Today's News

  • NASCAR needs Randy Moss more than it knows

    Take a look at any NASCAR-sponsored event and you'll see two colors—white and green.

    White is the color of many of the fans in attendance, while green is the color of the money those fans are quick to fork over for over-priced merchandise and beer.

  • Where Are They Now: GCHS hoops standout enjoys being an attorney

    Despite the fact his last high school basketball game was three decades ago, Steve Howe can remember vividly plays and scores like the games were yesterday.

    During the 1978-79 season, Howe and his Grant County High School boys basketball teammates took the state by storm, reeling off a 34-2 record, winning the regional tournament and earning a spot in the top 10 polls.

  • GCHS gridiron member draws attention from Centre College

    The last three years on the Grant County High School football gridiron are beginning to pay off for Braves senior Rex Benson, who was recently invited to a meeting with the coaching staff at Centre College. While there, Benson met individually with linebackers coach Carter Conley, took a tour of the campus and met with other prospective players.

  • Racing returns to Kentucky Speedway this weekend

    With the temperatures heating up, Kentucky Speedway officials are hoping that the racing will also heat up July 18 and 19 as the ARCA RE/MAX Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series both invade the track in Sparta.

    The ARCA RE/MAX Series will kick off the racing weekend on July 18 with the Kentucky 150. Last year, Michael McDowell proved to be lucky on Friday the 13th, using a late pit stop and pass on his way to Victory Lane.

    McDowell drove past Cale Gale on lap 86, cruising to a victory of more than four seconds.

  • The Long Road Back: GCHS' Gorby overcomes torn ACL to earn All-Star spot

    The last seven months have had their share of highs and lows for Grant County High School girls basketball senior Candace Gorby.

    The lowest of the lows wasnt the fact she tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) during a 49-25 loss to Pendleton County on Jan. 15.

    Instead, rock bottom came when Gorby, a self-described "gym rat," was told her season was over and rather than dressing out for games, she was forced to sitting on the sidelines and cheering her teammates on.

  • Florence Freedom eye strong second half

    With his team flirting with the .500 mark at the All-Star break, Florence Freedom manager Jamie Keefe can pinpoint exactly where his team must make a change if they are going to compete for the Frontier League East division championship.

    "We need to improve our pitching, which has struggled some this season," Keefe said. Keefe is in his fourth season at the helm.

  • Lawrence wins Amateur championship for third time

    Alicia Lawrence gave her caddy, Jeremy Martin, strict instructions during the final round of the Northern Kentucky Amateur women's championships—she didn't want to know where she was on the leader board.

    "I didn't know until after my chip on 18," Lawrence said, who participated in the tournament at Pendleton Country Club last week.

  • Please stay away Brett

    Is anyone truly surprised by the news out of Green Bay that former Packers quarterback Brett Favre would like his old job back, stating that he has an itch to play again?

    Sure, pundits everywhere under the sun said that we, as football fans, had not seen the last of Favre on March 6 when he retired after 16 seasons with the Packers, but we all thought it was a joke right? There was absolutely no way Favre would give up his fishing, hunting and time in Mississippi for another crack at chasing a Super Bowl championship, right?

  • GCHS opens football practice

    Moments before opening his fourth year of football practice with his team, Grant County High School football coach Mike Davis was seated at his desk, going over his itinerary for Monday night and the first night of practice.

    "I don't need a script anymore," Davis said, laughing. "It's easier now than it was my first year. No matter whether it's your first year or not, you go through the same routine, you have the same chill bumps and the same excitement. You're ready to rock and roll."

  • Where Are They Now: Utter helps mold student's lives at his alma mater

    For four seasons Joe Utter wowed the crowds as a four-sport athlete at Grant County High School.

    A decade after those glory days, Utter is reliving them and helping to mold the lives of today's student-athletes as a coach and teacher at his alma mater.