Today's News

  • Hoopdedo! Locals meet former Wildcats

    Two local boys got the opportunity of a lifetime as they went to the 2011 Coach Cal Pro Camp in Lexington.

    The camp, which ran from July 28-30, was held by UK men’s basketball coach John Calipari and was co-hosted by Tayshaun Prince and other former players.

    The opportunity for Zach Williams and Tucker Gray was an exciting moment, but for both it was also another kind of experience.

    “It was about having fun and being a good sportsman,” Gray, a student at Williamstown Elementary, said.

  • Boy’s soccer takes baby steps to improve

    Braves senior Brian Chapman had a goal not to finish last in the third annual Dry Ridge Toyota Classic soccer tournament.

    The team didn’t reach that goal, as they lost both of their matches, 3-2 to Villa Madonna and 3-0 to Dixie Heights, finishing in fourth place out of four teams.

    “I was disappointed. I tried to do what I can to help my team,” he said. “I do think the fatigue got to us in the second game.”

  • Lady Braves bid farewell to five seniors

    The Grant County High School Lady Braves volleyball team gave their farewells to five seniors, Sept. 15 against Walton-Verona.

    Tonya Canafax, Chelsea Cason, Paige Elliott, Hannah Simmons and Michelle Willoughby were honored on the court with their family members before playing the Lady Bearcats.

    The Lady Braves lost in three sets to Walton-Verona, but for the first time this season, they forced the Lady Bearcats to three games.

  • Girls soccer falls short of title

    After some tough competition the past couple of weeks and seeing their record go from 5-0-0 to 5-2-1, the Lady Braves finished second in the third annual Dry Ridge Toyota Classic Sept. 17 at Grant County Middle School.

    “Being a first time coach, my expectations were that we play to our level and play well as a team. My hope was to make a good run at being tournament champions,” Lady Braves coach Sarah Boone said.

    In the first game, the Lady Braves defeated Carroll County 4-1, to secure a spot in the championship game against Bishop Brossart.

  • Braves gallop over Greenup

    As the homecoming festivities began on Sept. 15 with the parade from the Dry Ridge Outlet mall to Grant County High School, the big game was still another day away.

    The Braves didn’t disappoint as they scored 45 points in a 30-point win over Greenup County Sept. 16.

  • Horse Heritage Days - Sept. 24, 25

    Where: Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown
    Admission: Horse Show Only- $5; Tractor Pulls- $10


    A celebration years in the making took place Sept. 18 as Grant County Schools dedicated its new Career and Technology Center.

    In August, the district opened the $10 million facility at Grant County High School, featuring 12 new classrooms/labs that will house seven new career and tech programs.

    New programs offered at the center include pre-engineering, bio-medical, information technology, health sciences, automotive technology, electric technology and welding technology.

  • Sheriff’s office leaves courthouse

    If you’re heading to the courthouse to pay your tax bill, then you need to change directions.

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has closed its office inside the Grant County Courthouse and moved operations to 212 Barnes Road, next to the Grant County Detention Center.

    The new sheriff’s office location will be open for business on Monday, Sept. 26.

    “We outgrew the space at the courthouse and really had no room to expand,” said Sheriff Chuck Dills.


    The Dry Ridge City Council welcomed one member and said goodbye to another during its Sept. 12 meeting.

    John Renaker, who drives trucks for Titan Express and Sunflower, took part in his first meeting since being appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The 70-year-old Grant County native fills the vacancy left when Encil Webster resigned in April.

    “I just hope I can do the best and satisfy everybody,” Renaker said. “I know you can’t do that all the time, but I’m going to try to do the best for the city.”

  • Saving Sherman Tavern

    Edna Cummins has been on a mission to preserve Grant County’s historical sites one brick at a time.
    Cummins, of Crittenden, has worked to save and restore old cemeteries and the Lloyd’s Welfare House, but her latest labor of love has been saving Sherman Tavern.

    She, and a group of volunteers, have been working diligently for the last five years holding bake sales, yard sales and dinner on the grounds to raise money to restore the tavern on U.S. 25, in front of Sherman Elementary.