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Today's News

  • Culture demeans sanctity of human life

    We’ve just come through a brutal election that seems to have lasted at least two years.
    An election deemed as, “... the most important election of our lifetime,” by the Rev. Franklin Graham on the billygraham.org website.
    “Whomever we elect will take the helm of a nation that has grown increasingly hostile and intolerant of the very foundation and principles upon which it was so nobly founded—the Christian faith and biblical values,” Graham said in a September 2016 article.

  • Connecting with God brings spiritual peace

    I realize there are many people that are genuinely concerned for our nation. We knew all along that whoever won the election, there would be a large amount of strife, worry and disappointment but we pray and hope that over time, we will agree to press forward and keep our focus on God.
    We are never going to agree about everything but we can at least put forth an effort to work together and be unified on the issues we feel the same about.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (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.)
    Officer Brad Morris cited Thomas C. Dearing, 40, of Dry Ridge, with no registration plates, at 11:50 p.m. Jan. 12 on Race Street.
    Officer Brad Morris cited Edward L. Shuler, 24, of Corinth, with public intoxication - controlled substance (excludes alcohol), at 4:32 a.m. Jan. 13 on Ferguson Boulevard.

  • FOR THE RECORD

    Property Transfers
    Sept. 24
    Marcella Gillum, Lawrence Jr. Gillum, Randy Gillum, Jan Gillum and Ricky Lynn Gillum to Marcella Gillum, 1.2714 acres Napoleon –Mt. Zion Road, $159,900
    Sept. 26
    Amanda Nicole Morris and Jameson Randall Cheesman to Paula and Jeremy McCauley, an acre Humes Ridge Road, $185,000
    William Lee to Daniel McClure, 5.2953 acres Scaffold Lick Road, $1
    Sept. 27
    StoneBridge Properties LLC to Robert Ben and Michelle Lynn Tanner, Eagle Creek Subdivision, $132,900

  • Demons blowout Pioneers

    The Williamstown Demon boys’ basketball has proven that they are a team to be reckoned with.  
    The Demons hosted Simon Kenton on Jan. 17 and overcame a one-point halftime deficit to run away from the Pioneers 66-54.

    The Demons used a strong defensive performance and sharp shooting to defeat the Pioneers.  
    Brady Montgomery drew the responsibility of finding Simon Kenton’s JC Hawkins.
    Montgomery hawked Hawkins all over the floor and held him down throughout the game.  

  • Trimble County wins big over Lady Demons

    The Williamstown Lady Demons fell short Jan. 21 to the Trimble County Lady Raiders by a score of 53-34.

    Leading scorers for Williamstown included Haley Howe with 16, Justice Chambers with nine and Makayla Kennedy with six.
    The Lady Raiders held the Lady Demons to only four players scoring all game.

  • Braves slow down running Rebels

    The Grant County Braves boys’ basketball team hosted Owen County on Jan. 23.  

    The Braves came out on top 59-54 on the night where the Braves honored four senior basketball players and two managers.  

    Seniors Zach Tuggle, Luke Adkins, Conner McClure and Tanner Souder were honored for their accomplishments on the basketball floor and in the classroom for the Braves.  

    Brianna Smallwood and Hannah Davis were honored for their commitment to the basketball program as managers over the last few years.  

  • Last-second heroics lead Braves over Pioneers

    The Grant County Braves boys’ basketball team travelled to Simon Kenton on Jan. 20 to take on the Pioneers in a crucial district matchup.  
    The Braves pulled out a big win 73-72 when senior Luke Adkins scored with three seconds left in the game.  
    The Braves trailed by eight with two minutes left to play but turned up the defense and came up with three big steals in the closing minutes of the game that turned into baskets on their side of the court.  The place erupted in a deafening sound of excitement when Adkins hit the winning shot.  

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS

    Kentucky signee P.J. Washington will be in western Kentucky to play games Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 as part of The Grind Session at Marshall County High School.
    Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) was not originally scheduled to play in Kentucky this year. However, when the offer to play two games in Kentucky came, Findlay Prep coach Paul Washington knew it was too good an opportunity to decline.

  • Top lobbyists make more than Bevin does

    Top lobbyists are by far the highest paid people who work at the state Capitol, some making many times the $140,070 annual salary of Gov. Matt Bevin.
    The approximately 700 corporations and associations that pay lobbyists to represent their interests before the Kentucky General Assembly are required to report exactly how much they pay each lobbyist they retain. These reports are filed periodically with the Legislative Ethics Commission.