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  • Four-run inning dooms Braves against Bearcats

    The Grant County Braves fell short in advancing in the 32nd District baseball tournament with a 7-6 loss to Walton-Verona.
    The Braves were the away team on the scoreboard, and got the distinction of batting first in the game.

    After a strikeout on freshman Jacob Wilson, sophomore Hoyt Plunkett hammered one to left field right over the wall for the home run to give the Braves an early 1-0 lead.

  • Simon Kenton blanks Lady Braves 8-0

    The perfect weather for the 32nd District Tournament softball opener wasn’t enough to get the Grant County Lady Braves going, as they fell 8-0 on May 25 to Simon Kenton.
    The Lady Pioneers came ready to play, as they scored the first three runs of the game late in the first inning.
    Macy Krohmen led things off with a fly ball to shallow center field, and Whitney McGuffey was unable to find it out of the sky, letting the ball drop a few feet in front of her.
    McGuffey overthrew the ball to first, allowing Krohmen’s hit to go down as a double.

  • Gutman details Grant Co. economic growth

    Wade Gutman, former executive director of the Grant County Industrial Development Authority (IDA), is accustomed to bringing people around the table, starting the conversation, sealing the deal and then stepping out of the spotlight.

    That is why he is admittedly uncomfortable with all the attention paid him, upon his retirement in December 2015 and his subsequent recognition with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on April 23.

  • Walton ends Lady Demons’ season

    The Walton Verona Lady Bearcats slid past the Williamstown Lady Demons 7-2 on May 25 in the first round of the 32nd District Tournament.
    Williamstown left 10 runners on base throughout the game, and pitcher Jade Pinkston was the only Lady

    Demon to have more than two hits.
    Pinkston’s first hit came early in the first, as she attempted to begin a two-out rally, doubling to right field.

    Cierra Magee followed with a double to center, putting the Lady Demons on the board first with Pinkston’s run.

  • FFLAG looks to bring new trail to Grant County

    Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) will hold a community listening and design session at 6 p.m. June 2 in the cafeteria of Williamstown High School.
    They are asking for community input on their latest project and will have a representative on hand from the Kentucky League of Cities to take questions.

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  • Family Fun Park zips into Williamstown June 10

    The Ark Encounter is not the only attraction opening this summer in Williamstown hoping to bring visitors to Grant County.
    Williamstown Family Fun Park, featuring an 18-hole miniature golf course, a treetop zipline course and childrens’ rope adventure course, is set to open Friday, June 10 at 605 KY 36 West, one mile west of the Ark Encounter.

  • Needle exchange program ‘success’ so far

    The Northern Kentucky Health Department is seeing success more than two months into its first-ever needle exchange program  in Grant County.
    The program, which began March 16, operates from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Grant County Health Center at 234 Barnes Rd. in Williamstown.
    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.

  • Corinth to add sewer bill surcharge

    The Corinth City Commission is moving forward with adding surcharges to city sewer bills.
    The Commission continued the discussion from the previous month during its May 9 meeting concerning the possible surcharge.  
    The original city sewer billing included the city paying for all pump station repairs plus the electric bills of all pump stations on the city lines.  
     Since 1995, rates have only been raised one time, according to city clerk Tara Wright, yet electric bills have risen within that timeframe.