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Today's News

  • Three brothers beaten, left tied inside Carroll County home

    An Indiana prison break has led authorities into Kentucky, where three Carroll County men were beaten and tied up Monday, March 23, in a home on State Hwy. 36 East, just south of Interstate 71.

    Their attackers are believed to be the three men who escaped Friday morning from Branchville Correctional Facility in Tell City, Ind.

  • GCMS Talent Show results

     

    Grant County Middle School hosted their annual talent show on March 27. For more pictures from this event check out  the slide show on the home page.

    Grand Champion – Kendall Hopper singing I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston.

    Dance

    First place – Triple Threat (Olivia Cahill, Hannah Colson and Aprille Johnson) dancing to Sneaker Night by Vanessa Hudgens

    Second place – Haley Miller and Emily Mount dancing to Pop, Rock and Drop It.

    Instrumental

  • Wild turkey federation hosts annual banquet

    Grant County leaders of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host their 11th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet at Williamstown High School March 28. The event, sponsored by the Eagle Creek Gobblers Chapter, promotes wild turkey conservation.

    “For many turkey hunters, this event ranks right behind hunting,” said Gregg Stith, chapter president. “The event is a chance for the community of hunters to get together and talk with friends, make new friends, encourage folks new to the sport and get the latest information on conservancy and wildlife in the area.”

  • Demons ninth inning rally falls short

    The Williamstown boys’ baseball team had already overcome one two-run deficit to tie Holmes.

    Down two runs again in the seventh inning, the Demons looked poised to not only tie the game, but take the lead.

    Their comeback attempt was one run too short, as the Demons lost 4-3 on March 23.

    “We are dependent on our defense and we gave up four runs with two outs,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “We played solid defense other than a few errors, but we have young arms and we need to back them up with our defense.”

  • Norton-Ramey set date

    Larry and Jane True Jones of Corinth and H. Gary and Sis G. Norton of Fairfield, Ohio are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leann True Norton to Shane Garland Ramey, son of Gary and Debbie Ramey of Salt Lick, Ky.

    The bride is the granddaughter of the late John and Myra True of Corinth and the late Herman Norton and Opal Norton Gruen of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. April 4 in Georgetown.

  • Lake expansion project gets $540,000 boost

    Vince Gabbert, deputy chief of staff for Gov. Steve Beshear, recently returned home to Grant County bearing an expensive gift.

    The 1994 Williamstown Senior High graduate and son of Rosie and Eddie Gabbert announced a $540,000 state grant that will help inch closer the planned expansion of Lake Williamstown.

    The announcement came in front of a standing-room only crowd at a town hall meeting hosted by the Williamstown Woman’s Club at Williamstown Baptist Church.

  • Hales celebrate 21st anniversary

    Barry and Barb Hale of Williamstown, will celebrate their 21st anniversary on March 19.

    The couple were married by Judge Schroeder in Covington.

    The Hales have two children. Their names are Chris and Kasey Hale.

    Barry works at Jiffy Lube. His wife, Barb, works as a housewife.

  • Grant County Baby Expo set for April 9

    Pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby is a joyous time, but it can be overwhelming. There are countless books, websites and family members offering advice; but it is nice for new and expectant mothers to have experts available to answer specific questions and ease anxiety.

    The fifth annual Baby Expo is the place for new and expectant mothers (and fathers) to have their questions answered and fears lessened while socializing with other parents. This year’s festivities are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 9 at Dry Ridge Elementary School.

  • Deputy charfed with bribery

    A Grant County deputy jailer found himself behind bars.

    Eric Bay Ashcraft, 23, of Dry Ridge, was charged on March 10 with accepting a bribe from an inmate and allowing contraband into the jail.

    Ashcraft had been employed at the jail since June 2008. He resigned before his arrest.

    Ashcraft also was the Grant County High School girls’ soccer coach for the 2008 season. “He has completed his contract and met his duties for this year,” said Grant County Superintendent Michael Hibbett.

  • Lady Demons start season with loss at Henry

    The Williamstown Lady Demons knew they would have to rely on their defense to help them win games.

    Traveling to Henry County, the Williamstown girls’ softball team kept the game scoreless until the fourth inning when Henry County took over on their way to a 10-0 victory on March 23.

    “It was rough,” Goodrich said. “We did well until the fourth inning and then they started figuring out my pitching and hitting us. It went downhill from there.”