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Today's News

  • Cheerleaders take second at NKCCA competition

    After their performance at the KAPOS state competition, the Grant County High School varsity cheerleaders were anxious to compete again and show how talented they are.

    The girls dropped four stunts at the state competition, but at the NKCCA competition on Feb. 22, the girls brought home a second place finish.

    “It was a big competition, but they did well,” coach Leigh Simpson said. “The point for varsity was to redeem themselves to prove that they could do what they did at region and they did just that. They walked off the mat so proud.”

  • D.W. Dills chosen for Hall of Fame

    4-H has always held a special place in the heart of D.W. Dills.

    He was member of the organization from about 12 to 17 years old, caring for a dairy cow named Blondie in the livestock club.

    Now, the 81-year-old Grant County resident still helps support the local 4-H every year.

    In honor of the organization’s 100th anniversary in Kentucky, the 27-member local 4-H council unanimously chose Dills for the Centennial Hall of Fame for his significant contributions over the years.

  • Braves earn win on senior night

    The Grant County Braves basketball team knew that their senior night game against Lloyd Memorial would not be easy.

    The two teams had played each other earlier in the season during the Lloyd Memorial Invitational, with the Braves earning a 64-51 win.

    The Braves knew that the Juggernauts would come into their gym looking for revenge. But Grant County sent Lloyd Memorial home with a 43-37 loss after taking control late in the game.

  • Track team uses indoor season to improve

    The Grant County High School track team is hoping for big things this spring as they work hard this winter to improve.

    The team traveled to Lexington on Jan. 24 to compete in the Wildcat Classic at the University of Kentucky against 50 other teams.

  • Crittenden man indicted for baby's murder

    A Crittenden man was indicted Feb. 11 for the murder of a 13-month-old baby girl.

    Douglas Barnhill, 24, is accused of hitting the child, Kiara Smith, in the head.

    Detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge were called to St. Luke Hospital in Florence on Jan. 4 to investigate the baby’s death.

    According to a press release issued by the KSP, Barnhill called 911 on Jan. 4 and reported that “the child had fallen and struck her head at his residence.”

  • Demons torch Covington Latin for big victory

    The Williamstown Demons wanted to do something special on their senior night.

    They came away with a 92-42 win over Covington Latin for their final game before the district tournament.

    “It was a good senior night game for us,” coach Stacey May said. “I let the seniors play all of the first half and a majority of the third quarter. These seniors went out with a win on their home floor.”

    The Demons took an early lead, dominating an overmatched Covington Latin team. The Demons used a combination of experience and talent to earn the win.

  • It must be puppy love

     

    I’ve never been one to love Valentine’s Day.

    Don’t even get me started with Sweetest Day.

  • Area players named to all-region team

    Hard work and dedication to the sport of basketball has paid off for several players who were named to the all-region team.

    Williamstown Lady Demons Jaclyn Stith and Tori Wilhoit were named to the girls’ team, while Grant County Braves Caleb Kinmon and Kody Thompson were named to the boys’ team. Grant County coach Ron Kinmon was named all-region coach.

    Stith was named to the team for the second year in a row.

  • Season comes to a close for Lady Demons

    The Williamstown Lady Demons had aspirations of making it to the region tournament this season and all that stood in their way was their first round matchup with Walton-Verona in the district tournament.

    With a win, the Lady Demons would have ensured a trip to the region tournament, regardless of the outcome in the district championship.

    Unfortunately, they came away from their showdown with Walton-Verona with a 53-35 loss.

  • Lady Braves run into tough Lady Pioneers’ team

    After battling Simon Kenton twice this year, the Grant County Lady Braves knew that they would have to play to near perfection to come away with a win against the Lady Pioneers in the district tournament.

    They knew they would have to deal with their full-court pressure and prevent the Lady Pioneers from taking a huge early lead.

    The Lady Braves fought, but ended up falling 63-35 in the first round to Simon Kenton.