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Today's News

  • BRINGING HOME THE BLUE RIBBONS

    Cindy Pelkey is an accomplished seamstress, but when her nontraditonal machine pieced, machine quilted, ‘stack-n-whack’ quilt garnered her a blue ribbon at the 2010 Kentucky State Fair, even she was surprised.

    “When I stood in front of it and I saw the blue ribbon, I stood there and I bawled like a baby, just bawled like a baby,” Pelkey said. “I was shocked, but then, of course, when I got home, my head wouldn’t fit through the door frames. I was beyond myself. I told everybody, whether they wanted to know or not.”

  • Lady Braves golf, Rich end their season at State

    At the beginning of the season, every golfer in the state of Kentucky dreams of going to state.

    The Grant County girls’ golf program  and  Williamstown senior Ali Rich all made it to the state tournament, Oct. 4-6 at the Bowling Green Country Club.

    “It was fun,” senior Kodi Hall said. “It was our first time going as a team to state. Sarah Kellam went last year by herself, so it was a nice experience for us.”

  • Lady Demons send seniors out on winning note

    As a high school student-athlete coming in as a freshman, you feel as though these four years will be slow, until you find yourself walking out on your home court one last time as a senior.

    For the Lady Demons, four seniors got to go out in front of their home crowd to celebrate the last four years playing for Williamstown.

    Chelsea West, Tori Wilhoit, Haley Rothwell, and Makayla True got to celebrate a win on Senior Night Oct. 5, defeating Calvary Christian in two sets, 25-19, 25-21 to move their record to 12-14 on the season.

  • GCHS JROTC named third overall champs

    The Grant County High School Army JROTC traveled to Hamlin, W.Va. to compete in Lincoln County High School’s Army JROTC Raider Team Challenge. Fifteen high schools competed in 12 different category events.

    GCHS’s JROTC teams placed first in the following events: Army Physical Fitness Test led by Cadet Johnathon Gatewood, obstacle/confidence course led by Cadet Jacob Parker and orienting and map reading course led Cadet Cory Grey.

  • Students learn dangers of drinking, driving

    “Drunk” drivers killed several people and injured many more Sept. 16 in a parking lot near Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center.

    Fortunately, those hit by the impaired drivers were only orange cones representing pedestrians and the drivers weren’t really drunk.

    The hands-on lesson was part of the NKY Grant County Center’s University 101- Orientation to College and Beyond class.

    The Fatal Experience Driving Simulation allows teens to gain real-life exposure to the dangers of impaired driving without being at risk.

  • A sad end to a magical season

    It is not what the team wanted, but for 11 Grant County Braves soccer players, the season is over, as they lost to Pendleton County 1-0 in the first round of the 23rd District Tournament.

    The team did set a new school record with 13 wins in the season.

    However, it was a bigger goal in mind for these seniors and for coach Clay Mattingly.

    “It was disappointing that Pendleton County scored the only goal the way they did,” he said about the penalty kick that was early on in the first half of the game.

  • Braves set school record for wins

    The Grant County Braves boys’ soccer team broke the school record for wins (13) after defeating Owen County 3-0 Oct. 7.

    Eleven seniors celebrated the culmination of four years in the Braves soccer program. You wouldn’t be able to tell, sensing there is more to the season than breaking the school record.

    Coach Clay Mattingly even let them play as a team out on the field to start the game and in the second half.

  • McComas serving in Afghanistan

    Staff Sgt. Dirk McComas, stationed at Fort Campbell, received an award from the officers, noncommissioned officers and soldiers of the 101st Infantry Division 4th Brigade for his outstanding and dedicated service, and his commitment to excellence as the Battalion Schools NCO.

    McComas is currently serving as infantry support with the 101st Ariborne in Afghanistan.

    While serving in the Afghanistan War, he is supported by his parents Dwight and Marlene McComas of Williamstown, his wife, Allison and their 10-month-old son, Linkon.

     

  • Police Beat 10-21-10

    (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 Laura E. Hibbard, 25, of Williamstown, with expired tags and no insurance at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 8 on Blackburn Drive. Hibbard was also arrested on a Grant County warrant.

    Chief Rick Kells arrested Debra K. Campbell, 30, of Dry Ridge, on a warrant for failure to appear at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 11.

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  • Williamstown lowers tax rate

    Williamstown residents  will be paying a little less in taxes on their real and personal property this year.

    The real property tax rate for 2010-2011 will be 30 cents per $100 of assessed value on real property and 42.4 cents on personal property.

    This tax rate is expected to generate $462,236 on real estate and $99,190 on personal property.

    Last year’s rate was 31.9 cents and generated $486,079.

    This means if a person owns a $100,000 home, their real estate tax bill will be $300, a savings of $19 over last year.