Today's News

  • Cat Attack 3-1-10

    When South Carolina walked into Rupp Arena Thursday night there was only one thing on the over 24,000 screaming fans minds-Revenge.  Those pesky Gamecocks, led by their flea like point guard Devan Downey, had handed the then #1 Cats their first and only loss of the season a month earlier.  Most of the Kentucky team, save the always refreshingly honest Daniel Orton, was politically correct prior to the contest in saying it was just another game, blah blah blah.  But after the game Orton described the team’s feelings about the victory. “It is a little sweeter.

  • Obama's first year: What didn't work

    While it’s true that as we look backwards towards inauguration day 2009 we have seen neither rivers turn to blood, nor plagues of locusts descend upon our land, what we have seen has been troubling nevertheless.

  • Cheerleaders place eighth at KAPOS state

    After walking off the mat at the KAPOS state competition, the Grant County varsity cheerleaders knew they had just nailed their routine.

    The girls knew how well they had done when they saw tears in their coach’s eyes.

    “My girls looked better than I’ve ever seen them look,” coach Leigh Simpson said. “It was so amazing that it brought me to tears and I don’t cry. Just watching them perform at their best and seeing them be so proud of themselves was amazing.”

  • Obama's first year: What worked

    On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama, inaugurated as 44th President of the United States, was immediately presented with the worst economic circumstance this nation has faced since the Great Depression.

  • Police Beat 2-25-10

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 9:52 a.m. Feb. 18 on Broadway Street. The drivers involved were Robert B. Keesling, 51, of Lancaster, driving a 2005 Peterbilt and Sheliah M. Cull, 38, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2002 Hyundai.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • Lady Demons fall to defending champion

    When the Williamstown girls’ basketball team faced Simon Kenton for the first time this season, the Lady Demons were able to play with two-time defending region champions, but were unable to come out with a win.

    The Lady Demons took on the Lady Pioneers in the first round of the 32nd district tournament on Feb. 22 and the teams traded baskets in the first quarter, as Simon Kenton held an 11-7 lead heading into the second quarter.

  • Can you dig it?

    Early mornings, late nights and long hours. Crews have been hard at work trying to keep Grant County’s roads drivable, clearing snow and ice until they see the blacktop.

    But with the snow storms continuing, the road will quickly turn from black to white.

  • For the Record 2-25-10 #2

    Civil Suits

    Oct. 12:

    Wells Fargo Bank vs. Adam W. Wright, Alisha Beth Wright and HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., default of payment on note

    Robert Nesbitt vs. Paula Mitchell Nesbitt, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Oct. 13:

    Robert Hamilton vs. Jamie Lee Hamilton, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Oct. 15:

    LVNV Funding, LLC vs. Matthew Edwards, default of payment on note

    Kerry Lynn Pelfrey vs. Randall Steven Pelfrey, petition for dissolution of marriage

  • Grant County girls lose to Walton-Verona

    GCHS girls’ coach Darrell Guffey wanted to see his team either with a lead or tied with Walton-Verona after the first quarter of their district tournament matchup.

    While the teams were scoreless through the first two minutes, the Lady Cats were able to take a 19-7 lead in part to Grant County turnovers. The Lady Braves were unable to make up the early deficit, falling 60-36 on Feb. 22.

  • Lady Braves finish with big win

    The seventh grade Lady Braves finished their season on Feb. 13 against R.A. Jones Middle School. This was a huge game because earlier in the season, the Lady Braves were defeated by R.A. Jones by a score of 33-25. In that game, the Lady Braves had only three girls score.

    “It was a difficult loss for us. We didn’t play well and they pretty much beat us up at everything. It was a game that showed us we needed to be tougher,” coach Michael Camacho said.

    The Lady Braves were definitely ready for the rematch when the time came around.