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Today's News

  • GCHS boys soccer reach double-digit wins

    While the season ended on a disappointing note, the Grant County High School boys soccer team had many highlights as well.
    The Braves finished with a 10-7 record.
    In tournament play, the team lost 1-0 in the 32nd district finals against rival Simon Kenton, but still advanced to the 8th region tournament at Collins.
    However, the Braves ran into a buzz saw in the regionals against South Oldham, who went on to win the regional title and will play Scott High School in the state semi-finals this week.
    GCHS lost 8-0 to South Oldham to end their season.

  • Braves look at positives after one-win season

    With no hope of making the playoffs, the Grant County Braves played for pride in their final game of the season.
    Despite two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the team fell 34-21 against North Laurel.
    The loss brought the Braves record to 1-8-1 on the season.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (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.)
    Sgt. Dennis Switzer executed a warrant for Dustin H. Lawrence, 26, of Dry Ridge, for receiving stolen property and theft by deception (cold checks), at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 on Barnes Road. Lawrence was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

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  • COUNCIL CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS FROM DRY RIDGE RACE

    With less than a week before voters head to the polls, there are two changes to the ballot.
    Karen Glore, who had filed to run for Dry Ridge City Council, recently withdrew from the race, according to the Grant County Clerk’s office.
    On the flip side, Cliff Wallace recently filed as a write-in candidate for the Williamstown Independent School Board.
    Pete Whaley, who was serving his first term on the board, had previously withdrawn from a bid for a second term on the school board leaving a vacancy.

  • HAMMONS, COLDIRON UP FOR 2ND DISTRICT

    Wanda Hammons will try to keep her second magisterial seat in a race against challenger Shawna Coldiron.
    An emergency medical technician with Rural Metro, Hammons was appointed magistrate following former magistrate Brian Linder’s election as state representative.
    Coldiron is a customer service representative for Owen Electric.

  • RILEY, WILLOUGHBY VIE FOR 1ST DISTRICT SEAT

    With long-time magistrate Richard Austin vying to become judge-executive, the first district’s fiscal court still will be filled by a new face.

    The race pits Republican Jacqalynn Riley against Democrat Royce “Rusty” Willoughby.
    A member of Fitness for Life Around Grant County, Riley has been serving on the Williamstown City Council since 2013.

  • CRUPPER, WELLS FACE OFF IN DR MAYOR’S RACE

    It will be experience versus new ideas in the race for Dry Ridge mayor.
    Clay Crupper, a former state representative for the 61st District, is in his eighth year as mayor.
    He also spent 12 years on the Dry Ridge City Council.

    “We try to blacktop some streets every year,” Crupper said. “We keep our streets in good shape. We provide good service cleaning streets in the winter time. We just try to provide good service, good ambulance service, good fire department.”

  • AUSTIN, WOOD SQUARE OFF FOR JUDGE’S SEAT

    Grant County will have a new judge-executive following next week’s election as current Judge Darrell Link decided not to seek re-election after this term ends.
    Vying to become Grant County’s highest elected official are long-time magistrate Richard

    “Dick” Austin and former business owner Steve Wood.
    Austin has served on the Grant County Fiscal Court for 21 years. He’s also former owner of Tire City Inc.(now Grant County Auto) in Williamstown.

  • Jail lawsuit alleges ‘misuse of public funds’

    Steve Skinner, a captain at the Grant County Detention Center, filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and abuse of power against Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples last week.
    Skinner claims that Peeples falsified business records, misappropriated funds and installed hidden recording devices to spy on employees.
    “I deny the allegations because they are false,” Peeples said.