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Today's News

  • Grant soccer teams vie for district titles

    The Grant County boys and girls soccer team will thane home-field advantage as they try to bring home the 32nd district championship next week.

    Both teams will compete in the district tournament at Grant County Middle School.
    The Lady Braves will face Walton-Verona at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13 in the tournament opener.

    The matchup will be the second consecutive game the Lady Braves faced Walton.

    The result of the Oct. 8 game between the teams was not available at press time.

  • Grant runners compete at Williamstown Invite

    Not a good day for man nor beast, but Grant County Schools runners did not let the wind, cold and rain stop them from continuing their drive for the finish line at the Williamstown Invitational.
    The Lady Braves started the day off early Oct. 4 with solid performances during the coldest part of the day.
    They were led by Summer Dearing, placing eighth in 21:51 and Sydney Parker, placing 11th in 21:57.
    Eighth grader Molly Howell made a late charge, finishing 13th in 22:30.

  • Williamstown host CC meet

    Runners faced the coldest day yet in this cross country season as they arrived at the Williamstown Invitational on Oct. 4 at Williamstown High School.

    Thirty-six schools were represented by over 700 runners. Many were huddled in blankets as they waited for their race to start, and a few even ran wearing hats and gloves to stay warm.
    The day began at 8 a.m. with an open 5K race with six participants.
    The overall winner was 14-year-old home school student William Perkins.

  • BRAVES FALL TO SOUTH OLDHAM

    The Grant County Braves football team dropped their fourth consecutive game in a row, but Coach Kevin Siple said the team is improving.

    GCHS lost 21-9 to South Oldham at home Oct. 3 for their first district loss.

  • Celtics compete in championship

    A group of elementary boys from Grant County, with the team name Celtics, completed a fall season by winning the elementary division tournament in the Blacktop League in Erlanger.

    The Blacktop League is an outdoor basketball league consisting of several teams from the Northern Kentucky area. The league is competitive and has been in existence since 1993.

    The Celtics were composed of eight boys from various schools in the Grant County area. This group went 9-2 in the regular season earning the team a number one seed for the tournament.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (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.)
    Deputy Ronnie West executed a warrant for Douglas M. Gibson, 19, of Corinth, with failure to make restitution, at 9:50 a.m. Sept. 29 on N. Main Street. Gibson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Firefighter’s home gutted by fire

    On the crisp Oct. 1 morning around 10 a.m. fire broke out in the home of Robert McPheron on Hopewell Road.

    Firefighters from Crittenden, Dry Ridge Fire Department and Piner-Fiskburg battled the blaze. Crittenden Fire Chief Lee Burton said the fire started in a back room and was electrical. 

    “While the back room was a total loss and the loss on the contents was significant the structure remains sound,” Burton said. The family did have insurance on the home and plans on rebuilding and living in the home before winter.

  • Dump truck driver dies in train collision

    A 52-year-old Williamstown man was killed Oct. 3 after a train struck a dump truck he was driving in Boone County.

    Steven Hess, who was working for Crupper Transport of Williamstown, was driving a 2011 Kenworth dump truck when it collided with a Norfolk Southern Railroad train on Old Lexington Pike near U.S. 25 (Dixie Highway) in Walton.

    The train was traveling northbound approaching the intersection as Hess proceeded through the intersection onto the railroad tracks, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Body discovered; ID pending

    One man is charged with murder and another suspect is wanted by police in connection with a body discovered Oct. 1 in Fleming County.
    The body, which has not been positively identified, is believed to be that of Randall Russ, a 54-year-old Dry Ridge man who has been missing for nearly two months.

  • Library features ‘Makings of a Master’

    The Grant County Public Library is offering patrons an opportunity to see the “Makings of a Master” now through Oct. 22.

    The Kentucky Arts Council’s exhibit throughout the library celebrates and explores relationships between Kentucky’s master tradition bearers and their apprentices who have worked together through the Kentucky Folk Art Apprenticeship program.