http://www.grantky.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en UK Wildcats visit county http://www.grantky.com/content/uk-wildcats-visit-county <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jarrod_polson.jpg" alt="Jon Hood and Jarrod Polson will be signing merchandise at Wildcats and More on April 18. Tickets are $20 to $70 for the event." title="Jon Hood and Jarrod Polson will be signing merchandise at Wildcats and More on April 18. Tickets are $20 to $70 for the event." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> March Madness may be over, but Grant County residents still can catch Big Blue fever.<br /> The Dry Ridge business Wildcats and More will be bringing several current and former University of Kentucky Wildcat basketball players to town over the next two weeks.<br /> Seniors Jarrod Polson and Jon Hood will be at the store, located at 61 Broadway St., from 6 to 8 p.m. April 18 for a signing event.</p> Man charged with murder, wife indicted in Grant http://www.grantky.com/content/man-charged-murder-wife-indicted-grant <p> Joshua Hammond &mdash; one of three people accused of murdering a Frankfort man in May 2012 &mdash; and his wife have been indicted in Grant County for their alleged cover-up of the crime<br /> Commonwealth&rsquo;s Attorney Larry Cleveland said Hammond, 33, and his wife, Louanna Hammond, are charged with tampering with physical evidence.<br /> Joshua Hammond, James Simons, 37, and David Bruce II, 46, allegedly planned to rob 30-year-old Charles Monroe after buying prescription drugs from him May 5, 2012 in the Frankfort Walmart parking lot.<br /> TOP SCHOLARS http://www.grantky.com/content/top-scholars-0 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/nolan_calhoun.jpg" alt="GRANT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL - Grant County Superintendent Ron Livingood congratulates Nolan Calhoun on being selected to attend the Gatton Academy at WKU this fall." title="GRANT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL - Grant County Superintendent Ron Livingood congratulates Nolan Calhoun on being selected to attend the Gatton Academy at WKU this fall." align="left" hspace="6" width="111" height="85" /><p> It&rsquo;s a dream Andrew Davis has had since seventh grade.<br /> The Williamstown High School sophomore is one of only 60 students selected as a member of the Class of 2016 of the prestigious Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University.</p> <p> Davis, son of Todd and Amy Davis, will complete his junior and senior years of high school living in Schneider Hall and taking courses offered by WKU.<br /> At the end of his two-year course of study, he will graduate from high school and have earned at least 60 college credit hours.</p> Faulkner family plans benefit for teen http://www.grantky.com/content/faulkner-family-plans-benefit-teen <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/19may2012.jpg" alt="The Faulkner family is planning a benefit on April 26 for Josh Faulkner’s son, Trenton." title="The Faulkner family is planning a benefit on April 26 for Josh Faulkner’s son, Trenton." align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> Josh Faulkner is used to working with families of sick patients. But in a matter of just days he went from a nurse to sitting by his teenage son&rsquo;s bedside and hoping for a miracle.<br /> Faulkner, a Grant County native, lives in Pensacola, Fla. with his wife, Jessica, and four children.</p> Hillman wins poster contest http://www.grantky.com/content/hillman-wins-poster-contest <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/haleigh_hillman_0.jpg" alt="Haleigh Hillman’s artwork is being displayed on TANK buses in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati through the month of April. Photo submitted" title="Haleigh Hillman’s artwork is being displayed on TANK buses in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati through the month of April. Photo submitted" align="left" hspace="6" width="59" height="85" /><p> Haleigh Hillman, an 11-year-old, fifth grader at Mason-Corinth Elementary, won the Family Nurturing Center poster contest held recently.<br /> The artwork will be displayed on TANK buses throughout Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati in the month of April.</p> TOP DOG http://www.grantky.com/content/top-dog <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/elijah_workman.jpg" alt="Elijah Workman will be competing in the World Championship in Salem, Ill. held in October. Photo submitted. " title="Elijah Workman will be competing in the World Championship in Salem, Ill. held in October. Photo submitted. " align="left" hspace="6" width="101" height="85" /><p> When Elijah Workman was 6 years old, he went coon hunting for the first time.<br /> Workman, a 9-year-old, fourth grade Sherman Elementary student, has seen trophies and heard stories of his father&rsquo;s many coon-hunting experiences his entire life, but when his dad, Daryl, borrowed a friend&rsquo;s coon dog, Purdy and took Elijah hunting, Elijah was hooked.</p> Headstart/preschool registration set for April 18, April 25 for 2014-15 school year http://www.grantky.com/content/headstartpreschool-registration-set-april-18-april-25-2014-15-school-year <p> The Williamstown school district collaborates with the Williamstown Head Start to provide comprehensive services to all 3 and 4 year old children in Grant County.&nbsp;The Head Start/Preschool program will be hosting a countywide universal screening in July.&nbsp;The school district provides this service in accordance to state law and no fee is attached.&nbsp; The Head Start/Preschool program is income based with spots available for all qualified children due to developmental concerns or disabilities.<br /> Children enrolled in the program are eligible in one of three ways:<br /> Lady Demons notch 22 runs in Eminence victory http://www.grantky.com/content/lady-demons-notch-22-runs-eminence-victory <p> To say the Williamstown Lady Demons are swinging a hot stick is an understatement.<br /> Williamstown scored 22 runs in a shutout victory over Eminence on April 12 in opening round action of the Kentucky All A Classic.<br /> The win gave the Lady Demons three straight games where they scored in double digits dating back to a 14-4 win over Pendleton County on March 26.<br />