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  • Lady Demons fall 52-38 in All A Classic

    Cold shooting led to a first round in the All A Classic on Jan. 11 for the Williamstown Lady Demons.
    WHS fell 52-38 to Gallatin County at Owen County High School.

    In the first matchup between the two teams earlier this season, the Lady Demons won 65-51 with a great shooting performance.
    That would not be the case the second time around.

  • Lady Braves lose 60-55 to Bourbon County

    It has been a tough season for the Grant County Lady Braves.
    They entered their game against Bourbon County on Jan. 11 with a record of 3-12, astray looked to snap a three-game skid.

    It was not their night, however, as the Lady Braves ended up on the short end of a  60-55 loss.
    In the first quarter, both teams found ways to not only attack the basket, but also get open for easy shots.
    Senior Elizabeth Kearns believed that while the scoring was enjoyable for the fans, the team should have stepped up on defense.

  • Braves beat Demons in overtime thriller

    It took an overtime period Jan. 5, before the host Grant County Braves could overcome a scrappy Williamstown Demon basketball team.  

    The Braves ended up winning in overtime 70-63 before a raucous crowd.  
    Grant started slowly in the first quarter due to cold shooting and turnovers.  
    On their first possession, Joey Saylor missed a three-point attempt and Mitchell Stone gathered in the offensive board but was called for a three-second violation in the paint.  

  • Teen injured following truck crash

    A Dry Ridge teenager faces charges after allegedly wrecking his car into a tree while under the influence, seriously injuring one of his passengers.
    Coleman Nantz, 18, was arrested Dec. 30 by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense and first-degree wanton endangerment.
    The single-vehicle accident happened shortly after 4 a.m. Dec. 29 on Ford’s Mill Road.

  • Former finance officer files lawsuit

    A former finance officer is suing Judge-Executive Steve Wood, Deputy Judge-Executive Scott Kimmich and the Grant County Fiscal Court for her alleged wrongful termination.
    Connie McClure-Ellington of Corinth filed the lawsuit last week in federal court in Covington.
    McClure-Ellington was hired as the county finance officer in June 1990 and was terminated in June 2015.

    The lawsuit alleges that she was fired because of her age and because she did not vote for Wood, a Republican, in the judge-executive’s race.


    Legislators returned back to Frankfort on Jan. 5 for the regular session of the General Assembly.
    The budget and a pension fix will highlight the session, which will be the first with Republican Matt Bevin in the governor’s seat.
    Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, preview what Grant County residents can expect.

    How difficult do you believe passing a budget quickly will be and what areas of the budget will likely bring the most discussion/problems?

  • Moving forward

    A New Year, 2016 is here! For myself, the last year seemed to move along quite quickly, yet we all know that time is a constant and does not speed up nor slow down.
    Looking back upon last year, what did you accomplish? Graduation? A restoration project? A new job? Retirement?
    Many times we tend to look back and reflect on the past in our lives and often ask ourselves “What if?” What if I did this or that? What if I went there or changed something? We make many decisions in our lives and sometimes we regret or sometimes we are pleased with the results.


    (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 cited Seth J. Beagle, 16, of Crittenden, with public intoxication excluding alcohol, at 2:33 a.m. Dec. 29 on Taft Highway.
    Officer KJ Little cited Anthony M. Hanlin, 18, of Crittenden, with public intoxication excluding alcohol, at 2:33 a.m. Dec. 29 on Taft Highway.


    Dustin Haubner is the Grant County High School Youth Performance Award winner for December.
    He is a senior at GCHS and is the son of Doug and Kimberly Haubner of Dry Ridge.

  • Lady Braves fall 48-32 to Lady Titans

    The Grant County Lady Braves fell 48-32 to Collins High School on Jan. 2.
    For a moment, it seemed as though the smaller Lady Braves team was going to take it to the Lady Titans.  

    EJ Kearns came out hot and nailed two long three-point shots within the first 60 seconds of the game.
    Grant County jumped out to an early six-point lead.  
    They built on that lead as the Lady Titans turned the ball over on five straight possessions.