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Today's News

  • Correction

    In the March 24 issue, the spring sports preview was to include Victoria Clark and Taylor Souder on the GCHS softball team. The News apologizes for these errors.

  • Switzers hold reception

    Jessica C. Macaya Switzer and Travis Switzer, along with their families, would like to invite family and friends to a reception in honor of their marriage, which took place March 25 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
    The reception will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. April 2 at the home of Kenny and Sherry Ruby at 2295 Knoxville Road in Dry Ridge. Please RSVP by calling 824-6545.
     

  • Early warning, detection is key

    Chris Lawrence isn’t one who seeks the limelight, but the Grant County resident felt that if he spoke up and shared his battle with ulcerative colitis that nearly developed into cancer, others, especially men who are often reluctant to go to the doctor, might read his story and be moved to act.
    His story can be found on the front page of this issue.
    When he began his interview with the News, he was quick to make two points: one, he wasn’t speaking out to promote himself and two, he wanted to bring light on the importance of listening to your body.

  • A Blast From The Past 3-31-11

    15 Years Ago
    April 5, 1996
    The Lady Braves softball team got their first win of the season, defeating Bourbon County 17-5.

    25 Years Ago
    April 17, 1986
    Williamstown Demons  baseball started the season 1-2, defeating Gallatin County 10-6. Craig Houchens led the Demons with three hits.
     

  • Here’s your chance to nominate

    Have you ever wondered why so-in-so got chosen to be Grant Countian of the Year or this lady or gentlemen were honored by the title of Excellence in Education or Business or even Volunteer of the Year?
    It all starts out with a nomination for these annual awards given by the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. You do not have to be a member of the chamber to be a nominator or to be a recipient of these community awards, but you must be nominated.

  • Lady Braves starts season off 5-0

    When: March 25-26
    Where: Lexington
    What: Grant County improved their record to 5-0 on the season defeating Bryan Station, Lexington Catholic, Estill County and Tates Creek. The Lady Braves outscored their opponents 45-11 in the four games.
    Upcoming: The Lady Braves will play in the Lady Warrior Invitational April 1 and 2 in Riverdale, Tenn.
     

  • Lady Demons tennis a work in progress

    Programs that are brand new or still fresh have adjustments to make in order to be successful.

    For the Williamstown Lady Demons tennis program, it is still a work in progress as they lost to Simon Kenton March 28 at Webb Park in Williamstown.

    “I was hoping to see better matches today, but we are still improving and are a very young team,” Williamstown coach Sean Binder said.

    Lady Demons senior Amanda Wilson lost her singles match with Lady Pioneer Katie French 8-4.

  • Meth series an eye-opening experience

    I’m fortunate enough to not have any friends or family members whose lives have  been wrecked by meth.
    Like most, I only knew about the drug from reading story after story about statistics of how big a problem it is in Kentucky.
    My only first-hand experience was going to take photos of a couple meth lab cleanups, as men in Haz-Mat suits collected the remnants of what was a working lab right in the middle of an apartment complex.

  • Braves place second at first meet

    The Grant County High School track team placed second overall in the first-annual Grant County, Owen County, Pendleton County, Walton-Verona Gold Medal Event March 24 at GCHS.

    The Braves 4X800 meter relay team won by 15 seconds over WVHS. Members of the relay team include seniors Michael Schultz, Brandon Gouge, Dylan Jackson and junior Tyler Edmondson.

    For Schultz, it was a nice mark to the beginning of the season.

  • Free clinic offered to horse lovers

    The Grant County Saddle Club offers the following opportunities for horse enthusiasts:
    • April - The Grant County Saddle Club will meet at 7 p.m. on April 21 at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.