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Today's News

  • GCHS cheerleaders finish second at 8th region KAPOS competition

    For the first time in five years, the Grant County High School cheerleaders are not regional champions, something that coach Leigh Simpson has had a hard time adjusting to.

    “It’s foreign to me,” she said.

    The Braves finished second in the KAPOS 8th region competition at Owen County High School Jan. 14.

    The week of the competition, coach Simpson and the squad were dealt a devastating blow, when senior Darian Kelly tore her ACL and MCL, ending her high school cheerleading career.

  • PAINT THE TOWN PURPLE!

    The final of four games of the ‘Paint the Town Purple’ event organized by the Grant County Relay for Life committee, concluded a fundraiser that brought in over $4,000 between the two schools, with a 48-36 win by the Lady Braves over the Lady Demons Jan. 23 at Williamstown High School.

    “I am very proud of our community for their support for these game,” Williamstown coach Kasey Kennedy said. “I think it’s awesome that they were able to take a rivalry and turn it into something positive.”  

  • Obsession with consumption gives food for thought

  • Chamber seeks nominations for annual awards banquet

     

  • CHURCH NOTES 1.26.12

    Christ Community
    • Jan. 22 - Rhonda’s message was from Acts 3 where Peter and John went to the temple to pray and was approached by the lame man begging for alms. He got so much more than silver and gold but through faith in the name of Jesus.
    • “Battlefield of the Mind at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays starting with lunch.
    •  Study the Book of Acts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

    Dry Ridge Baptist

  • Jack’s General Store offers old-fashioned country atmosphere

    Jackie Miller hopes people can forget about life’s problems when they enter his Williamstown store.

    He considers Jack’s General Store in the Midway Plaza to be “a dying breed,” a mom-and-pop store where you never know what you may find.

  • Ads may be allowed on school busses

    School buses could soon start looking more like mobile billboards than a way to transport students.

    The General Assembly is considering House Bill 30, which would allow school districts to sell advertising on the exterior of school buses.

    The bill recently passed the House and is awaiting a vote by the Senate.

    State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, voted for the bill.

    The money raised from the ads would stay in the district and the local school board would decide how to use it.

  • Library offers ‘Hot Read For Cold Nights’

    The Grant County Public Library is hoping the community picks up some books as the temperature drops this winter.

    While the library has long offered a summer reading program, for the second year they are offering the “Hot Reads For Cold Nights” winter reading program for teenagers and adults.

    “There’s always a big push to read during the summer, but when it’s winter, it’s cold outside,” said Wynita Worley, public services librarian. “It’s a great time to read some books.”

  • GOING, GOING, GONE

    Do you have a hankering for a Big Boy? How about a Chinese dinner buffet or an autographed photo of University of Kentucky basketball player Terrence Jones.

    If you’re in the market for something unusual or even something antique, then the 15th annual Kiwanis auction is for you.

    This annual event is the group’s main fundraising activity for the year.

  • Corinth man enters guilty plea to manslaughter

    The trial in a 2010 shooting death in Owen County has ended with a Corinth man pleading guilty to several charges.

    An investigation by Kentucky State Police Post 5 detectives resulted in Christopher Dennis Jr., 72, being charged with killing Ruben Eppele, 30, of Georgetown.

    The trial, which began Jan. 16 ended the following day when Dennis, who was charged with murder, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter.