Local News


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Officer David Osborne cited Amy M. Nickell, 38, of Crittenden, for one headlight and failure to produce insurance card, at 10:08 p.m. Sept. 22 on Taft Highway.
    Officer David Osborne cited Rebecca A. Sasher, 26, of Williamstown, for disregarding a stop sign and failure to produce insurance card, at 4:41 p.m. Sept. 24 on Race Street.

  • Braves fall 20-14 to Holy Cross, Lawson injures leg

    Down 14 points and losing their record-breaking running back to injury, the Grant County Braves football team could have packed it in at halftime.
    However, the team still had a chance to pull out the victory Sept. 25 at Louisville Holy Cross late in the game.
    But a special teams mistake led to a late touchdown and cost the Braves the win on the road.
    A Holy Cross TD with less than three minutes remaining gave them the 20-14 victory over the Braves.
    The loss drops Grant County to 3-3 on the season as they head into the bye week.

  • Lady Braves blanked 6-0 by Rowan County

    The Grant County Lady Braves soccer team looked to defend their home field Sept. 23 as they took on out of conference foe, the Rowan County Lady Vikings.
    Rowan County came in looking like a challenge for the Grantz County side and it proved to be just that as they were defeated 6-0.
    The loss would move the girls record to 5-7-1 on the season as they look to make a push as the season comes to a close.
    Coming off of a 10-0 mercy rule victory against Holmes, the Lady Braves looked to carry that momentum.

  • Braves shut out 5-0 by Frankfort

    The Grant County boys’ soccer team took on the Frankfort Panthers on Sept. 22 and it was a difficult matchup for the much smaller Braves.

    The team fought but would take the defeat by a score of 5-0.
    The loss would give the Grant County team a 5-6-1 record with only five more games to go this season.

    The Braves came in to the game confident after a good showing in the Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational.
    Strong attacking by sophomore Ashton Johnson in the first half gave the Braves glimmers of hope in the opening minutes of the first half.

  • Grant County CC participates in Atherton Invitational

    The Grant County Cross Country varsity teams traveled to Louisville on Sept. 26 to compete in the Atherton Cross Country Invitational.
    The varsity girls team were led by seventh grader, Jenna Webster, who placed
    eighth over-all with a time of 22:02. She was followed by freshman, Molly Howell
    (14th)at 22:50; sophomore, Summer Dearing (36th) at 24:2; senior, Haley Leach
    (44th)at 25:07; seventh-grader, Angelica Martinez (54th  at 26:39; freshman,
    Lauren Roberts (72nd) at 31:13 and sophomore, Alexis Dearing (82nd) at


    GEORGETOWN, Ohio - Documents released on Friday appear to reveal more details than ever about what may have motivated a killer to murder Brittany Stykes on Aug. 28, 2013.
    A search warrant affidavit for a property on Hogg Ridge Road in Pendleton County, Ky. which police searched on Sept. 22, points to a debt and sending a message, in what may have been a $20,000 contracted murder of “Brit,” for a debt of her “old man.”

  • Mattie Gutman hired as county parks director

    The Grant County Parks and Recreation Department has a new director — its second this year.
    The Grant County Fiscal Court unanimously approved Mattie Gutman of Williamstown on Sept. 8 to take over the role.
    “This job gives me the opportunity to work with people of all ages and the chance to make a difference in my community,” Gutman said. “I was very excited and thankful to be chosen for this position.”

  • ‘Evening with Steve’ planned Oct. 8

    Citizens with ideas or concerns about Grant County can share them with Judge-Executive Steve Wood at a new monthly event.
    Wood will be hosting “An Evening With Steve” from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month to give residents a chance to provide feedback on county government.
    The first meeting is set for Oct. 8 at the Grant County Courthouse.
    The plan is to move the event around the county to insure greater access.

  • Dry Ridge approves curfew

    The Dry Ridge City Council unanimously approved a curfew Sept. 11 to help keep minors off the streets late at night.
    The curfew, which has several exceptions, is targeted at individuals under 18 years old out in public within the city limits.
    Under the curfew, minors are not allowed to be out from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays and from midnight to 6 a.m. on weekends, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.


    Four-legged Grant County residents will take over Grant County Park in Crittenden on Oct. 17.
    Diana Morgan is passionate about the things she gets involved with and she loves her dog.
    She also hates cancer and as team captain for the Dry Ridge Fire Department Relay for Life team looked for a way to combine those two passions. Her solution was to organize the first Bark For Life, a canine event to fight cancer.