Today's News

  • Bears claw out a victory at Grant County

    The Grant County Braves boy’s basketball team dropped a nail-biter Feb. 5 against Walton Verona.  
    The Bearcats came out on top 43-42 in the highly contested game.  

    Turnovers plagued the Braves early on and they fell behind 8-4 in the first quarter before Cole O’Nan drained a long corner three-point shot.  
    On the next possession, the defense held and Mitchell Stone grabbed the rebound and kicked it ahead to a streaking Jordan Rose, who was fouled shooting.

  • Lady Camels trounce Lady Braves 66-23

    The Lady Braves basketball team were beat soundly 66-23 on Feb. 7 by the Campbell County Lady Camels.
    It didn’t take long for the experienced Campbell County team to get the scoring going.  
    They scored on their first possession and never looked back.  
    The Lady Braves turned the ball over on three of their first four possessions and the Lady Camels took advantage.  
    They jumped out to an 18-1 lead before Sydney Jones made two free throws with 2:29 left to play in the first.  

  • Williamstown falls to Pendleton on the road

    Williamstown fought back, but ultimately fell short Feb. 6 in a 70-63 road loss to Pendleton County.
    The defeat moves the Demons record to 10-15 on the season.
    The game opened up with the Demons falling down 10 points quickly and it was difficult for them to find their way back into it.

  • DR mayor saves man from overdose

    Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells used skills from his other job recently to save a man’s life overdosing on heroin.
    Wells, a firefighter/EMT for 18 years for the Lexington Fire Department, was driving with Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills in Dry Ridge when they saw what initially appeared to be two deputies in a struggle with a suspect.

  • Winters joins Will. School Board

    The Williamstown Independent School Board finally has a fifth member.
    A vacancy was created in June 2015 when long-time board member Donna Cheesman’s resignation was accepted by the Kentucky Education Commissioner.

    Cheesman resigned due to state nepotism regulations because her son was getting married to another school district employee.

  • Lady Demons down rival Grant County 62-57

    Grant County and Williamstown renewed their rivalry Feb. 1 as the Lady Braves and Lady Demons battled on the basketball court.

    The game was tightly contested until the end with Williamstown winning 62-57, improving their record to 11-6 while the Grant County dropped to 4-17.
    From the opening tip, the crowd anticipated an up and down fantastic matchup.

  • Hope to share

    Although grace is free, hope recently cost me $8 on Etsy, the Website where people sell their handiwork.
    For $8 I bought a wire bracelet that forms the word “hope,” which I’ve been wearing all week.
    Lately, hope has been my thing. I was talking with a tattoo artist for a story I’m working on and told him if I ever got a tattoo it would be the word hope in simple script, lower-case lettering, written very small, with a period at the end. (hope.)


    (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.)
    Officer David Osborne cited Jeffrey Ritchie, 57, of Dry Ridge, with speeding and failure to produce insurance card, at 8:59 p.m. Jan. 25 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.
    Officer KJ Little executed a warrant for Dalton A. Whalen, 18,  of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 11:48 p.m. Jan. 26 on the Dry Ridge By-pass. Whalen was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.  

  • Snow pushes school calendars back

    Snowfall and difficult road conditions have caused local school districts to call off classes in the last two weeks.
    The missed days have altered the school calendars and pushed back the last day for students.
    Williamstown Independent Schools have missed five days so far this year, bringing the district halfway to the 10 inclement weather days last year.
    The district is making up one day on Feb. 16 while the remaining four have been added to the end of the calendar.

  • Booster treasurer must pay back stolen money

    The former treasurer of the Grant County Football Boosters will avoid jail time for allegedly diverting $4,800 in funds raised from charity Bingo games.
    Marsha Brewer of Dry Ridge was sentenced to 180 days conditional discharge, subject to three conditions.
    Brewer was order to not commit another offense, stay out of gaming and pay $2,400 each in restitution to the Department of Charitable Gaming and the Grant County Law Enforcement Explorers.