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Today's News

  • Braves finish second in Smokey Mtn. Classic

    When: Dec. 21-23
    Where: Gatlinburg-Pittman, Tenn.
    What: The Braves were able to make it to the championship game, but fell to district-rival Walton-Verona 60-59.Upcoming: The Braves will be playing in the Red River Classic Dec. 27-29
    Great Smokey Mtn. Classic: Jackson City, 82-30 W, Wilson Central 69-66 W, Walton-Verona 60-59 L.

  • 2011: YEAR IN REVIEW

    January
    • Williamstown Lady Demons surprise the 8th Region All “A” Classic, reaching the finals of the tournament against Walton-Verona.
    • GCHS Cheerleaders win their fourth straight regional title.

    February
    • Braves freshman wrestler Tommy Haynes wins the junior-varsity wrestling state title for his weight class.
    • GCHS names David Arvin as head football coach for the 2011 season.

  • Braves host Demons for ‘Paint the Town Purple’

    The town has gotten a little more purple in the last month and the town will be painted purple for the third time, as Grant County Braves basketball will host Williamstown Jan. 3 at Grant County High School.

    In the first meeting, the Demons squandered a 12-point halftime lead and fell just short of winning the game on a last second shot by senior Jake McKinley.

  • A Healing Kind of Faith

    I recently watched an episode of “Our America with Lisa Ling” about a faith healing ministry in Fort Mill, S.C.

    Ling, a television journalist, took a camera crew to document the very Pentecostal healing meetings to which hundreds of people came, some traveling hundreds of miles. Two sisters came with their mother who had terminal cancer, as did Steve, a man in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down.

  • First Love Offers Counseling Services

  • Lights For Life Held At Williamstown Christian

    During the Dec. 8 ceremony, the names of all those being remembered or honored were listed in a special program and read aloud. All proceeds, unless specified by the donor, will benefit the Grant County Facility Fund.
     

  • Church Notes 12.29.11

    Dry Ridge Christian
    • Dec. 31 - Free community dinner. We will be serving dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  
    • Dec. 31 – Youth Rally from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. This is open to anyone over the age of 13 years. It will include games, a movie, praise band, and food.

  • Harvest yields good for Grant County in 2011

    Grant County has bucked the trend, at least this year when it comes to harvest yields.

    While the heat and dryness of the summer were hard on corn and soybeans, especially in central Kentucky, as well as many other parts of the nation, Grant County experienced a good year, especially for tobacco.

    “This crop was probably the best tobacco crop we’ve raised in at least five years,” said Chris Ammerman, Grant County Extension Agent for Agriculture.

  • Less $$ available for low income families

    Families who depend on a federal program to keep their heat on in the winter, may find themselves out in the cold this year.

    This year, LIHEAP or Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is expected to only have enough funds for about two weeks. The Community Action Commission administers the LIHEAP program and typically has enough funds to last three months.

    Crisis assistance funding begins Jan. 4. If additional funding is not approved by Congress, the “crisis phase” of LIHEAP statewide will see similar cuts. LIHEAP is funded by a federal grant.

  • 2011 Year In Review

    January
    • Two men, Cecil R. Rose II of Williamstown, and Curtis J. Morrison of Hebron were arrested after police say they broke into an unoccupied home on Cummins Lane in Dry Ridge and set fire to it.
    • The Helping Hands Thrift Store found a new home at 1398 N. Main St. in Williamstown in the former Butternut Bread store from behind Grant County Drugs on Barnes Road.
    • Dry Ridge City Council approved an increase in sewer rates to help pay for construction on a new $15 million sewer plant on KY 36 in Williamstown.