.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • HOOPLA

    After a regular season where local teams enjoyed highs and lows, the district tournament will start on Feb. 23 at Williamstown High School.

    The Lady Demons and Lady Braves will start the tournament on Feb. 23. The Lady Demons, the district third seed, will take on second seed Walton-Verona at 6 p.m., while the fourth seed Lady Braves will take on first seed Simon Kenton at 7:30 p.m.

    Williamstown split the season series with Walton-Verona and Lady Demons coach Mark Wilhoit hopes his team has learned from their regular season matchups.

  • Demons battle through busy week

    As the regular season winds down, the Williamstown Demons had a tough stretch, playing five games over the course of a week.

    The Demons started by falling 51-45 at home against Frankfort on Feb. 10.

    “It was probably our second worst game of the year as far as executing and the way we played,” coach Stacey May said. “The only positive was getting Wes Philpot back and how he played with a lot of energy. I thought he single-handedly kept us in the game at times. We’re trying to get back on track like when we played Walton-Verona.”

  • Scam alert

    Jeff Sipple decided to take advantage of Monday’s warm weather and catch up on some yard work.

    Sipple, of Corinth, was surprised when a woman approached him, called his name and handed him a yellow envelope from the Bank of America.

    “It told me they expected me to call them today and that I should be prepared to give them my account number,” Sipple said.

    Sipple said it entered his mind that this was a scam because he doesn’t have an account with Bank of America.

    “I asked her if it was a scam,” he said.

  • Switzer-Maddox wed Dec. 30

    Savannah Switzer and Eldon Maddox were united in marriage on Dec. 30, 2008.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Scott and Susan Switzer of Williamstown accompanied by the groom’s parents, Joe and Bridget Maddox of Jonesville.

    Serving as maid of honor was the bride’s best friend, Cindy Martin of Williamstown.

    Serving as best man was the groom’s best friend, Stanley Riley of Dry Ridge.

    Serving as ring bearer was the bride’s nephew, Nolan Switzer, son of Scott and Tammy Switzer of Dry Ridge.

  • Crittenden author releases first book

    For Roger Mullins, his “dream of a lifetime” was 10 years in the making.

    The 44-year-old Crittenden resident had his first book, “Lethal Amnesia,” published nationally by Tate Publishing and Enterprises in December.

    “I wrote three or four chapters on a whim one day,” Mullins said. “Then, it laid on a floppy disk for about four or five years. I got it out and worked on it a little bit more before it got put away again. I found it in 2007 when we were moving and decided to finish it up.”

  • Twin wins

    The Grant County High school girls’ and boys’ basketball teams put on a show for their fans during GCHS’ homecoming.

    The girls earned a 43-28 victory over Henry County, while the boys defeated Henry County 66-57 on Feb. 13.

    The Lady Braves built a 22-18 lead at halftime and kept adding to their lead to start the third quarter. Behind scores by Shayna Lockard and Amber Cope, Grant County was ahead 30-22 before Morgan McClure added a free throw to make it 31-22 at the end of the third quarter.

  • Tree limb removal help is coming

    If you’ve got limbs littering your lawn and you don’t know what to do with them?

    Help is on the way.

    The state has hired contractors to assist counties in Kentucky with cleanup of debris following the winter storms last week. Contracts for the debris removal were possibly awarded on Feb. 11, which mean the state hired contractors could be in Grant County picking up limbs as early as today.

  • Fatality claims Ohio woman

    An Ohio woman traveling back from visiting family in Tennessee was killed last week when her 2005 Dodge Durango went airborne and struck a bridge abutment.

    Natasha A. Schaupp and her two-year-old daughter were traveling north on Interstate-75 near the Williamstown exit when Schaupp lost control of the vehicle, which swerved off the right side of the road behind the guardrail nearly 500 feet before flying 10 feet off the ground and hitting a concrete column.

  • Speech and Drama take first at tournaments

    On Dec. 6, the Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team traveled to Owensboro to compete in the first annual Daviess County/Hancock County Swing Tournament.

    In a swing tournament, two schools will host their own tournament simultaneously, allowing students the chance to compete in two different tournaments in one day.

  • Police Beat 2-19-09

     

    Dry Ridge