Today's News

  • Braves lose to Colonels

    The Grant County Boys basketball team’s season came to an end March 9 when the Braves lost to Oldham County 70-48 in Region 8 action at Henry County High School.  

    The night began when the hopeful Braves jumped out to an early 5-2 lead.  
    But that would be it for the scoring in the first quarter for Grant.  
    The Braves would go 5:30 minutes without scoring another basket and trailed 15-5 after one quarter.  

  • Braves down Shelby to win regional opener

    When it counted the Grant County Braves were able to turn to their seniors as they beat Shelby County 55-47 in the opening round of the 8th Region Tournament on March 7.
    “We’re a senior-dominated team this year and they came through when we needed them,” Grant County coach Brandon Grammer said. “We played a very good game today against a good team.”

  • Austin Johnson breaks 35-year assist record

    The word assist means to give support to or help to another.
    For the last four years, Austin Johnson, son of Bonnie and Ernie Johnson, has done that for Grant County High School boys basketball.  

    This season, Johnson broke the assists record that was held by Kevin Wright for the past 35 years.  

    Wright’s previous record was 421.  

  • Prepped, ready for Lent

    These past few weeks I have been diligently preparing for Lent.
    How, you ask?
    Well, two weeks ago I found a pair of stone-colored flats online at 30 percent off and bought them. And today I bought a pair of white pants that were on sale (plus I used a $10 off coupon).
    Even though it’s only early March and I have several or five pairs of white pants in my closet, they are all Capri-length and these are ankle-length, which is more suited to this time of year, or so I am telling myself.


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

    Canby Tabernacle
    • Pastor Belve Barger - The church is located on Highway 330 West.
    • Sunday services are 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m.
    • Wednesday Bible study at 6 p.m.

    Christ Community Assembly of God


    (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.)
    Deputy Tony Stigers executed a warrant for Amy L. Traylor, 25, of Crittenden, for possession of a controlled substance (heroin), at 10:03 p.m. Feb. 22 on Lee Hi Drive. Traylor was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Braves win back-to-back district titles

    The Grant County Braves went into the Feb. 27 game against Simon Kenton with the goal of winning their second 32nd District championship in a row.  
    They came away with a 67-54 win and avenged an earlier loss to the Pioneers.
    Back-to-back district championships had not been accomplished by a Braves team in 25 years dating back to the 1988-1989 season.
    The Braves moved on to play March 4 against Shelby County in the regional tournament at Henry County High School.

  • Lady Demons lose in district battle

    The Williamstown Lady Demons entered the District 32 matchup with Walton Verona with ideas of upsetting the Lady Bearcats.  
    They came up short of that goal losing 65-57 at Simon Kenton High School on Feb. 24.

    Both teams exchanged baskets throughout a first quarter that ended with a tie score of 13-13.  
    The Bearcats jumped out early to a 6-2 lead.

    Post player Zoe Luebbe had several offensive rebounds early on where she was fouled.  

  • Grant County Braves defeat WV 53-47

    On a cold winter night, the Grant County Braves defeated the Walton Verona Bearcats by a score of 53-47.  
    The District 32 battle was played at Simon Kenton High School on Feb. 24.  

    Prior to the game, both teams introduced seniors and their parents because both senior nights had been cancelled due to bad weather.
    The cold weather came inside a packed gymnasium for the game.  
    It translated into cold shooting and turnovers for both teams throughout the first three quarters of the game.  

  • Ark still floating; lawsuit filed

    Rep. Brian Linder, R- Dry Ridge, is hoping to send a message from the legislature to the state Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.
    That message — reverse the decision to remove an $18 million tax incentive from the upcoming $73 million Ark Encounter park being built in Williamstown.
    Linder filed a resolution, HRC 163, in the House last week, asking the state to reconsider its decision to pull the incentives.