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Today's News

  • Braves in hunt for win

    After a 21-6 defeat to Western Hills Sept. 2, the Braves will be working on improvements in search of their first win against Waggener.

    Braves coach David Arvin has seen improvements from week to week, but said there is more to be done.

  • Lady Demons shock Lady Braves

    Jumping, screaming and cheering ensued on the court for the Williamstown Lady Demons as they upset Grant County in three sets Sept. 1 at Williamstown High School.

    “It was really good, especially that last tip I got. Our throats were all dead, we had been screaming so much,” Lady Demons’ freshman Ashley Marksbury said.

    The whole team gathered on their side of the court jumping and screaming as they made a comeback after falling early in the first set and winning the final two sets to win the match, avoiding a sweep by Grant County.

  • SINCE 9/11: 10 years later: McDonnells reflect on that day

    Seven minutes before our world would change following the terrorist attacks on 9/11, Amber Nicole McDonnell was born to Lana and James McDonnell of Sherman.

    Ten years, later the McDonnells reflected on the day she was born and where they are today.

    Lana went into labor on Sept. 9, 2001 and spent the next two days prepping for the birth of Amber Nicole at St. Luke’s in Fort Thomas.

  • ASHERS RENEW VOWS

    Rhonda and Shannon Asher, of Grant County, are pleased to announce that they renewed their wedding vows in a ceremony on Aug. 16.
     

  • TOPS KENTUCKY RECOGNITION DAYS

    Verlajoe Patton, Williamstown leader of TOPS 388, Bonnie Rose, Kentucky State Coordinator, Mary Reed, Kentucky Regional Director, Barb Cady, U.S.A. Tops president and Sam Patton, member of TOPS 388, attended the SRD Conference recently in Lexington.

  • FIVE GENERATIONS

    Those pictured are back, right, Leola Williams, holding Bianca Davis, Janis Smith of Crittenden; front, Patrisha Davis and Melissa Smith Radford, at a family gathering in Bellevue, Ky.

  • Facebook Featured Fan: September 8, 2011

    Hi! I’m . . . Randy Barth

    I live in . . . Louisville

    Where was I on 9/11. . . I was a sophomore at Dixie Heights High School, when the Twin Towers, the Pentagon were attacked and United 93 crashed in Pennsylvania. 9/11 is also my birthday. I was 15 on 9/11/01.

    The Facebook Featured Fan is chosen at random each week. To be eligible, sign up as a fan of the Grant County News at www.facebook.com/Grant CountyNews.

  • Not an ordinary Tuesday

    I remember 9/11/01. It was a typical Tuesday at the News office. We were working on finishing up stories and laying out pages for that week’s edition of the Grant County News.

    I was on the phone with our printing plant in Cynthiana. The production coordinator there said, “Oh my gosh, we’ve been attacked.” I couldn’t comprehend what she was saying so I asked her to repeat herself.

    “America, we’ve been attacked,” she said. “Aren’t you watching the news on TV?”

  • ‘A day that will live in infamy’

    Growing up, I was always told about Pearl Harbor and what a tragic day that was for Americans, as nearly 3,000 people were killed on Dec. 7, 1941.

    Flashback to Sept. 11, 2001, I witnessed on television a new horror as two planes struck the World Trade Center, a plane flew into the Pentagon and one crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pa.

    I was also told you will never forget where you were.

  • Common sense casualty of 9/11

    We all remember when it happened. I was standing in my kitchen with a mixer in my hand, beating cake batter.

    I was watching the normally light-hearted, after 8 a.m. broadcast of the “Today Show.” Katie Couric and Matt Lauer suddenly seemed disoriented, as everyone tried to figure out what was happening.

    When they began rolling footage, I leaned toward my TV to watch what looked like a toy plane fly into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

    As many people have said, “I just couldn’t process what was happening.”