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Today's News

  • 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.

     

  • Demons push Carroll, Owen to brink

    The Williamstown boys’ basketball team return two players with varsity experience this season, but they aren’t letting lack of experience hold them back.

    The Demons started their season with two losses by a total of six points and have had the ball with the chance to tie or take the lead in the final minute of both games.

  • Mason-Corinth fifth graders visit Great American Ballpark

    The Mason-Corinth fifth grade classes took advantage of a program put on by the Cincinnati Reds and took a field trip to Great American Ball Park on Nov. 24.

    The students learned about salary caps and how to build a team with the money provided.

    They also received a tour of the home dugout, the press box and the Reds Studio.

  • Sports Shorts

    Lady Braves defeat Trimble County

    Score: 51-40

    When: Dec. 7

    Where: Grant County High School

    What: The Lady Braves followed a loss to reigning region champion Simon Kenton with a solid defensive effort that led them to their first win of the season.

    The Lady Braves led after each quarter, but settled down offensively in the second half, relying on their defense to shut down Trimble County.

  • WHS seniors help team make history

    When the Williamstown volleyball team started this season, they wanted to prove what they were truly capable of.

    Their hard work paid off when they finished as the district runner-up and advanced to the regional tournament for the first time in the program’s history.

    Seniors Taylor Eldridge, Chelsea Fitterer and Sara Moreland helped the Lady Demons win their first eight games of the season, which gave the team confidence in their abilities.

  • GCHS cheerleaders host Jingle Bell Classic

    Last season, a bid to a national cheerleading competition was on the line when the Grant County cheerleaders hosted the Jingle Bell Classic.

    This season, the stakes aren’t as high, but the cheerleaders are still working hard to be at their best.

    The girls aren’t competing for a chance to advance to the national competition, but are instead focused on the regional competition Jan. 30. The fourth annual Jingle Bell Classic will be hosted at Grant County High School at 11 a.m. Dec. 12.