Today's News


    Dustin Haubner is the Grant County High School Youth Performance Award winner for December.
    He is a senior at GCHS and is the son of Doug and Kimberly Haubner of Dry Ridge.

  • Lady Braves fall 48-32 to Lady Titans

    The Grant County Lady Braves fell 48-32 to Collins High School on Jan. 2.
    For a moment, it seemed as though the smaller Lady Braves team was going to take it to the Lady Titans.  

    EJ Kearns came out hot and nailed two long three-point shots within the first 60 seconds of the game.
    Grant County jumped out to an early six-point lead.  
    They built on that lead as the Lady Titans turned the ball over on five straight possessions.  

  • Be savior, don’t love the savor

    Matthew, who was a publicly disliked tax collector, recorded the Lord’s longest sermon. Stretching over three chapters (Matthew 5, 6 and 7), and according to most scribes and scholars, his ability to write in shorthand is what allowed him to jot down even the finest detail of Jesus’ words.
    Jesus used detail from the Old Testament as he proclaimed blessing on those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, those who are merciful, pure in heart, etc. After these things, Jesus used an example that was close to the heart of God in the Law.


    (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.)

  • Republicans hold presidential caucus March 5

    Republican voters in Kentucky will be choosing who they want as a presidential candidate earlier than normal.
    In August, the Republican Party of Kentucky voted to hold the first-ever presidential caucus in the state from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 5.
    U.S. Send Rand Paul had wanted the party to hold a caucus so he could run for president and re-election to the U.S. Senate.
    Paul has donated $250,000 and pledged another $200,000 to pay the GOP for the cost of the caucus, which will replace the traditional May primary.

  • Where is your treasure?

    Black Friday, holiday discounts, fanatic shoppers, all frantically shoving and fighting for the great deals at various store venues. Fights even break out over a pair of sneakers or even a kitchen accessory. Is that new television really a must have and great deal, a true need?  Is this really such a great deal or not? Is it worth all the hassle?


    Officer David Osborne cited Linda L. Dunn, 65, of Williamstown, with speeding, at 1:46 p.m. Dec. 5 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.
    Officer KJ Little cited Angela M. Bell, 27, of Dry Ridge, with failure to produce insurance card, at 8:34 p.m. Dec. 8 on I-75.

  • Lady Demons stay perfect in 20-point victory over Pendleton

    The Williamstown Lady Demons looked to extend their perfect season Dec. 11 as they took on the Pendleton County Wildcats.
    WHS got off to a great start in the game and didn’t pull back, holding the lead the entire game.

    The Lady Demons won 73-53 to move to 4-0.
    The first quarter started out with a rampant attack from the Williamstown squad. They opened up the game with a 7-0 run with Michaela Kennedy getting five early points.
    Defensively, the Lady Demons showed some physicality forcing turnovers, but also costing them a few early fouls.

  • High speed chase ends in I-75 crash

    A high-speed police pursuit Dec. 7 in Grant County ended with a vehicle crashing and two people taken to the hospital.
    Dry Ridge Police responded to Wal-Mart at 7:12 p.m. in reference to a complaint of loitering in the parking lot of the store after two people were seen panhandling.
    When an officer arrived, a female, 26-year-old Samantha Gibson, and a male, 73-year-old Leland Sammons, both of Newport, got into a 2015 Ford Mustang and fled the scene.
    Dry Ridge Police pursued the vehicle as it got on Interstate 75 going southbound.