Today's News

  • GCHS takes third at Invitational

    Before they transitioned from one coach to another, the Grant County boys’ basketball team finished third at the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational, the Braves’ home tournament.

    With wins over Williamstown and Ludlow, the Braves were in a three-way tie for first place in their group. Williamstown, with wins over Henry County and Ludlow, and Henry County, with wins over Grant County and Ludlow, all finished 3-1. The tiebreaker for the championship was number of quarters won. Henry came out ahead, which relegated Grant County to the third place game.

  • Building Permits 1-7-10

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in December 2009:

    • Dec. 8:

    Kevin Holtman, new home, 12175 Napoleon Zion Station Road, 1,092 square feet, estimated cost $160,000; permit fee $369.88

    Marilyn’s Ribs, remodel, 60 S. Main Street., permit fee $50.

    •Dec. 16:

    CAC Properties, new home, 235 Ten Mile Road, 1,038 square feet, estimated cost $70,000; permit fee $322.08.

    CAC Properties, new home, 245 Ten Mile Road, 1,038 square feet, estimated cost $70,000; permit fee $322.08. 

  • Cat Attack 1-6-09

    The Kentucky Wildcats faced off against their most hated rival Saturday afternoon in front of the largest crowd in Rupp Arena history.  The fans were witness to one of the ugliest and overall strangest games ever played in the series.  In the end Kentucky was able to hold on to remain one of the last four unbeaten teams in all of college basketball.

  • Eldridge leaves mark as a runner

    George Eldridge could always run and run, but if it wasn’t for a freshman basketball coach, he might not have realized that he could channel his talent into a memorable career as a cross country or track runner.

  • Howe driven to be his best at basketball

    Steve Howe has always loved basketball.

    From the time he was a child, he always had a spot on the sideline of Grant County High School basketball games.

    “When I was small, my dad (Carl) kept the clock for Grant County High School,” he said. “I used to sit in his lap and I was a part of the basketball program when I was very small. It was a dream to get to play for Grant County.”

  • Lady Braves earn win in rivalry

    The Grant County girls’ basketball team hoped that the momentum from the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational, their home tournament, would carry over into the new year.

    The Lady Braves won three of their four games, finishing second for the second straight season. They followed with three losses in the KSA Classic in Orlando, Fla., but returned to Kentucky with a win against Bellevue on Jan. 2.

    Going with their momentum, the Lady Braves earned a district win over cross county rival Williamstown, coming away with a 42-32 win on Jan. 4.

  • Road crews prepare to battle snow

    Freezing temperatures and a downpour of snow and sleet can lead to a recipe for disaster on the roadways.

    With meteorologists forecasting 3 to 6 inches of snow to hit northern Kentucky on Jan. 7, motorists need to be cautious.

    Children may get out of school to make snowmen and sled down icy hills, but not everyone can stay home because of inclement weather.

    Despite some people’s beliefs, even if a snow emergency is declared by Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link, residents are not necessarily forbidden to go to work.

  • Curry tapped to fill vacant Dry Ridge seat

    Dry Ridge City Council is back to six members again.

    The council had a vacancy after Jason O’Nan resigned in November for personal reasons.

    Judy Curry, a retired social worker who was married to former Dry Ridge mayor Donald Pat Curry, was selected unanimously by the council to fill the position during its Jan. 4 meeting.

    She will serve the remainder of the year, but can run for a full term in the November election.

  • Teacher wins bank contest

    A Williamstown school teacher is the winner of Forcht Bank’s statewide “Pay My Bills” sweepstakes.

    Vicke Crowder, a special education teacher and school bus driver for Williamstown Schools, was presented a check for $2,500 at Forcht Bank in Williamstown on Dec. 31.

    Crowder, a single-mother of two, was eligible for the contest by signing up for online banking and paying her bills at forchtbank.com. The contest was open to non customers, as well as customers, who paid their bills with Forcht Bank’s online service.

  • Corinth sewer project bids to be opened Jan. 21

    The new year brings good news for Corinth’s Marathon Drive sewer expansion project. Bid opening will be held on at 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Corinth City Building.

    Mayor Billy Hill said 90 days from the time of the bid awarding the successful bidding company will be able to begin the expansion.

    “There are still some easements outstanding, though the city has a blanket easement in place,” Hill said