Today's News

  • Minister’s legacy is community service

    Chances are you might never have heard of R.T. Daugherty.
    He left Grant County in 2006 when he retired to Florida.
    However, if you’ve ever had an emergency and gone to St. Elizabeth Hospital Grant County, you can thank him.
    If you’ve ever eaten a free pancake or hotdog during the Williamstown Kiwanis Breakfast/Lunch with Santa event, you can thank R.T.
    His community involvement and service to the community could fill a notebook. See story on page 1 of this issue.

  • Mullins prepares for national stage

    New Orleans may lay claim to professional trumpet player Wynton Marsalis, but Grant County Middle School has Cassidy Mullins, an eighth grade musician, who is heading to the National Trumpet Competition in Washington, D.C. this month.
    Mullins, who has been playing for two years, competed against hundreds of middle school students from across the nation, who sent in recorded auditions. She was one of only eight trumpet players chosen as a semi-finalist.

  • Parents complete leadership course

    Parents from the Grant County and Williamstown school districts were two of 31 parents from northern Kentucky who took part in the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, an initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. The nationally recognized program helps parents become more effective advocates for their children’s education.

  • Star Students

    Dana Bailey
    Dana Bailey is the WES Primary Student of the Week. She is in Diane Dungan’s second grade class.
    “Dana Bailey is a wonderful student who sets a great example for others to follow.” Dungan said. “She is a hard worker, a self starter and doesn’t give up until her goals are accomplished. Her determined attitude allows her to excel in all areas. Dana is a great friend and helper to others in the classroom.”

  • 2010-2011 Grant County Seniors

    Grant County High School honored seniors of all the winter sports before the Grant County/Lloyd Memorial game.

    Here are the list of seniors from each sport.

    Cheerleading: Karri Edmondson, Ashley Long, Emily Riley, Briana Shandel

    Wrestling: Jake Clise, Nick Cox, Austin Beard-Ruth

    Basketball: Josh Blackburn, Brittany Hearn, Logan Kidwell, Seneca Sullivan

    Dance: Christianna Smith, Deya Torres (not pictured, due to illness)

  • Lady Braves finish season with loss to Lady Pioneers

    After losing their final regular season game to Owen County Feb. 18, Lady Braves coach Darrell Guffey said his girls need to play four quarters of basketball to get better.

    The same instance occurred in the 32nd District Tournament first round as Grant County fell to Simon Kenton 50-31 Feb. 21.

    “We played really well for three quarters,” Guffey said. “If you take away the second quarter we outscored Simon Kenton 39-36.”

  • Demons season ends on sour note

    The size and speed of the Pioneers was too much for the Demons as they lost 73-37 in the first round of the 32nd District Tournament Feb. 21 at Simon Kenton High School in Independence.

    Simon Kenton started the game on a 13-0 run coasting to the finish in a game that was never close.

    Williamstown coach Steve Sigmon was unhappy with the team’s performance right off the bat, as he called a timeout just a minute into the game  with the score just 2-0.

  • Lady Braves fall short on Senior Night

    As the pre-game ceremony began for the Lady Braves seniors Brittany Hearn, Logan Kidwell and Seneca Sullivan, it marked the end of all of the players that were on the team when coach Darrell Guffey came to Grant County in 2006.

    For Guffey, it is tough to see them go.

    “They are such great girls,” he said. “They are special to us and they will always be in our hearts.”

  • For The Record Feb. 24, 2011

    Civil Suits
    Dec. 28:
    Robert Todd Martin vs. Elizabeth T. Martin, petition for dissolution of marriage
    Dec. 29:
    Kentucky Housing Corporation vs. Edwin E. Brown and Unknown defendant, Spouse of Edwin E. Brown, if any, default of payment on note
    Citmortgage, Inc. vs. Alecia Sebring and Charles B. Sebring, complaint for foreclosure
    Jan. 5:
    Whitney Marie Soard, 21, Cynthiana, unemployed, to Scott Russell Goble, 24, Cynthiana, maintenance
    Jan. 7:

  • Police Beat - Feb. 24, 2011

    (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.)