Today's News

  • Blackburn’s 31 points not enough for Braves

    The Grant County Braves were unable to dig out of an early hole to upset Owen County, as they fell 73-67 Feb. 5.

    Braves senior Josh Blackburn set a new career high with 31 points on 9-of-13 shooting. Blackburn also was perfect from the free-throw line shooting 12-of-12.

    “It’s a career high, but that is not what I’m worrying about, because we still got the loss,” he said.

  • Thomas, boy, Jan. 12

    Captain Dainel and Katie Thomas of Fort Rucker, Ala. would like to announce the birth of their first child.
    Tucker Nelijah Thomas was born at 10:45 a.m. Jan. 12 at a Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. He weighed 7 pounds and 5 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    His maternal grandparents are Tim and Lee McIntosh of Owenton and Greg Cope of Danville.
    His paternal grandparents are Denise Thomas of Dry Ridge and the late Denny Thomas.
    His maternal great grandparents are Tommy and Rachel Sharp and his maternal great great grandmother is Mildred Acree.

  • Scouts attend Gold Rush Days at Winter Camp-o-ree

    Boy Scout Troop 715 attended the Trailblazer District’s Winter Camp-o-ree in Carrollton Jan. 14-16. This year’s theme was Gold Rush Days and the boys got to participate in several events, including a quadathlon, featuring BB guns, archery, slingshots and horseshoes.
    The boys had to make their own sled, snow shoes and marshmallow guns prior to the campout. Each boy had to bring at least one nonperishable food item to be donated to the Northern Kentucky Food Bank/Mission to demonstrate scout-like kindness and helpfulness.

  • Wrestling team takes down opponents, jitters

    The wrestling program is nearing the end of their first season and some of the wrestlers will get a chance to qualify for state after the regional meet Feb. 11 and 12 at Walton-Verona High School.

    First-year head coach Matt Shearer has his wrestlers practicing moves to get them to state.

  • Let Your Voice Be Heard

    U.S. Senators
    Sen. Rand Paul, Republican
    (202) 224-4343

    Sen. Mitch McConnell, Republican
    (202) 224-2541

    U.S. Representative - 4th District
    Rep. Geoff Davis, Republican
    (202) 225-3465


    “The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.” ~Marcus Aurelius

  • Braves name Arvin new football coach

    A new era in Braves football is beginning, as Grant County High School named David Arvin the new head coach.

    Arvin, a Campbellsville, Ky. native has been the offensive coordinator for Washington County High School in Springfield, Ky. During his three years as coordinator, the Commanders went 30-6.

    Arvin wants to bring that kind of success to Grant County.

    “Grant County needs a winning attitude,” he said. “Washington County had a good winning formula and I think Grant County can be successful.”

  • An enjoyable time at an unexpected place

    I’m pretty sure I would not look good in tights.
    There is simply nowhere to hide all of the neglected exercise.
    Speedos, therefore, would probably be a bad idea as well.
    Simply put, I could not be a professional wrestler.
    The Flyin’ Bryan is not a catchy name in the least.
    These outlandish thoughts came to me rather quickly when I recently went to a WWE, that’s World Wrestling Entertainment for the uninitiated, event in Cincinnati with my dad and older brother.
    I have never been a fan of wrestling.

  • Lady Demons win one for seniors

    The outcome could not have been any better for the Lady Demons, as they honored their three seniors with a 69-32 win over Bellevue Feb. 4.

    In between the junior varsity game and the varsity game, Williamstown paid tribute to the seniors on the cheerleading squad, Kirsten Gray, Taylor Stith, Alexndra Trumbo, Amanda Wilso Amber Vinson and  basketball players, Haley Rothwell, Chelsea West and Tori Wilhoit.

  • Policies must help create jobs

    The General Assembly returned to full session this week in Frankfort and the Senate continued to focus on initiatives that will protect taxpayer dollars and the unborn.