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Today's News

  • Lady Braves, Lady Demons to compete in Volley For Cure, Sept. 16

    The Williamstown Volleyball team will be hosting the Volley for Cure game, Sept. 16, as they take on county rival Grant County at 7 p.m.

    For Williamstown volleyball coach Wes Staff, the game is for a good cause.

    “We are raising money for cancer,” he said. “People can buy T-shirts, and there is a lot of stuff going on that night.”

    Both teams will be wearing pink jerseys for the game, Williamstown will have a lighter pink shirt as the home team and Grant County will have a darker pink for being on the road.

  • Baby Of The Week

    Hi! My name is Karter Anthony Beach.

    I was born on Aug. 24, 2009 and just celebrated my first birthday.

    My parents are Michael and Ginna Beach of Guntersville, Ala.

    My grandparents are Sue Hanson of Attala, Ala. and Juanita Beach of Dry Ridge. My great grandmother is Dolores Harvey of Dry Ridge.

    My favorite things to do are play with my Tonka trucks and Kyle and Kelci.

  • Homemade ice cream, the flavor of nostalgia

    Nostalgia keeps getting the better of me — it’s age I guess. Lately this very hot summer has me thinking of homemade ice cream and my memories of Sunday afternoons in Williamstown.

  • “Capture the Flag!” GCHS Marching Band named Grand Champions at Festival of Bands

    From the field level, looking into the stands at Beechwood High School, it was a sea of blue and orange cheering on as Grant County Marching Band was announced as Grand Champions at the 2010 Beechwood Festival of Bands on Sept. 11.

    Earlier in the day, with the threat of rain looming, Grant County took the field in Class AAAA Preliminary Competition, earning a distinguished rating with their first competitive performance of the season. One at a time, 10 outstanding bands took the field in finals competition, with Grant County slotted to go on at 8:30 p.m.

  • Where is the 2010 Derby Idol Winner?

    Where is the 2010 Derby Idol winner?

    John Siedenberg is a student at Morehead State University.

     “At first, I entered the contest just to see how far I could make it,” Siedenberg said. “I was a bit nervous because there is a lot of talent there. I knew it was going to be a tough decision for the judges to make. “

    Siedenberg has lived his entire life around music since his family has always been interested in it.

  • (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.