Today's News

  • Soccer teams fall in Invite

    Both Grant County soccer teams fell in their respective championship games, Sept. 18 at the second annual Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational.

    On the boys’ side, the Braves (8-4) fell to tournament champion Conner 1-0.

    “We didn’t have a lot of opportunities to score,” Braves coach Clay Mattingly said. “We looked tired and didn’t give the kind of effort that I am used to seeing from our guys. I thought that Conner wanted the win more and it showed with the effort they gave.”

  • Foul play not suspected in woman's death

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old Elsmere woman who was found in a car in the parking lot at the Shell gas station in Crittenden.

    Kelly L. Stacey-Ward was pronounced dead at the scene by Grant County Coroner Marylee Willoby at 8:28 p.m. Sept. 18.

    An autopsy was scheduled for Sept. 19 at the Northern Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office.

    Willoby said she has ruled out foul play in the death.

    Kentucky State Police, Rural Metro Ambulance and the Crittenden Fire Department responded to the scene at 355 Violet Road.

  • Braves split first four games

    Grant County football coach Mike Davis has felt since the football team received their schedule, that the first four home games were like preseason games to prepare them for district play.

    The Braves (2-2) split their first four games, as Grant County fell to Western Hills (2-2) 18-10, Sept. 17.

  • Trenary named September YPA Award winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for September is Dakoda Trenary, a senior at Williamstown High School. She is the daughter of Scott and Lori Trenary of Williamstown.

    Recently she attended the Governor’s Scholar Program at Bellarmine University and was inspired to further her community involvement and activities as a student at WHS.

    Q: What are your extracurricular activities:

    A: Cheerleading, Beta Club, track, Key Club and class president.

    Q: What is your community involvement:

  • Get ready Grant County!

    The world is coming to visit! Are we ready?

    Beginning Sept. 25, running through Oct. 10, there will be thousands and thousands of travelers traveling through Grant County, on their way to the World Equestrian Games. If you think that won’t affect us, you’re wrong. People have to eat, people have to get gas, people have to spend the night somewhere. Checking with our local hotel and motel managers, I have found, they are getting lots of reservations for these dates. The Georgetown hotels are already totally booked. So that means our hotels will soon follow suit.

  • Yates and Sweetie win World Championship

    A reminder of 23-year-old Keagan Yates’ biggest accomplishment to date is never far away.

    The Dry Ridge resident, who has been showing horses since she was in Grant County 4-H, won the World Championship in amateur Showmanship Award in June at the American Ranch Horse World Show in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

    Her prize was a belt buckle she proudly displays daily.

    “I was ready to do a little dance,” Yates said. “I haven’t taken the buckle off. I wear it every day.”

  • Fireballs compete in state tourney

    The Grant County Fireballs played in the state softball tournament, Sept. 10-12 in Bowling Green. The Fireballs only played one game and lost. The tournament was to be a double-elimination tournament, but due to the weather the tournament was cut down to single-elimination. The Fireballs had advanced to the state tournament after claiming the gold medal in the regional tournament in Frankfort Aug. 14.

  • Cummins wins Cov. Cath Invite

    Where: Covington Catholic Invitational

    What: Grant County senior runner Jordan Cummins won the race with a time of 17:04. As a team, the Braves placed fourth in the meet behind Lexington Catholic, Covington Catholic, and Cincinnati St. Xavier.

    Upcoming: The Braves will race in the Scott County Cardinal Classic in Georgetown, Sept. 23, before heading to Centerville, Ohio for the Adidas Saturday Night Lights V, Sept. 25.


    Hi! My name is Brooklynn Rose Osborne.

    I was born on Jan. 3, 2007 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

    My parents are Roy and Jamie Osborne of Williamstown.

    My grandparents are Jerry and Susan Bailey of Dry Ridge and Barbara Osborne of Williamstown.

    My favorite things to do are color, watch Dora the Explorer and play with my brothers.

  • Wright wins Grant County Invitational

    When: Sept. 18

    Where: Eagle Creek Country Club

    What:  The Braves golf team (307) hosted their annual Grant County Invitational Golf Tournament, defeating runner-up Pendleton County (324) by 17 strokes.Senior Zach Wright (66) took the individual title edging out Pendleton County’s Phoenix Ramsey and Clay County’s Todd McDaniel (72).

    Upcoming: Grant County will play in the regional tournament, Sept. 28 at Pendleton County Country Club.