Local News

  • Officials, employees ‘disgusted’ by video

    When a video of Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood and Deputy Judge-Executive Scott Kimmich discussing county employees became public last month, emotions ranged from disbelief to disgust, especially for those mentioned during the two-hour video.
    The video was made on Feb. 14, but no one, other than Jailer Chris Hankins and Jason Hankins, Chris’s brother and assistant at the jail who actually recorded the meeting, knew of its existence until a Northern Kentucky attorney got hold of it.

  • Spreading H.O.P.E. one event, donation at a time

    It stands for Helping Out People Everywhere, but sometimes H.O.P.E. provides just that — hope.
    “It’s not all about the wants and the needs,” Kim Haubner, who founded H.O.P.E. in 2012 as a way to reach out to those in need. “Sometimes, it’s just about hugs and prayer. I think that’s what we lack of a lot.”
    In 2013, the organization helped more than 36,000 in Grant and surrounding counties with food, hygiene products and clothing.

  • Myths vs. realities in the wet/dry debate

    Political campaigns -- whether for an elective office or a policy issue, such as the “wet” ballot issue Grant Countians will vote for on Dec. 22 – often come with their share of rhetoric.
    It’s often hard to separate the myths from the realities. However, in this column, I want to share with you some facts about alcohol sales and their impact on local communities to address some of the rhetoric you may be hearing.
    Myth: Approving alcohol sales will increase DUIs and alcohol-related crashes in Grant County.

  • I am Apostolic

    I am an Apostolic Pentecostal. This denomination was not made popular by the Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, but by the apostles, disciples and the early church in the Acts of the apostles.
    When I tell others about who I am, more often than not I usually get raised eyebrows and confused expressions. Jesus told his disciples time and time again that he was going to be slain by wicked men, but that even when he was buried, He would rise again.

  • POLICE REPORTS 12-10-15

    (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 KJ Little charged Christopher Brandenburg, 28, of Dry Ridge, with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, disregarding a stop sign and license to be in possession, at 4:35 a.m. Dec. 1 on Taft Highway. Brandenburg was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • 4-H FOCUS

    Collin ‘Tucker’ Ammerman is the 4-H student spotlight and has been involved with 4-H for five years.
    He is the son of Chris and Kendra Ammerman of Dry Ridge.

    4-H Involvement  - Beef Club – Country Ham Club – 4-H Summer Camp
    Community involvement outside of 4-H/FFA: Member of the Grant County Fair board – Junior member of the American Chianina Association and member of the Grant County Junior Cattlemen.

  • Braves down Boone County Rebels

    The Grant County Braves boy’s basketball team won its home opener 71-56 on Dec. 4, downing Boone County.  
    Sharp shooter Joey Saylor led the way for the Braves by pouring in 28 points while nailing six long-range three-point baskets.  

    The game was back and forth throughout much of the first half before the Braves began to build a lead that they never relinquished.

  • Lady Braves fall to Scott County 67-51
  • Lady Demons outlast Lady Rebels

    The fans that showed up at Williamstown High School on Dec. 3, were treated to a great basketball game and more.  
    The Lady Demons came away with a hard fought 63-58 victory against Owen County.  
    It was a game of lead changes as both teams put together small scoring runs throughout the game to give them the lead.

    But it was Williamstown who put together a 11-point run late in the third quarter to seal the deal for the Lady Demons.
    Both teams started slow early in the game, but once they started scoring it was an up-tempo game.  

  • Montgomery, Kennedy reach 1,000 point club at WHS

    Two Lady Demon basketball players reached a milestone Dec. 3 in the same game.
    Senior Rachel Montgomery and junior Michaela Kennedy surpassed scoring 1,000 points in their career playing for Williamstown.
    When the duo took the court against the Owen County Rebels, they knew they were close to joining the 1,000-point club. Montgomery needed 11 points, and Kennedy needed 16.
    Montgomery came out aggressive on both sides of the court picking up two early fouls that would force her to sit out most of the first half.