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Today's News

  • Braves start season 5-1

    The Grant County Braves are on their fastest start since 2008, when they started the season 9-2.

    That season, the Braves made it to the 8th region tournament, falling to North Oldham 8-1.

    Even with the loss, Grant County was second in the region only surrendering 99 runs in 25 games.

    This year, the Braves in six games have allowed only eight runs and that can be contributed to the starting pitching, including senior pitcher Aaron Goe.

  • Turning Back the Clock 4-14-11

     

    15 Years Ago

    April 11, 1996
    After dismal tobacco yields hit by dry weather and disease, cattle prices are collapsing. On top of that, feed prices are escalating due to corn shortages. Experts predict that any beef price increases won’t be until the fall of 1997 and that is a minimum.

    25 Years Ago
    April 10, 1986
    The Corinth volunteer fire department has a new chief. Gary Mosley was elected to the post in January.

  • Police Reports 4-14-11

     

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Dry Ridge
    Chief Rick Kells charged Candice Riess, 55, of Dry Ridge, with theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting at 9:30 a.m. April 4 on Ferguson Boulevard.
    Dry Ridge Police Department charged an out of county resident with theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting.

  • County-rival tennis programs face each other for first time

    For the first time in both schools programs, the Williamstown Lady Demons girls tennis team and the Grant County girls tennis team faced each other on the court April 7 at Webb Park in Williamstown.

    Even though Williamstown swept the matches, Grant County is working on improving in their first year of the program after they were appointed a program at a September 2010 board meeting.

    The Lady Braves program has five girls on the team, junior Sydney Tencza, sophomore Courtney Elliott, sophomore Emily Samuel, freshman Meghan Cross and freshman Courtney Ford.

  • For the Record 4-14-11

     

  • Lady Braves slam Lady Demons 12-1

    Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn once said, “Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.”

    The Grant County Lady Braves softball team, took Spahn’s words to task, as they defeated their county rival Williamstown 12-1, April 7 at Grant County High School.

    The win moved the Lady Braves record to 7-4 on the season.

    Even with the win, Grant County coach Ott Reed said the team needs to improve on  plate discipline.

  • UNEMPLOYED AND FACING FORECLOSURE? FREE UBP PROGRAM IS BEING OFFERED APRIL 19

    If you’re umemployed and in danger of losing your home, you may be eligible for up to $20,000 in loans through the Kentucky Unemployment Bridge Program (UPB).

    To be eligible, the homeowner must have experienced a job loss or reduction in income due to changing economic conditions, through no fault of their own and demonstrate a need for assistance.

    In order to assist Grant County homeowners facing foreclosure, the Brighton Center will sponsor a workshop from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on April 19 at the Grant County Public Library in Williamstown.

  • SUMMER CAMP SIGN UPS

    The Grant County Parks & Recreation and the Grant County Community Educaion programs are planning the following summer camps:

  • NKU offers free social media workshop

    There will be a free workshop on understanding social media and its applications from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 29 at Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center, 390 N. Main Street in Williamstown.
    A brunch will be served and door prizes will be given. Seating is limited. Call 859-824-3600 to reserve a seat.
    “This is a great opportunity to honor your administrative professional, receptionist or assistant with a free workship,” said Betsy John Jennings, director of extended campus initiatives at NKU Grant County Center.
     

  • Webster, boy, Dec. 27, 2010

    Jeffrey and Susan Webster of Covington are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Benjamin Richard Webster.

    Benjamin was born Dec. 27, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

    He weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Richard and Carolyn Ebner of Dry Ridge. His paternal grandparents are Robert and Mary Webster of Burlington.
    Benjamin was welcomed home by his big brother, Jacob.