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Today's News

  • Infinite Campus online at Grant County Schools

     Trial and error.

  • Collinsworth signs with Northern Kentucky

    When coaches from Northern Kentucky University’s softball team saw Alesa Collinsworth play, they were impressed with her attitude and her ability.

    Now, Collinsworth will get the chance to show how her game transitions to the collegiate stage after signing to play with NKU on April 13.

    “As soon as I moved here in seventh grade, I knew I wanted to play in college,” Collinsworth said. “I love everything about the game. I like early games and putting my cleats on everyday. I love everything about softball.”

  • Two arrested in Dry Ridge pharmacy burglary

    Two men have been charged in connection with a burglary that occurred at Total Care Pharmacy in Dry  Ridge on April 1.

    Ricky Dwayne Gross, 23, of Dry Ridge, and Lloyd Adam Maxwell, 20, of Williamstown, were arrested on April 13 on charges of third degree burglary.

    Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells said police followed up on information they received which lead them to the two men.

    “We appreciate the public’s willingness to come forward and provide us tips to follow up on,” Kells said.

  • Hopper auditions for TV show

     A Grant County Middle School student traveled to Atlanta, Ga. on March 27 to audition for the NBC show “America’s Got Talent.”

  • The Youth Performance Award winner for March is John Siedenberg, a senior at Williamstown High School.

    Siedenberg, 17, is the son of John and Brigitte Siedenberg of Williamstown.

    He has a younger brother, Jacob, who is a sophomore at Williamstown High School.

    His class schedule this year includes AP calculus, AP English, physics, government economics, student technology learning program and chorus.

    His favorite class is government economics.

    “The teacher, Mr. Biddle, is hilarious. He makes learning easy to grasp,” said Siedenberg.

  • Skinner tapped to fill top Williamstown spot

    A familiar name will be the next person to lead Williamstown Independent Schools.

    Assistant Superintendent Sally Skinner, who has been with the district for 11 years, was selected to replace Superintendent Charles Ed Wilson after his retirement is effective July 1.

    The school board met Wednesday, April 8, in closed session before making the unanimous decision.

    They called Skinner to offer her a four-year contract with an annual salary of $108,267.

  • Let the games begin - activites open to seniors

    From bowling and billiards to shuffleboard and softball, the Northern Kentucky Senior Games offers local seniors an opportunity to show their skills.

    The annual event will held May 11-15 in Fort Thomas, Florence, Edgewood, Newport and Burlington and is open to residents of Grant and surrounding counties.

    Participants must be 50 years old by May 11.

    “Grant County has had a few people participate each year,” said Tabatha Fryman, Grant County Parks and Recreation director and a member of the Senior Games steering committee.

  • On the move

    The Grant County Extension Office finally has a new home.

    There’ll be no more digging through stacks of cardboard boxes or shifting boxes around in a portable storage unit to find program materials for Grant County’s three extension agents.

    The agents and office staff moved into their new $1.4 million home at 105 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown on April 8.

    “It is exciting,” said Joyce Doyle, the county’s extension agent for 4-H. “I didn’t think I’d live to see it.”

  • Lady Demons earn win in All “A” tourney

    Although the Williamstown softball seniors had never earned a win over Trimble County, they entered the game believing they could finally earn a victory.

    They proved themselves right, winning 4-1 on April 17 in the All “A” Classic.

    “I think the girls really enjoyed it,” coach T.J. West said. “They were happy and know they can do it. It’s just the mindset of putting it all together. They’ve never quit and they like that feeling.”

  • Demons drop two games in final inning

    The Williamstown baseball team has struggled in close games this season, but coach Aaron Biddle believes that his team’s luck is bound to change.

    Unfortunately for Biddle and the Demons, it didn’t change soon enough as they lost to Owen County 7-5 and to Heritage Academy 8-7.

    The Demons held an early lead against Owen County before giving up a big inning in the fifth, tying the game 4-4.

    The Demons retook the lead in the sixth inning as Isaac Alger drove in a run, but Owen County scored three runs in the seventh inning to win.