Today's News

  • Police Reports 9-10-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Kevin Burke investigated an accident at 7:51 p.m. on Aug. 22 on Leaning Oak Road. The driver involved was Bill White, 46, of Corinth, driving a 1998 Dodge. White struck a parked 1996 Ford belonging to Natasha Mercer of Berry.

    Sgt. Terry Osborne investigated an accident at 9:37 a.m. on Aug. 24 on Sherman Newtown Road. The drivers involved were Chad A. Coldiron, 28, of Crittenden, driving a 2005 Chevrolet and Aurtha R. Gordon, 82, of Crittenden, driving a 1988 Oldsmobile.

  • Braves shutout Walton-Verona

    Entering their game against Walton-Verona, the Grant County High School football team knew they were facing a team that was hungry for their first win.

    The problem for the Bearcats was that GCHS was hungrier to stay undefeated.

    The Braves defeated Walton-Verona 21-0 on Sept. 5.

    “The seniors did a good job of leading and it’s always good to start the season 2-0,” GCHS coach Mike Davis said. “I felt like we should have put the ball in the end zone more, but we controlled the line of scrimmage.”

  • GCMS takes old school approach to gridiron

    Grant County Middle School’s football team has gone back to the old school.

    The Braves are running the single-wing offense and it has helped them start their season with a 3-1 record after their 38-0 win over Paris Middle School on Sept. 1.

  • Swine flu precautions encouraged

    Local schools and the health department are preparing for the potential of the swine flu (H1N1) virus emerging in Grant County.

    Deaths from the virus have been reported as close as Ohio and Indiana and at least 16 cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Kenton, Boone and Campbell counties.

    However, no cases have been confirmed in Grant County.

  • Epperson celebrates 92nd birthday

    On Sat., Aug. 15, a 92nd birthday party was given for Loretta Epperson, of Corinth, at Butler State Park in Carrollton.

    Those attending included: Bobby and Juanita Jones; Don and Gladys Poe; Henry Jones; Bonnie Jones; Leroy Jones; Elsie Dever; Jennifer and Terry Rader; Jason, Anita and Cason Jones; Shane, Kristi, Roman, Coleman and Kirsten Gillispie; Gary and Joy Kelly; Rebecca Gracie and Aaron Pugh; Jimmy Rose; Lisa, Hannah and Morgan Hart; Danny and Mary Jane Jones and David and Connie Jones.


  • Senior connection lifts GCHS to win

    After the snap, quarterback Randy Salyers waited and waited, looking downfield for an open receiver while his offensive line bought him time.

    Wide receiver Tyler Sheffield broke from the line of scrimmage, hustled down the field and battled to get open.

    Before Sheffield was open, Salyers let the ball fly and as it floated in the air, Sheffield snagged it, broke a tackle and ran to the one-yard line before being tackled.

  • King and Queen of the Kentucky State Fair

    Maybe it’s the way they light up when they realize you’re speaking to them.

    Or maybe it’s the way their eyes dance with mischief when you ask them a question or maybe it’s just because they’re so darn cute.

    Whether it’s their looks, charm or quick wit, judges at the Kentucky State Fair were impressed enough to award another crown and title to Grant County’s Little Mr. and Miss Evan George Dunaway and Casey Hill.

  • Grant County sweeps varsity races at Pendleton

    Over logs and through creeks, the Grant County cross country team took everything the Pendleton County Invitational threw at them and came out on top.

    The girls’ and boys’ varsity teams each took first place at the Pendleton County Invitational on Aug. 29 to start their season.

  • Building Permits 9-3-09

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in July 2009:

    July 6:

    Joseph Koo, garage, 136 Austin Drive, 798 sq. feet, estimated cost $8,000; permit fee $138.66

    William Baum, addition, 925 Humes Ridge, 2,630 sq. feet, estimated cost $50,000; permit fee $374.95

    July 7;

    Ed Clemons, new home, 2416 Greenville Road, 1,733 sq. feet, estimated cost $239,000; permit fee $497.99

    Kym McClean, deck, 1555 Dry Ridge-Mount Zion Road, 448 sq. feet, estimated cost $2,000; permit fee $48.58

    July 9:

  • Lady Demons take down Holmes

    With each win, the Williamstown volleyball team is gaining more confidence.

    The Lady Demons extended their win streak to eight to start their season after victories over Holmes on Aug. 27 and Western Hills on Aug. 28.

    Williamstown controlled the match against Holmes, winning easily in two sets, 25-20 and 25-14.