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Today's News

  • Our opinion: Thumbs Up

    Time is running out for area homeowners to potentially have their home repaired and beautified for free.

    The unique opportunity is being offered by Kentucky Changers, an organization sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention that uses seventh through 12th graders to refurbish exteriors of homes.

    For the first time, the project will come to Grant County from July 4-11 with support from the Crittenden Baptist Association.

    The deadline to apply for homeowners interested in having their homes is Jan. 31.

  • When a handshake will do

    My last living uncle considered himself a patriot of the American Constitution and voraciously a follower of the ideals of our early American leaders like Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Monroe.

    My last living uncle told me he was hoping to party one more time before he died. He partied when Joseph Goebbles died, he partied when Joseph Stalin died, he partied when Joseph McCarthy died and he was hoping Fox News was next. He said they should call it “Joseph News.”

    Why is all this important to the story I am about to weave?

  • Lady Braves earn win against rival

    While snow fell outside the Grant County gymnasium, the Lady Braves warmed up their fans with a shot-making showcase against rival Williamstown.

    The Lady Braves split the season series with Williamstown after coming away with a 53-45 victory.

    “It was three nice wins for us,” GCHS coach Darrell Guffey said. “The freshman won, the JV won and the varsity won. We grew up a lot tonight. We gained some game situation experience and it was a nice win for our players. I’m happy for our girls.”

  • Braves shoot down Shelby County Rockets

    For a moment, the Grant County High School gym was silent.

    Shelby County had the ball with 5.4 seconds left and were down 62-60. They took the ball out and drove to the left of the paint, hoping for a foul call or a chance at a decent shot. The guard put the shot up and as it floated skyward, silence overtook the gym.

    That silence was broken by the clank of the ball off the rim and the excited shouting.

  • Greenhouse students donate plants

    The greenhouse students of Sarah Baker, a GCHS agricultural teacher, recently donated poinsettia plants to local nursing home and hospital patients.

    The greenhouse classes learn about a variety of plants and how to care for them over the course of the year. The poinsettia plant is one such plant that was studied this semester. The greenhouse is a resource tool for students where they can actually put to use what they learn in the classroom.

  • Bed bugs really bite

    Don’t let the bed bugs bite.

    That’s what Williamstown Independent Schools officials were trying to accomplish last week when pesticide had to be sprayed on an isolated infestation of the insects.

    A staff member notified Williamstown Independent Schools Superintendent Charles Ed Wilson on Tuesday, Jan. 13 of a potential problem in the elementary school.

    A professional pest management contractor then confirmed isolated areas of bed bugs in three first grade classrooms.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Snow alert upgraded; motorists urged to be out only if necessary

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link has upgraded the county's snow emergency to a Level Two Emergency for all roads within Grant County.

    A Level Two Emergency means that roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and roadways may be icy.

    Only motorists whose travel is necessary should be on the roadways. Residents are urged to contact their employer and see if they should report to work.

    Link upgraded Grant County from a Level One Emergency to a Level Two Emergency at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

  • Times can be tough for some sports fans

    Something came over me this past weekend while watching the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the NFL Super Bowl.

    While the games were entertaining, I could not shake the overwhelming feelings of frustration, envy and anger.

    Why can’t the teams I root for challenge for a championship any more?

    For no other reason than proximity, I am a Cincinnati Bengals fan.

    I am not a die hard, paint-your-face-black-and-orange fan, but I try to watch every game with that “Who Dey” spirit.

  • Gallatin County defeats Williamstown boys

    Although they were down, the Williamstown boys’ basketball team kept fighting to make a comeback against Gallatin County.

    Their attempt came up short, as the Wildcats came away with a win on Williamstown’s floor. The Demons lost 54-49 on Jan. 15.

  • GCHS boys lose first district game

    As their game against Simon Kenton wound down in the final seconds, the GCHS boys’ basketball team were given something to remember if the two teams meet again.

    A Simon Kenton player waved his hands for the crowd to get louder and then after the buzzer sounded, walked off the court yelling, “This is our district!”