Today's News

  • Police Beat 2-25-10

    (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.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 9:52 a.m. Feb. 18 on Broadway Street. The drivers involved were Robert B. Keesling, 51, of Lancaster, driving a 2005 Peterbilt and Sheliah M. Cull, 38, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2002 Hyundai.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • Lady Demons fall to defending champion

    When the Williamstown girls’ basketball team faced Simon Kenton for the first time this season, the Lady Demons were able to play with two-time defending region champions, but were unable to come out with a win.

    The Lady Demons took on the Lady Pioneers in the first round of the 32nd district tournament on Feb. 22 and the teams traded baskets in the first quarter, as Simon Kenton held an 11-7 lead heading into the second quarter.

  • Can you dig it?

    Early mornings, late nights and long hours. Crews have been hard at work trying to keep Grant County’s roads drivable, clearing snow and ice until they see the blacktop.

    But with the snow storms continuing, the road will quickly turn from black to white.

  • For the Record 2-25-10 #2

    Civil Suits

    Oct. 12:

    Wells Fargo Bank vs. Adam W. Wright, Alisha Beth Wright and HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., default of payment on note

    Robert Nesbitt vs. Paula Mitchell Nesbitt, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Oct. 13:

    Robert Hamilton vs. Jamie Lee Hamilton, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Oct. 15:

    LVNV Funding, LLC vs. Matthew Edwards, default of payment on note

    Kerry Lynn Pelfrey vs. Randall Steven Pelfrey, petition for dissolution of marriage

  • Grant County girls lose to Walton-Verona

    GCHS girls’ coach Darrell Guffey wanted to see his team either with a lead or tied with Walton-Verona after the first quarter of their district tournament matchup.

    While the teams were scoreless through the first two minutes, the Lady Cats were able to take a 19-7 lead in part to Grant County turnovers. The Lady Braves were unable to make up the early deficit, falling 60-36 on Feb. 22.

  • Lady Braves finish with big win

    The seventh grade Lady Braves finished their season on Feb. 13 against R.A. Jones Middle School. This was a huge game because earlier in the season, the Lady Braves were defeated by R.A. Jones by a score of 33-25. In that game, the Lady Braves had only three girls score.

    “It was a difficult loss for us. We didn’t play well and they pretty much beat us up at everything. It was a game that showed us we needed to be tougher,” coach Michael Camacho said.

    The Lady Braves were definitely ready for the rematch when the time came around.

  • Academic honors

    Covington Latin

    Emily Wolz has achieved second honors for the second quarter at Covington Latin School. Wolz is the daughter of Tom and Melissa Wolz of Dry Ridge.

    University of the Cumberlands

    University of the Cumberlands has announced that Nichole Brooke Mathews, of Dry Ridge, wife of Chaz Mathews, received a Master of Arts in education on Jan 14.

    Pratt Community College

    Megan Zerr of Grant County has been name to the President’s Honor Roll for the Fall 2009 semester at Pratt Community College.



    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link said the county takes care of 240 miles or roads not including those in Corinth and Crittenden that the county cleans.

    He said to date about $75,000 has been spent on salt, sand and cinders.

    Link said he’s never declared a Level III emergency which means that travel is restricted to emergency personnel or work, snow removal or for an emergency.

    “We can’t mandate that any person stay home from work, but people need to exercise good judgement,” Link said.

  • Speech and Drama places second at tourney

    On Jan. 23, the Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team traveled to Assumption High School to compete at the 2010 “Rocket” Invitational in Louisville.

    Thirty-Two Schools were represented at the tournament.

    Grant County High School placed second overall behind only Boone County at the tournament. Individual finalists and champions from Grant County High School are:

    Dramatic Interpretation - Ariel Dorsey, second place

    Duo - Kara Pennington and Taylor Godsey, fourth place, and Ariel Dorsey and Cody Murphy, sixth place

  • Cat Attack 2-24-10

    Well our Kentucky Wildcats definitely had a knack for the dramatic this week, following up their come from behind victory at Mississippi State Tuesday night with an unbelievable finish in Nashville Saturday night.  Vanderbilt had a chance to pull into a first place tie in the SEC East with a victory and had dominated the Cats at home over the last several seasons.  This year’s edition of Cats had a different idea in mind though and with the victory finally have a little breathing room in the SEC East race with only four regular season games left to play.