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Today's News

  • Braves drop home opener, move to 0-4 on season

    Grant County was able to play in front of their home crowd Sept. 8 for the first team this season, but the result remained the same.
    The Braves fell to 0-4 after a 56-14 loss against North Laurel.

  • GCHS soccer to host Dry Ridge Toyota Cup Sept. 16

    The Grant County boys and girls soccer teams will try to defend their home turf Sept. 16 in the annual Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational Cup at Grant County Middle School.
    The day-long event will kick off at 8 a.m. with an opening match between the Braves boys team and Beechwood.
    The other two boys soccer opponents, Conner and Gallatin County, will battle at 11:30 a.m.
    The winners of those matches will play for the championship at 6:30 p.m.
    The two losing teams will meet in a consolation game at 3 p.m.

  • Braves best Covington Latin Spartans 6-0

    The Grant County Braves earned their fifth win of the season Sept. 5 with a 6-0 shutout victory against the Covington Latin Spartans. Goals came from Cody Crittenden, Cameron Smith, Brayden Taylor, two from Nick Kells and a header from Andrew Gibson.
    The Braves started out slow but quickly found their pace. Crittenden was able to score the first goal in the 11th minute of the match, followed by Smith’s goal three minutes later.

  • Addiction: A loved one’s perspective

    Most people know an addict or have been touched by heroin or some other drug. In some way, I never thought it would affect my family or me in such a tremendous manner.

  • Celebrating America on Constitution Week

    The week of Sept.17 through Sept. 23 is recognized as Constitution Week.
    The Constitution was written in the same Pennsylvania Statehouse where the Declaration of Independence was signed and George Washington received his commission as commander of the Continental Army. It’s now called Independence Hall.
    Written in 1787, the Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, but it wasn’t until 1788 that it was ratified by the necessary nine states. Also of the written National Constitutions, the U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest.

  • Cool nights initiate blooms for holiday cacti

    It looks like we are in a cool weather pattern, which got me thinking about some of my orchids and holiday cacti.  When attempting to grow tropical plants we are met with the challenge of mimicking their native habitat, which is difficult inside our homes. We can allow Mother Nature to take care of some of this, outside, for now.  
    Move some of your orchids, holiday cacti and clivia outdoors for the remainder of the season because we can initiate bud set through managing day length and nighttime temperatures.  

  • When the storm comes

    Recently, the United States has been bombarded with tragedy after tragedy — hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, etc. Often many will blame God declaring it was “an act of God,” yet, this is more of rationalizing the problem of worldly sin and the consequences thereof.
    The statement is not all untrue, for God is sovereign and allows the storms of life to occur for a reason. In Houston during the recovery and assistance operation, many came together and helped those who were devastated by the Hurricane Harvey.

  • CHURCH NOTES 9-14-17

    Antioch Church of Christ
    • Minister Gene Kearns.
    • Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6470.

    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. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist

  • 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.)
    Chief Rick Kells executed a warrant for Brandon Childress, 26, of Dry Ridge, for flagrant non-support, at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 31 on Ferguson Boulevard. Childress was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Preschool students head to class