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Today's News

  • Braves qualify three for state

    On a cold, windy day at Idlewild Park with state qualifications on the line, there were three Braves runners that went out and secured their spots for the season ending race Nov. 8 at the Kentucky Horse Park.
    Eighth-grader Molly Howell was the highest placing Brave of the day, crossing the finish line 11th in 21:27.

    She will be the lone Lady Brave running at the state meet.
    Summer Dearing placing 17th and Sydney Parker placing 21st finished close behind but just out of the final qualifying spots.

  • Demons end season at regionals

    The Williamstown High School cross country season ended Nov. 1at the Class A regionals at Idlewild Park in Burlington.
    Members from the middle and high school teams gave it their all as they competed in cold conditions on a 5K course, but none were able to earn a spot high enough to qualify for the state meet.

    In the girls’ race, St. Henry dominated by having the top five runners and placing first as a team.
    From Williamstown, sophomore Michaela Kennedy had the highest finish (57th), followed by seventh grader Emily Perkins (61st).  

  • GCHS boys soccer reach double-digit wins

    While the season ended on a disappointing note, the Grant County High School boys soccer team had many highlights as well.
    The Braves finished with a 10-7 record.
    In tournament play, the team lost 1-0 in the 32nd district finals against rival Simon Kenton, but still advanced to the 8th region tournament at Collins.
    However, the Braves ran into a buzz saw in the regionals against South Oldham, who went on to win the regional title and will play Scott High School in the state semi-finals this week.
    GCHS lost 8-0 to South Oldham to end their season.

  • Braves look at positives after one-win season

    With no hope of making the playoffs, the Grant County Braves played for pride in their final game of the season.
    Despite two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the team fell 34-21 against North Laurel.
    The loss brought the Braves record to 1-8-1 on the season.

  • 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.)
    Sgt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant for Dustin H. Lawrence, 26, of Dry Ridge, for receiving stolen property and theft by deception (cold checks), at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 on Barnes Road. Lawrence was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

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  • COUNCIL CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS FROM DRY RIDGE RACE

    With less than a week before voters head to the polls, there are two changes to the ballot.
    Karen Glore, who had filed to run for Dry Ridge City Council, recently withdrew from the race, according to the Grant County Clerk’s office.
    On the flip side, Cliff Wallace recently filed as a write-in candidate for the Williamstown Independent School Board.
    Pete Whaley, who was serving his first term on the board, had previously withdrawn from a bid for a second term on the school board leaving a vacancy.

  • HAMMONS, COLDIRON UP FOR 2ND DISTRICT

    Wanda Hammons will try to keep her second magisterial seat in a race against challenger Shawna Coldiron.
    An emergency medical technician with Rural Metro, Hammons was appointed magistrate following former magistrate Brian Linder’s election as state representative.
    Coldiron is a customer service representative for Owen Electric.

  • RILEY, WILLOUGHBY VIE FOR 1ST DISTRICT SEAT

    With long-time magistrate Richard Austin vying to become judge-executive, the first district’s fiscal court still will be filled by a new face.

    The race pits Republican Jacqalynn Riley against Democrat Royce “Rusty” Willoughby.
    A member of Fitness for Life Around Grant County, Riley has been serving on the Williamstown City Council since 2013.

  • CRUPPER, WELLS FACE OFF IN DR MAYOR’S RACE

    It will be experience versus new ideas in the race for Dry Ridge mayor.
    Clay Crupper, a former state representative for the 61st District, is in his eighth year as mayor.
    He also spent 12 years on the Dry Ridge City Council.

    “We try to blacktop some streets every year,” Crupper said. “We keep our streets in good shape. We provide good service cleaning streets in the winter time. We just try to provide good service, good ambulance service, good fire department.”