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Today's News

  • GCHS boys’ golf team work toward goal of making state tourney

    With a goal of getting to the state tournament as a team, the Grant County boys’ golf team knows that they have work to do to get there.

    The Braves tied for fourth in the region tournament last year, but return their full squad as their season approaches. They also have an extra factor that could be to their benefit.

  • Lady Demons continue to build program

    The Williamstown girls’ golf team is looking to replenish their ranks this year.

    Last year, the team had four golfers and this year, they’ve taken on younger players.

    Kara Caldwell, Ali Rich and Brittany Elliott return to the team as middle schoolers Sarah Hicks and Carly Middleton join the team this season. Fourth grader Rachel Justice will serve as the team’s manager as she learns the game and hopes to play next year.

  • Trooper Island gives children a chance

    Dear Kentucky State Trooper; this column allows Ken Stone one of the following: free roll through stop sign; speeding up to 40 miles over the limit; or one free hand gesturing road rage incident involving others lack of ability to merge.

    I’m hoping that the trooper will only read the paragraph above, say, “OK” and send me on my way. Let me explain why I should receive the above, and possibly you too.

  • Gabbert family visits ACS office after son's gift

    When Cody Gabbert heard that Mason-Corinth Elementary was holding a penny drive to benefit the Grant County Relay for Life, he was interested in giving.

    Gabbert had collected $119 and donated it all to the American Cancer Society.

    “I wanted to help. I donated with pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters,” Gabbert said.

    Gabbert is now a second grade student at Mason-Corinth Elementary.

  • Patrick makes appearance at RadioShack

    Danica Patrick stopped by the Dry Ridge RadioShack to meet her fans on July 30 before she took to the track at Kentucky Speedway on Aug. 1.

    “It’s always nice when you can reach out beyond the track and meet the fans,” Patrick said. “It’s good to reach out to them. Kentucky’s always had some good racing. A lot of the tracks we go to are mile and a half’s, but they’re not all side-by-side racing. That’s what makes these races so exciting.”

  • Clarks Creek Baptist names new minister

    Tom Watkins is the new minister at Clarks Creek Baptist.

    Watkins and his wife, Louise Watkins, have been married for 25 years. They have two sons, Neil, who graduated from Ryle High School and Tommy, who graduated from Owen County High School.

    Tom said his vision for the church is to create more opportunities for a younger generation to spark interest in the church and to reach more people in the community. He wants to eventually start a Wednesday night service.

  • Junior board helps with annual event

    Like mother, like daughter.

    Nineteen-year-old Katelyn Bachman of Williamstown has helped her mother with the Grant County Fair and Horse Show ever since she can remember.

    Denise Bachman has been a member of the fair board for 19 years.

    When the junior fair board was created three years ago, Katelyn jumped at the chance to be a member.

    Now, the University of Louisville sophomore is the president.

  • Porters celebrate 68 years

    James and Thelma Porter of Independence, formerly of Williamstown, celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on July 31.

    They were married in Williamstown in 1941.

    The couple has a daughter, Kellie Willoby of Burlington and a son, John, of Homosassa, Fla. Their son, Jim, of Walton, is deceased.

    The Porters have eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. 

  • Emmy time!

    Anthony Mirones certainly is no Susan Lucci.

    The Crittenden resident recently won his eighth Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

    “It’s frightening,” Mirones said. “When your see the names up there and you know they’re about to name the winner, you just kind of cringe and hope and pray. When I win, it’s a relief off my back.

    “You do it for the passion of it and to tell decent stories,” he said. “I do it to try to put meaning behind whatever the issue is.”

  • Tourism office moves to Williamstown

    Grant County Tourism and Convention Commission soon will have a new home.

    The commission’s last day at its office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center will be July 31.

    A new, smaller office will be relocated inside the Grant County Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Williamstown.

    The move is a financial decision, said director Judy Mullins.

    “Since the economy is bad, the tourism board felt to maintain this large of space was not worthwhile,” she said.