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Today's News

  • Hudson siblings compete in Junior Olympics

    Halee Hudson threw for a personal best in javelin on Aug. 1 in New Orleans, La. at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics. 

    Her distance was marked at 70.04 feet placing her 17th nationally in the youth girls age group (49 girls competed).

    Halee also placed 36th out of 70 girls in discus (74’11’’) and 38th out of 81 girls in shot put (32’ 4.75”).  A small percentage of participants qualified in multiple events and Halee qualified and performed well in three.

  • Facebook Featured Fan: August 25, 2011

    Hi! I’m . . . Emily Jo Dade.

    I live in . . . Williamstown.

    About me . . . I am a student at Northern Kentucky University and an office manager at Murphy Catton, Inc. I married my husband, Ben, on July 30.

  • Lonkard recognized by Angus association

    Layle E. Lonkard of Williamstown owns one bull listed in the 2011 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo. Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information available on 5,921 sires, and is currently accessible at www.angussiresearch.com<http://www.angussiresearch.com/>.

  • Girls’ soccer improves to 3-0

    For the first time this season, the Lady Braves got to show their skills in front of a home crowd, improving their record to 3-0 on the season, with a 1-0 win over Bourbon County Aug. 22.

    The win over Bourbon County was their first ever for Grant County and the excitement poured out of the girls as the final seconds wound down and the referee blew her whistle, marking the end of the game.

    First-year coach Sarah Boone was proud of the girls getting the win at home.

  • Girls’ soccer improves to 3-0

    For the first time this season, the Lady Braves got to show their skills in front of a home crowd, improving their record to 3-0 on the season, with a 1-0 win over Bourbon County Aug. 22.

    The win over Bourbon County was their first ever for Grant County and the excitement poured out of the girls as the final seconds wound down and the referee blew her whistle, marking the end of the game.

    First-year coach Sarah Boone was proud of the girls getting the win at home.

  • Lady Braves, Lady Demons serves game for a Cure

    Rivalries aside, the Grant County Lady Braves and the Williamstown Lady Demons volleyball teams have come together to play in the Volley-For-A-Cure game Aug. 27 at Grant County High School.

    “I am looking forward to it because it is my senior year and it is going to be one of the last times I play Grant County, but it is also the Volley-For-A-Cure game and I hope that people realize the game is for a cause as well,” Lady Demons senior Carlie Fossitt said.

  • Boy’s soccer seeks win against Scott County

    The season didn’t start out the way Braves soccer coach Dave Schmitt wanted after his team fell to Boone County 4-1 on Aug. 18.

    “It’s very tough because that was not the way we wanted to play,” he said. “We want to be aggressive and be the team that is attacking and it not be in reverse.”

    Senior midfielder Brian Chapman provided the only offense for the Braves, but he still felt the team wasn’t playing to their potential.

  • Braves to face rival Owen County

    The Grant County Braves football team will be gearing for rival Owen County during game two of the Grant County Bowl Aug. 27.

    After losing to Harrison County 33-14 Aug. 20, Braves first-year coach David Arvin saw some positives from their game, despite the score.

    “Defensively, Lucas Button played strong for us and he played so hard, he had to go to the hospital, he had nothing left in him,” he said. “They had to take him to pump fluids back into him. He was coming off an illness. That is someone who gives you everything he has.”

  • Aggravations: I have a few

    Coupons have become big news again.  It seems every 20 years coupons are discovered again as if they had never existed.  Coupons have their own television show.  The big coupon story is how there is a national surge in stealing newspapers to get the paper gold.

    This isn’t new to us and I have written about it before.  We lose about $1,000 every six months to the theft of newspapers from newsstands. 

    We monitored this trend over the past several years that coupons were in our newspaper.

  • Williamstown man tased by police

    Brandon Casselman, 26, was tased by Kentucky State Police, after he refused to surrender to them on Aug. 21.

    The incident began when police were called to a residence on Oak Ridge Road around 8 p.m. They found Casselman in the middle of the road, threatening to harm himself.

    According to Lt. Tom Lilley with the KSP Post 6 in Dry Ridge, troopers placed stopped sticks in front of and in the rear of Casselman’s car while they talked with him.