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Today's News

  • GCMS boys work on improving

    This past season for the Grant County Middle School basketball teams was all about working hard to improve.

    The sixth grade boys’ team finished the season with a 7-17 record and one win in the season-ending tournament.

    The team was led by Chris Hammonds, Kyle Kinmon, Daniel Kinmon, Jordan Rose and Joey Saylor. Daniel Kinmon led the team in rebounding. Andrew Daniels scored a season-high 15 points in one game before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

  • Lady Braves remain undefeated in district

    When opponents face the Grant County softball team, no lead is safe.

    The Lady Braves rallied for another come-from-behind win in a district game, earning a 6-3 win over Walton-Verona on April 27.

    “As a coach, I’m panicking, but whenever the kids come off the field, you can see the confidence in their eyes,” coach Ott Reed said. “This team is so good at pitch recognition. They don’t swing at bad pitches. This group scores runs in bunches.”

  • Cummins visits Dominican Republic with Asbury

    Faith has always been a big part of Joshua Cummins’ life.

    But for the sophomore pitcher at Asbury College, a mission trip to the Dominican Republic with his college baseball team reinforced how much it means to have God in his life.

  • NKU dishes out taste of academic life

    Are you one of those adults who have that gnawing feeling that you missed out on something by not going to college? Perhaps all you needed was to experience College For A Day at Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center in Williamstown on April 22, to help you take that first step.

    Registrants got the chance to sit in on two colleges classes, have lunch and an open discussion with a panel of NKU students who are near graduation or have graduated after starting at the Grant County center.

  • Williamstown police department gets $6,500 grant

    Williamstown police plan to be more visible in high-crash areas after receiving a $6,500 six-month grant from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.

    KOHS recently presented $365,500 in federal funds to law enforcement agencies in an effort to bolster highway enforcement in targeted communities. The grants run from April 1 to Sept. 30.

    Fifty-three agencies were identified in counties with a high number of traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.

  • Trading spaces

    The recent opening of the new Justice Center in Williamstown has left an empty courtroom and several vacant offices in the Grant County Courthouse.

    There has not been any formal discussion about plans for the upstairs courtroom, said Judge-Executive Darrell Link.

    “I don’t anticipate that we’re going to change that old courtroom,” he said. “We’re going to try to preserve it as it is and continue to use it for community meetings.”

  • Police Beat 5-6-10

    (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.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 10:25 a.m. April 27 on Broadway St. The driver involved was Juan Moises Roios Cruz, 34, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1998 Plymouth.

  • Teams rev up for Relay

    Teams for the 2010 Grant County Relay For Life are planning upcoming fundraising events:

    • Spring Bucket Raffle

    The Farm Credit Services RFL team will be taking $2 donations for the chance to win a spring bucket filled with bird seed,  a bird feeder and other spring items at their office, 147 S. Main in Dry Ridge.

    The team is planning a yard sale April 24.

    In May, they’ll have another drawing for a Mother’s Day Special.

    For more information, call 824-4446.

    • Cook out, music, bake sale

  • Pelfrey signs with Eastern Kentucky

    Hard work and a drive to make it to the next level are what helped Grant County High School senior Dillon Pelfrey reach a goal in his life.

    Pelfrey signed to play baseball for Eastern Kentucky University on April 26.

    “This means a lot to me,” Pelfrey said. “This is something that I’ve thought about and worked for the past 18 years of my life. It means a lot to my family and I’m kind of overwhelmed.”

    Pelfrey, who pitches and plays shortstop for the Braves, will play in the infield for the Colonels.

  • Worthington named student of excellence

    Robbie Worthington, III, has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy for academic excellence. Fewer that 10 percent of American High School students are recognized by the organization. For this honor, his name will appear in the “United States Achievement Academy Yearbook.”

    Worthington attends Calvary Christian School and was nominated by his guidance counselor, Melody Dickens.

    He is the son of R.H. Worthington, Jr. and his wife, Paula, and the grandson of Clara Mulberry and Mary Worthington, all of Crittenden.