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    Bethany Baptist
    • Nov. 9 – Nov. 12 – Revival with Bro. Jared Gullian, the pastor of Victory Baptist Church at 7 p.m. There will be special music each evening.
    • 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service and 7 p.m. evening worship.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Canby Tabernacle
    • Pastor Belve Barger - The church is located on Highway 330 West.

  • Fire Prevention Week
  • Braves qualify three for state

    On a cold, windy day at Idlewild Park with state qualifications on the line, there were three Braves runners that went out and secured their spots for the season ending race Nov. 8 at the Kentucky Horse Park.
    Eighth-grader Molly Howell was the highest placing Brave of the day, crossing the finish line 11th in 21:27.

    She will be the lone Lady Brave running at the state meet.
    Summer Dearing placing 17th and Sydney Parker placing 21st finished close behind but just out of the final qualifying spots.

  • Demons end season at regionals

    The Williamstown High School cross country season ended Nov. 1at the Class A regionals at Idlewild Park in Burlington.
    Members from the middle and high school teams gave it their all as they competed in cold conditions on a 5K course, but none were able to earn a spot high enough to qualify for the state meet.

    In the girls’ race, St. Henry dominated by having the top five runners and placing first as a team.
    From Williamstown, sophomore Michaela Kennedy had the highest finish (57th), followed by seventh grader Emily Perkins (61st).  

  • GCHS boys soccer reach double-digit wins

    While the season ended on a disappointing note, the Grant County High School boys soccer team had many highlights as well.
    The Braves finished with a 10-7 record.
    In tournament play, the team lost 1-0 in the 32nd district finals against rival Simon Kenton, but still advanced to the 8th region tournament at Collins.
    However, the Braves ran into a buzz saw in the regionals against South Oldham, who went on to win the regional title and will play Scott High School in the state semi-finals this week.
    GCHS lost 8-0 to South Oldham to end their season.

  • Braves look at positives after one-win season

    With no hope of making the playoffs, the Grant County Braves played for pride in their final game of the season.
    Despite two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the team fell 34-21 against North Laurel.
    The loss brought the Braves record to 1-8-1 on the season.


    (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.)
    Sgt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant for Dustin H. Lawrence, 26, of Dry Ridge, for receiving stolen property and theft by deception (cold checks), at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 on Barnes Road. Lawrence was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.


    With less than a week before voters head to the polls, there are two changes to the ballot.
    Karen Glore, who had filed to run for Dry Ridge City Council, recently withdrew from the race, according to the Grant County Clerk’s office.
    On the flip side, Cliff Wallace recently filed as a write-in candidate for the Williamstown Independent School Board.
    Pete Whaley, who was serving his first term on the board, had previously withdrawn from a bid for a second term on the school board leaving a vacancy.


    Wanda Hammons will try to keep her second magisterial seat in a race against challenger Shawna Coldiron.
    An emergency medical technician with Rural Metro, Hammons was appointed magistrate following former magistrate Brian Linder’s election as state representative.
    Coldiron is a customer service representative for Owen Electric.