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Today's News

  • 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 David Osborne executed a warrant for Ottis Gibson, 29, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 7:15 p.m. March 29 on Broadway Street. Gibson was also charged with operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license. Gibson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS

    It took Emmy winning director Jonathan Hock almost 20 months to put together the documentary, “One And Not Done,” on Kentucky coach John Calipari that aired on ESPN.
    Like many Kentucky fans have come to believe, Hock admits he perhaps had the wrong perception of Calipari until he had a chance to get to know him.

  • Pure Life Ministries founder wins ‘Most Innovative Program’ award in Texas

    Steve Gallagher was working as a deputy sheriff in Los Angeles in 1982 when his life fell apart.

    “I had my off-duty revolver sitting on my coffee table, and I was ready to end it all,” Gallagher said. “I just could not imagine going another day; and that’s when my life turned around.”

  • 2016 Biggest Winner seeks Boston Marathon one step at a time

    In 2016, Marlon Kinsey won the Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) Biggest Winner’s Most Weight Lost and Overall Winner awards.
    It was one of continuing steps he has to reach his ultimate goal:  qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
    Each year, FFLAG partners with local businesses to present the Biggest Winner Challenge.  
    Now in its 11th year, Biggest Winner is a staple of April in Grant County.  

  • Massie supports veterans

    When elected Congressman Thomas Massie wanted to support the veterans, so he called on his friend former judge executive of Campbell County, Lloyd Rogers, who had a lifetime of being active in veteran affairs. Judge Rogers is a life member of the VFW, DAV and American Legion.

  • Vaught's Views

    For the last 40 years, Rob Bromley has covered University of Kentucky sports — along with other things — for  WKYT-TV (Channel 27) in Lexington. However, he announced last week he was retiring at the end of September.

    I had been covering UK sports for about two years when Bromley started and never in 40 years have I heard him say anything bad about anyone or anyone say anything bad about one of the nicest men I’ve ever known. He’s also the most tenured television anchor on the air in Kentucky.

  • WHS falls 5-1 in All 'A' first round

     

    By Pat Gatewood

    Gallatin County Jr. hurler Austin Spada struck out six and allowed four hits, his last pitch, eventually resulted in the lone Williamstown run in the Demons’ 5-1 first round loss in the  8th Region All “A” Baseball Tournament April 10 at Williamstown High School. 

  • Lady Demons win again in final at bat

     

    By Tim Seevers

    For the second time in just a week the Williamstown Lady Demons won a game in their last at bat with two outs.  

    This time it happened against the Walton Verona Lady Bearcats in the 8th Region All-A Classic held at Williamstown High School on April 10.  

  • Lady Demons defeat Gallatin County 10-0

     

    By Tim Seevers

    The Williamstown Lady Demons softball team took a five inning 10-0 victory over the Gallatin County Lady Wildcats on April 7 at Williamstown High School.

    Lady Demon’s senior pitcher Jade Pinkston went the distance on the mound, tossing a one-hit shutout.  

    She had 14 strikeouts, walking only one Lady Wildcat batter. Pinkston has 56 strikeouts on the season.  

    Pinkston also did damage her bat. She went three for three on the night, including a triple and drove in two runs.  

  • Demons go cold, fall 7-1

     

    By Pat Gatewood

    Williamstown opened their 32nd District schedule in an April 4 tilt against Walton-Verona.

    The Bearcats were playing their third game in five days against 32nd District foes, going 1-1 against Grant County over the stretch, including a loss less than 24 hours prior to stepping off the bus in Williamstown.