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Today's News

  • Braves drop fourth straight, 10-0

    Grant County’s woes at the plate continued on Thursday, as the Simon Kenton Pioneers travelled to Dry Ridge and handed the Tribe their third shutout in four games.
    Both teams were coming off the Doc Morris Invitational where the Braves sandwiched a 10-5 loss to Glen Este (Ohio) between a shutout at the hands of Cooper and Holy Cross.
    Simon Kenton entered the game on a skid of its own, having lost three of its last four games, including dropping both games in the Invitational, and six of the last ten.

  • Lloyd blanks Demons 6-0

    The Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts made the trip from Erlanger to take on Williamstown in a North-Central Kentucky Conference matchup on April 17 and made the trip back to Erlanger as victors, handing the Demons a 6-0 loss.

    The game moved quickly through the first four innings as pitchers AJ Scroggins and Jerik Ward disallowed any sustained rallies and kept the opposition out of the runs column, and the fifth frame appeared to be much of the same, following Scroggins’ sixth strikeout to start the fifth.

  • Kentucky schools facing several new laws this year

    Kentucky public school students, teachers and officials will by this fall have to adjust to several new laws passed in the 2017 General Assembly.
    “The new Republican majority in the General Assembly led to swift consensus on a number of education-related bills in a short session. The changes will be a lot for school districts to manage, especially with the two more reform-minded bills in the mix — House Bill 520 and Senate Bill 1,” said Brigitte Blom Ramsey, executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

  • Poll: Kentucky increasingly favors smoke-free law

    Kentucky does not have a statewide smoke-free law, but residents of the commonwealth increasingly favor one, a recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll finds.
    Sponsored by Interact for Health and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, the poll has for six years tracked opinions about a statewide smoke-free law.
    The most recent poll finds the highest level of support ever: More than seven in 10 Kentucky adults want such a law, compared to five in 10 in 2011. Fewer than three in 10 opposed the idea, compared to more than 4 in 10 in 2011.

  • Braves drop fourth straight, 10-0

    Grant County’s woes at the plate continued on Thursday, as the Simon Kenton Pioneers travelled to Dry Ridge and handed the Tribe their third shutout in four games.
    Both teams were coming off the Doc Morris Invitational where the Braves sandwiched a 10-5 loss to Glen Este (Ohio) between a shutout at the hands of Cooper and Holy Cross.

  • 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.)
    Officer David Osborne executed a warrant for Ottis Gibson, 29, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 7:15 p.m. March 29 on Broadway Street. Gibson was also charged with operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license. Gibson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS

    It took Emmy winning director Jonathan Hock almost 20 months to put together the documentary, “One And Not Done,” on Kentucky coach John Calipari that aired on ESPN.
    Like many Kentucky fans have come to believe, Hock admits he perhaps had the wrong perception of Calipari until he had a chance to get to know him.

  • Pure Life Ministries founder wins ‘Most Innovative Program’ award in Texas

    Steve Gallagher was working as a deputy sheriff in Los Angeles in 1982 when his life fell apart.

    “I had my off-duty revolver sitting on my coffee table, and I was ready to end it all,” Gallagher said. “I just could not imagine going another day; and that’s when my life turned around.”

  • 2016 Biggest Winner seeks Boston Marathon one step at a time

    In 2016, Marlon Kinsey won the Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) Biggest Winner’s Most Weight Lost and Overall Winner awards.
    It was one of continuing steps he has to reach his ultimate goal:  qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
    Each year, FFLAG partners with local businesses to present the Biggest Winner Challenge.  
    Now in its 11th year, Biggest Winner is a staple of April in Grant County.  

  • Massie supports veterans

    When elected Congressman Thomas Massie wanted to support the veterans, so he called on his friend former judge executive of Campbell County, Lloyd Rogers, who had a lifetime of being active in veteran affairs. Judge Rogers is a life member of the VFW, DAV and American Legion.