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Today's News

  • Grant County Girl Scouts need leaders

    It’s that time of year again, when the Daisies and Brownies go door to door selling their famous cookies. But they need more than people buying Girl Scout cookies; Grant County Girl Scouts are in need of troop leaders.

    Grant County currently has eight Girl Scout troops and about 100 girls on a waiting list to be in a troop. These girls cannot be the Girl Scout they want to be unless Grant County has 10 adults, 18 years or older, who want to volunteer to become troop leaders.

  • GCHS varsity cheerleaders leave mark on program

    The Grant County varsity cheerleader’s careers may be ending, but not before they made history.

    This group of six seniors are the first to help the program earn back-to-back trips to the state competition.

    “All the years that we’ve cheered, it adds up to what we are now,” Lakeshia Crabtree said. “It’s all worth it. Going to state two years in a row is a major accomplishment for us and it all adds up in the end.”

  • Cat Attack 3-9-09

    Mercifully the regular season has finally ended for this year’s Kentucky Wildcats.  The season that started with so much hope officially ended with a thud as Kentucky fell at Florida 60-53 on March 7.  The loss left the Cats with a 19-12 record while also almost certainly ending a streak of 17 straight NCAA Tournament appearances.  Sure, if Kentucky could pull off their best Georgia Bulldogs impersonation from last season and win the SEC Tournament they would earn the conference’s automatic bid, but have you seen this team play lately?  OK, play might be a li

  • WHS cheerleader leads by her example

    Sarah Dunn was the lone senior on the Williamstown varsity cheerleading squad, but she relished the opportunity of leading by example and working with her mom, Tina, as the coach.

    “This year has definitely been a fun year,” Sarah said. “Two years ago, we had Jennifer Eckler as the coach and it was right in the middle. We had serious and fun moments. With Angie Williams as coach last year, it was serious, but it was fun because we were really good. This year has been all fun. It’s been good because I’ve had a good mixture in all my years.”

  • Crews work to repair pesky potholes

    As the snow melts and the ice thaws, roadways can resemble mine fields with potholes riddling the pavement.

    Dodging the potentially dangerous holes has become almost an art form on Interstate 75.

    However, help is on the way, according to local officials.

    Three- to four-man crews from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have already been working their way through I-75 and other state routes patching up the potholes, said Nancy Wood, public information officer, KTC District 6.

  • Students named to UK Dean's list

    The University of Kentucky recognized the outstanding academic performance of nine students from Grant County who were named to the UK Dean’s List for the fall 2008 semester.

  • Police Beat 2-26-09

    Dry Ridge

  • Troopers assist at inauguration

    Chris Steward had never been to Washington, D.C., so his first trip will be one he won’t soon forget.

  • Demons fall in overtime to Pioneers

    The Williamstown Demons were confident going into their district tournament game against Simon Kenton, playing on their home court and coming off a big district win over Walton-Verona.

    Both teams battled with each other, matching basket for basket for four quarters before the Demons took the Pioneers into overtime, eventually falling 73-69 on Feb. 24.

  • Change is coming

    A good change is coming to our online advertising Marketplace.

    Currently everytime you go online at grantky.com, Marketplace ads appear on the top right of each viewed page. These ads rotate every three seconds for seven days.

    Soon, Web site visitors will be able to click and see a map to the advertiser’s location.

    Visitors will also be able to click and go directly to the advertisers, who also have Web sites.

    And, one more click and the visitor can directly e-mail the advertisers who have e-mail addresses.