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Today's News

  • Behind the Badge

    Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Burke died nearly five years ago.
    He stills remembers it like it was yesterday.
    “It will always come and go no matter how many years go by,” Burke said. “It’s how you deal with it on a day-to-day basis and if you can turn it off.”
    The 15-year law enforcement veteran was handling a routine execution of a misdemeanor arrest warrant when the situation went from dangerous to deadly.

  • DOGS STOLEN

    Several residents on Folsom-Jonesville Road are missing their best friends after reports of stolen dogs two weeks ago.

    Marsha Chaney, Grant County Animal Shelter director, said a man came to the shelter Aug. 21 asking if anyone had brought several dogs in that day.

    When Chaney told the man that no one had brought in any dogs, he said a white male, likely in his 40s, driving a grey truck with a tinted windows had taken his dog and others earlier that morning.

  • Your story isn’t over

    It may be hard to believe, but there are mistakes in the Bible!
    No, I do not mean the Holy men of God made a typo nor had a misprint. What I mean is that there are people in the Bible who we consider mighty in God, but seemingly fail God even at their high points in their walk with God.

  • CHURCH NOTES

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers
    Baptist
    • Bible-believing with old-fashion hymns, preaching and spiritual songs, sound bible teaching and mission-minded.
    • Saturdays at 6 p.m. at the Dry Ridge Comfort Inn conference room located at 1050 Fashion Ridge Rd. in Dry Ridge.

  • 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.)
    Officer David Osborne charged Melody A. Burgess, 55, of Williamstown, with theft by unlawful taking under the amount of $500, at 4:27 p.m. Aug. 19 on Ferguson Boulevard. Burgess was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Lady Braves best Lady Demons in straight sets

    When the Grant County Lady Braves visited Williamstown on Aug. 25, it was a battle of epic proportions.
    Grant County swept the Lady Demons in three straight games by the score of 25-12, 25-13 and 25-15.  

    It was David verses Goliath, senior leadership verses youth.  
    The Lady Braves boast a 7-1 record so far this year primarily due to the experience of their players.  

    Williamstown fell to a record of 1-4 primarily due to their inexperience.  
    But the near-capacity crowd saw some good volleyball.  

  • Braves dismantle Owen County 47-14

    Grant County scored two touchdowns less than three minutes into the game and never looked back.
    The Braves destroyed Owen County 47-14 on the road to improve to 2-0 on the season.

    “We played very well and we came out ready to play,” said coach Kevin Siple. “The key for us was to get off to a quick start. We scored on our first offensive drive with only one minute and 18 seconds off the clock.”  
    The opening score came off a 22-yard pass from quarterback Joseph Knipp to Robert Spohn.

  • Johnson’s hat trick propels Braves to 6-2 win

    A first half hat trick by forward Ashton Johnson led Grant County to a convincing 6-2 win Aug. 27 against Henry County in Eminence.

    Johnson got the scoring started early by getting behind the Wildcats defense and finishing a breakaway three minutes into the game.

  • Lady Braves fall 5-3 in back-and-forth match

    The Henry County Ladycats scored three goals in less than four minutes Aug. 27 to stun Grant County 5-3 in a back-and-forth match.

    Despite the disappointing loss, Lady Braves coach Dave Schmitt said he was proud of his team for their fight and ability to come back twice against a good team.

  • Water rates rise

    Williamstown residents will be paying more for water starting this month.
    The city council approved an ordinance, which took effect on Sept. 1, that raises the city’s water rate for the next three years.
    City Attorney Jeff Shipp said the increases are required by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and the USDA Rural Development to secure funding for a new water treatment plant.