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Today's News

  • Good tidings of cheer

    With the chance to earn a trip to Orlando for the Americheer National Competition, the Grant County High School varsity cheerleaders had hoped to come out hot, but instead came out cold during their warm-ups.

    As they went through their routine, they were disappointed with their performance, which they believed was not as crisp and enthusiastic as it needed to be.

    After a talk with their coach, the girls came out for their real performance and earned an 80 percent, 10 percent better than they had to score to earn their trip to the national competition.

  • News seeks Letters to Santa Claus

    If you’ve got a Christmas wish, you better get it on paper.

    The Grant County News will be publishing Letters to Santa. The deadline to submit a letter is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5. Photos can also be included with the letter.

    Send letters to: Letters to Santa, c/o Grant County News, P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky 41097 or e-mail to: gceditorial@fuse.net or fax to 859-824-5888.

    Letters will be published in the Dec. 18 issue of the Grant County News.

  • GCHS presents ‘Antigone’

    The Grant County High School will present “Antigone” at 7 p.m. on December 19 and 20 at the Grant County High School auditorium.

    They also performed the one-act play at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Drama Festival on Dec. 10 at Western Kentucky University.

  • Lady Braves unable to stop Simon Kenton

    The Grant County girls’ basketball team knew they were in for a challenge when they took on district favorite Simon Kenton. Early in the game, they battled to stay close, but couldn’t stop the Pioneers, as they lost 70-39.

    “They are good,” coach Darrell Guffey said. “They shot the ball really well and they have five seniors that play a lot. They have a lot more experience than us and that showed. We’ve got to get better. We’ve got to continue coming into practice and working hard.”

  • GCMS names students to honor roll

    A Honor Roll

    Eighth Grade

    Clara Acevedo , Amanda Bass, Kelcie Becker, Lourdes Blanco, James Brungs, Mikaela Brungs, Christina Cuneo, Andrew Eggemeier, Wesley Estep, Steven Fightmaster, Tailor Gilbert, Karen Keister, Kayla Keith, Sarah Kellam, Amy MacAdams, Gwendolyn MacAdams, Eric Mann, Tyler Martin, Kimberly McDaniel, Ivory McGuire, Nicole Norman, Savannah Pelkey, Ashleigh Rhoton, Brittnie Seibert, Kristin Warren, Alexis Willen, Nichelle Wolfe.

    Seventh Grade

  • Community Calendar 12-11-08

     CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Main Street Merchants will meet at noon Dec. 11 at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce.  Call meeting facilitator Debbie Stone at 824-7259 for more information.

  • Early morning blaze kills one

    A Williamstown man died in an early morning fire on Dec. 2 near the Grant/Pendleton county line.

    The home at 199 Moore Road, off Hogg Ridge Road, was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters from Dry Ridge, Williamstown and Falmouth arrived around 2:35 a.m.

    Police have declined to identify the victim until an autopsy is performed. But neighbors said it was Kenneth Searp.

  • Feeding the need

    For the past 11 years, the Williamstown Baptist Church has put the “thanks” in Thanksgiving by delivering nearly 3,000 meals to needy Grant Countians.

    Last year, the many volunteers provided 254 meals of turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and dessert.

    The numbers reached the highest it has ever been this Thanksgiving with 443 people served during the Hope Thanksgiving Meal.

  • Demons start season off the right way

    Patrick Spoonamore and the Williamstown Demons came out firing in their first game of the season against Carroll County. Pushing tempo and forcing turnovers, the Demons earned a 74-58 win.

    Spoonamore scored 31 points to lead the Demons, but credits his teammates for giving him scoring opportunities.

    “The basket looked like I could throw a car in it,” Spoonamore said. “It feels amazing, but I couldn’t have done it without the passing of my teammates. They gave me the ball so I could score. We played as a team.”

  • Police Beat 12-11-08

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells charged Kristina O. Kephart, 30, of Dry Ridge with theft by unlawful taking under $300 at 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 4. Kephart was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.