Today's News

  • Braves backcourt gains experience with summer ball

    The summer after making it to the eighth region tournament, the Grant County boys’ basketball team is working hard to get back.

    The Braves have played 24 games in a three-and-a-half week span with six more games scheduled and coach Ron Kinmon hopes the experience they’re gaining now will pay off when next season starts.

  • NRA Youth Sportsfest teaches 148 campers

    On June 20, 148 campers from the Northern Kentucky area joined together at the ninth annual NRA Youth Sportsfest, sponsored by the 5th District Federation League of Kentucky Sportsmen.

    The day featured outdoor events such as fishing, archery, trap shooting, turkey calling and a trapping clinic.

  • GCHS seniors end careers on the track

    Natalie Norman, Kim Simpson and Melissa McLeod spent much of their time in high school pushing themselves on the track.

    The girls would run day in and day out to try to get faster, develop stamina and work to be their best whenever the starting gun would go off.

    Now, they’ve graduated high school, but are still pushing themselves as they work to run in college.

  • Mitchell, boy, April 19

    Justin and Laura Mitchell of Corinth announce the birth of their first child.

    E. Ayden Mitchell IV was born at 6:27 a.m. on April 19, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19.75 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Connie and Joey Campbell of Williamstown.

    His maternal great grandparents are Mary Campbell and Mary and Orville Daley of Williamstown.

    His paternal grandparents are Donna and Tony Mitchell of Corinth.

  • Police Record 6-25-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident which occurred at 5:15 p.m. on June 15 on Blackburn Lane. The drivers involved were Tracey A. Simpson, 42, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2000 Jeep and Cecil H. Lewis, 70, of Monroe, MI, driving a 2007 Jaguar.

    Capt. Gary Humphrey charged Deanna R. Lucas, 26, of Dry Ridge, with 11 counts of theft by unlawful taking at 1:30 p.m. on June 16 on Violet Road in Crittenden.

  • Hall earns GED diploma

    Billy Joe Hall, from Covington, received his GED diploma from Grant County Adult Education Program.

    Hall had the highest test score out of all the graduates from the program this year. He also had a perfect score in math.

    “I passed with flying colors,” Hall said.

    Hall was a resident of Crittenden from ages 6 – 18 and attended Grant County High School for two years. He moved to Kenton County and attended Scott High School for a short time.

  • A toast to the Wilsons

    Luck would have it that I have been fortunate enough to see two of my best friends fall in love.

    My freshman year at Presbyterian College, Jay Wilson and Marianne Shaddrix met each other. Jay was a fraternity brother of mine and we went through the trials and tribulations of pledgeship together.

    Jay and Marianne started dating each other and there was always something about them. It seemed like such a perfect match. I can’t imagine two better people and I’m glad they found each other.

  • Community Calender 6-25-09


    • The Grant County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 7 p.m. June 25 at the Williamstown City Building.

    • The Grant County Saddle club will meet at 7 p.m. June 25 at the Grant County Extension office on Baton Rouge Road. New members welcome. For more information call Lois Shuler at 620-4111 or shulerls@peoplepc.com.


  • Wright, girl, April 30

    Adam and Alisha Wright of Crittenden announce the birth of their second child.

    Abby Gail Wright was born at 8:36 p.m. April 30, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Randy and Debbie Gill of Cynthiana.

    Her paternal grandparents are Mark Wright of Verona and Randy and Vicki Dalton of Crittenden.

    Abby was welcomed home by her sister, Kaylee and friends and family.


  • GCHS Speech, Drama send 13 to nationals

    Thirteen students from Grant County High School took to the national stage to show off the skills they have worked all year to develop.

    The students are part of the GCHS Speech and Drama team and attended the national National Catholic Forensic League tournament on May 23 and 24 in Albany, NY.

    “The funny thing is that we placed third in the state level as a team, but we sent more students to nationals than any school in Kentucky,” coach Ryan Ray said. “To know that we sent more students is exciting.”