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Today's News

  • Lady Braves starts season off 5-0

    When: March 25-26
    Where: Lexington
    What: Grant County improved their record to 5-0 on the season defeating Bryan Station, Lexington Catholic, Estill County and Tates Creek. The Lady Braves outscored their opponents 45-11 in the four games.
    Upcoming: The Lady Braves will play in the Lady Warrior Invitational April 1 and 2 in Riverdale, Tenn.
     

  • Lady Demons tennis a work in progress

    Programs that are brand new or still fresh have adjustments to make in order to be successful.

    For the Williamstown Lady Demons tennis program, it is still a work in progress as they lost to Simon Kenton March 28 at Webb Park in Williamstown.

    “I was hoping to see better matches today, but we are still improving and are a very young team,” Williamstown coach Sean Binder said.

    Lady Demons senior Amanda Wilson lost her singles match with Lady Pioneer Katie French 8-4.

  • Meth series an eye-opening experience

    I’m fortunate enough to not have any friends or family members whose lives have  been wrecked by meth.
    Like most, I only knew about the drug from reading story after story about statistics of how big a problem it is in Kentucky.
    My only first-hand experience was going to take photos of a couple meth lab cleanups, as men in Haz-Mat suits collected the remnants of what was a working lab right in the middle of an apartment complex.

  • Braves place second at first meet

    The Grant County High School track team placed second overall in the first-annual Grant County, Owen County, Pendleton County, Walton-Verona Gold Medal Event March 24 at GCHS.

    The Braves 4X800 meter relay team won by 15 seconds over WVHS. Members of the relay team include seniors Michael Schultz, Brandon Gouge, Dylan Jackson and junior Tyler Edmondson.

    For Schultz, it was a nice mark to the beginning of the season.

  • Free clinic offered to horse lovers

    The Grant County Saddle Club offers the following opportunities for horse enthusiasts:
    • April - The Grant County Saddle Club will meet at 7 p.m. on April 21 at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

  • Goe has it going

    Former Major League pitcher Bob Veale once said, “Good pitching beats good hitting and vice versa.”

    For Grant County senior pitcher Aaron Goe, he was able to take care of both as he almost single-handedly beat Lloyd Memorial 5-1 March 26 at Grant County High School.

    “I thought my command was good and my off-speed pitches were helping me,” Goe said after the game. “The defense behind me really helped too.”

    Goe pitched a complete game (seven innings), only allowing one run and striking out 12 Juggernauts.

  • DEAN FAULKNER NAMED YPA WINNER

    The Youth Performance Award winner for March is Williamstown High School senior Dean Faulkner. Faulkner loves basketball and hopes to be a high school coach someday. He enjoys school and, as a senior, he savors every day.
    “My whole high school experience has been meaningful; from the teachers, to the classes, to all my friends. This experience has shaped my life forever.”
    He is the son of Kathy Faulkner of Williamstown and the late Jeff Faulkner.

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  • Grant County’s Living Treasures

    Anna Mary Kells Gordon likes most everything about her life—her entire 100 years.
    “Everybody always called me Anna Mary, by both names,” she said. “And I like my name.”
    “I’ve been in Grant County all my life,” Gordon said. “Born, raised and raised my family on Highway 36.”
    She was born March 19, 1911, the daughter of Bennie and Frannie Kells. She was one of three girls and three boys.

  • Community training tackles meth

    A lack of knowledge and an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness.

    Those are the two biggest obstacles facing communities trying to reduce methamphetamine use and manufacturing, according to Terry Stinson, prevention specialist for RiverValley Behavioral Health Regional Prevention Center in Owensboro.

  • Lawrence urges early screening

    Chris Lawrence had a secret that the reserved, humble man didn’t share with many outside his close friends and family.

    Lawrence, a native of Williamstown and graduate of Williamstown High School, lived for 10 years with ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease that causes inflammation and sores in the colon (large intestine) and rectum.