Today's News

  • Lady Demons get first win of the season

    The Williamstown Lady Demons volleyball team travelled to Trimble County on Thursday, Sept.  14, and came home with their first win of the season.  
        The Lady Demons have had several opportunities to pull off wins this season but have seemed to falter down the stretch of their matches. But that wasn’t the case against Trimble.  

  • First-half explosion by GRC dooms Braves

    Size and numbers were the difference as the Grant County Braves football team fell 47-14 on Sept. 15 at George Rogers Clark.
    The loss dropped the Braves to 0-5 on the season.

  • Lady Braves lose to Carroll County Lady Panthers

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers travelled to Grant County High School on Tuesday, Sept. 12, and made their trip home a happy one defeating the Lady Braves volleyball team 22-25, 26-24 and 25-21.  
    Each of the three games stayed competitive and both teams had opportunities for big runs and leads.


    • July 3
    Dan and Millie Rose, 740 Jacob Drive, addition, 1,318 square feet, estimated cost $100,000; permit fee $427.66.
    Bruce Adkins, 115 Bridle Court, addition, 200 square feet, estimated cost $24,000; permit fee $131.04.
    • July 10
    Thomas Hutchins, 432 Cash Drive, new home, 2,370 square feet, estimated cost $256,000; permit fee $589.36.
    • July 11
    Anthony Eppley, 2305 Warsaw Road, storage shed, 1,152 square feet, estimated cost $8,484.77; permit fee $196.08.


    Five students from Grant County named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars
    Five students from Grant County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.
    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • WHS Band of Spirit finishes fourth at Lafayette Invitational

    Name of competition: 2017 Lafayette Invitational at Lafayette High School Sept. 16, 2017 in Lexington.

     Ranking and any awards:  The Band of Spirit delivered two outstanding performances at the Lafayette Invitational Band Contest. The BOS finished fourth in both prelims and finals.  
    No trophies were given at this contest.  A nice gift basket, including up to $200 in music merchandise, was given to each band.

     Names and number of bands participating:  Eight competing bands.  

  • Clemons delivers 150 backpacks to local elementary schools

    While attending a Kentucky County Clerk’s Association training Lexington, Grant County Clerk Tabatha Clemons listened to Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock discuss her involvement in the National Foundation for Women Legislators.
    She explained that, as an elected woman, officials are automatically a member and would be eligible to receive the benefits from the organization.


    CLASS OF 1972
    The GCHS Class of 1972 45th class reunion with potluck picnic will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at the cattle barn at Grant County Park in Crittenden. Fried chicken, rolls, drinks and dessert will be provided. Bring a chair and a dish to share. Dinner will start at 5 p.m. Couples cost $25 and singles cost $15. Make checks payable to: GCHS Class of 1972 and return to Libby Breeden Jackson, 287 Shawnee Run Road, Dry Ridge, KY 41035.



    (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.)

    Chief Rick Kells charged Brian Patrick Rountree, 35, of Dry Ridge, with theft by unlawful taking under $500 shoplifting, at noon Sept. 17 on Ferguson Boulevard.
    Officer Brad Morris investigated an accident at 6:58 p.m. Sept. 4 on Taft Highway. The drivers involved were an unknown hit-and-run and Jeremy K. Schinck, 41, of Williamstown, driving a 2012 Toyota.

  • Lloyd Area Skeet Club wins KSSA Team trophy

    The five-man team from the Lloyd Area Skeet Club at the Lloyd Area Wildlife Preserve in Crittenden won the Kentucky Skeet Shooting Association (KSSA) team trophy. The annual contest, started many years ago, pits five members from the different skeet clubs in Kentucky against each other in the 12-gauge match competition.