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Today's News

  • Lady Demons start season with dominating performance

    With a 64-43 win, the Williamstown Lady Demons started their season with a bang.

    Playing West Jessamine, the team relied on their defense to force turnovers and create easy transition points.

    “We’re changing the style of play and playing to our strength which is quickness and athleticism,” coach Mark Wilhoit said. “Overall, I’m pleased. We’re 1-0. It’s a good win for us. The players have looked forward to playing someone other than each other.”

  • Murder/mystery 'haunts' Williamstown eatery

    Dressed in a sparkling evening gown, Williamstown High School teacher Deana Cummins was sprawled out on the floor of Michael’s on Main, fatally stabbed by an unknown killer.

    The restaurant was locked to avoid anyone from escaping.

    From the movie director and plastic surgeon to the action star and makeup artist, everyone was a suspect in the star’s murder.

    Fortunately for Cummins, a senior class sponsor, her death was only part of the first-ever Hollywood Scandal murder mystery at Michael’s on Main.

  • Braves start season off right

    The Grant County High School boys’ basketball team have been working for months to prepare for their season. They’ve worked for so long that they were itching to play someone other than themselves.

    They took advantage of the opportunity in their first game against Harrison County, coming away with a 65-56 win.

    “I was really happy with our ball movement,” coach Ron Kinmon said. “I thought we played as a team and we had lots of guys contribute.”

  • Jump named November YPA winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for November is Josh Jump, a senior at Williamstown High School.

    Jump, 17, is the son of Carolyn and Devon Jump of Dry Ridge.

    His class schedule this year includes chemistry, government and economics, pre-calculus, anatomy, English and peer tutoring.

    Anatomy ranks as Jump’s favorite class because it helps him prepare to be a physical therapist which he someday hopes to be.

  • Census 2010

    It may be two years away, but local workers are already being recruited for the 2010 U.S. Census.

    The census, a count of everyone residing in the country, occurs every 10 years and the Census Bureau must count everyone and submit state population totals to the U.S. president by Dec. 31, 2010.

    The first census was conducted in 1790.

    Diane Reed, who worked 10 months as an enumerator eight years ago, recently was at a Dry Ridge City Council meeting to discuss recruiting census takers.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Pendleton man killed in early morning fire

    A Pendleton County man was killed in a fire that began around 2:30 a.m. this morning.

    Firefighters from Dry Ridge, Williamstown and Falmouth found the home located on Moore Road, off Hogg Ridge Road, on the ground when they arrived.

    The Kentucky State Fire Marshal's office is on scene and investigating.

    The name of the victim has not been released. Updates will be posted when available. See this Thursday's Grant County News for more details.

  • Community Calendar 12/04/08

     ARTS

    Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center.

  • Christmas comes early: Grant County hosts Jingle Bell Classic

    With a great performance at the Jingle Bell Classic, the Grant County High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders could be on their way to Orlando.

    If the teams earn a score of 70 percent or better, they will qualify for the Americheer National Competition in Orlando in March.

    “I’m pretty excited,” coach Leigh Simpson said. “It’s a big opportunity for the girls.”

  • Speech and Drama place second at two tournaments

    On Nov. 1, the Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team attended the Boone County High School / Calloway County High School Swing Invitational Forensics Tournaments held in Florence. Thirteen teams from across the commonwealth were in attendance for the first official ‘kick-off’ tournament of the season.

    For a swing tournament, two different schools hold their individual tournaments simultaneously, giving students two chances to final in each of their events.

    Boone County Results

  • GCHS girls’ first win is a wild one

    Leading throughout their game against Owen County, the Grant County High School girls needed a last second shot to ensure a 46-45 win.

    The Lady Braves led throughout the contest against Owen County, relinquishing the lead in the last 20 seconds before having a chance to win at the end.

    With two seconds left on the clock, Grant County had the ball under their basket and ran an inbounds play, with senior Shayna Lockard sinking the game winning shot as the buzzer sounded.