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Today's News

  • Community Calendar 1-8-09

     

     

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  • Anti-drug group hosts champions night

    The Champions For A Drug Free Grant County are hosting champions night at two upcoming ballgames.

    Students will be admitted free to the following home games:

    • 6 p.m. - Jan. 12 - The GC Lady Braves take on the Lady Wildcats of Pendleton County

    • 7:30 p.m. - Jan. 13 - The GC Braves face off against the Owen County Rebels

  • Demons fall to Simon Kenton

    After a last minute loss to Walton-Verona, the Williamstown Demons were looking to get a district win at Simon Kenton.

    Unfortunately, the Demons lost the game in the final minute, falling 83-72.

    “I’m really happy with our effort,” coach Stacey May said. “We could have shot the ball better. But they did a good job of taking our high/low offense away. They gave us open shots, but we just couldn’t knock them down.”

    Although they lost, the Demons are building confidence, playing teams to the final minute.

  • Relay kickoff set for Jan. 19

    Are you ready to relay? The Grant County Relay For Life gets started with a bang on Jan. 19. A kickoff breakfast has been planned for 8 a.m. at Dana Corporation (in the conference room.) An evening kickoff has been planned for 6 p.m. at Grant County Deposit Bank (next to Tractor Supply) in Williamstown.

    The relay is the signature fund raising event for the American Cancer Society. Money is used for programs and research. The kickoff event is open to business owners, team captains, cancer survivors or those just wanting more information about the relay.

  • Fire damages church

    A Crittenden church under construction was damaged by a fire shortly before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30.

    Firefighters from Dry Ridge, Williamstown, Crittenden and Walton responded to the fire at Violet Ridge Church of Christ after someone saw smoke coming from the basement, said Dry Ridge Fire Chief Robert Bruin.

    “When our guys went in the floor was weak and there was a hole burnt out,” he said. “We went and cut the joist behind the burnt area and got (the joist) on out. They have to be replaced anyway. It just keeps it from catching back on fire.”

  • Police Beat 1-8-09

     

    Dry Ridge

  • Burgess selected for Honor Society

    Timothy Burgess II has been selected for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society for college students. ODK recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character.

  • Helton named to All-State choir

    With a passion for music, Rosanna Helton was named to the All-State choir.

    “When I found out, my first reaction was to call my mom, because I was so excited and I wanted her to know,” Helton, a senior at Grant County High School, said. “I was completely amazed that I made it because tryouts were really hard. I was the only one for GCHS that went. I had never met the people I performed with before I met them that day. I had never heard them sing or heard their voices. I didn’t even know their names.”

  • Lady Demons end tournament with two wins

    The Williamstown Lady Demons had set a goal at the beginning to stay above .500 for the season. With two losses to start the Grant County Invitational, they dipped below their goal, but with two wins to end the tournament, they are right back on track.

    The Lady Demons defeated Dayton 47-45 to end their losing streak before dominating Silver Grove 51-23 to come in fifth place for the tournament.

  • I did NOT kill Rudolph last week

    Contrary to unsubstantiated rumor, which might be floating around Grant County, I did not and I repeat DID NOT kill Rudolph last week.

    I was completely full of the Christmas spirit or maybe it was that awesome steak and gravy or macaroni that my mom made for dinner on Friday night after we put up her Christmas tree.

    As I headed home, she said, as she nearly always does, “Watch out for deer, dear.”

    I nodded and sprang straight to my car, or at least my husband’s car and away we went quick as a wink.