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Today's News

  • GCHS holds Tractor Day

    On May 8, the Grant County Future Farmers of America held tractor day at GCHS.

    This is the first time in three years that the chapter has held tractor day. In order to drive their tractor to school, FFA members had to attend a banquet the previous night.

    There were twelve members that attended tractor day. The categories for tractor day were the biggest International, the biggest John Deere, the biggest miscellaneous, the oldest, the cleanest, the dirtiest, the smallest International, the smallest John Deere and the smallest miscellaneous.

  • Sports Shorts

    GC youth soccer opens fall registration

    GCYS Fall 2009 registration is now open. Registration deadline is June 5. Ages are from 3-13 before Aug. 1.

    Cost for age groups U4-U12 is $50 and U14 is $60, $5 discounts for siblings. For more information or to register online, go to http://www.gcys-soccer.com/.

    GCHS boys’ basketball plans camp

    The Grant County High School boys’ basketball team will hold a basketball camp with two sessions.

  • GCMS girls’ soccer ends season with seven wins

    The Grant County Middle School girls’ soccer team started their season working to learn the game and their hard work paid off in the end.

    The girls’ season began with a loss and a tie, but once the girls’ learned how to spread the field and start the attack on defense, they ended the season with seven straight wins and didn’t allow a goal.

  • All-stars take first at Memorial Day tourney

    Practice makes perfect, but the Grant County 7-year-old all-stars didn’t need much practice to be near-perfect.

    The all-stars were only able to practice three times before they entered the KABA Memorial Weekend Machine-Pitch Tournament, but came away with four wins and the championship.

    “I assumed we’d hit the ball well, but I wasn’t sure about our defense,” coach Steve Hurley said. “We hit the ball extremely well and our defense played pretty solid.”

  • Lady Demons seniors show Williamstown pride

    Although their final year on the softball diamond was shortened due to rainouts, the Williamstown softball seniors will remember the time they spent together.

    Miranda Snow, Amber Vance, Amanda Goodrich, Mellissa Snow, Emily Webster and Ashlee Holt spent their final months of their senior year playing side-by-side.

  • Lester wins Business Innovation Award

    Roy Lester is only 21 years old, but he’s called “Papa” by local skateboarders.

    He bonded with the young kids who visit the skate park in Dry Ridge daily after he opened The Ridge Skate Shop in June 2007.

    “A lot of my patrons are kids that you see at the park everyday skating,” Lester said. “They’re really the guys who keep my shop up and going. If I wasn’t a stone’s throw away from the skate park, I wouldn’t be able to support this business.”

  • Feline adoptions needed to prevent euthanization

    An unexpected and drastic increase of felines at the Grant County Animal Shelter may lead to the euthanization of some kittens if adoptions do not increase.

    The shelter normally has around 40 cats and kittens up for adoption at a time, said Brent Caldwell, interim director.

    That number has jumped to more than 150 recently, forcing the shelter to scramble to find them homes as soon as possible.

    “One truck brought 20 cats in,” Caldwell said. “We haven’t figured out why we’re getting so many so quick.”

  • Cooper-Nickell to wed June 20

    Janelle Gibbs of Hickory, N.C and Mark Cooper of Williamstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristina Marie Cooper, to Brian Thomas Nickell, son of Dwayne and Linda Nickell of Williamstown.

    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. June 20 at Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at Granduer Hall in Walton.

    The bride is a 2006 graduate of Williamstown High School. She is employed by Grant Manor and St. Elizabeth Hospital.

  • Ghost, Gourmets and Rain, let's do it again

    Unaware that the ghost of Mrs. Hogan was jumping angrily around them, ghost shotgun in hand, screaming “boo” and “get off my porch,” 29 guests dined oblivious to the rain under the protection of the double porch at the back of the historic Hogan House.

    The guests were momentarily oblivious to the beautiful surroundings while they consumed, with passion, the finest salmon that mankind could offer or Larry Spear’s ¾ inch smoked Bruce’s pork chops.

  • Cid completes ‘unique experience’ at Gatton Academy

    It has been two years since Ruben Cid has taken a class at Grant County High School.

    Yet, the 18-year-old Dry Ridge resident will walk side-by-side the class of 2009 during graduation to receive his high school diploma.

    Cid spent his junior and senior years at Western Kentucky University as the first local student selected to the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science.