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  • SDIA holds inaugural Veteran fishing tournament on Williamstown Lake

    The inaugural Veteran Fishing Tournament will be an all-day event, Sept. 17, on Williamstown Lake.
    Adam Whitney, a veteran who fought in Iraq and a member of the Greater

    Cincinnati chapter of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA), helped come up with the idea.

  • Williamstown Tractor Supply to celebrate pet appreciation week

    If you’re a proud pet owner or would like to be, mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 17 when the Tractor Supply Company store in Williamstown will be celebrating furry friends for Pet Appreciation Week’s Main Event.
    The event will include pet adoptions with community groups, samples, giveaways, drawings for gift cards, and other family friendly activities.

  • Heavenly bread

    There is nothing like a loaf of fresh baked bread! The aroma! The taste! While I served in the United States Air Force in Italy years ago, I would love to visit Villach Austria, which was an hour away and refresh at the warm bath and spa.
    I first would go into the site and loved to have a fresh brewed coffee and Austrian pastry.
    Walking up to the bakery one could smell the fresh bread that was just baked that morning and loved to purchase a fresh hearty baked Austrian bread to take home, which was so delicious!

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (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.)
    Officer Wyatt Gayer cited Magen L. Goodrich, 31, of Dry Ridge, with failure to notify Department of Transportation of address change, at 8:10 p.m. Aug. 29 on McCoy Road.
    Officer David Osborne cited Sierra M. Gordon, 22, of Williamstown, with speeding, at 5:16 p.m. Sept. 1 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.

  • Grant County Marching Band places first in Class AAAA

    Name of Competition: Beechwood High School Festival of Bands at Beechwood in Ft. Mitchell on Sept. 10.
    Ranking and awards:  First place, Class 4A, fourth place overall.
    Names of other Bands Participating:  Bellevue, Holmes, Lloyd Memorial, Woodford Co., Grant, Dixie Heights, Ryle, Madison Central
    Score:  59

  • Williamstown Band of Spirit receives Reserve Grand Champion

    Name of competition: 2016 Bourbon County at Bourbon County High School in Paris on Sept. 10.

    Ranking and any awards:   The band of spirit received all awards (Best Music, Best Visual, Best Effect, first place) in Class A during preliminary awards (only band in Class A for this contest) and received a score of 54.25.  Their scored earned them 8th place overall out of the 12 competing bands.  The point spread from eighth through fourth place was only 2.3.  The Finals competition was cancelled due to impending weather.

  • Corinth man dies in single vehicle accident

    Police believe a 76-year-old Corinth man may have had a medical emergency prior to crashing his vehicle into a tree Sept. 6 on U.S. 25.
    Larry Elden Ewing was pronounced dead at the scene after his 2004 Buick LeSabre left the roadway and struck a tree.
    Ewing was driving southbound on U.S. 25 and upon approaching a right-hand curve, the vehicle crossed the northbound lane and exited the roadway, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office accident report.
    The car travelled approximately 200 feet on the embankment before striking a tree head on.

  • Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall returning to Williamstown

    The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will arrive at the Williamstown Municipal Complex, 400 N. Main St. at 10 a.m. and open for viewing at noon on Sept. 29.
    Gen. Norman E. Arflack will speak for the open ceremonies at 6 p.m.

  • Man on a Mission

    When Lt. Col. Charles Kettles was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama on July 18, John Osborne of Williamstown was right there with him. Just as he was on May 15, 1967, when he flew the last rescue mission of the day into “Chump Valley,” South Vietnam.

    As commander of the 176th Aviation Company, Kettles’ mission was to fly in reinforcements and rescue wounded soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division, who were outnumbered by the North Vietnamese near Duc Pho, according to the U.S. Army website.

  • Grant, Harrison battle to scoreless tie

    After a hard fight on both ends, the Grant County Braves tied the Harrison County Thoroughbreds on Aug. 30 in a scoreless game. The Braves record is now 5-0-1, while the Thoroughbreds record is 0-3-1.

    While the game did end in a tie, the Braves played a strong defensive game and kept the ball on offense most of the game. Unfortunately, they were just unable to finish.