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Today's News

  • SUMMER HOOPS
  • A reflection on the year in GC sports

    When I came to Grant County in July, 2010, I began a journey through three seasons of sports teams for Williamstown and Grant County high schools.

    As I prepared for the fall sports preview section and getting the head shots of all of the players, I realized I had begun my career as a sports writer for the community.

    It wasn’t long before I was at the first sporting events of the new school year, a fresh start for all of the programs from the previous year. As golf teed off and soccer started off on the field, the coverage began.

  • Tennis teams serve up at regionals

    First-year programs work to get credibility and to sustain success for the future.

    For the Williamstown and Grant County tennis programs, the experience of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Regional Tennis meet May 16 in Frankfort, proved there is going to be baby steps before success at the regional level.

  • Lady Braves fall short of ‘state’

    For five innings the game looked like it was going to be in the hands of the Lady Braves. That was until in the top of the sixth when Collins tied the game at 4-4 on a three-run home run and then took a 6-4 lead that would be the final score, ending the high school careers of seniors Taryn Biddle and Katelyn Roy for Grant County High School.

    “It happened so fast,” coach Ott Reed said. “It wasn’t a bad pitch by Roy. I just think I called the wrong pitch.”

  • OLD TREE FALLS VICTIM TO BIG WIND

    It’s not just farmers, who’ve been forced to deal with heavy spring rains.

    Homeowners have lost trees when the heavy winds snapped them from their roots and from trees toppling over in the rain-sodden soil.

    Gilbert Mursinna’s home on Stewartsville Road in Williamstown narrowly missed being squashed by a large oak tree.

    The tree, approximately 55 to 60 feet tall, missed the 200-year-old home when heavy winds ripped through the area a couple of weeks ago.

  • Weather causes road problems

    Drivers should beware when traveling some Grant County roads as the spring’s rainy weather has caused some problems to the road surface.

    In southern Grant County, a section each of Delaney and Keefer Roads are down to one lane.  

    Keefer Road (Ky. 2936) will be closed through June 10 and again on June 13 through June 15 to through traffic to allow the state highway department to repair the slide. The work and closure will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m..

  • Jailer gets creative with 2011-12 budget

    In his first year, Grant County Jailer said he has “a good budget” as he tries to reduce costs and increase revenues.

    “Everybody wants to hammer the jail and say ‘The jail costs money,’” Peeples said during a recent fiscal court caucus meeting. “Well, we’re trying to fix that and be creative.”

  • Rain dampens farmers, gardeners spring

    “It’s been ugly,” that’s how Deborah Lucas Angel, president of the Grant County Farmer’s Market, describes this growing season.

    “First there was rain, then rain and rain, followed by cold, rain and then wind,” she said.

    She said that some members of the Grant County Farmers Market have managed to get plants in the ground but fear now they’ll rot because of the rain followed by heat and humidity.

  • Jail walkaway caught quickly

    Jeff Courtney, a Class D inmate, who was working outside the grant County Detention Center on Barnes Road in Williamstown, climbed into a waiting car and drove off June 5.

    Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples said that Courtney was being supervised while he was working in a garden outside the jail.

    “The deputy saw him get in a car and take off,” Peeples said.

    Peeples said the jail staff notified the Kentucky State Police, per the jail’s protocol and began an investigation.

  • Electrical fire temporarily closes Country Grill

    The Country Grill in Dry Ridge will be closed for at least two weeks, maybe longer, after an electrical fire broke out on Monday, June 6.

    “I’m hoping we’re only closed for two weeks,” said Mike Hare, owner. “My goal is to be up and running before the NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway.”

    The race is set for the first weekend in July.

    Hare said the employees smelled smoke and then noticed a haze in the dining room just after lunch.