Local News

  • Lawson becomes Braves’ all-time rushing leader

    Senior running back Hunter Lawson continued to break records Sept. 29 as the Grant County Braves football team notched their third win of the season.
    A third-year starter, Lawson rushed for 119 yards in the game and became the school’s all-time career rushing leader.
    Lawson has rushed for 1,781 yards for the Braves during his tenure, eclipsing former school recorder holder, Mitch Howard.

    Howard ran for 1,708 yards during the 1994-97 seasons.

  • Lady Braves notch 2-1 win against Villa Madonna
  • Lady Demons fall 3-0 to SK
  • Braves shut out in second half, fall 34-27

    Grant County could easily be 4-0 on the season, but a second consecutive tough loss has the Braves with a 2-2 record.

    Despite having a two touchdown lead late in the first half, GCHS fell 34-27 on Sept. 11 to Harrison County.

    The Thorobreds gained 408 yards on the Braves while holding Grant to 254, including only 39 rushing yards.

    “We have to really focus on keeping the intensity we start the game with and finish,” coach Kevin Siple said. “We can’t let up when we have a lead. We must play four quarters.”

  • GCHS loses 6-0 to Pioneers in district battle

    The Grant County Braves boys’ soccer team looked to move up in the Region Eight standings on Sept. 10 against the tough Simon Kenton team on the road, but it was a rough night for the Braves.

    The game went in the favor of Simon Kenton Pioneers with a score of 6-0.
    The loss moved the Braves record to 4-3-1 on the season.

    Early in the game, it was tough for either team to get any momentum.
    Both teams looked to have stout and intense defensive pressure that was able to frustrate the opposition.

  • Grant soccer to host DR Toyota Cup

    The Grant County High School boys and girls soccer teams will look to protect their home field this weekend when they host the Dry Ridge Toyota Cup.
    During the annual tournament, each team will play two games Sept. 19 at Grant County Middle School in hopes of claiming the championship.
    The tourney will kick off at 8 a.m. with a boys match between the Braves and the Beechwood Tigers.
    The second boys game at 9:45 a.m. will feature Conner against Gallatin County.
    The winners of those game will face off at 6:30 p.m. in the championship.

  • Lady Braves blanked 3-0 by Pendleton

    The Grant County Braves girls’ soccer team looked to get back to a winning form Sept. 14 after a four-match losing streak.

    However, they lost 3-0 to Pendleton County, moving their record to 2-4-1.
    In the opening minutes of the game, it was back and forth with both teams trying to get their legs underneath them.

    Both teams struggled to get crisp passes and shots on target.
    When the chances did come early on it was difficult for either to convert.

  • Williamstown Middle boys, March take first at Cov. Cath

    It was a successful Saturday for the Williamstown Junior/Senior High cross country team at the Covington Catholic Invitational on Sept. 12 at Devou Park in Covington. Cooler temperatures and great conditions gave the runners the edge over the hilly course, and the team brought home several wins.

    The middle school boys’ team took first place over five other schools.
    Eighth graders Caden Tien and Ben Kinsey continue to lead the team, in second and third place overall.
    Also placing in the top 10 were Micah McCain (seventh) and Jackson Reaves (10th).


    Robin Marshall Jump to Shawna Dawn West and Ronald West, 225 Jericho Road, no amount given
    Robert Riddle and Joyce Riddle to Myron Thornberry II and Tara Thornberry, 1995 Turner Road, $50,000
    Tona Smith and Philip Steinus to Donnie House, 130 Lexington Trails, $185,000
    Gary A. Ruf and Sheila L. Ruf to Michael Caudill and Joyce Caudill, 221 Fairway Drive, $134,000
    David Richmond and Dianna Richmond to John Schulcz and Donna Schulcz, 550 Morgan Creek Road, $153,500


    The grand jury met Aug. 5 and returned indictments against 20 people.
    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
    • McKayla Frances B. Shaw, 20, promoting contraband, possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, first offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.