Today's News

  • School enrollment increases in local districts

    More students are in the hallways at Grant County and Williamstown schools this year as enrollment numbers rise.

    Grant County Schools enrollment reached 3,894 students as of Aug. 28, up 64 students from the end of the 2008-09 school year.

  • GCHS girls take first at Classic

    The Grant County High School girls’ golf team didn’t know that the Grant County Classic would come down to their final holes.

    They also didn’t know how important it would be to at least make par for their final hole.

    The Lady Braves earned first place on Sept. 12 with a score of 349, finishing one stroke ahead of region opponent Notre Dame.

  • First Love Community Church has planned what they hope to be the first of many community concerts and events.

    “We just want to be a light to this community and serve anyone that God wants us to,” said First Love Pastor David Hammonds.

    The first event is called “Faith Fest.” It will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the church’s property one-half mile past Cracker Barrel in Dry Ridge.

  • Sports Shorts


    GCHS defeats Owen County in rematch

    Score: 2-0 Lady Braves

    When: Sept. 9

    Where: Grant County Middle School

    What: After a week off, the Lady Braves returned to the field to face Owen County. Despite a sluggish first half, the Lady Braves answered in the second half by scoring two goals back-to-back. Freshman Gwen MacAdams and senior Amber Cope scored to put the Lady Braves ahead before the game was shortened by lightning.

  • Band of Spirit named Grand Champion

    The stands were packed with  fans as The Williamstown Band of Spirit won the Grand Champion banner in Ft. Mitchell on Sept. 12 at the 2009 Beechwood High School Festival of Bands.

    Earlier in the day, Williamstown swept the Class A Preliminary Competition, winning first place, as well as outstanding music, visual and overall effect honors; paving the way for a spot in finals competition later in the evening.

    One at a time, 11 bands took the field for finals, with Williamstown performing in the seventh time slot. 

  • Crittenden factory to expand

    A Crittenden factory will be undergoing a $3.2 million expansion that will bring several new jobs to northern Grant County.

    Wolf Steel USA, a manufacturer of stoves, fireplaces, gas grills and accessories, recently broke ground on the expansion.

    Slated to be completed by March 2010, the project will add 72,150 square feet to the company’s existing 39,000 square-foot facility to increase warehousing, manufacturing and distribution space.

  • Wright takes first at Tates Creek Invitational

    Zach Wright has led the Grant County High School boys’ golf team all season as the team’s low shooter.

    That consitency earned him first place honors at the Tates Creek Invitational on Aug. 29 with a score of 71.

    “I shot pretty well and the team played well too,” Wright said. “The best I’ve ever played was in June at Triple Crown, but this ranks up there. I think the team is close to where we want to be, but we need to work on our short game.”


    Police officers from several agencies were out early on Aug. 27 as they rounded up 32 people suspected of making and selling drugs.

    Operation Grab-A-Lab was the culmination of an eight-month undercover investigation in Grant and surrounding counties.

    It focused on suspects believed to be trafficking in controlled substances, including prescription pain killers and methamphetamine. Other targets included individuals believed to manufacturing methamphetamine and those illegally distributing precursors.

  • Sports Shorts


    Grant boys fall to Pendleton

    Score: 3-2 Wildcats

    When: Sept. 3

    Where: Grant County Middle School

    What: Despite a furious rally in the last 15 minutes, the Grant County High School boys’ soccer team fell to Pendleton County.

    Key players: Senior Anthony Clouse scored the first goal and senior Neal Koebcke scored the second goal on a penalty kick.

    Game highlights: The Braves scored both goals in the final 15 minutes despite facing a three goal deficit.

  • The Number Nine

    Sept. 9, 2009 was a memorable day for young man from Dry Ridge.

    Nicholas Day turned 9 years old on 9-9-09.

    He is the son of Tim and Mondell Day. His grandparents are Richard and Jewel Knight and Bob and Nancy Day.

    Nicholas has a brother, Patrick.

    He is a fourth grade student at St. Joseph Academy in Walton.

    He loves the Bengals. His favorite player is #9 Carson Palmer.

    He enjoys art, computer games and watching the Food Network.

    His favorite number is nine.