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Today's News

  • Community Calendar 9-17-09

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Chamber breakfast meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Grant County Extension Office on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Main Street Merchants will meet at noon Sept. 22 at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Call meeting facilitator Mandy Green at 824-4488 for more information.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Sept. 23 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

    CLUBS

  • Bank of Kentucky buys Integra

    The Bank of Kentucky, which is headquartered in Crestview Hills, purchased three branches of Integra Bank, including two in Grant County and one in Warsaw.

    Integra has locations in Dry Ridge and Crittenden.

    Bank of Kentucky has two locaions in Dry Ridge - one on Taft Highway and one inside Wal-Mart.

  • Rich takes over helm of Williamstown police

    There’s a new chief in Williamstown.

    Al Rich, a resident of Williamstown, began his duties as the city’s police chief on Sept. 1.

    Rich was one of six applicants. He was selected by a committee appointed by Mayor Glenn Caldwell.

    “He brings a lot of experience and a different eye,” said Caldwell.

  • Swine flu scare?

    The good news for Grant County is that the N1H1 flu hasn’t been “confirmed” in the community.

    “We do not have a ‘confirmed’ case of swine flu,” said Nancy Howe, director of public information for Grant County schools, following reports a case had been confirmed at one of the district’s elementary schools.

  • Lady Braves defeat Bourbon

    As a test case for what might be coming soon to high school volleyball, the Grant County and Bourbon County volleyball teams decided to experiment.

    The teams played a best of five match and the Lady Braves made the most of their opportunity, coming away with a four-set victory, winning 25-20, 25-20, 25-27 and 25-22 on Sept. 10.

  • Braves defeat Bearcats, Thoroughbreds

    Following their loss to Pendleton County, the Grant County High School boys’ soccer team was driven to prove they could play a complete game.

    Against the Wildcats, the Braves rallied in the final 15 minutes, but were looking to show their skill over the full 90 minutes.

    They proved they could with back-to-back wins over Walton-Verona and Harrison County.

    The Braves defeated Walton-Verona 1-0 Sept. 8 on a goal from senior Anthony Clouse.

  • Grant County starts season with a bang

    Led onto the field for the first time by new field commander Lucas Hampton, Grant County Marching Band started the season off with a bang as they brought home Reserve Grant Champion behind a fellow Grant County band, the Williamstown Band of Spirit.

    They performed their repertoire “4” at 3 p.m. at the 19th annual Beechwood High School Festival of Bands and later competed in finals among 10 other bands.

  • GCHS hosts Invitational at new course

    After the first meet at their new course at Sherman Elementary, the Grant County cross country team might wish they raced there more often.

    The boys’ varsity, middle school and elementary teams took first place in their races, while the junior varsity team took second, trailing Covington Catholic by one point.

    In the boys’ varsity race, junior Jordan Cummins placed fourth to lead the Braves, coming in at a time of 16:56.1, the best time under coach Marlon Kinsey since Johnny Twehues ran a 16:56.7 in 1990.

  • It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it

    Being a first-time parent has been a learning experience throughout my son’s first two years of his young life.

    From thinking he was never going to crawl to trying feverishly to catch up to him as he ran around the house, it’s been amazing seeing how he has grown.

    Nothing puts a brighter smile on my face then coming home from working and hearing those precious two words, “Hi, daddy!”

    On the other side, I sure all parents know that not every moment of your child’s life is bliss.

    Sometimes, you get frustrated.

  • FFA students attend leadership center

    The officers and committee chairmen for the Grant County Future Farmers of America chapter attended the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center July 20-24.

    The following members attended: President Tyler Spillman, Vice President Nicole Courtney, Secretary Mattie Kuechler, Sentinel Amanda Mills, Historian Jake Denney, Parliamentarian Tyler Holder and members Tyler Courtney, Clarissa Stoots, Cody Fornash and Cheyenne Miracle, along with advisors Sarah Baker and Richard Gater.