Today's News

  • Police Beat 10-7-10

    (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.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 2:23 p.m. Sept. 24 on Blackburn Lane. The drivers involved were Rebecca S. Perry, 25, of Corinth, driving a 2006 Chrysler and Chandral K. Bamforth, 35, of DeMossville, driving a 2005 Hyundai.

    The Dry Ridge police department investigated an accident involving an out of county resident.

    Grant County

  • Lady Braves seeing improvement after fifth win

    For Lady Braves volleyball coach Kelli Lee, this has been a season to forget to this point, but she is beginning to sense improvement of her players after defeating Gallatin County in the Carroll County Invitational, Sept. 25.

    “The win was nice, because we got it in two sets,” Lee said about the matches (25-20, 25-20).”

    The win marked their fifth of the season and first one since Grant County defeated Owen County, Sept. 14 (25-16, 25-22).

  • Demons cross-country team runs in the Hillbilly Run

    Where: Hilbilly Run, Bardstown

    What: Senior Steven Bradford led Williamstown to an eighth place finish in the Hillbilly Run. Bradford led all Demon runners with a time of 17:21.49 and a seventh place finish individually.

    Upcoming: Demons will run in the Walton-Verona Invitational Oct. 2, in Verona.

    Results: Steven Bradford (7), Drew Harris (46), Hunter Pendleton (54), Christopher Brann (58) Derrick King (62), Jake Reaves (63), Matt Lillard (96).

  • Rich, GC qualify for state tourney

    For the Grant County girls golf team and Williamstown senior golfer Ali Rich, they will get to play more golf, qualifying for the state tournament, Sept. 27 at Eagle Creek Country Club.

    Rich shot an 83 individually to seal herself a spot at state, which will be played at the Bowling Green Country Club, Oct. 4-6.

    Grant County as a team shot a total of 347, losing to regional champion Notre Dame by 15 strokes.

    Since they finished runner up, the Lady Braves golf team will also play in the state tournament.


  • Boys’ soccer ties school record for wins

    The Grant County boys’ soccer team tied their school record for wins at 11, with a 1-0 win over Dixie Heights, Sept. 27.

    “It feels good to win,” Braves soccer coach Clay Mattingly said. “The team has made it one of our goals to break the school’s win record this season.”

    The boys’ soccer team has won 11 games three times in its history.

    The win also moved the Braves to the top spot in Region 12, with a record of 11-4-0, a half game ahead of Harrison County (10-3-2.)

  • Lady Braves get revenge over Pendleton County

    Score: 2-0 W

    When: Sept. 20

    Where: Pendleton County High School

    What: After falling to the Lady Wildcats 1-0 in the championship game of the second annual Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational, Grant County got their sixth shutout of the season by sophomore goalie Mackenzie Tucker, improving their record to 6-6-1 on the year.

  • Horse Heritage Days brings 1,200 visitors

    Some took advantage of a rare opportunity to attend the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park on Sept. 25-26; however, for those who had no inclination or resources to do so, there was plenty of ‘horsin’ around’ right here at home.

  • Gone fishin'

    The Kincaid Bassmasters fished a 12 hour night on Williamstown Lake, Aug. 21. Forty-one anglers came out on the lake from the Williamstown Marina. On Aug. 22, the fishermen brought in 86 fish that weighed a total of 127.36 pounds.

  • Cummins places 15 under the lights in Centerville, Ohio

    Where: Centerville High School

    What: Senior Jordan Cummins ran to a 15th place finish in the Adidas Saturday Night Lights V. Overall, the team placed 15th as well out of 21 teams.

    Upcoming: The Braves cross-country team will go to Louisville, Oct. 2, to run in the Greater Louisville race at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park.

    Results: Jordan Cummins (15), Tyler Edmondson (97), Michael Schultz (98), Brandon Gouge (114), Jarred Baker (125), Danny Hess (133), Jordan Rose (140), Justin McGough (153) Zach Brinker (164), Dylan Jackson (171).

  • The times, they are a changn’

    When you are a kid, you don’t realize how quick life is. You want to make sure you don’t miss out on anything, especially when you have someone special in your life.

    Last week, I was covering the sporting events on Sept. 18, looking forward to a big moment that evening at Oktoberfest in Cincinnati, my proposal to my girlfriend Jessica Lynn Purnell.

    For two weeks I had the ring stashed away waiting for that special Saturday. It seemed like an eternity to get here.