Local News

  • Lady Braves pulls off big district win

    The Grant County Lady Braves softball team pulled off a big win on May 18, in the 32nd District battle against Walton-Verona.  
    The 2-1 victory avenged two earlier season losses against the Lady Bearcats for the Lady Braves.
    Savannah Cobb took the mound and scattered seven hits over the seven innings that she pitched.  
    The Lady Braves played great defense behind her, committing only three errors in the game.  
    One of those errors was in the second inning where the Lady Bearcats could have had a big inning.  

  • Braves advance, Demons fall in districts
  • Lady Demons lose heartbreaker

    The Williamstown Lady Demons played host to the districts this year and entered their District 32 game with Simon Kenton with a lot of confidence.  

    That confidence was destroyed when they lost 4-0 on May 18 at Williamstown High School.  
    Williamstown loaded the bases in the first inning but was not able to cross the plate.  
    That would be the last opportunity for the Lady Demons to score until the sixth inning when they left two runners stranded on the bases.

    Williamstown collected only three hits on the night.

  • GC Alumni triumphs over County Pride

    Recently the Grant County Alumni football team took the field against County Pride, a team consisting of players from Harrison, Bourbon, Montgomery and Clark County, in the first gridiron alumni game. The Braves, coached by former Head Coach Mike Davis and former Assistant Coach Ken Little, led the Braves that ranged from players of the 1996 team to the 2013 team to a 30-14 victory.

  • Lady Braves rout S. Oldham

    The Grant County High School Lady Braves softball team honored two seniors, Taylor Souder and Kaitlyn Kinman, on May 14.  

    Souder and Kinman have been devoted players for the Braves since sixth grade.  
    Souder has played varsity softball, starting since the seventh grade and is the daughter of Greg Souder and Jackie Perkins.  Her favorite memory playing softball was simply that she enjoyed every minute that she  had with her teammates.

  • Explorer competition comes to grant county
  • Wildcats and More bring UK stars to fans

    Shane Caudill and Junior Fortner, owners of Wildcats and More, have something special to celebrate.
    The store, which opened in October 2013, was awarded for Excellence in Business at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce banquet. The store is located on Broadway in Dry Ridge. Caudill and Fortner have been business partners for two years.

    Tracie Kinman-Rothwell, Director of Tourism and administrative assistant for the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, nominated Wildcats and More for Excellence in Business award because of their commitment to the community.

  • Driver faces 15 years in 2014 wreck

    A 26-year-old Owen County man is facing 15 years in prison following a 2014 wreck that severely injured a 3-year-old Grant County boy.
    Michael W. Asher pled guilty May 6 to operating a vehicle while under the influence, second offense, first-degree criminal mischief, operating a vehicle while license suspended and three counts of first-degree assault.

  • Relay For A Reason
  • Police seek suspect in Dollar store robbery

    Dry Ridge Police are searching for a knife-wielding suspect in an armed robbery on May 18 at Dollar General.
    The robbery occurred around 9 a.m., according to Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells.
    “The (suspect) pulled a knife on (the employee) and told her to give him all the money that was in the cash drawer,” Kells said. “A customer had pulled up in the parking lot and saw the guy in there. They are the ones who called 911. Then the customer left.”