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Today's News

  • GCHS hosts Invitational at new course

    After the first meet at their new course at Sherman Elementary, the Grant County cross country team might wish they raced there more often.

    The boys’ varsity, middle school and elementary teams took first place in their races, while the junior varsity team took second, trailing Covington Catholic by one point.

    In the boys’ varsity race, junior Jordan Cummins placed fourth to lead the Braves, coming in at a time of 16:56.1, the best time under coach Marlon Kinsey since Johnny Twehues ran a 16:56.7 in 1990.

  • It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it

    Being a first-time parent has been a learning experience throughout my son’s first two years of his young life.

    From thinking he was never going to crawl to trying feverishly to catch up to him as he ran around the house, it’s been amazing seeing how he has grown.

    Nothing puts a brighter smile on my face then coming home from working and hearing those precious two words, “Hi, daddy!”

    On the other side, I sure all parents know that not every moment of your child’s life is bliss.

    Sometimes, you get frustrated.

  • FFA students attend leadership center

    The officers and committee chairmen for the Grant County Future Farmers of America chapter attended the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center July 20-24.

    The following members attended: President Tyler Spillman, Vice President Nicole Courtney, Secretary Mattie Kuechler, Sentinel Amanda Mills, Historian Jake Denney, Parliamentarian Tyler Holder and members Tyler Courtney, Clarissa Stoots, Cody Fornash and Cheyenne Miracle, along with advisors Sarah Baker and Richard Gater.

  • GCHS falls to Pendleton in OT

    Thirty seconds away from starting their season with three straight wins, the Grant County High School football team was trying to move the ball down the field to make a field goal easier for their kicker, Preston Cahill.

    Unfortunately, the Braves fumbled the ball, allowing Pendleton County to force overtime with the teams tied 14-14.

    The Wildcats took the field on offense to start overtime and scored, putting the pressure on Grant County to answer with a score of their own.

  • Daycare rides to cost Williamstown parents

    Parents of Williamstown Elementary students who have relied on school bus transportation to and from out-of-district daycares soon will have to pay.

    For years, the school district has taken students from Kiddie College and Mom’s Christian Daycare (formerly New Discovery South) in Dry Ridge free of charge.

    However, when Superintendent Sally Skinner began looking into the liability issue surrounding transporting out-of-district students, another problem was discovered.

  • One book - one community

    A tale of guns, murder and betrayal will be showcased in a program built around the shared experience of people reading and talking about the same book.

    The Grant County Public Library will join fellow libraries in Kenton, Boone and Campbell counties to participate in One Book, One Community for the second consecutive year.

    Last year’s book was George Ella Lyon’s 1997 novel “With a Hammer for My Heart”.

  • Youth Cross Country Series Results

    Girls Middle/High School

      1 Katelyn Simons               6:54.5    

      2 Destiny Simons               7:00.9    

      3 Courtney Colson              7:25.9   

      4 Hayley Leach                 7:34.1    

  • Rich competes at All A state

    Ali Rich set a goal before the golf season started that she wanted to make it to the All A state tournament.

    After competing in the tournament, she’s set a goal of returning her senior year and improving on her performance.

    Rich shot a 90 in the All A state tournament at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond Sept. 12.

  • Williamstown students participate in TIP

    For the past 29 years, Duke University in North Carolina has offered students in the 7th grade from 16 states to participate in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP). A student must score a 95 percent in any area on their state test to qualify for the TIP Program.

    This year, five students from Williamstown were able to participate. The following students signed up to take the ACT college exam as seventh graders: Macy Goetz, Jordan Howard, Hannah Kinsey, Logan Osborne and Tucker Trenary.

  • School enrollment increases in local districts

    More students are in the hallways at Grant County and Williamstown schools this year as enrollment numbers rise.

    Grant County Schools enrollment reached 3,894 students as of Aug. 28, up 64 students from the end of the 2008-09 school year.