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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Swine flu vaccine clinic set for Jan. 13

    The Northern Kentucky Health Department will be conducting a swine flu vaccination clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 at Grant County High School.

    The clinic will be open to families in the Grant County and Williamstown School Districts.

    Parents who do not have kids in school can get the vaccine at the Grant County Health Center, 234 Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    To make an appointment, call 859-824-5074.

    The vaccine is free at both locations. 

  • Ray earns first diamond degree of membership

    Ryan Ray, an English teacher at Grant County High School, has earned a first diamond degree of membership in the National Forensic League.

    Ray serves as the coach of Grant County High School speech and drama team.

    On attaining a total of 1,500 points, coaches are entitled to wear a diamond-set NFL key or pin; additional diamonds accrue at 3,000, 6,000, 10,000 and each 3,000 points thereafter. The minimum time for each diamond is five years as an NFL member coach.

  • Bowen grew through hard work

    Bradie Bowen can’t explain what changed about her basketball game between her seventh and eighth grade seasons.

    But because of the belief that she had in herself, the change earned her a spot in the inaugural class of the Grant County High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • I'll miss Kelly Kennedy's kindness

    Stepping into the home of Kelly and Dorothy Kennedy is like stepping back in time.

    The home is simple. There’s not a lot of frills or fancy trappings.

    It’s clean, orderly and yet, welcoming, even inviting a person to sit down in a well-worn, favorite chair and visit.

    Kelly Kennedy was like that too. A humble, simple man with steadfast convictions, he loved his family and never forgot his calling as a man of God.

  • Much to be thankful for in 2009

    As another year wraps up, most people like to look toward the future.

    Some make resolutions about losing weight and exercising more.

    Those things are great, but I never really subscribed to them.

    I would barely last a week before I would be back on the couch watching TV and scarfing down some ungodly, unhealthy food that was sure to clog my arteries.

    Instead, I like to look back and see what the year brought.

    There are always highs and lows, but everything that happens helps define you and in turn, helps shape your future.