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  • Bears claw out a victory at Grant County

    The Grant County Braves boy’s basketball team dropped a nail-biter Feb. 5 against Walton Verona.  
    The Bearcats came out on top 43-42 in the highly contested game.  

    Turnovers plagued the Braves early on and they fell behind 8-4 in the first quarter before Cole O’Nan drained a long corner three-point shot.  
    On the next possession, the defense held and Mitchell Stone grabbed the rebound and kicked it ahead to a streaking Jordan Rose, who was fouled shooting.

  • Lady Camels trounce Lady Braves 66-23

    The Lady Braves basketball team were beat soundly 66-23 on Feb. 7 by the Campbell County Lady Camels.
    It didn’t take long for the experienced Campbell County team to get the scoring going.  
    They scored on their first possession and never looked back.  
    The Lady Braves turned the ball over on three of their first four possessions and the Lady Camels took advantage.  
    They jumped out to an 18-1 lead before Sydney Jones made two free throws with 2:29 left to play in the first.  

  • Williamstown falls to Pendleton on the road

    Williamstown fought back, but ultimately fell short Feb. 6 in a 70-63 road loss to Pendleton County.
    The defeat moves the Demons record to 10-15 on the season.
    The game opened up with the Demons falling down 10 points quickly and it was difficult for them to find their way back into it.

  • Lady Demons fall to Walton 68-62 in rematch

    It was the rematch that the Lady Demons of Williamstown craved.
    A little over two weeks after the tough and controversial loss to the Walton-Verona Lady Wildcats, the Williamstown girls wanted to even the season series at 1-1.

    However, the Lady Demons fell again to Walton 68-62.
    The first quarter gave the outlook for the rest of the game.

  • DR mayor saves man from overdose

    Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells used skills from his other job recently to save a man’s life overdosing on heroin.
    Wells, a firefighter/EMT for 18 years for the Lexington Fire Department, was driving with Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills in Dry Ridge when they saw what initially appeared to be two deputies in a struggle with a suspect.

  • Helton Pointe Apartments opens doors

    With the smell of fresh paint still lingering, local officials got their first look at Williamstown’s newest apartment complex on Monday.

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Helton Pointe Apartments, the city’s newest three-story apartments built at the end of Helton Heights.
    “This is so nice,” said Kathy Faulkner, former director of the Williamstown Housing Authority, as she and others peeked inside bedrooms, closets and bathrooms.

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  • Winters joins Will. School Board

    The Williamstown Independent School Board finally has a fifth member.
    A vacancy was created in June 2015 when long-time board member Donna Cheesman’s resignation was accepted by the Kentucky Education Commissioner.

    Cheesman resigned due to state nepotism regulations because her son was getting married to another school district employee.

  • Lady Demons down rival Grant County 62-57

    Grant County and Williamstown renewed their rivalry Feb. 1 as the Lady Braves and Lady Demons battled on the basketball court.

    The game was tightly contested until the end with Williamstown winning 62-57, improving their record to 11-6 while the Grant County dropped to 4-17.
    From the opening tip, the crowd anticipated an up and down fantastic matchup.