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Today's News

  • Relay kickoff set for Jan. 19

    Are you ready to relay? The Grant County Relay For Life gets started with a bang on Jan. 19. A kickoff breakfast has been planned for 8 a.m. at Dana Corporation (in the conference room.) An evening kickoff has been planned for 6 p.m. at Grant County Deposit Bank (next to Tractor Supply) in Williamstown.

    The relay is the signature fund raising event for the American Cancer Society. Money is used for programs and research. The kickoff event is open to business owners, team captains, cancer survivors or those just wanting more information about the relay.

  • Fire damages church

    A Crittenden church under construction was damaged by a fire shortly before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30.

    Firefighters from Dry Ridge, Williamstown, Crittenden and Walton responded to the fire at Violet Ridge Church of Christ after someone saw smoke coming from the basement, said Dry Ridge Fire Chief Robert Bruin.

    “When our guys went in the floor was weak and there was a hole burnt out,” he said. “We went and cut the joist behind the burnt area and got (the joist) on out. They have to be replaced anyway. It just keeps it from catching back on fire.”

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  • Burgess selected for Honor Society

    Timothy Burgess II has been selected for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society for college students. ODK recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character.

  • Helton named to All-State choir

    With a passion for music, Rosanna Helton was named to the All-State choir.

    “When I found out, my first reaction was to call my mom, because I was so excited and I wanted her to know,” Helton, a senior at Grant County High School, said. “I was completely amazed that I made it because tryouts were really hard. I was the only one for GCHS that went. I had never met the people I performed with before I met them that day. I had never heard them sing or heard their voices. I didn’t even know their names.”

  • Lady Demons end tournament with two wins

    The Williamstown Lady Demons had set a goal at the beginning to stay above .500 for the season. With two losses to start the Grant County Invitational, they dipped below their goal, but with two wins to end the tournament, they are right back on track.

    The Lady Demons defeated Dayton 47-45 to end their losing streak before dominating Silver Grove 51-23 to come in fifth place for the tournament.

  • I did NOT kill Rudolph last week

    Contrary to unsubstantiated rumor, which might be floating around Grant County, I did not and I repeat DID NOT kill Rudolph last week.

    I was completely full of the Christmas spirit or maybe it was that awesome steak and gravy or macaroni that my mom made for dinner on Friday night after we put up her Christmas tree.

    As I headed home, she said, as she nearly always does, “Watch out for deer, dear.”

    I nodded and sprang straight to my car, or at least my husband’s car and away we went quick as a wink.

  • Lady Braves start tournament with easy wins

    Early in their games against Silver Grove and Eminence, the GCHS girls’ basketball team had their opponents under control.

    In their first game of the Grant County Invitational, the Lady Braves led 9-0 after the first quarter on their way to 24-5 lead after the first half. Silver Grove was held scoreless for the first 12 minutes of the game, which Grant County won 55-24 on Dec. 18.

    “It was nice to come out and be aggressive,” coach Darrell Guffey said. “We didn’t come out strong early, but our defense picked us up. It was really good.”

  • GCHS boys go 2-2 at Jessamine County Invitational

    The GCHS boys’ team kept their wining streak alive to open the Jessamine County Invitational.

    The Braves defeated East Jessamine 76-66 on Dec. 18, stretching their record to 6-0 to start the season.

    Mike Davis led the Braves with 25 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.

    “Getting Davis settled in and stepping up to give us an inside presence is important to us and important to him as well,” coach Ron Kinmon said.

  • GCMS teacher runs NYC marathon in memory of mother

    Tammy Turner has run marathons before, but when she ran in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 2, she did it for her late mother.

    Audra Turner had always supported her daughter, especially when she first brought up the idea of running in a marathon.

    Now, she’s run in eight marathons, but never before with such a purpose.