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Today's News

  • Police Beat 1-14-10

    (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 Mike Wright charged Robert B. Flege, 50, of Williamstown, with fourth degree assault (domestic violence) at 1:02 p.m. Jan. 2. Flege was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Swine flu vaccine clinic set for Jan. 13

    The Northern Kentucky Health Department will be conducting a swine flu vaccination clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 at Grant County High School.

    The clinic will be open to families in the Grant County and Williamstown School Districts.

    Parents who do not have kids in school can get the vaccine at the Grant County Health Center, 234 Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    To make an appointment, call 859-824-5074.

    The vaccine is free at both locations. 

  • Ray earns first diamond degree of membership

    Ryan Ray, an English teacher at Grant County High School, has earned a first diamond degree of membership in the National Forensic League.

    Ray serves as the coach of Grant County High School speech and drama team.

    On attaining a total of 1,500 points, coaches are entitled to wear a diamond-set NFL key or pin; additional diamonds accrue at 3,000, 6,000, 10,000 and each 3,000 points thereafter. The minimum time for each diamond is five years as an NFL member coach.

  • Bowen grew through hard work

    Bradie Bowen can’t explain what changed about her basketball game between her seventh and eighth grade seasons.

    But because of the belief that she had in herself, the change earned her a spot in the inaugural class of the Grant County High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • I'll miss Kelly Kennedy's kindness

    Stepping into the home of Kelly and Dorothy Kennedy is like stepping back in time.

    The home is simple. There’s not a lot of frills or fancy trappings.

    It’s clean, orderly and yet, welcoming, even inviting a person to sit down in a well-worn, favorite chair and visit.

    Kelly Kennedy was like that too. A humble, simple man with steadfast convictions, he loved his family and never forgot his calling as a man of God.

  • 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.