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  • SIMPSON NAMED YPA WINNER

    Emily Simpson is the Williamstown High School Youth Performance Award winner for March.
    She is a senior at WHS and is the daughter of Paul and Rachel Simpson of Williamstown.
    Extra-curricular activities: I was involved in the marching band, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
    Community involvement: I am involved in the Williamstown Baptist Church Youth Group.

  • GCMS students participate in Earth Day

    The annual Apache Earth Day Art Sculpture was held recently. The goal was to make an art piece that was made out of recycled objects to honor Earth Day.  It was a day to think about how people can conserve the environment. There are several ways to conserve the natural resources: reduce, reuse and recycle.  The artwork showcased focuses on reusing and recycling.  Grant County Middle School had several winners in different categories.

    Most Artistic
    • First - Chris Hall
    • Second - Jr. Goldston

  • DERBY DASH WINNERS
  • Ten-run inning leads Lady Braves sweep of Lady Demons

    The Grant County Lady Braves picked a good time to break their slump when they met the Williamstown Lady Demons on May 7.  

    Despite not winning a game in nearly four weeks, the Lady Braves defeated the Lady Demons 12–2 in five innings of softball.  

    They snapped their 10-game losing streak by defeating the Lady Demons for the second time this year.  
    In fact, the last time the Grant County team had won a game was April 13 when they defeated Williamstown.  

  • 2015 GRANT COUNTIAN OF THE YEAR

    Julian Wills didn’t know he was about to be named the 2015 Grant Countian of the Year as he sat smiling and greeting friends and neighbors in Williamstown’s gym on April 25.
    His trademark dark glasses hid the look of surprise when the Grant County Chamber of Commerce’s annual award was given to him.

    He looked around the room and it still didn’t sink in.

  • It’s the party, dummy!

    You know what really irks me? When people at work don’t turn off the bathroom light when they’re done.
    Our company is trying to reduce expenses and one of the easiest things to do is Turn. Off. The. Light!
    I don’t know if it’s a problem with the men’s bathroom, although I’m guessing it is. So, men: Turn. Off. The. Light. Too!
    There, I said it, and that sure felt good.

  • CHURCH NOTES

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist
    • A new church in the Grant County area. Bible believing, old fashion hymns, preaching and spiritual songs, sound bible teaching and mission minded.

  • 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.)
    Chief Rick Kells charged Connie R. Christopher, 36, of Berry, with theft by unlawful taking, at 1 p.m. April 7 on Ferguson Boulevard.
    Chief Rick Kells executed a warrant for Dawn Wright Zuhars, 45, of Corinth, for theft by unlawful taking under $500, at 11:30 a.m. April 16 on Ferguson Boulevard. Zuhars was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Students attend FBLA regional spring leadership conference

    Recently, Grant County High School students traveled to Northern Kentucky University to represent the Future Business Leaders of America at the FBLA Regional Spring Leadership Conference.

    These students had the opportunity to compete in a wide range of business and other career related areas. The assessments were presented in the form of exams, presentations, reports, speeches, skits, and impromptu scenarios.

  • GCHS students attend FCCLA 70th annual state leadership conference

    Members of Grant County High School Family, Career,and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) attended the 70th annual state leadership conference at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

    Six members and their adviser were in attendance. The chapter received a Unite to Read Award. Deja Whalen was selected as the Ultimate Member for Region 7 and presented on chapter activities to the over 700 students in attendance.

    Ashley Willoughby and Whalen presented an advocacy project on the Heroin Epidemic in Northern Kentucky during the STAR events competition.