Today's News

  • Braves lose nail biter to Rebels 14-13

    On a clear brisk evening, the Braves dropped their season opener to Owen County 14-13, Aug. 28, at the  4th annual Grant County Gridiron Kickoff Bowl at Grant County High School.

    “It was a good ballgame,” said Braves head coach Mike Davis, “I said all week long that Owen County has a great ballclub and a few mistakes cost us the ballgame. I take full responsibility in this loss.”

    The Braves got the scoring started early as they got a touchdown run by sophomore quarterback Nathan Davis, from five yards out to take an early 7-0 lead.

  • SAP gives inmates a second chance in life

    Matthew Claypool has spent the past two years in jail for a robbery and assault that was fueled by his drug addiction.

    “I was high when I done it, and I did it to get high,” the 23-year-old said inside the Grant County Detention Center.

    While in jail, Claypool, along with 39 other inmates, were given an opportunity to turn their lives around by participating in a new Substance Abuse Program (SAP) that began in January.

  • Police Beat 9-9-10

    (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 executed two warrants for, failure to appear and pay fines, for Matthew James Ratlife, 18, of Dry Ridge, at 1:15 p.m. Aug. 30 on Michigan Avenue. Ratlife was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Moreland swings way to state tourney

    For Williamstown junior golfer Sean Moreland, going to the state tournament is a goal he set out for and completed with his second place finish at the All “A” Tournament Aug. 26 at Eagle Creek Country Club.

    “It feels good going to State,” he said. “I wish I could have played better and got first place in the meet.”

    Moreland finished second behind Jordan Tingle of Trimble County by just one stroke.

    “It was hole number 10,” Moreland said. “I double-bogeyed on a par three and that kept me from medaling.”

  • GCHS teacher given state honors

    The Family and Consumer Science program at Grant County High School is not your mother’s home economics class’ of days gone by.

    Anna Day Sullinger, Family and Consumer Science teacher at GCHS, was named the Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher of Kentucky. Sullinger was given the award at the summer conference of the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education (KACTE) on July 19.

  • Lady Demons wins final game at Invite

    Scores: 2-1 L, 2-1 L, 2-0 L 2-0 L 2-0 L, 2-1 W

    When: Aug. 26, 27, 28

    Where: Western Hills High School

    What: Lady Demons win last game of the Western Hills Invitational, defeating Boyle County 2-1 (9-21, 21-18, 15-7)

    Quote of the game: “We didn’t do as well as we wanted to. Those teams were all Lexington and Frankfort teams. We came in playing the two nights previous of the tournament, and I just think we were just worn out.” – Wes Staff

  • Rich qualifies for State

    Where: Eagle Creek Country Club

    What: WHS senior Ali Rich qualifies for State, finishing third in at the All “A” Classic Tournament Aug. 25.

    Upcoming: The Lady Demons will face Owen County, Sept. 2 at Eagle Creek Country Club, before facing Walton-Verona, Sept. 7 at Sugar Bay Golf Course in Warsaw.


  • Williamstown man pleads guilty to explosives distribution

    A 41-year-old Williamstown man pleaded guilty Aug. 5 to conspiring to distribute explosives without a license.

    Robert Bancroft, who was indicted in federal court in Covington in May, had two counts of possession of stolen explosive materials, two counts of transport of explosive materials without a license and two counts of distribution of explosive materials dismissed in exchange for his plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

    He is scheduled to be back in court at 1 p.m. Nov. 4 for sentencing and was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals after his plea.

  • Elliott graduates advanced Army training

    Army National Guard Pfc. Robert Z. Elliott has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

  • Go ahead, call me a geek

    It’s almost time for those grinning politicians to peek around poles and pop up on grassy, although somewhat brown, patches of yards.

    That means the election is just a couple of months away.

    Go ahead and call me a geek but I’m one of those people who believe it’s my privilege, honor and even duty to go to the polls on election day.

    While the Grant County News does not endorse candidates, we will be bringing you an election section at the end of October.

    This will feature all the candidates who have opposition for the Nov. 2 election.