http://www.grantky.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Relay For A Reason http://www.grantky.com/content/relay-reason <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_4_89.jpg" alt="Gina Austin Smith presents Doris Freeman with a survivor medal during the 2015 Grant County Relay For Life held May 15 at Grant County Park. More than 50 cancer survivors were treated to dinner and prizes at the annual event to benefit the American Cancer Society. See results, more photos in next week’s Grant County News. Photo by Camille McClanahan" title="Gina Austin Smith presents Doris Freeman with a survivor medal during the 2015 Grant County Relay For Life held May 15 at Grant County Park. More than 50 cancer survivors were treated to dinner and prizes at the annual event to benefit the American Cancer Society. See results, more photos in next week’s Grant County News. Photo by Camille McClanahan" align="left" hspace="6" width="84" height="85" /> Wildcats and More bring UK stars to fans http://www.grantky.com/content/wildcats-and-more-bring-uk-stars-fans <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wildcats_and_more.jpg" alt="Jarrod Poulson, a former UK player, greets a fan during a signing at Wildcats And More in Dry Ridge." title="Jarrod Poulson, a former UK player, greets a fan during a signing at Wildcats And More in Dry Ridge." align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> Shane Caudill and Junior Fortner, owners of Wildcats and More, have something special to celebrate.<br /> The store, which opened in October 2013, was awarded for Excellence in Business at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce banquet. The store is located on Broadway in Dry Ridge. Caudill and Fortner have been business partners for two years.</p> <p> Tracie Kinman-Rothwell, Director of Tourism and administrative assistant for the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, nominated Wildcats and More for Excellence in Business award because of their commitment to the community.</p> Driver faces 15 years in 2014 wreck http://www.grantky.com/content/driver-faces-15-years-2014-wreck <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_1_171.jpg" alt="Michael Asher consults with his attorney, Marcus Carey, in Grant County Circuit Court earlier this month. Photo by Camille McClanahan" title="Michael Asher consults with his attorney, Marcus Carey, in Grant County Circuit Court earlier this month. Photo by Camille McClanahan" align="left" hspace="6" width="104" height="85" /><p> A 26-year-old Owen County man is facing 15 years in prison following a 2014 wreck that severely injured a 3-year-old Grant County boy.<br /> Michael W. Asher pled guilty May 6 to operating a vehicle while under the influence, second offense, first-degree criminal mischief, operating a vehicle while license suspended and three counts of first-degree assault.</p> Mmmm, mmmm good! http://www.grantky.com/content/mmmm-mmmm-good <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pied.jpg" alt="Jemma Thornton really likes pie! For the second year in a row, Thornton was the recipient of a pie in the face after customers of Heritage Bank “voted’ with donations for the employee they wanted to see get a pie in the eye as part of a Grant County Relay For Life fundraiser. Alice Ingram, team recruitment chair for the relay, was asked to “give” Thornton her pie last week. Thornton serves as the team captain for the Heritage Bank Relay For Life team. The relay is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Photo by Jamie S. Baker" title="Jemma Thornton really likes pie! For the second year in a row, Thornton was the recipient of a pie in the face after customers of Heritage Bank “voted’ with donations for the employee they wanted to see get a pie in the eye as part of a Grant County Relay For Life fundraiser. Alice Ingram, team recruitment chair for the relay, was asked to “give” Thornton her pie last week. Thornton serves as the team captain for the Heritage Bank Relay For Life team. The relay is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Photo by Jamie S. Baker" align="left" hspace="6" width="71" height="85" /> MOM IS THE BEST! http://www.grantky.com/content/mom-best <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bethany_turner_and_mom.jpg" alt="Pam Mullins and Bethany Turner" title="Pam Mullins and Bethany Turner" align="left" hspace="6" width="65" height="85" /><p> Mom &ndash; Pam Mullins<br /> by &ndash; Bethany Turner</p> <p> Where do I even begin when it comes to explaining why my mother is so special? God truly broke the mold when he made her! You asked for letters about special mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers and aunts. My mom fits into each of those categories plus some. On tope of all those already amazing roles, she is also a daughter, sister, friend, teacher, Sunday School and youth group leader and one of the strongest prayer warriors I know.</p> National Day of Prayer http://www.grantky.com/content/national-day-prayer-0 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_1_camille.jpg" alt="Patty Nicholson of Grant County Prays, prays with April LeCrone at a prayer booth set-up at Wal-mart on the National Day of Prayer on May 7. Photo by Camille McClanahan " title="Patty Nicholson of Grant County Prays, prays with April LeCrone at a prayer booth set-up at Wal-mart on the National Day of Prayer on May 7. Photo by Camille McClanahan " align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /> ‘Mr. Danny’ wants to make a difference to students http://www.grantky.com/content/%E2%80%98mr-danny%E2%80%99-wants-make-difference-students <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/knarr.jpg" alt="Danny Knarr, a volunteer at Williamstown Elementary School, helps a first grade student with vocabulary words. Knarr was named the 2015 Volunteer of the Year. Photo by Bryan Marshall" title="Danny Knarr, a volunteer at Williamstown Elementary School, helps a first grade student with vocabulary words. Knarr was named the 2015 Volunteer of the Year. Photo by Bryan Marshall" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> To the students and staff at Williamstown Elementary, he is known simply as Mr. Danny.<br /> For the past three years, Danny Knarr has spent countless hours volunteering at the school, tutoring children in reading, aiding teachers and making sure no student is left without a smile.</p> Ten-run inning leads Lady Braves sweep of Lady Demons http://www.grantky.com/content/ten-run-inning-leads-lady-braves-sweep-lady-demons <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_6_65.jpg" alt="Grant County’s Taylor Souder waits to tag out WHS Lady Demons runner Kaylin Peer as she slides into the base. Photos by Mark Verbeck." title="Grant County’s Taylor Souder waits to tag out WHS Lady Demons runner Kaylin Peer as she slides into the base. Photos by Mark Verbeck." align="left" hspace="6" width="131" height="85" /><p> The Grant County Lady Braves picked a good time to break their slump when they met the Williamstown Lady Demons on May 7. &nbsp;</p> <p> Despite not winning a game in nearly four weeks, the Lady Braves defeated the Lady Demons 12&ndash;2 in five innings of softball. &nbsp;</p> <p> They snapped their 10-game losing streak by defeating the Lady Demons for the second time this year. &nbsp;<br /> In fact, the last time the Grant County team had won a game was April 13 when they defeated Williamstown. &nbsp;</p>