Today's News

  • PET BEHAVIOR: Directed Aggression

    This edition of the newsletter focuses on dog-dog interaction, how it develops into aggression, preventative measures and steps that can help solve the problem once it’s in place.
    Dog-dog aggression has two major root causes:
    1) Negative interaction with other dogs, especially at a young age, and/or 2) a lack of proper early socialization with other dogs. A genetic predisposition toward aggression can also be a strong contributing factor; however, a puppy’s early experiences will have a great influence on how this predisposition is played out.

  • Spring peepers in the air

    Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers.  There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepers all competing for as many females as they can.  On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be.  Just by listening a whole other world can be imagined.

  • Desperate as a leper

    To understand the title of this article you must first consider the condition in which lepers lived. Every case of leprosy was severe and could rarely be treated. You were considered an outcast and cursed if you had leprosy in Biblical times.
    Even when entering a community or populated area, the leper had to hold a rag over their face and cry, “Unclean, Unclean!” The disease would start out as white spots on the flesh, and would over time consume the body.


    (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 Satelliah A. Smith, 31, of Crittenden, for no registration plates and failure to appear, at 8:01 p.m. Feb. 23 on Broadway Street.
    Officer David Osborne executed a warrant for Matthew Ratcliff, 25, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 4:32 p.m. Feb. 24 on Michigan Avenue. Ratcliff was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • WES dresses to impress for President’s Day
  • Drew Caldwell Memorial Book
  • Lady Braves end rival Lady Demons’ season in districts

    Efficient offense and stifling defense led the Grant County Lady Braves to move past their cross-county rivals Williamstown 74-55 on Feb. 22 in the first round of the district tournament.

    Grant County moved on to face Simon Kenton in the district finals while the Lady Demons saw their season come to an end.
    The Lady Braves started out hot from beyond the arc as four first-quarter three pointers help propel them to a 16-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.

  • Demons oust Braves in districts

    The Williamstown Demons, before a standing room only crowd, dispensed of the Grant County Braves in District play on Feb. 23.  

    In a fast-paced game, the Demons got off to a slow start and trailed the Braves for the first five minutes of the game.
    Trailing 11-8 with just 2:27 left to play in the first quarter, the Demons went on a 12-3 run to close out the first quarter of play leading 20-14.