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Today's News

  • Hutchison resigns from council

    Bill Hutchison has resigned his seat on the Williamstown City Council for personal reasons, said Williamstown Mayor Glenn Caldwell.

    The resignation was effective Oct. 9.

    Hutchison, a Williamstown farmer and businessman, had served on city council since Jan. 1, 2000. A replacement will fill the rest of his term through Dec. 31, 2010.

    Kentucky law gives the city council 30 days to fill the vacancy. Any resident of the city who is interested should submit a letter of interest as soon as possible.

    For more information, call 824-6351.

  • GCHS band places fourth overall

    Mud and white pants are not usually a good combination, however put those two together on a cool October Saturday and you have a typical marching band competition that is accompanied by a rainy season. Grant County Marching Band completed its regular season Saturday at the Boone County Rebel Classic. During preliminary competition, the band competed against former 5A band, Montgomery County. Although the field was not in favorable conditions, the band succeeded in sweeping their class and earned another distinguished performance.

  • Grant County Public Library receives federal grants

    The Grant County Public Library is the recipient of a $4,343 programming grant and a $3,022 assistive technology grant. The projects are made possible by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

    Programming grants promote and support quality programs in Kentucky’s public libraries. Assistive technology grants encourage the expansion and availability of library services to patrons with special needs.

  • GCMS’ season comes to an end

    Before their season started, the Grant County Middle School eighth grade football team set a goal of making it back to the playoffs after reaching the state semi-finals last season.

    With a 6-5 regular season record, the Braves earned a trip back to the playoffs, but fell to Anderson County in the first round with a 26-8 loss on Oct. 20.

  • Police Beat 10-29-09

    (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 Kevin Burke investigated an accident at 5:22 p.m. Oct. 4 on Lemon Northcutt Road in Dry Ridge. The drivers involved were a 13-year old juvenile of Dry Ridge driving a 2003 ATV and Lisa Coffey, 29, of Dry Ridge driving a 2000 Dodge.

  • Conservation District scholarships awarded

    Debra Hancock and Kari Ritchie were awarded scholarships for non-traditional students by the Grant County Conservation District.

    Hancock is a native of Grant County. She is the mother of three and grandmother of three. Her work experience was in customer service and factories. She recently worked as an aide in Grant County Schools where she became in teaching as a career. She said she was encouraged by many to go to college and pursue a degree in education.

    She is currently a junior.

  • Community comes together for cause

    Mary Michael Kells, Sue O’Conner and Charlene Rogers were the driving force behind the most prestigious fundraising event to ever take place in Grant County.

    The three “First Ladies of Fine Dining” spearheaded the Feed The People Charity Dinner held last Friday in the beautiful, brick dinning room at the former Forum Restaurant in downtown Williamstown.

  • Braves’ playoff hopes end with loss to J-Town

    The Grant County High School football team entered their game against district opponent Jeffersontown knowing that a win would earn them the chance to play in the postseason.

    They also knew it was their last chance to make it happen.

    The Braves played well in the first half, but were unable to keep the game close in the second half as they lost 28-0 on Oct. 23.

  • High water traps couple

    A Dry Ridge couple and a 14-month-old child escaped injury Oct. 9 after being rescued from high waters during a downpour of rain.

    Kentucky State Police received a 911 call just after 5 a.m. from 29-year-old William Upton, who told the dispatcher that he was caught in the rising water on Elliston Mount Zion Road near KY 467.

    Also in the Toyota Tacoma pickup was Upton’s girlfriend, 35-year-old Elizabeth Rogers, and a baby.

    KSP, along with Dry Ridge and Williamstown fire departments, responded to the scene.

  • Lady Demons make history with win in districts

    The Williamstown volleyball team had found themselves down before in third sets.

    They had been pushed to the limit in several matches during the regular season, but had earned the confidence that comes with pulling out close matches.

    So when they found themselves trailing Owen County 23-18 in the third set during the district tournament on Oct. 13, they maintained their composure before reeling off seven straight points on their way to three set win (17-25, 25-17, 25-23).