Today's News

  • GCMS football locker room closed after sewage seeps in

    On Tuesday, June 10, the Grant County Middle School football team headed to Lexington for its annual trip to the NFL Camp. When they returned, the Braves found an opponent they couldn't tackle lurking inside their locker room as a control fuse in the pump station blew, causing the sewer to back up into their locker room. This is the second incident within the last five years.

    Upon entering the facility, head coach Jamey Dalzell found the facility uninhabitable for his team, and locked the door before calling Carl Howe, district maintenance supervisor.

  • Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

    Joey Logano has heard all the nicknames.

    Golden boy.

    Sliced bread.

    The wonder kid.

    The real deal.

    Now he can add the distinction of being the youngest driver to win a Nationwide Series race to his name, as Logano, at age 18 years and 21 days, drove to victory lane in front of the largest crowd to ever see a race at Kentucky Speedway on June 14 during the Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo.

  • We are the Champions

    A year removed from finishing second in both the youth baseball machine league regular season and tournament, the Cubs and coach Jamie Fryman got vindication on June 11, winning the league regular and tournament championships on their way to a 19-1 season.

    "The team had their moments this year. There were eight players on the team last season, and we all wanted to win the championship," Fryman said.

    The Cubs defeated the Cardinals 6-5 in their first game of the tournament. Trailing 5-2, Carrigan Ruber got a hit to start the game-winning rally for the Cubs.

  • Team Schlueter finishes soccer season undefeated

    Dewey Schlueter has been around soccer his entire life and has experienced several big moments; however, heading into the spring season, Schlueter was unsure if he'd get to see the biggest.

    Having lost five of eight players from the fall season, Schlueter entered this season with some concern and, as a result, added a second practice each week.

  • Kentucky Speedway lawsuit marches on

    Current Kentucky Speedway owner Jerry Carroll and future owner Bruton Smith, both agree that the speedway in Sparta deserves a NASCAR Sprint Cup series race in 2009.

    The question of how to accomplish that goal yields different answers, as Carroll announced June 14 that he is still pushing ahead with his lawsuit against NASCAR and International Speedway Corp. despite Smith's Speedway Motorsports, Inc. purchase of Kentucky Speedway in May.

  • Legends baseball captures Battle of the Borders championship

    It would have been easy for the Legends baseball team, a 12-and-under team comprised of players from Grant County, to look past the competition at the Battle of the Borders Tournament as they are heading to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Cooperstown, N.Y., this weekend.

    Instead, the Legends were focused on the task at hand, winning the tournament. which was played last weekend at the Northern Kentucky Sports Park, that featured teams from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan and Tennessee.

  • Williamstown searches for volleyball coach

    With the beginning of volleyball season two months away, Williamstown High School Athletic Director Todd Dupin is feeling a sense of urgency.

    The reason?

    Dupin and Williamstown administrators are still searching for a volleyball coach following the resignation of Kelli Lee at the conclusion of last season. Lee has since been named the new coach at Grant County High School.

    "We have had one applicant," Dupin said.

    Dupin said he is waiting on a new principal to be hired before continuing with the interview process.

  • NRA Youth Sports Fest Camp scheduled for June 21

    Area youth who enjoy the outdoors are invited to the 8th Annual NRA Youth Sports Fest Camp, which will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on June 21 at Lloyd Wildlife Management Area in Crittenden.

    The camp features a full day of outdoor activities including fishing, archery, rifle, muzzleloader, trap shooting and a hunter safety trail challenge.

    Last year, a total of 105 children took part in the event.

    Deborah Price, who is helping with the production of the program, said a goal is to introduce children to the outdoors.

  • Let's recap school year, look forward to August and fall sports season

    Do you have plans for Aug. 29? What, you havent circled that date on your calendar, which happens to be the night the Grant County High School football team opens its season? What about Aug. 11 when the Williamstown High School volleyball team entertains Carroll County?

    It seems like yesterday we were watching the Grant County football team dismantle Pendleton County in the season opener.

  • Perfection—GCMS Lady Braves finish soccer season undefeated

    Knowing the Grant County Middle School girls' soccer team was improved from last year, coach Phil Mattingly made a deal with his team—if they went undefeated, he would shave his head.

    His team lived up to its end of the deal, putting together a 7-0-1 season due, in part, to a combination of strong offensive play and a stingy defense that allowed a total of three goals.