Today's News

  • King and Queen of the Kentucky State Fair

    Maybe it’s the way they light up when they realize you’re speaking to them.

    Or maybe it’s the way their eyes dance with mischief when you ask them a question or maybe it’s just because they’re so darn cute.

    Whether it’s their looks, charm or quick wit, judges at the Kentucky State Fair were impressed enough to award another crown and title to Grant County’s Little Mr. and Miss Evan George Dunaway and Casey Hill.

  • Grant County sweeps varsity races at Pendleton

    Over logs and through creeks, the Grant County cross country team took everything the Pendleton County Invitational threw at them and came out on top.

    The girls’ and boys’ varsity teams each took first place at the Pendleton County Invitational on Aug. 29 to start their season.

  • Building Permits 9-3-09

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in July 2009:

    July 6:

    Joseph Koo, garage, 136 Austin Drive, 798 sq. feet, estimated cost $8,000; permit fee $138.66

    William Baum, addition, 925 Humes Ridge, 2,630 sq. feet, estimated cost $50,000; permit fee $374.95

    July 7;

    Ed Clemons, new home, 2416 Greenville Road, 1,733 sq. feet, estimated cost $239,000; permit fee $497.99

    Kym McClean, deck, 1555 Dry Ridge-Mount Zion Road, 448 sq. feet, estimated cost $2,000; permit fee $48.58

    July 9:

  • Lady Demons take down Holmes

    With each win, the Williamstown volleyball team is gaining more confidence.

    The Lady Demons extended their win streak to eight to start their season after victories over Holmes on Aug. 27 and Western Hills on Aug. 28.

    Williamstown controlled the match against Holmes, winning easily in two sets, 25-20 and 25-14.

  • Lady Demons take on All A tourney

    Ali Rich started her round at the All A regional tournament a little shaky, hitting a sand trap on the first hole and a water hazard on the second hole.

    Rich settled down and rebounded, playing well enough to qualify for the All A state tournament. Rich shot an 84 at Eagle Creek on Aug. 26. This is the first time that Rich, a junior, has advanced to the state tournament.

  • Adding jobs

    While many car dealerships across the country are closing, Dry Ridge Toyota is bucking the trend.

    Rob Marshall, owner of the Dry Ridge Toyota, joined employees, associates and community members Aug. 13 to break ground on a new facility on U.S. 25 off Interstate 75.

  • Volleyball team earns first win of the season

    The Grant County volleyball team knew that their first win would come sooner or later.

    The Lady Braves came away with their first win after defeating Gallatin County on Aug. 25 in three sets, 25-17, 23-25, 25-16.

    “Every game, winning or losing, gives us a hunger for another win,” senior Dawn Plunkett said. “We need to learn to take everything we’ve learned from every game to put it together. We’re playing as a team and we have a want to be better. We just need to believe that we can be a dominant team in this area.”

  • Braves dominate Carroll, Scott

    With a shutdown defense and electric offense, the Grant County boys’ soccer team took down Carroll County and Scott County.

    The Braves defeated Carroll County 6-1 on Aug. 25.

    Four players scored goals for Grant County as Anthony Clouse (two), Lincoln Howe (two), Phillip Clough (one) and Brian Chapman (one) keyed the Braves’ attack.

  • Lady Braves take second at Paris Cup

    The Grant County girls’ soccer team wanted to earn a trophy at the Paris Relay for Life Cup.

    After the tournament, they came away with one, but not the one they wanted.

    The Lady Braves earned second place, falling to Villa Madonna 5-1 on Aug. 23.

  • Grant teachers, nurses get jobs back

    Grant County Schools reinstated four teaching positions eliminated in May because of budget constraints.

    The school board approved a tentative budget at the time that cut nine teaching positions from the middle and high school and one from an elementary school.

    The cuts were needed as the district faced a $1.8 million budget deficit.

    One teacher each from the middle and high school, along with two Title I positions, were reinstated before the 2009-10 school year, said Superintendent Michael Hibbett.