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Today's News

  • Much to be thankful for in 2009

    As another year wraps up, most people like to look toward the future.

    Some make resolutions about losing weight and exercising more.

    Those things are great, but I never really subscribed to them.

    I would barely last a week before I would be back on the couch watching TV and scarfing down some ungodly, unhealthy food that was sure to clog my arteries.

    Instead, I like to look back and see what the year brought.

    There are always highs and lows, but everything that happens helps define you and in turn, helps shape your future.

  • Lady Demons fall to Walton-Verona

    Against Simon Kenton on Dec. 14, the Williamstown girls’ basketball team put together their most complete game of the season.

    Although they came away with a loss, they battled throughout the game and came within four points from defeating the defending region champs.

    The Lady Demons looked to match that game’s intensity when they played Walton-Verona on Jan. 8, but ended up with a 50-33 loss.

  • Workman leads GC in loss to SK

    Facing Simon Kenton, the two-time defending region champions, the Grant County girls’ basketball team started slow.

    The Lady Braves trailed 14-4 after the first quarter and it proved to be a deficit that they could not overcome as they came away with a 53-42 loss.

    “Simon Kenton is a good basketball team and they have the mental advantage of everyone in the district because they feel like they should win every game,” coach Darrell Guffey said. “But I think that gap is closing. We just came out a little flat.”

  • Sports Shorts

    Braves fall to Walton-Verona

    Score: 81-61

    When: Jan. 9

    Where: Grant County High School

    What: Grant County faced Walton-Verona following the Braves’ win over rival Williamstown. The Braves were not able to keep their momentum going against the Bearcats as Walton-Verona started the game on an offensive tear, taking a 23-7 lead after the first quarter.

    The Braves were never able to overcome their early deficit as Walton-Verona pressured the Braves into turnovers that led to layups on the other end.

  • Cat Attack 1-11-10

    Kentucky opened up the 2010 SEC season with what most people presumed would be an easy win.  Unfortunately Mark Fox’s Georgia Bulldogs did not get the memo and gave the Cats their second straight tough physical battle.  The young Wildcats got a good taste of what life in conference play will be like and were fortunate to do so while improving to 16-0 on the season.  

  • Wilhoit grabs 1,000th rebound

    When Williamstown junior Tori Wilhoit first started to play at the varsity level, she was a seventh grader going against girls who were taller, faster and stronger.

    Although she was outsized, she used that as her motivation as she tried to make the older players look bad.

  • Demons earn first two wins of season

    To start their season, the Williamstown boys’ basketball team lost close games to Carroll and Owen County.

    The Demons continued to battle and broke through for their first win during the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational, defeating Ludlow 54-47 on Dec. 14.

    “It was nice for our confidence,” coach Stacey May said. “They missed some shots down the stretch and we executed and that was the difference in the game.”

  • GCHS takes third at Invitational

    Before they transitioned from one coach to another, the Grant County boys’ basketball team finished third at the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational, the Braves’ home tournament.

    With wins over Williamstown and Ludlow, the Braves were in a three-way tie for first place in their group. Williamstown, with wins over Henry County and Ludlow, and Henry County, with wins over Grant County and Ludlow, all finished 3-1. The tiebreaker for the championship was number of quarters won. Henry came out ahead, which relegated Grant County to the third place game.

  • Building Permits 1-7-10

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in December 2009:

    • Dec. 8:

    Kevin Holtman, new home, 12175 Napoleon Zion Station Road, 1,092 square feet, estimated cost $160,000; permit fee $369.88

    Marilyn’s Ribs, remodel, 60 S. Main Street., permit fee $50.

    •Dec. 16:

    CAC Properties, new home, 235 Ten Mile Road, 1,038 square feet, estimated cost $70,000; permit fee $322.08.

    CAC Properties, new home, 245 Ten Mile Road, 1,038 square feet, estimated cost $70,000; permit fee $322.08. 

  • Cat Attack 1-6-09

    The Kentucky Wildcats faced off against their most hated rival Saturday afternoon in front of the largest crowd in Rupp Arena history.  The fans were witness to one of the ugliest and overall strangest games ever played in the series.  In the end Kentucky was able to hold on to remain one of the last four unbeaten teams in all of college basketball.