http://www.grantky.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Preston to lead Grant Co. Middle School http://www.grantky.com/content/preston-lead-grant-co-middle-school <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic4_95.jpg" alt="New Grant County Middle School Principal John Preston hands out school supplies during the annual Back to School Bask at Grant County Park in Crittenden." title="New Grant County Middle School Principal John Preston hands out school supplies during the annual Back to School Bask at Grant County Park in Crittenden." align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> The Grant County Middle School students have a new principal.<br /> John Preston has been named as principal of Grant County Middle School. Preston assumed the role of principal on July 1, replacing Tim Grayson, who accepted a position with Newport Independent Schools.</p> <p> Preston is not a new face in the community and became a member of the GCMS administrative team after coming to Grant County Middle School as an assistant principal for the 2013-2014 school year. &nbsp;</p> Williamstown students return to school http://www.grantky.com/content/williamstown-students-return-school <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic10_35.jpg" alt="kindergartner Rebecca Whaley stacks Legoes together." title="kindergartner Rebecca Whaley stacks Legoes together." align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /> Pendleton man dies in wreck http://www.grantky.com/content/pendleton-man-dies-wreck <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/greg_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="76" height="85" /><p> A 47-year-old Pendleton County man died Aug. 15 when his vehicle went off Falmouth Road and struck a tree.<br /> Gregory Tolbert was pronounced dead at the scene by the Grant County Coroner&rsquo;s Office.</p> <p> According to the Grant County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office, Tolbert was traveling east on Falmouth Road when his vehicle went off the left side of the road and hit the tree.</p> <p> <br /> It is believed that Tolbert suffered a medical emergency, causing him to run off the road, based on the investigation and preliminary results from the autopsy.</p> Cancer diagnosis doesn’t clip Grant hair dresser’s style http://www.grantky.com/content/cancer-diagnosis-doesn%E2%80%99t-clip-grant-hair-dresser%E2%80%99s-style <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/monica.jpg" alt="Monica Schneider and Ethan Bates" title="Monica Schneider and Ethan Bates" align="left" hspace="6" width="90" height="85" /><p> Monica Schneider has beaten the odds and has no plans of giving up hope now.</p> <p> Schneider, a hair stylist for more than 40 years, has helped countless men and women feel better with a look, cut or curl.<br /> She&rsquo;s been there for first hair cuts, proms, weddings and even giving the last style for a deceased client.<br /> Now her family hopes those customers and friends will give back to her by attending a benefit in her honor from 10:30 a.m. to close on Aug. 27 at LaRosa&rsquo;s in Dry Ridge.</p> High school ACT scores show progress http://www.grantky.com/content/high-school-act-scores-show-progress <p> Williamstown High School stayed above the state average while Grant County High School fell just below in recently released ACT scores.<br /> The data is from high school juniors who took the test during the 2013-14 school year. Those students are seniors this year.<br /> Since 2008, state law has mandated all of Kentucky&rsquo;s public school juniors participate in the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36.<br /> Williamstown Band marches on after season ends http://www.grantky.com/content/williamstown-band-marches-after-season-ends <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/middleschoolselect.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /><p> The Williamstown &ldquo;Band of Spirit&rdquo; Band Program has been busy since the end of the 2013 competitive marching band season.<br /> The winter months brought about pep band for the Demons boys and girls basketball teams, Northern Kentucky Select Bands, KMEA District 6 Middle School Concert Band Assessment Event, Eastern Kentucky University Honors Band event, KMEA District 6 Solos and Ensembles Assessment Event and the KMEA District 6 High School Concert Band Assessment Event.<br /> In your face! http://www.grantky.com/content/your-face <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pie_smash.jpg" alt="Katie Davis, takes a pie in the face by Harriett “Sissy” Guinn for the Heritage Bank Relay For Life team. " title="Katie Davis, takes a pie in the face by Harriett “Sissy” Guinn for the Heritage Bank Relay For Life team. " align="left" hspace="6" width="90" height="85" /><p> Twenty five teams have been working hard in preparation for Friday, June 13 when all that hard work culminates in the annual Grant County Relay For Life.</p> <p> The relay is the signature fundrasing event of the American Cancer Society.</p> <p> The event begins at 7 p.m. with opening ceremonies and lasts until 7 a.m. on June 14.</p> COLLEGE SIGNINGS http://www.grantky.com/content/college-signings <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_21.jpg" alt="Kay Bailey, Nicloe Hankinson, Glen Hankinson, Debbie Hankinson, Sam Bailey attended the signing with Emmalie Hankinson. She signed with Thomas More College recently to play softball. Hankinson has played softball for eight years and is planning to get a degree in athletic training and minor in biology for pre-physical therapy. Sport: Softball Number of years playing sport: eight years Parents: Debbie and Glenn Hankinson School committed to: Thomas More College College coach: Lindsay Bramhall Reason for selecting and signing with this school: Offered major that I wanted and I can play softball. Highlights/accomplishments/awards from your high school years: 2014 All “A” Team and 2012 Best Batting Average What will you miss most about your playing time in high school: The teammates and coaches What are your expectations playing at the collegiate level: Up my game to a higher level Future plans: Attend Thomas More and receive a degree in athletic training and minor in biology for pre-physical therapy " title="Kay Bailey, Nicloe Hankinson, Glen Hankinson, Debbie Hankinson, Sam Bailey attended the signing with Emmalie Hankinson. She signed with Thomas More College recently to play softball. Hankinson has played softball for eight years and is planning to get a degree in athletic training and minor in biology for pre-physical therapy. Sport: Softball Number of years playing sport: eight years Parents: Debbie and Glenn Hankinson School committed to: Thomas More College College coach: Lindsay Bramhall Reason for selecting and signing with this school: Offered major that I wanted and I can play softball. Highlights/accomplishments/awards from your high school years: 2014 All “A” Team and 2012 Best Batting Average What will you miss most about your playing time in high school: The teammates and coaches What are your expectations playing at the collegiate level: Up my game to a higher level Future plans: Attend Thomas More and receive a degree in athletic training and minor in biology for pre-physical therapy " align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" />