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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Williamstown still feeling loss of Performance Pipe

    Almost four months since the Performance Pipe plant in Williamstown ceased operations on Sept. 26, the local city and school systems are still feeling the effects of 48 people losing their jobs.
    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner said that whenever significant shutdowns like this happen, there is a trickledown effect in the community because fewer people are using their incomes at local businesses.
    Skinner said the plant was the biggest source of electric revenue for the city by far, comprising about seven percent of the city’s budget.   

  • Kentuckians, including one equine, participate in inaugural festivities

    A horse trained at Asbury University will be in the spotlight Friday during the presidential inaugural parade.
    Bojangles, who was part of Asbury’s Service Mount Training Program, is now part of the Black Horse Troop at Culver Academies in Indiana. Asbury said in a news release that Bojangles will escort the president as the lead horse in the troop.
    Asbury’s training program for service mounts allows equine studies students to get training experience while preparing horses to become police mounts or to serve in other capacities.

  • Two Grant County locals attend Presidential Inauguration in nation’s capital

    Two Grant County citizens attended the 2017 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. Friday, Jan. 20, witnessing history as Donald Trump took the oath of office and assumed the U.S. presidency.

    As soon as Trump was announced the victor on Election Day, Bren Murphy, owner and director of Iron Crow Art Gallery, wrote a letter to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul requesting to represent Kentucky during the inauguration, alongside husband Dustin Murphy. Bren said they knew the ceremony would be memorable because of the polarizing nature of the election.

  • Will. city council approves police training for body cameras

    The Williamstown City Council passed a municipal order on Tuesday, Jan. 17 authorizing city police to begin training to use body cameras as part of new department policy.
    The cameras will be attached to the officers’ uniforms and are to be activated during any interactions with citizens, according to Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich.  All five officers will begin training in about a week.

  • Shively family still healing from bus crash

    Every morning when Cody Shively opens his eyes and views the world with double vision, he is reminded of that fateful day 10 years ago that changed his life forever.

    Cody was one of 17 students onboard a Grant County school bus on Jan. 17, 2007 when the driver, Angelynna Young, overcorrected after veering off the road on U.S. 25 near Sherman and sent the bus crashing into a utility pole.  A drug test showed that Young had marijuana, cocaine and painkillers in her system at the time of the crash.

  • Grand jury releases report on jail

    A Grant County grand jury returned no indictments Jan. 11 after inspecting the Grant County Detention Center and hearing testimony and reviewing documents regarding several complaints at the jail.
    The grand jury heard testimony from Jailer Chris Hankins, Judge-Executive Steve Wood and magistrates Shawna Coldiron, Bobby Newman and Jacqalynn Riley, among others.