Today's News

  • Norman takes second at state in 800-meter

    In her final high school race, Natalie Norman pushed herself to do her best, knowing that she would finish as one of the top runners in the state.

    Norman set a personal record with a time of 2:15.25 in the 800-meter dash, coming in second behind Emma Brink of Sacred Heart, who set a state record with a time of 2:13.88.

    “I was a little disappointed, but I was happy with my race overall,” Norman said. “It’s a nice way to end my high school career. I’m excited to see how I run in college.”

  • Juvenile nabbed after attempted theft

    A 17-year-old juvenile has been charged with burglary after police say he attempted to break into a sports store and steal guns.

    Grant County Sheriff’s deputies, Kentucky State Police and Williamstown police were called to an intrusion alarm at 1:41 a.m. on May 14 at the River Traders Shooting Sports (formerly Crittenden Lumber) on U.S. 25 in Crittenden.

    Upon arrival officers found a juvenile attempting to break in. He ran into a wooded area but was caught after a K-9 unit with the Florence Police located him in a wooded area.

  • Coyle-Hardin set date

    Eddie and Kathy Coyle of Verona, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristalynn Kelly Coyle to Daniel Joseph Hardin, son of Billy Hardin of Florence and Lisa Thomas of Crittenden.

    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. May 29, 2009, at New Bethel Baptist in Verona. A reception will follow at Receptions in Erlanger.

  • Family matters


    It’s not easy to write a column. I can spend several hours, even days trying to figure out a subject to write about.

    I think about what’s going on in America, what’s going on in Grant County and what interests me. But sometimes, I still come up blank, so I’m going to write about what I know best. My family.

  • Norman dominates in 800m at region

    Natalie Norman was excited about the chance to take first place in the 800-meter dash at the regional meet for the third year in a row. She was even more excited for the chance to go to state with the 4x400-meter relay team.

    Norman took first place in the 800-meter dash with a region record time of 2:19.36. She was also the first leg of the 4x400-meter relay team, composed of Norman, Caylin Hare, Michelle Willougby and Taylor Cummins, that qualified for state with a time of 4:20.40.

  • For the Record 5-21-09



     April 20:

  • It's good to be back


    This summer I will be involved in the community not as a resident but as a student intern at the Grant County News.

  • For the Record 5-21-09 (Deeds)



    March 30:

  • Worth the wait

    Grant County and Williamstown were each prepared for a taste of district competition to end the regular season.

    With a 9-1 win on May 15, the Braves earned a regular season sweep over rival Williamstown.

    “It’s a great win,” GCHS coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “We took advantage of our opportunities for a change and I’m pleased with a solid all-around good game.”

    Dillon Pelfrey and Aaron Goe started the game with solo homeruns for an early 2-0 lead for Grant County.

  • Lady Demons season comes to a close

    The Williamstown softball team got into a rhythm , winning four of their final five games, just as their season ended.

    But the Lady Demons ran out of time, as they fell to Simon Kenton 3-2 in the district tournament on May 18.

    “My girls played as hard as I could have asked them to play,” coach T.J. West said. “We had nothing to lose. There was pressure on Simon Kenton and we played an errorless ball game. We played hard. Unfortunately, there’s got to be a loser and it was us.”