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Today's News

  • 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).

  • Braves get revenge against Pendleton in postseason

    Last year, Pendleton County stood in the way of the Grant County boys’ soccer team as they faced off in the district and regional tournament championships.

    This season, the Braves lost their regular season matchup against Pendleton County on Sept. 3 despite a late-game offensive attack.

    The Braves earned redemption when they took down the Wildcats 2-0 in the district tournament Oct. 13. With the win, the Braves earned their second consecutive trip to the region tournament.

  • Bruce in 40th year as Mason postmaster

    For nearly half her life, Jewel Bruce has provided stamps and sorted mail for customers.

    Jewel, who turned 88 on Oct. 14, has been postmaster of the Mason Post Office since 1969.

    “I guess then I never thought about being here 40 years,” she said. “It doesn’t seem that long. It gives me something to do.”

    Jewel spent her birthday like any other, inside her one-room post office next to Bruce’s Grocery, sorting mail into customer’s boxes as she waited for them to pick it up.

  • GCHS football team pushes Oldham to the limit

    After 48 minutes of shutout football, the Grant County High School football team needed one more defensive stop.

    The Braves lined up on third down and watched Oldham County’s quarterback roll out to his left and then cut up the field as he headed for the endzone.

    GCHS senior Randy Salyers watched the quarterback through out the play and went to stop him short of the goal line.

    Salyers hit the quarterback at the one-yard line, stopping him in his tracks.

  • Upcoming events

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  • Williamstown Learning Academy helps struggling students

    Williamstown Middle and High schools are offering an alternative form of education for the 2009-2010 school year.

    The Williamstown Learning Academy is designed to help students who may be struggling in a traditional classroom setting for a variety of reasons.

    The school board approved the academy during its regular July meeting.

    “This is an alternative education program,” said Principal Misty Buchanan. “It is not a separate school.”