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Today's News

  • Washington trip was history in the making

    When Keegan Bailey studied U.S. presidents in first grade at Williamstown Elementary he noticed something.

    “He came home one day and pointed out that, ‘Mommy, none of the presidents look like me. They’re all old, white men,’” said Lynn Bailey, mother of the bi-racial Keegan.

    When Sen. Barack Obama was elected president, Lynn decided to take her oldest son to Washington D.C., to see the historic inauguration in person on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

  • Special Olympics seeks volunteers

    With the first-ever basketball team and cheerleading squad recently formed, Special Olympics in Grant County is in full gear.

    The Grant County Jaguars basketball team began their season Jan. 17 at Caywood Elementary in Edgewood with tournaments on Feb. 8 in Paris and Feb. 21 in Union to follow.

    The cheerleading squad will participate in its first competition on Feb. 1 in Richmond.

    Signups were conducted in October for both groups.

  • GCHS Dance team takes first place at competition

    The GCHS Dance team made the most of their first opportunity to compete this year, taking first place at the Just Keep Dreaming competition in Bourbon County on Jan. 24.

    “I told the girls that they would have to get their nerves out and they could do it,” coach Kim Graves said. “Just keep smiling.”

    “I thought it was really amazing and there were a lot of good teams,” Deya Torres said. “I’m so happy that we took first place because we put so much effort into it.”

  • Winter weather affects area teams’ routines

    The weather that shut down schools last week also disrupted local basketball teams schedules.

    The Williamstown Lady Demons and the Grant County Lady Braves were able to play their rivalry game on Jan. 26, but then both teams had to postpone or cancel other matchups later in the week.

    The Lady Demons had to postpone their game against Trimble County on Jan. 31 until Feb. 7. They also missed several practices during the week, sometimes practicing with only a portion of their team.

  • Sisters start support group after mom's death

    When their mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in August 2007, four Grant County sisters were lost and lonely.

    Debbie Vannarsdall, Brenda Caldwell, Rhonda Rich and Christie Evans lost their mom in September 2008.

    Now, the siblings have made it their mission to help others know that they are not alone by starting an Alzheimer’s Support Group.

  • Second half hurts Demons against Simon Kenton

    After drilling a three pointer to head into the half only down two points against Simon Kenton, the Williamstown Demons were hoping to keep their momentum and earn a district win.

    However, the Demons have struggled executing after halftime this season and continued their struggles against the Pioneers, falling 80-59 on Feb. 2.

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  • Angel Food Ministries deadline is Feb. 14

    The deadline to order from Angel Food Ministries will be noon on Feb. 14 and pick-up will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 28.

    Orders can be placed at: Family Worship Center on Feb. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Feb. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m., at Edwardo’s Pizza (Crittenden) on Feb. 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. or by visiting www.fwcgc.com.

    Cash, check, money orders and EBT are accepted. The regular box is $30 and includes sirloin strip steaks, chicken breasts, pork chops and chicken nuggets,

    Five specialty menus are also available. For more information, call 824-7391.

  • Columnist is passionate about UK basketball

    Hello, Grant County. My name is Brian Melton and like a lot of you I am a huge Kentucky Wildcat basketball fan. And like you, I have a full time job that requires much more of me than just watching or reading any and every bit of information available related to my greatest passion.

  • Braves sweep Demons

    No matter how big a lead, the Grant County-Williamstown rivalry always seems to come down to the final few minutes.

    Grant County, leading by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter, held on for a 78-69 victory after Williamstown cut their lead to four. The Braves won both games of the regular season rivalry.