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Today's News

  • MCE fifth graders take a trip to Frankfort; learn about government

    Fifth graders from Mason-Corinth Elementary recently visited Frankfort, eager to learn about how Kentucky's laws are created and see democracy in action.

    They toured the new and old Capitol, the Governor's Mansion and the Kentucky Museum History Center. During their trip to the new Capitol, the students met State Senator Damon Thayer and State Representative Royce Adams.

  • Cinderella's Closet makes prom time easier for local students

    With Grant County and Williamstown's proms already passed, the fairy godmothers at Cinderella's Closet would like the girls of the county to think of them.

    Cinderella's Closet is an organization that supplies dresses and accessories to girls that might not be able to go to prom without them. This is their second year serving girls from all across Northern Kentucky and they helped make 400 girls' dreams come true.

  • GCMS students skills on display during talent show

    The talent of Grant County Middle School students was demonstrated recently at the second annual GCMS Talent Show, under the direction of Barb Jones and Elsa Blake. Forty-five GCMS students battled for the Grand Champion Entertainer award, the top prize for the competition.

    The contestants had to survive an audition in order to perform in the competition. The five competitive categories included vocal solo, vocal duet or group, instrumental, dance, gymnastics and band.

  • GCHS lifters compete at Western Hills Strong Man

    A total of seven Grant County High School football players proved that they are among the strongest in the state as they competed in the Western Hills Strong Man Contest at Western Hills High School in Frankfort.

    "This was a unique event in that it was outside of the box of ordinary lifting. Overall, it was a great experience, and I felt some of our guys found some grit and determination in them they didnt know they had," GCHS offensive line coach Corbin Brown said.

  • ARCA RE/MAX Series invades Kentucky Speedway Saturday

    The ARCA RE/MAX Series invades Kentucky Speedway for the first race of the season on May 10, the Buckle-Up Kentucky 150. The green flag will be dropped at 8 p.m.

    The event will feature a pre-race concert with Rissi Palmer.

    In addition to the ARCA RE/MAX Series race, Kentucky Speedway will also host an ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series race at 5 p.m.

    Last year, Erin Crocker fell five laps short of becoming the first female winner in the series' history.

  • Smith adapts to college softball at Transylvania College

    When she was 12 years old, Danielle Smith had one goal—to play college softball.

    Several years and many games later, Smith has accomplished her goal, as she is a member of the Transylvania College softball team.

    "It's funny how your perspective on things change. When I was little, I could not wait to grow up and play in the "big times," but now what I would not give to be back on my pony league team again," said Smith, a daughter of Rodney and Bamba Smith, of Sherman.

  • GCHS Lady Braves show signs of improvement

    Heading into this year's Grant County High School Lady Braves Softball Classic, Marlin Gregg was hopeful his team would be competitive.

    The GCHS softball coach got his wish, as the Lady Braves went 1-2 in the tournament and one of the loses came in extra innings.

    "I was proud of the way our team played. I saw a lot of bright spots. The teams were very competitive. Our team becomes a little better each week. I am proud of the girls that are committed to hard work and sacrifice for the betterment of the team. That alone makes them winners on and off the field," Gregg said.

  • Grant County Youth Baseball Undergoes Facelift

    As far as Bobby Kemper is concerned, the warmer temperatures mean youth baseball is in full swing.

    Kemper, the Grant County Youth Baseball League President, said the 2008 season is living up to its expectations and offers a few new wrinkles.

    "There are a couple divisions where the teams are up. Overall, our numbers are close to last year," said Kemper.

    One of the divisions that has seen an increase in teams is the machine pitch league.

    "We had close to 25 6-year-olds request to move up from T-ball to machine pitch," Kemper said.

  • Home, sweet home—Braves win first 'home' game of the season

    Grant County High School has been at its present location since 1998, but it wasn't until May 1, 2008, that the Braves hosted a baseball game at the facility.

    The wait was well worth it for the Braves and coach Van Duncan, as Grant County jumped out to an early lead and held off Scott High School 3-2 to claim not only its 13th win of the season, but also it's first 'home' victory in a game that featured Grant County School Board Deputy Superintendent Ken Gray throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.

  • Lady Braves win second meet of the season

    Emily Yaeger could not control her emotions.

    The Grant County High School girls' track and field senior had finally achieved a goal she set when the season began, helping the Lady Braves win not only the 4x400-meter relay, but also the Conner High School Cougar Invitational on April 26.

    As she walked out of the gate, she broke down and cried.