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Today's News

  • Demons play with “new focus”

    A controversial call helped Walton-Verona in their game against Williamstown on April 23, but it might have ultimately helped inspire the Demons to play some of their best baseball as the regular season passed its midway point.

    The Demons held a two-run lead in the seventh inning when a Bearcat ran inside the base path to avoid a tag and was called safe by the umpire at first base, allowing the tying run to score. Demons coach Aaron Biddle stepped onto the playing field without calling time and was ejected. The Bearcats went on to win 5-3.

  • Clues needed in Dry Ridge burglary

    Police are asking the public for help in solving a burglary that occurred last week in Dry Ridge.

    Thieves smashed a glass at Arts Rental on Cull Lane in Dry Ridge at 5:40 a.m. on April 15 and made off with several power tools before police arrived.

    “When they smashed the glass, the alarm went off and officers were there in minutes but they were gone,” said Williamstown Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins.

    Items that were taken include a Stihl chainsaw, a concrete saw, a back-pack leaf blower and a gas-powered boring drill.

  • I'm ready to fight- are you?

     

    The sun has been shining and that puts me in a good mood.

    There’s something about hearing birds chirping, seeing the trees and bushes budding and catching a subtle scent of lilac in the air that just makes me feel good.

  • Tough week

    The Lady Braves entered last week knowing that they had a full schedule.

    They faced Conner, Henry County, Ryle, Bishop Brossart, Milan (IN) and district opponent Walton-Verona.

    Grant County came away with a big win against Ryle, but lost the rest, ending with a tough loss to Walton-Verona.

    Against the Lady Bearcats on April 26, Grant County took an early lead when Taryn Biddle started the game with a double and scored when Alesa Collinsworth followed with a double.

    Walton-Verona tied the game in the bottom of the fourth inning with a two-out double.

  • Hit parade

    The Williamstown High School softball team has endured their struggles at the plate this year.

    With one game, they’re hoping their troubles have gone away. The Lady Demons totaled 11 hits in an 8-2 win on April 23.

    “It was a big win,” coach T.J. West said. “Their coach told me that we probably hit the ball as hard as any team he’s faced. It’s a good thing. We’re coming around at the right moment I hope. They’ve got the mindset that they can hit.”

  • Lords a leaping

    As the weather warmed up, the Grant County track and field team had their best team performances of the year.

    The girls’ team earned a third place finish, while the boys’ team earned a sixth place finish in the Grant County Invitational.

    “It was a great meet in my opinion,” coach Brian Soules said. “I was impressed with both the boys and the girls’ 4x400-meter relay teams. They both won their events, running their best times of the year. At a large invitational like this, it’s their best performance this year so far.”

  • Community Calendar 4-30-09

     CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Grant County Saddle club will meet at 7 p.m. April 30 at the new Grant County Extension office on Baton Rouge Road. New members welcome! For more information, please contact Lois Shuler at 620-4111 or shulerls@peoplepc.com.

  • Police Beat 4-30-09

     

     

    Dry Ridge

  • Tea'd Off!

    Waving American flags and signs proclaiming “Cut Taxes, Not Deals”, nearly 100 gathered at the Grant County Courthouse on April 15 to voice their displeasure with increased taxes and unlimited government spending.

    The local Tax Day Tea Party, named after the historical Boston Tea Party, was one of hundreds of rallies held across the state and country.

  • Funny money leads to arrest

    A Williamstown man has been arrested on charges that he was making fake money on his home computer.

    Sgt. Robert Reed charged Thomas Onan, 35, with 75 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument. The arrest occurred at 3:54 a.m. on April 8.

    Police searched Onan’s home after receiving a tip and discovered fake $100 bills on his computer.

    Police said Onan has a prior conviction of forgery in Nevada.

    The United States Secret Service is also investigating. Additional charges are pending.