.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Braves rally after half for win

    The Grant County boys’ basketball team started the first quarter of their game against Cooper with a scoring streak, but cooled as Cooper took control of the game.

    Cooper took the momentum and dominated the play in the first half, matching Grant County basket for basket on their way to a 38-28 lead at the end of the first half.

    GCHS coach Joe Utter reminded his players during halftime that in order to fight their way back in to the game, they would have to play better defense.

  • GOTCHA! Police to add video cameras to arsenal

    If you’re thinking of breaking the law in downtown Williamstown, think again because you might find yourself on camera.

    The Williamstown Police Department has received a $46,324 grant from Homeland Security to buy cameras which will be placed at various locations throughout the city. The cameras will be tied into the city’s cable system so that they can be monitored from a remote location.

    “Six cameras will give you eight eyes on Williamstown at any time and that’s a good thing,” said Sgt. Robert Reed of the Williamstown Police Department.

  • “It is so ordered” - The Abortion Debate

    When my daughter proudly presented me with an ultrasound of my grandson, to be honest, I didn’t see anything that made sense to me. I was excited at the prospects of my first grandchild, but I had no connection to the gray swirls pictured. I had no emotional bond to what my daughter told me was my grandson. But, sure enough, a few months later, he was born. He looked a lot different, but it was the same child that I had strained to see in the cloud of gray swirls, and he’s the same child who is one of my greatest joys today.

  • Dry Ridge sewer rates to increase

    Dry Ridge residents soon will be paying more for water and sewer services.

    The city council approved increased rates during its Jan. 4 meeting to help pay for construction on a new $15 million sewer plant on KY 36 in Williamstown.

    Construction will begin in March, which is when the new rates take effect.

    Funding for the plant is coming from more than 1,800 sewer customers in Williamstown and Dry Ridge, as well as tap on fees.

    The city of Williamstown also recently increased their sewer rates.

  • Budget shortfall tops legislator’s priority list

    As the second week of the 2010 General Assembly winds down, the Grant County News checked in with local legislators, Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown.

    With an estimated $1.5 billion budget shortfall, what is the best way to balance the budget?

  • Lady Demons fall in All A semis

    At the start of the year, the Williamstown girls’ basketball team set a goal of “filling the spot.”

    The “spot” was an empty space in their gym where they hoped to hoist a banner commemorating an All A regional championship.

    The Lady Demons got close to playing for the championship, but were unable to make enough plays, falling to Gallatin County 41-39 in the All A semifinals on Jan. 15.

  • Wenderoth remembers 1979 region champs

    Growing up in Dayton, Carl Wenderoth caught basketball fever at an early age.

    As a 10-year-old, Wenderoth watched Dayton High School make a run to the state tournament, where they eventually finished as the state runner-up.

    “I was weaned on basketball in the 1940’s,” Wenderoth said. “I found it neat with all the people, all the noise and all the glory that the team had. We all went crazy. That’s how I got started.”

  • Braves down Demons in rivalry game

    When the Grant County and Williamstown boys’ basketball teams faced each other in the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational in December, the Braves took control of the game with an offensive attack in the third quarter.

    The Demons and the Braves matched up again on Jan. 5 and Grant County followed the same script with a 19-3 run to start the third quarter on their way to a 72-54 victory on their home court.

  • Community Calendar 1-14-10

    BOOSTER GROUPS

    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Grant County Extension Office on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown F&AM No. 85 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Jan. 16 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

  • Police Beat 1-14-10

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Mike Wright charged Robert B. Flege, 50, of Williamstown, with fourth degree assault (domestic violence) at 1:02 p.m. Jan. 2. Flege was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.