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Today's News

  • Summer activities abound for Grant County children

    With school over, parents should not fret about what to do with their children as there are plenty of camps scheduled both in Grant County and throughout Northern Kentucky.

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  • GCHS gridiron gang shakes off rust through passing leagues

    The calendar may read June, but for the Grant County High School football team, it means the season has officially started.

    For coach Mike Davis and his team, passing league workouts, which feature no pads and helmets, no running plays and no defensive pressure, have the Braves on the practice field with the hope of improving prior to their Aug. 29 season opener against Pendleton County.

    Grant County worked on its passing offense June 7 at a 7-on-7 tournament in Louisville, where Davis saw some flashes of greatness.

  • Former GCHS soccer star ready to set records in college

    For Amy Vallandingham, making a name for herself in soccer has come naturally.

    As a high school student-athlete at Grant County High School, Vallandingham set 10 school records, including goals scored in a season, goals scored in a career, goals scored in a game and consecutive games with a goal or an assist. Those records came a result of playing her freshman and sophomore years at St. Henry District High School before ending her high school career as a member of the Lady Braves' program.

  • GCHS' McIntosh headed to the University of the Cumberlands

    Sometimes you just know when something is right.

    After talking with Grant County High School girls basketball coach Darrell Guffey, Salena McIntosh knew she had found the perfect place.

    A visit to the University of the Cumberlands only confirmed what she already knewthe GCHS senior basketball player would sign with the Lady Patriots.

    "I loved the campus, and it seemed like a great fit," said McIntosh.

  • Full speed ahead for Kentucky Speedway Lawsuit

    Despite the fact that Kentucky Speedway has been sold to Bruton Smith and Speedway Motorsports Inc., owner of seven NASCAR Sprint Cup tracks, Kentucky Speedway's lawsuit against NASCAR and International Speedway Corp. continues, according to Jerry Carroll.

    Kentucky Speedway Spokesman Tim Bray said the lawsuit is separate from the purchase of Kentucky Speedway.

    "Mr. Carroll has said that Kentucky Speedway LLC still exists and so does the lawsuit. Both will go on," Bray said.

  • Outdoor Sports Fest Planned for June 21

    Area youth who enjoyed the outdoors are invited to the 8th Annual NRA Youth Sports Fest Camp, which will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on June 21 at Lloyd Wildlife Management Area in Crittenden.

    The camp features a full day of outdoor activities including fishing, archery, rifle, muzzleloader, trap shooting and a hunter safety trail challenge.

    Last year, a total of 105 children took part in the event.

    Deborah Price, who is helping with the production of the program, said a goal is to introduce children to the outdoors.

  • GCHS' Duncan made Braves baseball fans care about the game again

    When he was announced as the newest baseball head baseball coach at Grant County High School, Van Duncan privately told me what his goals were for the season, and to be honest, I was a bit skeptical.

    I did not doubt his enthusiasm, but rather whether as a first-year coach, he could turn around a team that finished 12-13 the previous year and do all the things he set out to do—win 20 games, win a district title and win a regional title.

  • NKU's Lawrence named Sportswoman-of-the-Year

    During her career as a member of the Northern Kentucky University womens golf team, Alicia Lawrence earned various distinctions.

    However, the biggest award came on a night when she was headed back from a tournament in Chicago.

    "We were headed back and my dad called," Lawrence said.

  • Road Trip

    What would cause an individual to want to ride a bicycle for 43 days or 2,594 miles from San Diego, Calif., to Saint Augustine, Fla.?

    For Dry Ridge resident Ed Lorenz, the answer is simple, "It was something I wanted to do."

    "I've been bicycling for years and wanted to do a long trip. When I retired as county attorney and took a sabbatical from my private practice, the time was right. I knew that if I ever was going to do it, I had to do it now," Lorenz said.

  • Duncan earns top coach honors

    In his first season as coach of the Grant County High School baseball team, Van Duncan wasted little time making a name for himself.

    On the field, he helped guide the Braves to a 19-6 record and the team's first 32nd District championship in five years. In addition, he was named the 8th Region Coach-of-the-Year last week.

    However, for all his accomplishments, Duncan is quick to remove the focus from himself and place it on his team, which he says he was "lucky to coach."