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  • Lady Braves lose five-set thriller to SK in district finals

    In the battle for the volleyball district championship, Grant County took on Simon Kenton in an electrifying and exhilarating match.

    The Lady Pioneers stood tall in the end and won the district title in five sets (25-22, 25-13, 23-25, 21-25, 15-10.)
    A lively crowd set the tone for the matchup with both sets of fans giving it their all, just as their respective teams did.
    In the first set, when Grant scored; Simon Kenton answered.

    There were nine ties and four lead changes.

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  • Braves overwhelmed 56-22 against Highlands

    Grant County will go winless in their first year in a realigned football district featuring two perennial powerhouse programs.
    The Braves fell 56-22 on Oct. 23 at Highlands in their last chance to come away with a district win.
    The loss against the all-time leader in state championships drops GCHS to 3-6 heading into the final game of the regular season.
    “I’m disappointed for our players,” Coach Kevin Siple said. “We missed our opportunities against Dixie and really didn’t have a chance against Highlands and Cov. Cath.”

  • Williamstown schools facelift to boost student safety

    Williamstown Independent Schools is getting a facelift to provide greater student safety.
    The front entrance of Williamstown High School is currently under construction as a vestibule is built to provide a buffer between outside and inside the school.

  • Former GCHS student arrested for terroristic threatening

    An 18-year-old former Grant County High School was arrested Oct. 20 after allegedly threatening to beat up a current student and shoot anyone who got in his way.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office charged William Logan Wainscott with second-degree terroristic threatening.

    The incident began as students waited to be picked up by Bus 133 at Meadowview Apartments in Dry Ridge to be taken to Grant County High School.
    Several students allegedly heard the suspect make threatening comments about a student.

  • FUN IN THE MUD
  • Senior Center remains open

    Grant County seniors can expect little change after the announcement that the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky will cease operations on Oct. 23.
    SSNK, which helps seniors in eight counties including Grant, was founded by a group of volunteers to help alleviate the gap in care for the elderly in Northern Kentucky.
    Since 1965, the not -for-profit agency has provided services for seniors, but a lack of money has forced the board of directors to make the decision to close.

  • If you build it, they will come

    If you build a giant replica of Noah’s Ark in Williamstown, will anyone come to see it?
    Visitors will come and come in droves to the tune of 1.4 to 2.2 million visitors in the first year. At least those are the projections that America’s Research Group has made once the Ark opens next year.

  • Braves drop to 0-2 in districts as Highlands awaits

    Grant County could not overcome a 14-point deficit in the first half and ultimately fell 28-20 on Oct. 16 against Dixie Heights.

    The Colonels, which outgunned the Braves 341-193 in total offense, controlled the game in the first two quarters and went to the locker room with a 14-0 lead.
    “We just did not come out of the locker room ready to play in the first half,” Braves coach Kevin Siple said.