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  • Lady Demon seniors lead team to 54-41 win

    The Williamstown Lady Demons looked to get their second win of the season against the Carroll County Lady Panthers on Feb. 12.
    However, it was not solely about the basketball that night.
    Families and friends gathered to celebrate the two seniors on the roster; Katie Cheek and Rachel Montgomery.
    The Lady Demons treated their seniors to a win 54-41 over the Lady Panthers.
    It was truly a special night for the two seniors who have played nearly their entire basketball careers together.

  • Lone WHS senior honored as Demons blast Carroll

    It is rare that a high school team will only have one senior on their team.
    For the Williamstown Demons, Carter Sarcione is that lone senior.
    Sarcione was celebrated Feb. 12 during senior night in front of a raucous crowd.
    The Demons celebrated with a convincing 74-53 win against Carroll County.
    The victory improved the team’s record to 11-16 on the season.

  • Lady Braves get blowout win on senior night

    With four seniors on their roster, senior night on Feb. 10 was special for the Grant County Lady Braves.
    Friends and family celebrated those whose high school basketball careers are drawing to an end.
    For seniors E.J. Kearns, Sydney Jones, Destiny Kerst and Destiny Chaidez, nothing could have been better but to walk away with a 33-point win against Augusta.

  • Gripshover qualifies for state wrestling tournament

    Whether it was a single leg or double leg, the Grant County boys wrestling team took their opponents down all season.

    With only four members on their team, they had an uphill battle to climb.
    With only one senior on the team, Quinton Rayburn, the boys were not experienced, but they put in the work and showed that they all had the potential to be fantastic wrestlers.

  • Jailer, fiscal court dispute continues

    The struggle between the Grant County Jailer and the Grant County Fiscal Court continues.

    The situation started shortly after all took office last year and has centered on whether the judge and magistrates are stepping over their authority in approving operations at the center or whether the jailer has control over the facility’s operations.

    After months of discussion, both at public meetings and between the judge, magistrates and Jailer Chris Hankins, the facility still does not have policies and procedures nor a command structure in place.

  • Jail monthly water bill tops $36,000

    When the Grant County Detention Center got a $36,158 water bill for December, the three fiscal court magistrates took notice.
    They questioned Jailer Chris Hankins in January and he said he’d look into the bill to see if it was a mistake.

    But the January water bill at the facility was $25,299, which again caused concern from the magistrates.

    Revenue is down at the facility, but expenditures are up, so Magistrate Jacqalynn Riley wants to discuss the situation before approving any more transfers from the county’s general fund to the jail fund.

  • Needle exchange program coming to Grant

    Grant County will be home to the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s first-ever needle exchange program.

    The goal of the program, which allows participants to exchange dirty, heroin-tainted syringes for clean needles, is to halt the dramatic rise of hepatitis C cases in northern Kentucky during the heroin epidemic.

    The path for approval of the syringe access program began when the District Board of Health passed a resolution on June 10, 2015.
    The City of Williamstown then passed a similar resolution on Aug. 18, 2015.

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    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    A Kentucky State Police accident report that was published in the Feb. 11 issue of the Grant County News should have said Trooper Zachary Alsip investigated a single vehicle accident at 9:04 a.m. Jan. 24 on N. Main Street. The driver involved was Keith Blake, 68, of Crittenden, driving a 2000 Chevrolet. The News apologizes for the error.

  • Striving for spritual goals

    Have you started off this new year with optimism, hopeful that you can draw closer to God this year than in any previous period of your life?