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Today's News

  • Three times a champion

    Delayed, but still determined for greatness.

    The Grant County cheerleaders were eager to compete for their third straight region championship on Jan. 30, but because of snow, the KAPOS eighth region competition was postponed to Feb. 3.

    The delay just made the girls more anxious to perform and the wait proved to be worth it as the varsity squad earned a first place finish in the medium division and their third straight region title, a first for the program.

  • Cat Attack 2-8-10

    Well at least the people of Louisiana have Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints winning their first ever Super Bowl this weekend because their LSU Tigers basketball team was manhandled by the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday afternoon.  Clearly this was not anywhere close to the LSU team that beat UK twice last season and won the regular season SEC championship, but the Cats performance was nonetheless impressive.  

    Kentucky wins easily in the Bayou 81-55.  

  • Walters, boy, Dec. 5

    Caleb and Sheena Walters of Williamstown would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Croix Taft Walters was born at 8:32 a.m. on Dec. 5, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Terry and Deanna Caldwell of Corinth. His maternal great grandparents are Jackie and Lovell Caldwell of Dry Ridge; and Vernon and Bea Mullins of Dry Ridge.

  • Election filing deadline passes; incumbents to face challengers

    State representative, 61st district

    • Royce Adams, Dry Ridge (democrat)

    • Johnny Masters, Warsaw (democrat)

    County Judge-Executive

    • Arnold Bolog, Williamstown (democrat)

    • Darrell Link, Williamstown (democrat)

    • Steve Wood, Williamstown (republican)

    Sheriff

    • Chuck Dills, Williamstown (democrat)

    • Bill King, Dry Ridge (democrat)

    • Chris Hankins, Crittenden (democrat)

    County Clerk

    • Leatha Conrad, Williamstown (democrat)

  • Police Beat 2-4-10

    (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 11:48 a.m. Jan. 27 on Taft Highway. The drivers involved were Howard D. Brice, 53, of Eufaula, Ala., driving a 2010 International and Kasey L. Thompson, 27, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2001 Toyota.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • Braves come out on top against Demons

    A spin move was all Mike Davis needed.

    Davis, a senior at Grant County, waited for the free throw attempt by GCHS junior Jordan Cummins to hit the rim and then Davis spun away from the basket. Luckily, the ball bounced off the rim and into Davis’ hands with seven seconds left.

    The Demons fouled him to stop the clock and Davis followed by sinking two free throws on the way to a 58-56 victory on Jan. 29.

  • Sports Shorts 2-4-10

    GC girls beat Bellevue, Newport

    Scores: 43-42, 56-26

    When: Jan. 30, Feb. 1

    Where: Bellevue and Newport High Schools

    What: Against Bellevue, the Lady Braves trailed by three points with 30 seconds left in the game.

    GCHS senior Dawn Plunkett drove to the basket and freshman Billie Hearn intercepted a Lady Tiger’s pass, laying the ball up for the lead with 10 seconds left and the eventual win. Bellevue had entered the game winning nine of their last 11 games.

  • Indictments 2-4-10

    The grand jury, which met Dec. 9, returned indictments against seven people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • Billy B. Jump, 26, criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree.

  • Terrell, boy, April 17

    Terry and Jeanna Terrell of Lexington would like to announce the birth of their second child.

    Caleb Brent Terrell was born at 3:15 p.m. on April 17, 2009 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    He weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Joe and Carol Menefee of Walton. His maternal great grandmother is Bonnie Burden of Florence.

  • Grant friends are suspects in Meijer arson

    Florence police are looking for two suspects from Grant County whom they believe may be involved with a fire in the Meijer store on Houston Road.

    Police have charged Matthew Bacon, 19, of Hebron with one count of arson in connection with the blaze which occurred in the paint section of the store around 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 25.

    No one was injured in the fire. Police released a video of three men who are suspects. They believe the men from Grant County are friends of Bacon.

    If anyone has any information call the Florence Police Department at 859-647-5420.