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Today's News

  • Senior night success

    Looking to make a little history, Grant County celebrated senior night with a win over district foe Jeffersontown 20-6.

    With the win, the Braves earned their sixth win of the season, tying the mark they set last year. They also set a school record with two district wins in a season. With the win, the Braves secured the three seed in the district tournament, another first in the program’s history.

  • Police Beat

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 1:32 p.m. on Oct. 13 on Broadway Street in Dry Ridge. The drivers involved were Salley K. Bruce, 64, of Dry Ridge driving a 1996 Ford and Jeffery L. Humpert, 44, of Plainfield, Ill. driving a 2006 Freightliner.

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 7:10 a.m. on Oct. 14 on Broadway Street in Dry Ridge. The driver involved was Robert J. Breeze, 35, of Independence driving a 2000 Freightliner that struck a parked 2001 General Motors owned by Dennis Bowling of Dry Ridge.

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • Babies of the week: Hannah and Wyatt Brown

    Hi! Our names are Hannah Grace Brown and Wyatt Lee Brown

    We were born on December 24, 2007.

    Our parents are Josh and Meghan Brown of Cordova and Corey and Samantha Brown of Cordova.

    Our favorite thing to do is play together.

  • Gutman, boy, July 11

    Amy and Troy Gutman of Williamstown announce the birth of their fourth child.

    Adam Gutman was born at 1:39 a.m. on July 11, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

    He weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Betty and Bill Rudd of Springfield, Ky.

    His paternal grandparents are Barbara and Wade Gutman of Dry Ridge.

    Adam was welcomed home by Emma, Ethan and Aaron.

  • Seniors reminisce about memories made on the field

    Time passes so quickly on the field, but Grant County’s girls’ soccer team made the most of the time they had together.

    “Playing for Grant County has been a great experience,” Alexis Amorese said. “You get to play for a school and be a part of something bigger than yourself and even bigger than a team because you’re representing somebody. You’ll wear your stuff out and know that you’re representing Grant County soccer and everyone else on your team.

  • Mason Barker named Helping Hands director

    Bro. Mason Barker, who spent years working as the founder and director of Storehouse Ministries in Covington, has agreed to become the new volunteer director for the Grant County Helping Hands ministry. His wife, Barbara has also agreed to volunteer to be his assistant. They are excited to volunteer their help because they truly believe they have become part of a ministry which reaches out God’s hands to help the local community.

  • Third time is not a charm

    For the third time this season, Grant County had to play Pendleton County, but this time each team’s season was on the line.

    The Braves came up short, losing 5-0 to the Wildcats in the regional championship, ending their historical season.

    “We were not ready to play,” coach Bill Simpkins said. “It wasn’t their intensity that we failed to match this time, we just didn’t follow our assignments.”

  • Students earn trip to Orlando with design project

    The skills they learned in class took two Grant County High School students all the way to Florida.

    Jackie Frost and Jennifer Bowling traveled to Orlando over the summer to the Students Taking Action for Recognition national convention, which is part of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America national organization.

  • Bands compete at Boone Co. Rebel Classic

    Williamstown Band of Spirit

    Williamstown Band of Spirit competed at the Boone County Rebel Classic on Oct. 18 in Florence.

    After a cold and windy preliminary competition, where Williamstown placed second behind Beechwood, the Band of Spirit fought back to win the reserve grand champion trophy in the finals.

    As the final scores were announced, Beechwood received third place by the slimmest of margins behind Williamstown, with Bourbon County winning grand champion.

  • Household hazardous waste to be collected

    It may not be spring, but Grant County residents have an opportunity to do some major cleaning.

    For the first time, household hazardous waste will be collected during an event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Grant County High School parking lot.

    “We’ve never had an event to take care of the stuff that you can’t necessarily not put out to the garbage, but you probably shouldn’t,” said Bryan Miles, Grant County solid waste coordinator.