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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Corinth woman dies after car hits deer

    A 30-year-old Corinth woman died March 26 when the 2002 Toyota she was driving struck a deer.

    Trisha Sullivan was pronounced dead at the scene on U.S. 25 in Corinth by Grant County Coroner Robert McDaniel.

    Two juvenile passengers were uninjured and released to next of kin.

    Alcohol is not believed to be a factor and the accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeven Keding.

    Units from the Corinth Fire Department, Rural Metro, and Grant County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.

  • Branching Out

    The City of Williamstown has a tree board and they’re hoping to branch out this spring.

    Establishing a tree board was an idea that Catherine Cahill, a Williamstown resident, presented to the council last spring.

    Her goal was to improve the appearance of the city.

    “There are other cities where this has worked,” Cahill said. “Midway is an attractive town and the city of Walton, who has a tree program, looks better than we do.”

  • Jail to save $70,000 on food contract

    Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples has figured out a way to save $70,000.

    Peeples, who took office Jan. 3, made a campaign promise to cut expenses at the jail and after only three months in office, he’s got the cost of meals to 96 cents per meal by renegotiating the food service contract.

    That’s a savings of 19 cents per meal over the current meal price of $1.15

    “We ran on wanting to cut expenses and the three largest at the jail are payroll, medical and food service, so we wanted to bid it out to lower our costs,” Peeples said.