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Today's News

  • Spillman holds leadership roles for FFA

    Tyler Spillman has shown pride in being active in the Grant County Future Farmers of America. He is the vice president for the local chapter and has been part of the FFA since he started high school.

  • 30 years later - the team that would not be denied

    As the seconds ticked off the clock, the Grant County Braves turned to see their faithful fans unfurl a banner that said “Braves – Region Eight Champs.”

    Thirty years later, it’s a memory that has stuck with the players from the 1978-79 GCHS boys’ basketball team.

  • Our opinion - Thumbs down

    The snow is falling and forecasters are predicting ice to follow. The majority of Grant County residents only ventured out on Tuesday, Jan. 27 if they needed to get to work or had to be somewhere, but there were a few who decided to test their four-wheel drive vehicles on the roads.

    That’s just not smart, especially when a Level Two Snow Emergency has been declared. This type of emergency doesn’t mean the roads are closed, but it means that travel on them only if necessary.

  • Demons fall in 'All A'

    Believing that his team had a size advantage, coach Stacey May was dissapointed when the Williamstown Demons lost to Walton-Verona in the All “A” Tournament.

    “We didn’t really play bad, but we didn’t hit shots,” May said. “If we hit some of the shots we took, I’m talking about how well we played. This game, we didn’t play bad; we just missed shots. Walton was pretty consistent shooting the ball.”

  • Our opinion: Thumbs Up

    Time is running out for area homeowners to potentially have their home repaired and beautified for free.

    The unique opportunity is being offered by Kentucky Changers, an organization sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention that uses seventh through 12th graders to refurbish exteriors of homes.

    For the first time, the project will come to Grant County from July 4-11 with support from the Crittenden Baptist Association.

    The deadline to apply for homeowners interested in having their homes is Jan. 31.

  • When a handshake will do

    My last living uncle considered himself a patriot of the American Constitution and voraciously a follower of the ideals of our early American leaders like Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Monroe.

    My last living uncle told me he was hoping to party one more time before he died. He partied when Joseph Goebbles died, he partied when Joseph Stalin died, he partied when Joseph McCarthy died and he was hoping Fox News was next. He said they should call it “Joseph News.”

    Why is all this important to the story I am about to weave?

  • Lady Braves earn win against rival

    While snow fell outside the Grant County gymnasium, the Lady Braves warmed up their fans with a shot-making showcase against rival Williamstown.

    The Lady Braves split the season series with Williamstown after coming away with a 53-45 victory.

    “It was three nice wins for us,” GCHS coach Darrell Guffey said. “The freshman won, the JV won and the varsity won. We grew up a lot tonight. We gained some game situation experience and it was a nice win for our players. I’m happy for our girls.”

  • Braves shoot down Shelby County Rockets

    For a moment, the Grant County High School gym was silent.

    Shelby County had the ball with 5.4 seconds left and were down 62-60. They took the ball out and drove to the left of the paint, hoping for a foul call or a chance at a decent shot. The guard put the shot up and as it floated skyward, silence overtook the gym.

    That silence was broken by the clank of the ball off the rim and the excited shouting.

  • Greenhouse students donate plants

    The greenhouse students of Sarah Baker, a GCHS agricultural teacher, recently donated poinsettia plants to local nursing home and hospital patients.

    The greenhouse classes learn about a variety of plants and how to care for them over the course of the year. The poinsettia plant is one such plant that was studied this semester. The greenhouse is a resource tool for students where they can actually put to use what they learn in the classroom.

  • Bed bugs really bite

    Don’t let the bed bugs bite.

    That’s what Williamstown Independent Schools officials were trying to accomplish last week when pesticide had to be sprayed on an isolated infestation of the insects.

    A staff member notified Williamstown Independent Schools Superintendent Charles Ed Wilson on Tuesday, Jan. 13 of a potential problem in the elementary school.

    A professional pest management contractor then confirmed isolated areas of bed bugs in three first grade classrooms.