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Today's News

  • Wright, Kellam compete at state tournaments

    GCHS junior Zach Wright set personal goals before the season of finishing first at the regional tournament and making the cut at the state tournament.

    By shooting a 71 in the first round at the regional tournament on Sept. 28, Wright took first place and care of his first goal.

    Despite battling weather delays and having to play 35 holes on Oct. 7, Wright was able to make the cut by shooting a 77 in the first round. The cut was set at 81.

    Wright finished tied for 21st overall after shooting a 79 in the second round for a cumulative score of 156.

  • Market Day deadline nears

    Junior ROTC cadets at Grant County High School are participating in the Market Day fundraising program.

    Market Day is a fundraising food cooperative. Each month Market Day offers 150 convenient and nutritious products including poultry, meats, seafood, family meals, appetizers, breakfast items, beverages and desserts.

    During the month of October, a pie sale is underway.

  • Late goal propels Braves to district win

    The Grant County boys’ soccer team rode a rollercoaster in their district tournament game against Mason County.

    At times, they played inspired soccer, but they also played below their skill level.

    Luckily for the Braves, they ended on a high note as they pulled out a 1-0 victory over the Royals on Oct. 12.

  • GCHS band competes at South Oldham

    Grant County competed at South Oldham on Oct. 10 competing against Bullitt East and Madison Southern in 4A preliminary competition. Grant earned first in its class and best overall guard with another distinguished performance.

    Entering into finals competition, the top three spots were separated by a margin of less than one point. This was going to be a close fight to the finish. Grant County band finished the night third, with a distinguished score of 84.2, only separating second and third place a tenth of a point.

  • KLC, KACo show need for responsibility

    The Kentucky League of Cities and the Kentucky Association of Counties, among other organizations, have been in the media quite a bit lately because of perks paid to their leaders, lax oversight by their board members, and an otherwise insensitive attitude toward the taxpayers who pay for it all.

  • Community Calendar 10-15-09

    BOOSTER GROUPS

    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Grant County Extension Office on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Oct. 21 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

    • The Corinth Lady Lions meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Noble’s Restaurant.

  • Districts, hit and miss, NCLB goals

    The test results are in and they are mostly positive.

    Only two local schools did not meet federal No Child Left Behind requirements, according to recently released data from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Statewide, 60.2 percent of Kentucky’s 1,157 public schools made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in the 2008-09 school year.

    AYP is the term used in NCLB to refer to the minimum improvement required of each school and district over the course of one year.

  • Angel Food orders due Oct. 15

    Get a medium-sized box of groceries for $30 per unit. Each month’s menu is different and includes fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of at least $50.

    Angel Food is not just for low-income families, but anyone who wishes to order.

    Orders must be placed through Family Worship Center and be paid for at the time of order.

    Cash, check, money orders, credit and debit cards and food stamps are accepted.

    The deadline to order is 3 p.m. Oct. 15.

    Orders can be placed at:

  • Cat Attack 10-14-09

     Last Wednesday night a tent revival broke out in Lexington. No, I’m not talking about a local church event, but rather “Camp Cal” or if that is not team oriented enough for you “Cat Camp.” The line of those waiting for tickets to this year’s Big Blue Madness began forming in earnest on Wednesday and by the time tickets actually were distributed on Saturday morning there were over 400 tents encircling Memorial Coliseum. Tickets for the chance to be one of the first people to see this year’s Cats were gone in just over an hour at

  • Lady Braves defeat Mason in district tourney

    The Grant County girls’ soccer team lost in the first round to Mason County in last year’s district tournament.

    This year, the Lady Braves got some revenge and the chance to keep playing for their preseason goal of earning the district championship after defeating Mason County 4-2 on Oct. 12.