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Today's News

  • Sad farewell to Sadie Evelyn

    I’m sorry to inform our readers of the passing of Sadie Evelyn Lusby.

    She died at 11:40 a.m. on Monday, April 6.

    Sadie Evelyn was a community correspondent for the Grant County News for more than 20 years.

    Her inaugural column appeared in the June 16, 1988 issue of the Grant County News.

    In her opening sentence, Sadie Evelyn wrote “The new correspondent muses if Elizabeth Taylor could have posed for the picture.”

    It is the custom that all community correspondents have their photo appear weekly with their column.

  • Beach commits to Cumberlands

    Cory Beach demonstrated the type of player he is with his hard work in the weight room and his leadership skills on the field.

    After starting for three years for the Grant County football team, Beach will continue his football career in college after signing to play for the University of the Cumberlands on April 9.

    “This means everything to me,” Beach said. “It was one of my life goals to play football at the next level.”

  • Touch of Red features Hurd's pencil art

    Each near photo-perfect black and white drawing has some red in it. 

    Some are mere dots of crimson.  Others are splashes of scarlet.  Still more drip drops of rubies. 

    No matter the subject, each has a “touch of red.”  Through April 15, you can see these cardinal kisses in the pencil artwork at the latest Community Enrichment Through The Arts (CETA) Artist of the Month exhibit at the Grant County Tourism Office Art Exhibit:  “A Touch of Red” by Don Hurd.

  • Police Beat 4-16-09

     

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • Lady Braves dominate Lexington Catholic

    During his time coaching the Grant County High School softball team, Ott Reed had never lead a team to a win against Lexington Catholic.

    That changed on April 8 after the Lady Braves defeated Lexington Catholic 12-3.

    “It’s a special win for this team,” Reed said. “But they came in flat. My players put the finger on them in the first inning and would not let up. The hitting is special on this team.”

    The Lady Braves scored in the first inning when Morgan McClure ripped a triple to score three runs.

  • Grant County sweeps season series against Williamstown

    Taryn Biddle stepped to the plate against Williamstown and the Grant County High School softball team never looked back.

    The Lady Braves took an early lead and continued to build on it for an 11-5 win on April 9. With the win, Grant County swept the season series.

    “I’ve never had a hitting team like this,” Grant County coach Ott Reed said. “We decided we haven’t been aggressive enough. We don’t have a lot of speed, but when they start running the bases intelligently, it helps to be aggressive.”

  • Williamstown narrows field of superintendent candidates

    The search for the next superintendent at Williamstown Independent Schools is down to two.

    Assistant Superintendent Sally Skinner and Tom Daugherty, assistant superintendent and director of pupil personnel at Rowan County Schools, met Monday and Tuesday, respectively, with staff, parents and community members during a “Meet the Candidates” event.

    The goal of the meetings were to help provide feedback on the finalists for the Williamstown School Board as they prepare to make their choice.

  • Demons advance past first round of All “A”

    The Williamstown High School baseball team set a goal of advancing past the first round of the regional All “A” tournament.

    They made that goal a reality with a 4-1 win over Eminence on April 9.

    “I think we went in overly confident and got surprised a little bit,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “But it was a good team win. We need to keep winning and we want to beat some teams we’re not supposed to beat. That’s what we’re going to continue to work on, but we’re having fun and that’s the most important thing.”

  • Community Calendar 4-16-09

     CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. April 20 at the Grant County Extension office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

  • GCHS track and field compete at Bearcat Open

    After two weeks away from competition, the Grant County High School track and field team was eager to go out and see how they compared against their region opponents.

    The track and field team competed at the Bearcat Open on April 11.