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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.

  • Grant County travels to Oldham, fall 49-22

    As hard as they tried, the Grant County High School football team couldn’t ruin two homecomings in a row.

    On Oct. 3, the Braves dampened Scott High School’s homecoming festivities by beating them 26-20. They tried to do the same thing against Oldham County on Oct. 10, but came away with a 49-22 loss.

    “It boiled down to not making mistakes against a good football team and expecting to win,” coach Mike Davis said. “But even though we were down, we didn’t quit. We came back in the second half and made a fight of it.”

  • Gallatin ends Lady Braves postseason

    With the success the Grant County volleyball team has enjoyed this year, they had hoped to continue winning in the district tournament.

    Unfortunately for the Lady Braves, Gallatin County ended their run, defeating Grant County in two games. Grant County led early in both games, but still lost 25-18 and 25-22.

  • Soccer teams showcase seniors

    Although their senior nights might not have gone as they planned, Grant County’s soccer teams have set their sights on success in the postseason.

    On Oct. 8, the Lady Braves lost to Paris 1-0. The next night, the Braves went down to Ryle 5-0.

    “We played this team earlier in the season and lost 8-0,” girls’ coach Eric Ashcraft said. “To play this game and end up 1-0, it’s impressive. We’re a totally different team than when we started the season.”

  • Shipp leads by quiet example

    For six years, Lindsey Shipp has played golf for Grant County High School. In that time, she’s learned how to translate what she learned on the golf course to her life.

    “I’ve learned how to recover and to keep my composure,” Shipp said. “It helps when you set your tone and encourage others while you’re playing.”

    Shipp first got into the game because of her grandparents, Kline and Nora Lee Shipp, and parents, Scott and Sherry Shipp, who she tagged along with to the golf course.

  • State tournament halts golfers’ success

    Two golfers made it to state, but still wanted to do more than just make an appearance.

    Ali Rich, representing Williamstown, and Zach Wright, representing Grant County, each earned their way to state by qualifying at their regional tournaments. They both had hopes of making the first day cut and competing for the state title on the second day, but each missed the cut at the Bowling Green Country Club.

    Rich, a sophomore, shot a 92, six strokes more than the cut of 86. Wright, also a sophomore, shot an 83, five strokes more than the cut of 78.

  • Community Calendar 10/9/08

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Gold Wing Road Riders Chapter N will meet Oct. 10 at Rolling Hills Restaurant in Williamstown. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7:30 p.m. If you own a motorcycle or wish you did, be sure to come. Owners of all makes and models are welcome. Call 824-5234 for more information.

  • Police Report 10/9/08

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 7:56 a.m. on Oct. 2 on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge. The drivers involved were Kurtis P. Hodges, 19, of Dry Ridge driving a 1988 Jeep and Andrew T. Whitson, 50, of Middletown, Ohio driving a 2002 Freightliner.

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 3:32 p.m. on Oct. 2 on Cobblestone Drive in Dry Ridge. The driver involved was Christopher Hall, 30, of Dry Ridge driving a 1993 Ford that struck a parked 1998 Chevrolet owned by Brandon Cope.

    Kentucky State Police

  • West tabbed as new Williamstown Softball coach

    Since 1982, T.J. West has coached baseball, but all that will change this season when the veteran Williamstown coach embarks on a new challenge.

    The new challenge will send West to a smaller diamond as he was recently introduced as the new softball coach. West replaces Mark Wilhoit who resigned at the conclusion of this season.

  • The Clock is Ticking: Braves inch closer to regular season with scrimmages

    Their first true test on the gridiron was what the Grant County High School football team expected.

    In their scrimmages against both Fleming County and Carroll County on Aug. 15, the Braves managed to do some things well, struggled in other aspects and gave themselves and coach Mike Davis a better feel for where they stand prior to next weeks season opener against Pendleton County.