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Today's News

  • Community Calendar 10/9/08

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Gold Wing Road Riders Chapter N will meet Oct. 10 at Rolling Hills Restaurant in Williamstown. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7:30 p.m. If you own a motorcycle or wish you did, be sure to come. Owners of all makes and models are welcome. Call 824-5234 for more information.

  • Police Report 10/9/08

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 7:56 a.m. on Oct. 2 on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge. The drivers involved were Kurtis P. Hodges, 19, of Dry Ridge driving a 1988 Jeep and Andrew T. Whitson, 50, of Middletown, Ohio driving a 2002 Freightliner.

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 3:32 p.m. on Oct. 2 on Cobblestone Drive in Dry Ridge. The driver involved was Christopher Hall, 30, of Dry Ridge driving a 1993 Ford that struck a parked 1998 Chevrolet owned by Brandon Cope.

    Kentucky State Police

  • West tabbed as new Williamstown Softball coach

    Since 1982, T.J. West has coached baseball, but all that will change this season when the veteran Williamstown coach embarks on a new challenge.

    The new challenge will send West to a smaller diamond as he was recently introduced as the new softball coach. West replaces Mark Wilhoit who resigned at the conclusion of this season.

  • The Clock is Ticking: Braves inch closer to regular season with scrimmages

    Their first true test on the gridiron was what the Grant County High School football team expected.

    In their scrimmages against both Fleming County and Carroll County on Aug. 15, the Braves managed to do some things well, struggled in other aspects and gave themselves and coach Mike Davis a better feel for where they stand prior to next weeks season opener against Pendleton County.

  • Lady Demons off to rough start

    It would be easy for Williamstown High School volleyball coach Kim Anglin to be upset with her team opening the season 0-2, but the first-year coach knows that it is all a work in progress toward a bigger goal.

    "The first week didn't go as I would have liked. We competed, but we had mental mistakes and we beat ourselves. I think the combination of a new coach, new players and a new style had a lot to do with our results. I look at it as a learning session and now we are ready," said Anglin, whose team lost to Carroll County and Pendleton County last week.

  • GCMS Braves thump East Oldham 44-0 to open season

    If there was any concern heading into the Grant County Middle School football team's season opener about the Braves resting on their laurels after a perfect 12-0 season last year, head coach Jamey Dalzell delivered a message that was loud and clear to his team—deliver a knockout punch.

    That message was received and carried out as Josh Gutman and Cody Miskell opened the game with a bone-crushing tackle and GCMS' offense stole the show en route to a 44-0 drubbing of East Oldham on Aug. 16.

  • GCHS Braves enter post Jeremy Martin golf era

    As his team teed off in its season opener on Aug. 4, Grant County boys' golf coach Lance Robinson took a moment to reflect on the past.

    "I have anticipated this for a while. I am anxious to see how the kids react after advancing to the state tournament last year as a team," Robinson said.

    Robinson also pondered the departure of Jeremy Martin, a golfer who had played for Robinson almost all of his tenure. Martin, who won the regional tournament last year, has since graduated and will play for Northern Kentucky University this season.

  • GCMS Braves hit gridiron

    It took one play for the Grant County Middle School defense to wake from its slumber against Lexington Catholic on Aug. 7.

    On the first play of the game, the Braves gave up an 80-yard run, and fortunately, Shelby Caudill was able to record a touchdown-saving tackle, giving GCMS some new life in its scrimmage.

  • Kentucky Speedway purchase reaces final lap

    The sale of Kentucky Speedway has reached the 11th hour as Speedway Motorsports Inc., Bruton Smith's company, has until Aug. 18 to decide if it will continue with its purchase of the track. Kentucky Speedway is being sold for $78.3 million, including the assumption of $63.3 million in debt.

    On May 22, Smith announced his intent of purchasing the speedway, which opened in 2000 and was built for $152 million.

  • In the Line of Fire—GCHS quarterback Joe Soden has seconds to make a decision

    In a matter of seconds, a quarterback go can from hero to zero.

    A misread of the defense can result in either an interception or a sack, while a perfectly executed play can result in either positive yardage or a touchdown.

    A season ago, Joe Soden was learning on the fly as the first-year quarterback of the Grant County High School football team, trying to be the hero more often than not. Soden, a current senior, was trying to learn the offense during both passing leagues and scrimmages with the hopes of being able to guide the Braves to a winning season, which he did.