Today's News


    As cornhole has become a big craze in the past decade, two men from Grant County remember the days when horseshoe was the game to play.

    Jim Pennington, 88, of Dry Ridge, played horseshoe competitively back in the ‘80s and 90’s in the Boone Woods League and is wondering what the hype of cornhole is all about. Pennington has won many awards over the years, some still hanging in his home. He was the Division I champion in 1996, as well as being the league champion in the same year.

  • Community Calendar 9-2-10


    Industrial Development Authority - 1:30 p.m., Sept. 8, Grant County Chamber office, Main Street, Williamstown.


    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

    Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge #694 - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4, Masonic Lodge, Main St., Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith 859-393-5169 for more information.

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    Williamstown F&AM No. 85 - 7:30 p.m., Sept. 9.


  • Former GC teacher wins award

    Chad Carr, pictured right, bottom, has received the Superintendent of the Year award, for the second consecutive year, for his work as regional vice president/superintendent of a global education company in Columbus, Ohio.


    On behalf of Grant County Community Education and Grant County Parks and Recreation, we would like to thank the following organizations for helping make the 2010 Back to School Blowout held Aug. 7 at Grant County Park a huge success.

  • Harrison College

    Vanessa M. Marshall, a 2007 graduate of Wiliamstown High School, received an Associate of Science in Nursing degree from Harrison College in Indianapolis on June 18.

    Marshall is the daughter of Tim and Kim Marshall of Corinth and the granddaughter of Floyd and Sherry Blevins of Amherst, Ohio.

  • Bixler-VanMeter set date

    Randy and Beanna Bixler of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Rheanna Jo Bixler to Lenny Ray VanMeter, son of Raymond Earl VanMeter of Indiana and the late Leatha Mae VanMeter of Byrdstown, Tenn.

    The wedding will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Williamstown Baptist Church with a reception immediately following.

  • Lady Braves fall to 1-2 on the year

    Scores: L 4-3, L 6-1

    When: Aug. 18, 23

    Where: Bourbon County, Grant County Middle School

    What: The Lady Braves drop two games to fall to 1-2 on the season

    Upcoming: The Lady Braves will travel to both Bellevue and Walton-Verona, before coming back home to take on Montgomery County on Sept. 1. The Lady Braves defeated Walton-Verona 5-2 last season at home.

  • This is no ordinary summer

    When the dog days of August come rolling around, many sports fans turn to football and the upcoming fall sports. This year may be a little different with the season the Cincinnati Reds are having.

    I am a die-hard baseball fan and for the past 15 years of my life, which is a majority of my life, the Reds have had 13 losing seasons. Many people in the area start looking at football once July arrives, partially because Bengals training camp is upon us and the Reds are 10 games out of first and no chance of overcoming that deficit.

    This is no ordinary summer.

  • Keegan Yates brings home world title

    Keagan Yates and her horse, Anytimes A Goodtime  (Sweetie), competed at the 2010 American Ranch Horse Show in Murfreesboro, Tenn. in June. They walked away with a World Championship in amateur Showmanship award.

    During the week, they competed in may classes and placed in the top five and top 10.

    Yates is the daughter of Daryl and Tanda Yates of Dry Ridge. She is the granddaughter of Jake and Barbara Burgess and Berry Jo Burgess Wynn and Gene Wynn.

  • Lady Braves fall to Conner, Bellevue

    Scores: W 2-0, L 2-0, L 2-0

    When: Aug. 12, 18, 19

    Where: Grant County High School

    What: Lady Braves lose two in a row to Conner and Bellevue

    Upcoming: The Lady Braves will head to the Western Hills Invitational in Frankfort Aug. 27. Then they will come home to face county rival Williamstown, Aug. 30 and play at Newport Aug. 31.