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Today's News

  • Police Beat 12-17-09

    (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 investigated an accident at 6:49 p.m. Dec. 2 on Dixie Highway. The driver involved was Eric Courtney, 16, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1991 Chevrolet that ran off the road and struck a mailbox.

  • Shop With A Cop

    They’re only neighbors, but it’s hard to believe Josh and Colton are not related.

    If one got a navy and royal blue coat, the other wanted one too.

    Each got their fair share of Star Wars and Bakugan toys.

    The duo were side by side Dec. 12 as they, along with 15 other children, participated in the Shop With a Cop program with Williamstown Police, Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the Grant County Detention Center.

    Each needy child chosen by school family resource centers was paired with an officer.

  • Hudson steps down after 28 years in education

    In more than 28 years in education, there is little Mark Hudson has not done.

    While at Williamstown Independent Schools from 1976 to 1980, he taught physical education and middle school math and science and coached seventh and eighth grade basketball, boys and girls golf and cross country.

    Hudson also spent one year as athletic director and head basketball coach at Williamstown.

    When he started working for Grant County Schools in 1985, Hudson taught physical education at Crittenden Mount-Zion Elementary and the old Corinth and Mason schools his first two years.

  • Lady Braves fall to Walton-Verona

    When the Grant County girls’ basketball team played district opponent Walton-Verona, they learned that they will need to have to be at their best to come away with a win.

    The Lady Braves kept the game close throughout the first quarter, but Walton-Verona’s deep bench and ability to hit the three-pointer helped the Lady Cats win 56-25 on Dec. 10.

  • Williamstown defeated by Bearcats

    The Williamstown boys’ basketball team knew when their season started that they would be at a size disadvantage.

    They also knew that most every night, they would be facing teams with more experience.

    That didn’t stop the Demons from playing hard and playing smart, keeping their first two games of the season close.

    Against district opponent Walton-Verona, the Demons didn’t play their best basketball and came away with a 68-40 loss on Dec. 11.

  • Citizens arrest?

    It had been 15 years since Pamela White shot a gun.

    But, when the Crittenden resident stepped into the simulation booth, it did not take long for her to get comfortable.

    “My first shot I missed,” she said. “After that, I did pretty decent.”

    White and her classmates saw what it was like for Kentucky State Police troopers when they need to draw their weapon when arriving at a crime scene.

    The experience was part of an 11-week KSP Citizens Police Academy conducted at the Northern Kentucky University Center — Grant County.

  • Lottery winner cashes in, despite overwhelming odds

    It was more than a five million to one shot, but the odds did not matter to Ron Wainscott.

    The Frankfort man still played the same Powerball numbers — 8, 12, 14, 22 and 29 — he had since the lottery was introduced 20 years ago in Kentucky.

    Ron, who owns a farm in Corinth, chose the numbers using his birthday, along with the birthdays of his wife and three children when he bought his ticket at Noble’s Restaurant and Truck Stop.

    For the Powerball number, he chose 24, the date he married his wife, Linda.

  • Tieman named November YPA winner

    Ashley Tieman focuses her free time on helping others for no reason other than she feels like she’s doing her part.

    “If you’re a part of a community, you need to do your part for the community,” she said. “You need to always work to make your community a better place.”

    Because of her drive to help others, Tieman was named the Youth Performance Award Winner for November.

    Tieman, a senior at Grant County High School, is the daughter of Harrison and Karen Unger of Dry Ridge.

  • Cat Attack 12-14-09

    The Indiana Hoosiers did their very best to make the Wildcats first road trip one they would love to forget. The Hoosiers started the game with red-hot shooting, making what seemed like every shot in the first 25 minutes of the game. They actually shot 63% from the field in the first half. That is hard to do if you were shooting in a gym by yourself, let alone in a game with alleged defense being played. Fortunately for UK, the Hoosiers cooled off and Kentucky was able to take control in the second half. Cats win 90-73.

  • Livingood finishes officer candidate school

    Joel D. Livingood has graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army.

    He completed basic training prior to OCS, earning a physical training award in July 2009. He entered the army with a degree in political science from Northern Kentucky University.

    Livingood is the son of Ron and Alane Livingood of Crittenden.

    He is a 2003 graduate of Grant County High School.