

  • Corinth lights are for love of season

    Billy Hill likes Christmas lights.

    Hill, the mayor of Corinth, has been decorating his home for as long as he can remember.

    While he doesn’t have a theme, he uses only red and white lights.

    “I think it makes them standout,” he said.

    Hill’s home on Old Corinth Owenton Road features a horse and carriage, two deer and lighted Christmas wreaths.

    “I just like decorating,” he said. “It’s not fancy, but I like it.”

  • BREAKING NEWS: Fire damages Crittenden Church

     Firefighters from Dry Ridge, Williamstown, Crittenden and Walton helped put out a fire that damaged Violet Ridge Church of Christ in Crittenden on Tuesday, Dec. 30. The fire started just before 8 a.m. in an addition to the church that was about a month from completion. For more on this story, see the Jan. 8 Grant County News.

  • No one can predict what will come

    A new year brings new possibilities and promise.

    I look forward to a fresh start in 2009 because I think that 2008 was a hard year and I’m glad to see it’s in the history books.

    There were a lot of good things that happened during the year, but there were a lot more that I found made the year long and tough.

    There was the cold, cold weather and the storms that kept ripping through our community. There were shootings, thievery and death from accidents.

  • Williamstown eighth graders become entrepreneurs

    Duct tape wallets, chocolate spoons and even free hugs were just a few of the offerings during the annual Entrepreneur Fair at Williamstown Junior High.

    The sixth year event was conducted by the eighth-grade students in Angela Williams’ social studies class.

    From custom bookmarks and ornaments to popcorn balls, the students paired up and had to come up with a product to sell to the elementary and junior high students.

  • Governor brings tax talk to town meeting

    Gov. Steve Beshear brought his proposal to soften the blow of the state’s budget crisis to Grant County on Thursday, Dec. 18, during a town hall meeting.

    More than 400 people from Grant and surrounding counties packed the Grant County High School auditorium to hear the governor’s response to an estimated $456.1 million deficit in this fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.