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Today's News

  • (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 Jessica L. Jetters, 24, of Corinth, with operating on a suspended/revoked operators license and failure to produce insurance card at 2:35 p.m. Sept. 16 on McCoy Road. Jetters was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

    Grant County

  • Williamstown Band of Spirit named Reserve Grand Champions

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit competed at The Beechwood Festival of Bands on Sept. 11.  Two weeks after they debuted their show at Adair County Pre-season exhibition, the band showed marked improvement.  

  • Williamstown meteorite, a slice of history

    No one knows the year when it entered Earth’s atmosphere but it was found one April day in 1892, on a Grant County, Kentucky farm. Since that day, slices of it are located in the Vatican collection, Vatican City, Italy, the British National Museum, and nearly every major center of study from Harvard to Japan and elsewhere around the globe.

    Here is a portion of the mostly forgotten story of Grant County’s world-renowned 68-pound iron meteorite.

    The following can be found at nkyviews.com/grant/grant358.htm and on numerous sites devoted to meteorites.

  • GCHS JROTC bring home championship trophies from Louisville competition

    Competing against 15 other Kentucky high school JROTC Raider Teams, the Grant County High School varsity JROTC accumulated more total competition points than any other high school JROTC Unit, and finished first place at the Southern Magnet High School Academy JROTC Raider Competition in Louisville on Sept. 10.

    Each High School JROTC Unit was allowed to enter two Raider teams each. The 30 teams consisted of 12 cadets on each team, with approximately 360 cadet team members participating in the competition.

  • Hollen named novice champion at 2010 Kentucky State Fair

    Logan Marie Hollen, 5, won Overall Novice Champion Showman, showing her sheep at the 2010 Kentucky State Fair.

    Hollen won in the 5 to 8-year-old category competing against 66 other children. She is a member of the Grant County Extension Clover Buds.

    She is the daughter of Kurt and Donna Hollen of Crittenden.

     

  • Community Calendar 9/23/2010

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    CLUBS

    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. Saturdays, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

    Grant County Saddle Club - 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown. Contact Mark Nicewonder at 859-912-3975.

  • Teen kicks it onto state ODP team

    For a young Grant County girl, the experience of playing on the Kentucky Olympic Development Program this summer was something she would never forget.

    “It was an honor to know that you are one of the top girls in the state,” said Bethany Lawrence, 13, of Dry Ridge.

    According to the Kentucky ODP site, it is a national program that identifies and develops youth players in their state, region, and country in soccer competitions.

    The process of getting onto the team was a drawn out one.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Friday, Sept. 17,  begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The week-long commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American.

  • A game to forget

    It was an easy game to forget for the Grant County boys’ soccer team as they lost to Campbell County 7-0, Sept. 4 at Grant County Middle School.

    “I was not expecting this,” said coach Clay Mattingly.

    Within the first 20 minutes of the game, the Camels had scored five goals and had a commanding lead that did not falter.

  • Lady Braves overcome adversity to key injuries

    The Grant County Lady Braves soccer team has had a lot of injuries lately that have caused major challenges for coach Melinda White.

    On Aug. 30, the Lady Braves were dealt a blow in the Walton-Verona game, losing senior Renee Neltner to a torn ligament injury.

    At that point in the game, the Lady Braves had a 2-1 lead in the game over the Lady Bearcats.

    According to White, the team had received an injury timeout to carry Neltner off the field.