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News from our archives

15 Years Ago
Dec. 14, 1995
The Williamstown Demons held off the Grant County Braves through two overtime periods before coming out ahead 78 to 74 in the Dec. 9 game at Grant County High School. Aaron Moore was the high scorer with 23 points followed closely by his brother, Eric Moore with 22 points. This was the Demons first win of the season.

Grant County and Williamstown School Districts closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to number of absentees on Monday. There were 623 students absent in Grant County and more than 70 from Williamstown. Grant County High School had the highest number out with 180. Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary was next with 132 followed by Dry Ridge Elementary with 116.

25 Years Ago

December 12, 1985
The Grant County Hospital Fund, dormant since the early 70’s has been revived by a donation that has nearly doubled the size of the fund. The donation consists of seven separate donations from the seven members of the Grant County Community Health Services, Inc. totaling $7,000. The fund was established to provide a chapel for patients and families.

The Williamstown Junior High School, Eighth Grade Demons opened the season with a 42-30 win over the Grant County Middle School Apaches. Dwayne Stone with 14 points and 6 steals and Greg Faulkner with 8 points led the Demons to victory. The Apaches leading scorer was Keeton with 12 points followed by Fields and Motley with 6 points a piece.

50 Years Ago

December 2,1960
Final official figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show a population decrease in Grant County with 9,489 compared to 9,809 in 1950. Williamstown’s official count is 1,611. Dry Ridge’s official count is 802. Crittenden’s official count is 287 and Corinth’s official count is 238. The official population count for the state of Kentucky is 3,038,156.

Grant County will have a part of the one of the longest stretches of completed free-way in the state when work is completed next summer on Interstate 75. Bids on paving contracts have been taken to put down concrete on 25 miles of four-lane road from Maple Avenue interchange in Fort Mitchell through Boone County and into the central portion of Grant County.