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Today's News

  • One book - one community

    A tale of guns, murder and betrayal will be showcased in a program built around the shared experience of people reading and talking about the same book.

    The Grant County Public Library will join fellow libraries in Kenton, Boone and Campbell counties to participate in One Book, One Community for the second consecutive year.

    Last year’s book was George Ella Lyon’s 1997 novel “With a Hammer for My Heart”.

  • Youth Cross Country Series Results

    Girls Middle/High School

      1 Katelyn Simons               6:54.5    

      2 Destiny Simons               7:00.9    

      3 Courtney Colson              7:25.9   

      4 Hayley Leach                 7:34.1    

  • Rich competes at All A state

    Ali Rich set a goal before the golf season started that she wanted to make it to the All A state tournament.

    After competing in the tournament, she’s set a goal of returning her senior year and improving on her performance.

    Rich shot a 90 in the All A state tournament at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond Sept. 12.

  • Williamstown students participate in TIP

    For the past 29 years, Duke University in North Carolina has offered students in the 7th grade from 16 states to participate in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP). A student must score a 95 percent in any area on their state test to qualify for the TIP Program.

    This year, five students from Williamstown were able to participate. The following students signed up to take the ACT college exam as seventh graders: Macy Goetz, Jordan Howard, Hannah Kinsey, Logan Osborne and Tucker Trenary.

  • School enrollment increases in local districts

    More students are in the hallways at Grant County and Williamstown schools this year as enrollment numbers rise.

    Grant County Schools enrollment reached 3,894 students as of Aug. 28, up 64 students from the end of the 2008-09 school year.

  • GCHS girls take first at Classic

    The Grant County High School girls’ golf team didn’t know that the Grant County Classic would come down to their final holes.

    They also didn’t know how important it would be to at least make par for their final hole.

    The Lady Braves earned first place on Sept. 12 with a score of 349, finishing one stroke ahead of region opponent Notre Dame.

  • First Love Community Church has planned what they hope to be the first of many community concerts and events.

    “We just want to be a light to this community and serve anyone that God wants us to,” said First Love Pastor David Hammonds.

    The first event is called “Faith Fest.” It will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the church’s property one-half mile past Cracker Barrel in Dry Ridge.

  • Sports Shorts

    SOCCER

    GCHS defeats Owen County in rematch

    Score: 2-0 Lady Braves

    When: Sept. 9

    Where: Grant County Middle School

    What: After a week off, the Lady Braves returned to the field to face Owen County. Despite a sluggish first half, the Lady Braves answered in the second half by scoring two goals back-to-back. Freshman Gwen MacAdams and senior Amber Cope scored to put the Lady Braves ahead before the game was shortened by lightning.

  • Band of Spirit named Grand Champion

    The stands were packed with  fans as The Williamstown Band of Spirit won the Grand Champion banner in Ft. Mitchell on Sept. 12 at the 2009 Beechwood High School Festival of Bands.

    Earlier in the day, Williamstown swept the Class A Preliminary Competition, winning first place, as well as outstanding music, visual and overall effect honors; paving the way for a spot in finals competition later in the evening.

    One at a time, 11 bands took the field for finals, with Williamstown performing in the seventh time slot. 

  • Crittenden factory to expand

    A Crittenden factory will be undergoing a $3.2 million expansion that will bring several new jobs to northern Grant County.

    Wolf Steel USA, a manufacturer of stoves, fireplaces, gas grills and accessories, recently broke ground on the expansion.

    Slated to be completed by March 2010, the project will add 72,150 square feet to the company’s existing 39,000 square-foot facility to increase warehousing, manufacturing and distribution space.