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Today's News

  • Crews work to repair pesky potholes

    As the snow melts and the ice thaws, roadways can resemble mine fields with potholes riddling the pavement.

    Dodging the potentially dangerous holes has become almost an art form on Interstate 75.

    However, help is on the way, according to local officials.

    Three- to four-man crews from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have already been working their way through I-75 and other state routes patching up the potholes, said Nancy Wood, public information officer, KTC District 6.

  • Students named to UK Dean's list

    The University of Kentucky recognized the outstanding academic performance of nine students from Grant County who were named to the UK Dean’s List for the fall 2008 semester.

  • Police Beat 2-26-09

    Dry Ridge

  • Troopers assist at inauguration

    Chris Steward had never been to Washington, D.C., so his first trip will be one he won’t soon forget.

  • Demons fall in overtime to Pioneers

    The Williamstown Demons were confident going into their district tournament game against Simon Kenton, playing on their home court and coming off a big district win over Walton-Verona.

    Both teams battled with each other, matching basket for basket for four quarters before the Demons took the Pioneers into overtime, eventually falling 73-69 on Feb. 24.

  • Change is coming

    A good change is coming to our online advertising Marketplace.

    Currently everytime you go online at grantky.com, Marketplace ads appear on the top right of each viewed page. These ads rotate every three seconds for seven days.

    Soon, Web site visitors will be able to click and see a map to the advertiser’s location.

    Visitors will also be able to click and go directly to the advertisers, who also have Web sites.

    And, one more click and the visitor can directly e-mail the advertisers who have e-mail addresses.

  • Braves earn second place in district tourney

    The Grant County Braves had a plan heading into the district tournament to earn at least one win and advance to the region tournament.

    With their 59-45 win over Walton-Verona on Feb. 25, the Braves did just that. The next phase of the plan was to eliminate Simon Kenton en route to a district championship.

    The Braves battled the Pioneers before falling 54-51 on Feb. 27 to take second place in the district.

  • Police Beat 3-5-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident at 8 p.m. on Feb. 19 on the Dry Ridge exit ramp. The drivers involved were Natalie N. Owings, 18, of Crittenden driving a 2003 Ford and Lisa T. Combs, 46, of Williamstown driving a 1996 Mercury.

    Deputy Andy Reeves investigated an accident at 9 a.m. on Feb. 20 on Mason Sipple Road in Williamstown. The driver involved was James W. Morgan, 71, of Williamstown driving a 2004 Cadillac that struck a deer.

  • Tax talk

    Two local legislators recently voted in opposition of each other in a state budget proposal that included a 30-cent cigarette tax increase.

    Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, voted against the measure designed to help the state dig out from a $456 million budget shortfall.

  • GCMS places students on honor roll

    A Honor Roll