Today's News

  • A COACHES PERSPECTIVE ... Fireballs sweep the Incarnation softball tourney

    By Sarah Campbell, Fireballs coach

    On July 30, the Grant County Fireballs – played in an invitational softball tournament in Louisville at Incarnation Church.  

    This is the third year they were invited to play.  I help coach the Fireballs, a B Division team, which is the lowest division.  

  • Grant County golfers represented in NKY 7-UP tour

    Five golfers from Grant County competed in the Northern Kentucky Junior Golf 7-UP tour, which concluded with a two-round championship tournament, July 25-26 at Lassing Pointe and Boone County Links Golf Course.

    Zach Wright, who graduated in June and is attending NKU this fall on a golf scholarship, placed third in his age group, shooting a two-day total of 158, five strokes short of winner Chris Desmarias.

  • Barnett signs to play at Asbury

    Logan Barnett wasn’t sure he was going to make the Grant County Braves soccer team when he was 12, but flash forward six years and Barnett has signed an athletic scholarship to play collegiate soccer at Asbury University.

    “It feels great. I am excited,” he said.

  • The day that changed my life

    In life there always seems to be twists and turns that take us in different directions. When you are young we often think we have it all planned out, and we do not anticipate any bumps in the road. What we don’t know is that one thing that may only take a second will change the course of your life forever.

  • What’s in a number?

    I love Chinese food. It’s one of my favorite types of food to eat and I especially like the fortune cookie you get when they give you the bill. I’ve traveled to Asia and they really don’t give you fortune cookies at most restaurants there.

    The fortune cookie is an American thing, but it’s fun anyway.

    While I don’t follow the signs or stars or don’t let astrology rule my thought process, except for belief in that whole full moon thing, I do save the fortunes from my cookies.

  • Dildine says ‘sew’ long to The Quilt Box

    When Sandy Dildine moved to Grant County 20 years ago from Columbia, South Carolina, even before she settled into her home, she went in search of a quilt shop.

    “I was happy the first day that we came,” Dildine said. “We stayed at a motel down there and I came out here at 9:30 in the morning and I knew I was going to be OK, because this is what I like to do. I’ve been a quilter for a long time, so I was happy moving here and finding a quilt shop.”

  • Facebook Featured Fan: August 11, 2011

    Hi! I’m . . .
    Ashlee Blaze

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    I am 25-years-old and married my husband Matt on June 25. I am a fourth grade teacher at Sherman Elementary. I am a happy person and I love life.

  • Upcoming events: August 11, 2011

    Teams forming for Dragon boat race
    Have you ever paddled on a dragon boat?  Here is your opportunity!  Teams are now forming for the Second Annual Dragon Boat Festival. The festival will be held at A.J. Jolly Park in Campbell County on Saturday, Sept. 10.  Competition begins at 8:15 a.m.
    Create a team and join us for a day of fun, food and festivities. No skills are necessary. For more information call 859-391-7020 or visit the website at www.stelizabeth.com/dragonboat.

  • Police Reports - August 11, 2011

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • ‘I don’t feel like cancer defines me’

    In May 2009, Rebecca Ailstock, was just beginning her nursing career, a life-long dream to work in the medical field.

    Ailstock, a 2005 graduate of Grant County High School, started Northern Kentucky University, in the fall semester, right after graduation.

    “I graduated in four years, because I took classes during the summer, so that I could keep up with the four-year thing,” she said. “I really wanted to get in and get out.”