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Today's News

  • GCYF hosts WHODEY at spring camp workout

    When: June 1
    What: Grant County Youth Football ended their spring football camp.
    The cheerleaders and football players were treated to a special guest when the Cincinnati Bengals mascot, “WHODEY” appeared at the camp.
    WHODEY played football with the children and even had autographs and pictures taken.
    With camp over, fall signups on the way with the first day of registration being from 6 to 8 p.m. June 13.

  • Annual NRA Youth Sportsfest set for June 18

    When: June 18
    Where: Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden
    What: The Fifth District League of Kentucky Sportsmen will hold the annual NRA Youth Sportsfest Day Camp at 8 a.m. June 18 at Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area on Rt. 491 in Crittenden.
    This is the district’s 11th year to host the event. Last year 149 children, between the ages of 9 to 18, attended,
    The annual Youth Sportsfest Day Camp introduces young people to shooting sports and outdoors.

  • GCYS extends registration deadline

    When: June 11
    Where: www.gcys-soccer.com
    What: The deadline to register for Grant County Youth Soccer has been extended to 9 a.m. to noon on June 11 at the Grant County Public Library. Children ages 3 to 13 on or before Aug. 1, 2011 are eligible. U4, U6, and U8 divisions will cost $45 per child. U10, U12, and U14 divisions will cost $65 per child. U14 will play four home games and four games in the Northern Kentucky Area, For more information, or to register, visit www.gcys-soccer.com.

  • 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.”