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Today's News

  • Students earn trip to Orlando with design project

    The skills they learned in class took two Grant County High School students all the way to Florida.

    Jackie Frost and Jennifer Bowling traveled to Orlando over the summer to the Students Taking Action for Recognition national convention, which is part of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America national organization.

  • Bands compete at Boone Co. Rebel Classic

    Williamstown Band of Spirit

    Williamstown Band of Spirit competed at the Boone County Rebel Classic on Oct. 18 in Florence.

    After a cold and windy preliminary competition, where Williamstown placed second behind Beechwood, the Band of Spirit fought back to win the reserve grand champion trophy in the finals.

    As the final scores were announced, Beechwood received third place by the slimmest of margins behind Williamstown, with Bourbon County winning grand champion.

  • Household hazardous waste to be collected

    It may not be spring, but Grant County residents have an opportunity to do some major cleaning.

    For the first time, household hazardous waste will be collected during an event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Grant County High School parking lot.

    “We’ve never had an event to take care of the stuff that you can’t necessarily not put out to the garbage, but you probably shouldn’t,” said Bryan Miles, Grant County solid waste coordinator.

  • GCMS rolls over Owen County in playoffs

    With only one loss on the season, the Grant County Middle School football team wanted revenge and it tasted sweet when they got it.

    The Braves avenged their only loss, defeating rival Owen County 30-8 in the first round of the state playoffs.

    “It’s a big win,” coach Jamey Dalzell said. “It’s a satisfying win because we knew we were the better team.”

    The Braves found themselves down 8-0 early, but dominated after that.

  • Star Students

     

    Williamstown Intermediate

    Sandy Spradlin

    “Sandy is an outstanding student who always strives to give her best effort. She is an excellent helper to other students in the classroom who need a little help or encouragement. I appreciate her manners and attentiveness in class. She has a beautiful smile and is a joy to have in the classroom,” said Debbie Popham, her fifth grade teacher.

    Sandy is a great student and likes to play basketball.

    Favorite thing about school: social studies

    Favorite subject: science lab

  • Demons prepare for region

    The runners who represent Williamstown are young, but they’re talented and they’re hoping that talent will translate into success.

    “We’re getting our sights set on regionals,” coach Michelle Whaley said. “We haven’t really worried about how we’ve performed at meets lately, but more on getting our times down and looking at the regional teams we’re facing. All of the times are coming down and the runners are setting personal records. It’s motivating them for regionals.”

  • Dry Ridge moist issue questioned

    The Dry Ridge moist vote hit a possible snag Friday, Oct. 17, after court papers were filed asking a judge to decide if the local option election can continue on the ballot in its current language.

    Grant County Attorney Jack Gatlin filed a petition for declaratory judgement on behalf of Grant County Clerk Leatha Conrad in circuit court after a question arose about the difference in wording in the certified petition filed by J.B. Barnes and the state law that allows for a local option election on alcohol sales.

  • "It's not really where you are, but who you're with"

    As her senior year goes along, Samantha Ransom is busy with classes and singing with the choir, but she’s still taking time to enjoy her last year at Grant County High School.

    “When the year started, it was like every night there was something going on,” Ransom said. “I either had homework or I was going to a soccer game or a football game. It was crazy. It’s awesome. I love doing stuff with my friends.”

    As the time passes though, she realizes that this is a year full of lasts.

  • Battle at Bourbon

    As the crowd fell silent, Cory Kearns stood alone in the net. The only thing standing between a date in the regional championship and the Grant County Braves was a Bourbon County player. The thud of a foot striking the ball echoed across the field before a second thud caused the players and fans to scream. Cory Kearns had ended Bourbon County’s season.

    His teammates rushed him as the Grant County boys’ soccer team earned the right to vie for the region championship, defeating Bourbon County in penalty kicks, 3-1.

  • Dry Ridge woman is MSU queen candidate

    Morehead State University will crown its 2008 Homecoming Queen and King during halftime ceremonies of the football game against Jacksonville that begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Jayne Stadium.

    Ten candidates are vying for the title of Homecoming Queen and King.

    The queen nominees include a Grant County resident.

    Jamie Fay of Dry Ridge, is the daughter of James and Tonya Fay. She is an elementary education major, a member of the Kentucky Education Association Student Program and Delta Zeta sorority, her sponsor for the competition.