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Today's News

  • GCHS earns Reserve spot

    Looking at the line-up, it almost appeared as if the Grant County High School Marching Band was heading to finals instead of their second competition of the season, as seven of the 10 bands that performed at Madison Central in Richmond on Sept. 18 were KMEA State-finalists in 2009.

    In preliminary competition, Grant County competed with fellow 4A band Madison Southern from Berea. When Preliminary awards were announced, Grant County took the percussion caption, while earning first place over Madison Southern in 4A competition and was sitting in third place overall.

  • Demons run to 17th place finish

    Where: Covington Catholic Invitational

    What: The Demons finished in 17th place in the Covington Catholic Invitational, Sept. 18. The top runner for Williamstown was freshman Drew Harris, who finished in 69th place overall with a time of 20:20.5, just behind Grant County junior Danny Hess (20:20.5).

    Upcoming: The Demons will race in the Hillbilly Run, Sept. 25 in Bardstown. After that race, Williamstown will race in the North Central Kentucky Conference meet, Sept. 28 at Walton-Verona.

  • Animal shelter concerns discussed

    Changes need to be made at the Grant County Animal Shelter.

    That was the focus when 10 people expressed their concerns about the shelter for more than three hours Sept. 13, during a fiscal court caucus meeting.

    The issues ranged from the shelter’s limited hours and staffing to the turnover in leadership.

    The court is working on written policies and procedures for the shelter.

    To read the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News. 

  • Soccer teams fall in Invite

    Both Grant County soccer teams fell in their respective championship games, Sept. 18 at the second annual Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational.

    On the boys’ side, the Braves (8-4) fell to tournament champion Conner 1-0.

    “We didn’t have a lot of opportunities to score,” Braves coach Clay Mattingly said. “We looked tired and didn’t give the kind of effort that I am used to seeing from our guys. I thought that Conner wanted the win more and it showed with the effort they gave.”

  • Foul play not suspected in woman's death

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old Elsmere woman who was found in a car in the parking lot at the Shell gas station in Crittenden.

    Kelly L. Stacey-Ward was pronounced dead at the scene by Grant County Coroner Marylee Willoby at 8:28 p.m. Sept. 18.

    An autopsy was scheduled for Sept. 19 at the Northern Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office.

    Willoby said she has ruled out foul play in the death.

    Kentucky State Police, Rural Metro Ambulance and the Crittenden Fire Department responded to the scene at 355 Violet Road.

  • Braves split first four games

    Grant County football coach Mike Davis has felt since the football team received their schedule, that the first four home games were like preseason games to prepare them for district play.

    The Braves (2-2) split their first four games, as Grant County fell to Western Hills (2-2) 18-10, Sept. 17.

  • Trenary named September YPA Award winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for September is Dakoda Trenary, a senior at Williamstown High School. She is the daughter of Scott and Lori Trenary of Williamstown.

    Recently she attended the Governor’s Scholar Program at Bellarmine University and was inspired to further her community involvement and activities as a student at WHS.

    Q: What are your extracurricular activities:

    A: Cheerleading, Beta Club, track, Key Club and class president.

    Q: What is your community involvement:

  • Get ready Grant County!

    The world is coming to visit! Are we ready?

    Beginning Sept. 25, running through Oct. 10, there will be thousands and thousands of travelers traveling through Grant County, on their way to the World Equestrian Games. If you think that won’t affect us, you’re wrong. People have to eat, people have to get gas, people have to spend the night somewhere. Checking with our local hotel and motel managers, I have found, they are getting lots of reservations for these dates. The Georgetown hotels are already totally booked. So that means our hotels will soon follow suit.

  • Yates and Sweetie win World Championship

    A reminder of 23-year-old Keagan Yates’ biggest accomplishment to date is never far away.

    The Dry Ridge resident, who has been showing horses since she was in Grant County 4-H, won the World Championship in amateur Showmanship Award in June at the American Ranch Horse World Show in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

    Her prize was a belt buckle she proudly displays daily.

    “I was ready to do a little dance,” Yates said. “I haven’t taken the buckle off. I wear it every day.”

  • Fireballs compete in state tourney

    The Grant County Fireballs played in the state softball tournament, Sept. 10-12 in Bowling Green. The Fireballs only played one game and lost. The tournament was to be a double-elimination tournament, but due to the weather the tournament was cut down to single-elimination. The Fireballs had advanced to the state tournament after claiming the gold medal in the regional tournament in Frankfort Aug. 14.