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Today's News

  • A new year with new beginnings

    It is that time of year again, the time you sit down and make your list of things you’ll do different or things you want to change. And if you’re anything like me, around Jan. 2, the New Year’s resolutions that you made already seem to be forgotten.

    I don’t know what it is about the resolutions that make them so hard for me to stick to them. Maybe I make too many, or maybe I make the same ones each year hoping that this year will be different.

  • Lady Braves earn spot in Invitational championship

    The GCHS Lady Braves started the Grant County Invitational with two wins and didn’t want to end their streak.

    With a 51-43 win over Newport, the girls ran their streak to three wins in a row, putting them over .500 for the season, and earning them a spot in the championship game.

    “I thought we really executed well in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter,” coach Darrell Guffey said. “When they make plays, that makes it easy.”

  • Corinth lights are for love of season

    Billy Hill likes Christmas lights.

    Hill, the mayor of Corinth, has been decorating his home for as long as he can remember.

    While he doesn’t have a theme, he uses only red and white lights.

    “I think it makes them standout,” he said.

    Hill’s home on Old Corinth Owenton Road features a horse and carriage, two deer and lighted Christmas wreaths.

    “I just like decorating,” he said. “It’s not fancy, but I like it.”

  • BREAKING NEWS: Fire damages Crittenden Church

     Firefighters from Dry Ridge, Williamstown, Crittenden and Walton helped put out a fire that damaged Violet Ridge Church of Christ in Crittenden on Tuesday, Dec. 30. The fire started just before 8 a.m. in an addition to the church that was about a month from completion. For more on this story, see the Jan. 8 Grant County News.

  • No one can predict what will come

    A new year brings new possibilities and promise.

    I look forward to a fresh start in 2009 because I think that 2008 was a hard year and I’m glad to see it’s in the history books.

    There were a lot of good things that happened during the year, but there were a lot more that I found made the year long and tough.

    There was the cold, cold weather and the storms that kept ripping through our community. There were shootings, thievery and death from accidents.

  • Williamstown eighth graders become entrepreneurs

    Duct tape wallets, chocolate spoons and even free hugs were just a few of the offerings during the annual Entrepreneur Fair at Williamstown Junior High.

    The sixth year event was conducted by the eighth-grade students in Angela Williams’ social studies class.

    From custom bookmarks and ornaments to popcorn balls, the students paired up and had to come up with a product to sell to the elementary and junior high students.

  • Governor brings tax talk to town meeting

    Gov. Steve Beshear brought his proposal to soften the blow of the state’s budget crisis to Grant County on Thursday, Dec. 18, during a town hall meeting.

    More than 400 people from Grant and surrounding counties packed the Grant County High School auditorium to hear the governor’s response to an estimated $456.1 million deficit in this fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

  • News observes holiday deadlines

    The editorial (news) and advertising deadline for the Jan. 1 issue of The Grant County News will be 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24.

    The News office will be closed for New Year’s on Thursday, Jan. 1.

    The editorial (news) and advertising deadline for the Jan. 5 issue of The Grant County Express will be 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31.

     

     

  • Players should be proud of performance, win or lose

    I get to cover sports for a living.

    When I first went to college, I thought I would graduate with a business degree and work in an office. But then my sophomore year, I had a realization. There was a chance that I could get paid to go to sporting events.

    It was then that something clicked and I decided to go into English and work to become a reporter. When I started at the Grant County News in August 2007, I was the staff writer and one day hoped, whether it was here or someplace else, that I would get to cover sports.

  • Demons take second place at Fleming County

    The Williamstown boys’ basketball team had to jump off the bus and onto the court to start the Fleming County Tournament.

    Following a two-hour bus ride, the Demons had to be ready to play immediately against Bracken County on Dec. 19. They came away with a 78-69 win.

    “We had the bus ride and then had to jump off and play,” coach Stacey May said. “We struggled from the foul line, but Dustin Bryant shot well from the three point line.”

    Bryant scored 17 points and Patrick Spoonamore scored 19 to lead the Demons.