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Today's News

  • Caudill-Hammond set date

    Rick and Chris Caudill of Hamilton, Ohio are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Megan Caudill to Josh Hammond, son of David and Linda Hammond of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is being planned for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at First Love Fellowship. A reception will follow at the American Legion.

    The bride is a 2003 graduate of Hamilton High School. She is also a 2007 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University.

  • Community Calendar 10-14-10

    BOOSTER GROUPS

    Grant County Band Boosters - 7 p.m. Oct. 19, GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Monthly breakfast meeting - 8 a.m., Oct. 18, Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

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

    CLUBS

    Grant County Women’s Club - Oct. 14. Call Lila McDaniel (859-824-4417) for more information.

  • Braves fall to 2-4 on the season

    After losing a tough game to Anderson County, the Grant County football team came back home, but it wasn’t sweet, as they lost to Bourbon County 15-7, Oct. 1.

    The loss put the Braves to 2-4 on the season, three straight losses since defeating Pendleton County 31-0 on homecoming night.

    “I was very proud of the fight our boys had that night,” head coach Mike Davis said about the team’s performance. “We had to make some adjustments on defense and we had to pack the box and play well.”

  • Braves football falls to Anderson Co. 46-7

    Score: 46-7 L

    When: Sept. 24

    Where: Anderson County High School

    What: The Braves lost their first district game of the season on the road to Anderson County. Grant County was only able to muster one touchdown against a big defensive line of Anderson County. The loss dropped the Braves to 2-3 on the season. They will return home to face Bourbon County, Oct. 1. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    There is a segment of the U.S. population cheerleading in favor of the ground zero mosque. One must ask, why? Imam Rauf says that it is for reconciliation. Really! Mohammed teaches that it is fine to lie to an infidel if it promotes Islam. I do not believe him. Why does he call it “The Cordoba Project?” When Islam defeated Christian Spain, the third largest mosque in the world was erected in Cordoba, Spain, to signify Islams victory over Christianity.

  • Police Beat 10-7-10

    (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 investigated an accident at 2:23 p.m. Sept. 24 on Blackburn Lane. The drivers involved were Rebecca S. Perry, 25, of Corinth, driving a 2006 Chrysler and Chandral K. Bamforth, 35, of DeMossville, driving a 2005 Hyundai.

    The Dry Ridge police department investigated an accident involving an out of county resident.

    Grant County

  • Lady Braves seeing improvement after fifth win

    For Lady Braves volleyball coach Kelli Lee, this has been a season to forget to this point, but she is beginning to sense improvement of her players after defeating Gallatin County in the Carroll County Invitational, Sept. 25.

    “The win was nice, because we got it in two sets,” Lee said about the matches (25-20, 25-20).”

    The win marked their fifth of the season and first one since Grant County defeated Owen County, Sept. 14 (25-16, 25-22).

  • Demons cross-country team runs in the Hillbilly Run

    Where: Hilbilly Run, Bardstown

    What: Senior Steven Bradford led Williamstown to an eighth place finish in the Hillbilly Run. Bradford led all Demon runners with a time of 17:21.49 and a seventh place finish individually.

    Upcoming: Demons will run in the Walton-Verona Invitational Oct. 2, in Verona.

    Results: Steven Bradford (7), Drew Harris (46), Hunter Pendleton (54), Christopher Brann (58) Derrick King (62), Jake Reaves (63), Matt Lillard (96).

  • Rich, GC qualify for state tourney

    For the Grant County girls golf team and Williamstown senior golfer Ali Rich, they will get to play more golf, qualifying for the state tournament, Sept. 27 at Eagle Creek Country Club.

    Rich shot an 83 individually to seal herself a spot at state, which will be played at the Bowling Green Country Club, Oct. 4-6.

    Grant County as a team shot a total of 347, losing to regional champion Notre Dame by 15 strokes.

    Since they finished runner up, the Lady Braves golf team will also play in the state tournament.

    Results:

  • Boys’ soccer ties school record for wins

    The Grant County boys’ soccer team tied their school record for wins at 11, with a 1-0 win over Dixie Heights, Sept. 27.

    “It feels good to win,” Braves soccer coach Clay Mattingly said. “The team has made it one of our goals to break the school’s win record this season.”

    The boys’ soccer team has won 11 games three times in its history.

    The win also moved the Braves to the top spot in Region 12, with a record of 11-4-0, a half game ahead of Harrison County (10-3-2.)