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Today's News

  • A thank you to Kayla Eversole

    Just when the weight of the world nearly embeds me into the suffocating depths of dust, something comes along and gives me strength to stand up again.

    Into my office comes Kayla Eversole.

    I met Kayla earlier in the summer. This young lady was with her mother, or possibly young grandmother, at the front desk. I initiated a conversation. Usually these conversations begin with me saying something like, “Hey, why aren’t you in school?”

  • Braves start season with win

    While the Grant County boys’ soccer team struggled with the heat in their season opener, scoring was not a problem.

    The Braves scored three goals in the first half against Covington Latin, coming away with a 3-0 win on Aug. 18.

    Senior Anthony Clouse scored two goals and senior Phillip Clough added the third goal.

    “It was a good starting game for us,” coach Dempsey Schlueter said. “We started to wear down and it gave us a chance to get the younger players some experience.”

  • Freshmen transition into high school

    When Grant County schools started their school year on Aug. 13, 308 freshmen started their first day of high school.

    Brittnie Seibert had expectations for the start of her high school career.

    “I knew the classes would be hard but it would be more fun because we would have opportunities to do stuff we didn’t do in middle school,” she said.

    Last year, the eighth grade class came to the high school to look around the school, learn their way and meet the teachers.

  • Grant County and Williamstown unite for cause

    Feet were pounding the bleachers, hands were clapping in rhythm, student sections were screaming and Williamstown walked away with a win.

    In the team’s first matchup of the season, Williamstown’s volleyball team came away with a three-set thriller over Grant County on Aug. 20.

    “It was a tough win and we had to work for every point,” Lady Demons coach Wes Staff said. “We didn’t play strong at the net on defense, we were confused and our passing was not the best all night long.”

  • Straub - Straub to wed

    Agnes Dawalt Straub and Donnie G. Straub are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    Agnes is the daughter of the late Leo and Thelma Dawalt of Covington and Donnie is the son of the late Earl Straub of Portland and Hazel Straub of Demossville.

    The wedding is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the Falmouth Baptist Church.

    A reception will follow in the church’s fellowship hall at 4th and Maple Avenue in Falmouth.

    The bride is a caseworker for Pendleton County Child Support.

  • Moreland places in top 10 at NCKC

    When the Williamstown boys’ golf team started their season, coach Sean Binder knew he would have to rely on Sean Moreland.

    Moreland, a sophomore, lead the Demons during the NCKC tournament, shooting a 63 to place sixth out of 35 golfers and was named to the all-tournament team on Aug. 22.

    “I was excited because I didn’t think I had a chance,” Moreland said. “I had a good round and slipped in to make the all-tournament team. Hopefully, I can make it in years to come.”

  • Webster, girl, April 17

    Keith and Cindy Webster of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Alexis Kyleah Webster was born at 8:45 p.m. on April 17, 2009 at St. Luke West Hospital.

    She weighed 6 pounds and 4 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Bill and Edith West of Dry Ridge.

    Her paternal grandparents are David and Patricia Webster of Dry Ridge.

    Alexis Kyleah was welcomed home by her uncles, David and Michael Webster.

  • GCHS football team prepares for season opener

    The Grant County football team is ready to play under the bright lights of their home field.

    The Braves will start their season as the final game of the third annual Grant County Gridiron Kickoff Classic. They will play Owen County at 8 p.m. on Aug. 29. Before they play, Walton-Verona will play Berea at 2 p.m. and Dayton will play Pendleton County at 5 p.m.

    To prepare for the start of the regular season, the Braves scrimmaged Boone County, Harrison County and Iroquois on Aug. 14.

  • Corinth woman dies

    A Corinth woman was killed when her younger brother ran over her.

    Angela Jackson Ripley, 41, was attempting to stop her brother, Robin James, 31, from leaving their home around 8:45 a.m. on Aug. 16.

    Police said she stepped in front of his truck and he hit her with the 1997 Ford Ranger. She was dragged about 100 feet.

    Ripley was flown by helicopter to University of Kentucky Hospital where she later died

    Police said Ripley’s brother suffered from mental health issues and did not “believe that he intended to hurt his sister.”

  • Grant County drops first two games

    A tough early schedule is giving the Grant County volleyball team experience they believe will be valuable later in the season.

    The Lady Braves lost their season opener to Pendleton County, 25-17 and 25-23 on Aug. 11.