Today's News

  • Home Sweet Home

    Grant County head football coach Mike Davis wanted the Braves to make a statement against Pendleton County, after being outhustled last season to the Wildcats.

    Davis got his wish, as the Braves defense shut out Pendleton County 31-0, Sept. 10 on Homecoming Night.

    “I made it a point tonight, because I personally took the blame that it was me that lost that game,” he said about losing to Pendleton County last season in overtime. “I swore that I would never let that happen again.”

  • Soccer teams prep for Invitational

    Soccer fans, if you want a full day’s action of soccer, you are going to get it, as the Grant County Invitational is coming Sept. 18 at Grant County Middle School.

    Both the Grant County Braves and Lady Braves soccer teams will be in action, starting with the boys at 9:45 a.m., as they will face Covington Latin in the first game.

    For boys’ head coach Clay Mattingly the tournament is something he looks forward to.

  • Lady Braves, Lady Demons to compete in Volley For Cure, Sept. 16

    The Williamstown Volleyball team will be hosting the Volley for Cure game, Sept. 16, as they take on county rival Grant County at 7 p.m.

    For Williamstown volleyball coach Wes Staff, the game is for a good cause.

    “We are raising money for cancer,” he said. “People can buy T-shirts, and there is a lot of stuff going on that night.”

    Both teams will be wearing pink jerseys for the game, Williamstown will have a lighter pink shirt as the home team and Grant County will have a darker pink for being on the road.

  • Baby Of The Week

    Hi! My name is Karter Anthony Beach.

    I was born on Aug. 24, 2009 and just celebrated my first birthday.

    My parents are Michael and Ginna Beach of Guntersville, Ala.

    My grandparents are Sue Hanson of Attala, Ala. and Juanita Beach of Dry Ridge. My great grandmother is Dolores Harvey of Dry Ridge.

    My favorite things to do are play with my Tonka trucks and Kyle and Kelci.

  • Homemade ice cream, the flavor of nostalgia

    Nostalgia keeps getting the better of me — it’s age I guess. Lately this very hot summer has me thinking of homemade ice cream and my memories of Sunday afternoons in Williamstown.

  • “Capture the Flag!” GCHS Marching Band named Grand Champions at Festival of Bands

    From the field level, looking into the stands at Beechwood High School, it was a sea of blue and orange cheering on as Grant County Marching Band was announced as Grand Champions at the 2010 Beechwood Festival of Bands on Sept. 11.

    Earlier in the day, with the threat of rain looming, Grant County took the field in Class AAAA Preliminary Competition, earning a distinguished rating with their first competitive performance of the season. One at a time, 10 outstanding bands took the field in finals competition, with Grant County slotted to go on at 8:30 p.m.

  • Where is the 2010 Derby Idol Winner?

    Where is the 2010 Derby Idol winner?

    John Siedenberg is a student at Morehead State University.

     “At first, I entered the contest just to see how far I could make it,” Siedenberg said. “I was a bit nervous because there is a lot of talent there. I knew it was going to be a tough decision for the judges to make. “

    Siedenberg has lived his entire life around music since his family has always been interested in it.

  • (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 charged Jessica L. Jetters, 24, of Corinth, with operating on a suspended/revoked operators license and failure to produce insurance card at 2:35 p.m. Sept. 16 on McCoy Road. Jetters was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

    Grant County

  • Williamstown Band of Spirit named Reserve Grand Champions

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit competed at The Beechwood Festival of Bands on Sept. 11.  Two weeks after they debuted their show at Adair County Pre-season exhibition, the band showed marked improvement.  

  • Williamstown meteorite, a slice of history

    No one knows the year when it entered Earth’s atmosphere but it was found one April day in 1892, on a Grant County, Kentucky farm. Since that day, slices of it are located in the Vatican collection, Vatican City, Italy, the British National Museum, and nearly every major center of study from Harvard to Japan and elsewhere around the globe.

    Here is a portion of the mostly forgotten story of Grant County’s world-renowned 68-pound iron meteorite.

    The following can be found at nkyviews.com/grant/grant358.htm and on numerous sites devoted to meteorites.