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Today's News

  • BRAVES FALL TO SOUTH OLDHAM

    The Grant County Braves football team dropped their fourth consecutive game in a row, but Coach Kevin Siple said the team is improving.

    GCHS lost 21-9 to South Oldham at home Oct. 3 for their first district loss.

  • Celtics compete in championship

    A group of elementary boys from Grant County, with the team name Celtics, completed a fall season by winning the elementary division tournament in the Blacktop League in Erlanger.

    The Blacktop League is an outdoor basketball league consisting of several teams from the Northern Kentucky area. The league is competitive and has been in existence since 1993.

    The Celtics were composed of eight boys from various schools in the Grant County area. This group went 9-2 in the regular season earning the team a number one seed for the tournament.

  • 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.)
    Deputy Ronnie West executed a warrant for Douglas M. Gibson, 19, of Corinth, with failure to make restitution, at 9:50 a.m. Sept. 29 on N. Main Street. Gibson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Firefighter’s home gutted by fire

    On the crisp Oct. 1 morning around 10 a.m. fire broke out in the home of Robert McPheron on Hopewell Road.

    Firefighters from Crittenden, Dry Ridge Fire Department and Piner-Fiskburg battled the blaze. Crittenden Fire Chief Lee Burton said the fire started in a back room and was electrical. 

    “While the back room was a total loss and the loss on the contents was significant the structure remains sound,” Burton said. The family did have insurance on the home and plans on rebuilding and living in the home before winter.

  • Dump truck driver dies in train collision

    A 52-year-old Williamstown man was killed Oct. 3 after a train struck a dump truck he was driving in Boone County.

    Steven Hess, who was working for Crupper Transport of Williamstown, was driving a 2011 Kenworth dump truck when it collided with a Norfolk Southern Railroad train on Old Lexington Pike near U.S. 25 (Dixie Highway) in Walton.

    The train was traveling northbound approaching the intersection as Hess proceeded through the intersection onto the railroad tracks, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Body discovered; ID pending

    One man is charged with murder and another suspect is wanted by police in connection with a body discovered Oct. 1 in Fleming County.
    The body, which has not been positively identified, is believed to be that of Randall Russ, a 54-year-old Dry Ridge man who has been missing for nearly two months.

  • Library features ‘Makings of a Master’

    The Grant County Public Library is offering patrons an opportunity to see the “Makings of a Master” now through Oct. 22.

    The Kentucky Arts Council’s exhibit throughout the library celebrates and explores relationships between Kentucky’s master tradition bearers and their apprentices who have worked together through the Kentucky Folk Art Apprenticeship program.

  • Honoring the fallen
  • Hay Read promotes literacy, anti-bullying

    Pete is a new kid in school and he comes in with a chip on his shoulder, but instead of being an outcast or treated badly, the other kids in “The Juice Box Bully” encourage him to take the promise they did and not be a bully or be a bystander to bullying.
    “The Juice Box Bully” is a book that every first and second grader in the Grant County School District will receive a free copy of this year as part of the annual Hay Read program.

  • FLYING LEAP