Today's News

  • 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.

  • Heroin bill compromise could happen this session

    The clock is ticking with only three weeks remaining in the 2015 session of the General Assembly.
    The final day of the session is March 24 and lawmakers still have to discuss, debate and compromise on many key proposed bills from a statewide smoking ban to a response to the heroin epidemic.
    Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown and Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, discuss how the session is going so far and what may lie ahead.

    As the session winds down, how productive has the legislature been?

  • Jump resigns as Dry Ridge fire chief

    Two missteps by Tom Jump has the Dry Ridge Fire Department looking for a new chief.
    Mayor Jim Wells asked Jump to resign from his position after learning the fire department failed to get building permits for a renovation and turnout gear was bought without an advertised bid or an approved purchase order.
    Jump submitted his resignation Feb. 19 to Wells.


    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 Mike Wright charged Philip A. Frommeyer, 29, of Crittenden, with alcohol intoxication in a public place, at 5:34 p.m. Feb. 17 on Broadway Street. Frommeyer was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Court seeks parks director

    The open position Grant County Parks and Recreation director could be filled as early as next week.
    “Little League starts March 15 and you have practice and everything,” said Judge-Executive Steve Wood. “We’re going to fill this position by the first of March.”
    The role became vacant after former director Tabatha Clemons was elected county clerk in the November 2014 general election.
    The county advertised the job in January and received about 10 to 12 resumes, according to Wood.