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Today's News

  • From the 'Farmers Almanac' pages

     

    By Jeneen Wiche

  • On the Job

    Rick Skinner has a vision and it involves the future of  Grant County’s largest city.

    Skinner found himself in a new role on Jan. 3 when he moved from being a city council member into sitting behind the desk of the Williamstown mayor’s office.

    Skinner replaces Glenn Caldwell, who served as mayor for 12 years. Caldwell opted not to run for mayor, but did seek a seat on the city council, which he won in the November election.

  • SNOW KIDDING?

    The first significant snow of the new year caused only a handful of problems earlier this week.

    An empty tanker truck jackknifed and over turned on Interstate-75 in the southbound lane between Crittenden and Dry Ridge at 9:23 a.m. on Jan. 11.

  • Cats get mauled by Dogs

    Now that was not exactly the start to the SEC season that this year’s Kentucky Wildcats were looking for. The young Cats went to Athens and were soundly beaten by a more experienced team that played about as well as can be expected. That just happens sometimes, but what is more concerning is the second consecutive slow start that this time they weren’t able to recover from. Georgia wins 77-70.

  • Sports Shorts 1.6.11

    Braves struggle at Lloyd Memorial Invitational

    When: Dec. 28-30
    Where: Lloyd Memorial High School
    What: The Braves struggles continued after losing two close games at the Capitol City Invitational at Western Hills High School, only managing one win over the break, defeating Whitham-Hanson Regional, MA 52-29, Dec. 29.
    Upcoming: The Braves will have a tough test on the road as they will gear up for Walton-Verona Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
    Lloyd Memorial Invitational: 61-56 L, Campbell Co., 74-51 L, Boone Co., 52-29 W, Whitham-Hanson Regional, MA, 72-29 L, Bishop Brossart.

  • A Blast From The Past 1.6.11

    15 Years Ago
    Jan. 21, 1996

    Danny McMahon led the way for Grant County Braves, scoring 26 points and dishing out 10 assists as Grant County defeated Williamstown 83-61. Jamie Courtney added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Braves.

    25 Years Ago

    Jan. 6, 1986

  • Best of 2010

    The year of 2010 had some eventful moments in sports here in Grant County. Here is a sample of some of the top stories in sports.

    JANUARY

    • Tori Wilhoit grabs her 1,000th career rebound for Williamstown.
    • George Eldridge, Steve Howe, Carl Wenderoth and Bradie Bowen inducted into the Grant County Hall of Fame.

  • Relay kickoff set for Jan. 17

    Let’s get this party started! The Grant County Relay For Life will hold a kickoff at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 17 at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    The relay is the signature fund raising event for the American Cancer Society. Money is used for programs and research. The kickoff event is open to business owners, team captains, cancer survivors or those just wanting more information about the relay.

    For more information on how to get involved, call 824-3343 or 1-800-ACS-2345.

  • Special Valentine nominations wanted

    The Grant County News wants to hear about someone special in your life and why they are special. It could be your sweetheart, your children, your parents, a neighbor or family friend.

    If your letter is chosen, your special someone will be featured in the Grant County News.

    Send letters to: Special Valentines, P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky 41097 or e-mail to: gcneditorial@grantky.com or fax to 859-824-5888 or drop off at 129 S. Main, Suite B (Hogan’s Mill Subdivision) in Dry Ridge.

  • Thrift Store finds new home

    The Grant County Thrift Store has found a new home on U.S. 25 in Williamstown in the former Butternut Bread Store location.

    “We’re very happy with our new home,” said Sue Franco.

    The store moved from behind Grant County Drugs on Barnes Road to 1398 N. Main in Williamstown.