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Today's News

  • Grant County Youth Basketball Signups

    When: Sept. 23
    What: Grant County High School Basketball coach Jim Hicks is registering students in grades 2-5 for Grant County Youth Basketball. The cost is $65 per player and the fee includes a game uniform. Make checks payable to Grant County Boy’s Youth Basketball. For more information, contact Jim Hicks at Grant County High School at (859)-824-9739 or on his cell phone at (602)-465-0624. There will be a special registration from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 17 at Grant County High School.

  • Soccer is becoming one of my top sports

    I got to experience for the first time in my life, a Major League Soccer game Sept. 10, when I saw the Columbus Crew face Toronto FC.

    Soccer used to not be my thing to watch and I used to find it boring.

    Now I almost can’t get enough of it and that is thanks to my fiance, Jessica Purnell.

    On top of seeing the Crew play, I also witnessed four soccer games in three days, starting with Grant County playing Pendleton County.

  • ON THE RUN: Braves finish 11th at home invitational

    Unlike in 2010, when the cross country teams ran in pouring rain, the sky was blue and the sun was shining down on Sherman Elementary for the 38th annual Grant County Invitational Sept. 10.

    “I do better in heat so it helped me out a lot,” Braves senior Tyler Edmondson said.

    Edmondson ran a personal best 17:17 in route to a 19th place finish individually.

    “Out of 200 runners, to finish in the top 20, it felt really good to get a medal,” he said. “I set a personal record by about nine seconds.”

  • Soccer teams prep for tournament

    The Grant County soccer teams will be getting ready for the Dry Ridge Toyota Classic Sept. 17 at Grant County Middle School.

    But, for both the Lady Braves and Braves, the past week has seen some struggles.

    On Sept. 9, the girls traveled to Covington to face Calvary Christian and for the first time this season, the Lady Braves left a game without a win.

  • Braves want win on Homecoming night

    Now that the Braves have a win under the belt, their coach David Arvin said the team will be preparing to learn how to win more games as they get ready for their homecoming game against Greenup County at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16.

    “These guys were so excited and to get that first win, you had to be proud for the work they have put in to get that win and with that win other things will snowball in for us and we can get some more wins,” he said. “Hopefully we took the first step to learning how to win more games.”

  • Grant County Marching Band opens with a win at Beechwood

    The parents roared and cheered as Grant County Marching Band was announced as Reserve Grand Champions at the 2011 Beechwood Festival of Bands on Sept. 10.

    Earlier in the day, Grant County took to the field during preliminaries with their show “Video Killed the Radio Star,” as the only class in AAAA, but overall they were a close second behind Madison Central another 2010 State Finalist in AAAAA.

    One at a time, eight outstanding bands took the field in finals competition, with Grant County slotted to go on at 9:30 p.m.

  • Williamstown Marching Band opens with a win at Colerain

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit traveled to Colerain High School to compete in their first official competition this season on Sept.10.

    Led by Director Mike Pickrell, the band was awarded: best overall music, best color guard and best percussion.

    Winning first in class 2A, ands econd overall, the band traveled home with excitement for improving throughout the next week.

  • Thompson joins NSCS at Eastern Ky. University

    George “Kody” Thompson has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

    Thompson will be honored during an Induction Convocation this fall on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.

    “NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement, said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS CEO and founder. “Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel and service projects both on campus and in the community.”

  • Steinau receives $250 from Catholic Order

    Miranda Steinau, of Crittenden, was one of 100 winners selected in a random drawing who received a $250 award for the 2011-2012 school year.

    She is a member of St. Augustine Court 2515 and attends St. Augustine Catholic School. She is the daughter of Todd and Kristy Steinau.

    Catholic Order of Foresters (COF), headquartered in Naperville, Ill., has awarded $25,000 tuition reimbursements to COF members attending Catholic school, kindergarten through high school.

  • Police Reports 9-15-11

     

    (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 Police