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Today's News

  • Grant runners compete at Williamstown Invite

    Not a good day for man nor beast, but Grant County Schools runners did not let the wind, cold and rain stop them from continuing their drive for the finish line at the Williamstown Invitational.
    The Lady Braves started the day off early Oct. 4 with solid performances during the coldest part of the day.
    They were led by Summer Dearing, placing eighth in 21:51 and Sydney Parker, placing 11th in 21:57.
    Eighth grader Molly Howell made a late charge, finishing 13th in 22:30.

  • Williamstown host CC meet

    Runners faced the coldest day yet in this cross country season as they arrived at the Williamstown Invitational on Oct. 4 at Williamstown High School.

    Thirty-six schools were represented by over 700 runners. Many were huddled in blankets as they waited for their race to start, and a few even ran wearing hats and gloves to stay warm.
    The day began at 8 a.m. with an open 5K race with six participants.
    The overall winner was 14-year-old home school student William Perkins.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Missing man’s car located

    Police have located the vehicle of a 54-year-old Dry Ridge man who has been missing for more than a month.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Giles responded to a missing person call on Randall Russ on Aug. 30 after he had not been seen or heard from in more than two weeks.
    Russ, who was a part-time computer science professor at the University of Cincinnati, was last seen by neighbors on Aug. 17 at his residence on Lemon-Northcutt Road in Grant County.
    Police had been searching for Russ’ 2006 green Ford Focus with a Kentucky Veterans license plate.

  • HEPATITIS C CASES ON RISE

    The heroin epidemic in Northern Kentucky has led to a surge in hepatitis C cases.
    The number of hepatitis C cases in Northern Kentucky has doubled in recent years from 23 in 2010 to 55 reported cases, including 10 in Grant County, in 2013.

    There are already 31 cases reported this year.
    Northern Kentucky’s hepatitis C rates are about 13 times the national average.

  • LADY BRAVES DEFEAT LLOYD 3-1