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Today's News

  • Rockin’ the Ridge returns June 24 with free admission

    Rockin’ the Ridge will be back for a second year with an expanded musical lineup, another car show and a firework finish.

  • Celebrating Dr. Suess
  • Anderson-Siedenberg to wed April 7, 2017

    James and Jennifer Anderson of Owenton are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Anderson to Jacob Siedenberg, son of John and Brigitte Siedenberg of Williamstown.

    The bride is a graduate of Williamstown High School.

    She is also a 2016 graduate of Northern Kentucky University. Anderson graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a bachelor of arts in elementary education and special education.

  • KSP raffle features iconic brand

    Kentucky State Police, in order to support its Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Winter Edition 4x4, an iconic U.S. brand that shares the same heritage as the vehicle American GIs rode to victory in World War II.

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS

    Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops isn’t ready to even think about a quarterback controversy one week into his team’s spring practice.

    Stephen Johnson took over last season after Drew Barker got hurt and led UK to wins in seven of its final 11 games. He obviously went into spring practice No. 1, especially with Barker coming off offseason back surgery.

  • Lady Braves defeat Owen, make history by advancing to region finals

    A balanced scoring attack led the Grant County Lady Braves to making history March 3 by advancing to the program’s first-ever regional final after defeating Owen County in the semi-finals.
    It was the first time in 24 years the Lady Braves had made it to the regional semi-finals.

    “It’s big because the girls’ program hasn’t made it this far before, but it’s something we have wanted to do and talk about often,” Lady Braves Coach Shawn West said.

  • Grant’s postseason ends one step short of Sweet 16 with loss to Simon Kenton

    The magical postseason run for the Grant County Lady Braves ended March 4 when they ran into a powerful Simon Kenton team.

    In a rematch of the 32nd district championship, the Lady Braves struggled to put up points and fell 69-22 to the Lady Pioneers.

    It was the third time this season Simon Kenton had defeated Grant, who lost 71-35 back in January and  65-35 in the district championship.
    Lady Braves Coach Shawn West said that the Lady Pioneers’ pressure and depth are what bothers his team the most.

  • Demons lose in regional battle

    The Williamstown Demons took on their nemesis for the year in Gallatin County on March 1 in the first round of 8th Region action at Henry County High School.

    The Demons lost for the third time this season to the Wildcats by the score of 58-53.  
    The Demons had to be disappointed in their endeavor to beat the Wildcats after winning their last game against them by four points at home just three weeks ago.

  • Lady Braves advance in regional play

    It has been 25 years since the Lady Braves basketball team has advanced to the second round of the regional tournament. This year’s team did the exact same thing when they took on a good team with a 24-4 record Trimble County on Feb. 28 at Oldham County High School.  The Lady Braves won that contest by the score of 64-53.  

  • Grant County Schools building new bus garage beside Sherman Elementary

    Grant County School District recently approved the construction of a new school bus garage that will be built on Sherman Elementary School’s campus in Dry Ridge.

    Scott Shipp, director of operations for the school district, said administrators decided to build the new garage by Sherman Elementary because they have plenty of open acreage, and it prevented them from having to purchase additional property.

    The new garage will be located on the south end of the property, on the other side of the entranceway after turning onto the campus from U.S. 25.