Today's News


    Several residents on Folsom-Jonesville Road are missing their best friends after reports of stolen dogs two weeks ago.

    Marsha Chaney, Grant County Animal Shelter director, said a man came to the shelter Aug. 21 asking if anyone had brought several dogs in that day.

    When Chaney told the man that no one had brought in any dogs, he said a white male, likely in his 40s, driving a grey truck with a tinted windows had taken his dog and others earlier that morning.

  • Lady Braves best Lady Demons in straight sets

    When the Grant County Lady Braves visited Williamstown on Aug. 25, it was a battle of epic proportions.
    Grant County swept the Lady Demons in three straight games by the score of 25-12, 25-13 and 25-15.  

    It was David verses Goliath, senior leadership verses youth.  
    The Lady Braves boast a 7-1 record so far this year primarily due to the experience of their players.  

    Williamstown fell to a record of 1-4 primarily due to their inexperience.  
    But the near-capacity crowd saw some good volleyball.  

  • Braves dismantle Owen County 47-14

    Grant County scored two touchdowns less than three minutes into the game and never looked back.
    The Braves destroyed Owen County 47-14 on the road to improve to 2-0 on the season.

    “We played very well and we came out ready to play,” said coach Kevin Siple. “The key for us was to get off to a quick start. We scored on our first offensive drive with only one minute and 18 seconds off the clock.”  
    The opening score came off a 22-yard pass from quarterback Joseph Knipp to Robert Spohn.

  • DR mayor saves man from overdose

    Dry Ridge Mayor Jim Wells used skills from his other job recently to save a man’s life overdosing on heroin.
    Wells, a firefighter/EMT for 18 years for the Lexington Fire Department, was driving with Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills in Dry Ridge when they saw what initially appeared to be two deputies in a struggle with a suspect.

  • Winters joins Will. School Board

    The Williamstown Independent School Board finally has a fifth member.
    A vacancy was created in June 2015 when long-time board member Donna Cheesman’s resignation was accepted by the Kentucky Education Commissioner.

    Cheesman resigned due to state nepotism regulations because her son was getting married to another school district employee.

  • Lady Demons down rival Grant County 62-57

    Grant County and Williamstown renewed their rivalry Feb. 1 as the Lady Braves and Lady Demons battled on the basketball court.

    The game was tightly contested until the end with Williamstown winning 62-57, improving their record to 11-6 while the Grant County dropped to 4-17.
    From the opening tip, the crowd anticipated an up and down fantastic matchup.

  • Hope to share

    Although grace is free, hope recently cost me $8 on Etsy, the Website where people sell their handiwork.
    For $8 I bought a wire bracelet that forms the word “hope,” which I’ve been wearing all week.
    Lately, hope has been my thing. I was talking with a tattoo artist for a story I’m working on and told him if I ever got a tattoo it would be the word hope in simple script, lower-case lettering, written very small, with a period at the end. (hope.)


    (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.)
    Officer David Osborne cited Jeffrey Ritchie, 57, of Dry Ridge, with speeding and failure to produce insurance card, at 8:59 p.m. Jan. 25 on Arnie Risen Boulevard.
    Officer KJ Little executed a warrant for Dalton A. Whalen, 18,  of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 11:48 p.m. Jan. 26 on the Dry Ridge By-pass. Whalen was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.  

  • Snow pushes school calendars back

    Snowfall and difficult road conditions have caused local school districts to call off classes in the last two weeks.
    The missed days have altered the school calendars and pushed back the last day for students.
    Williamstown Independent Schools have missed five days so far this year, bringing the district halfway to the 10 inclement weather days last year.
    The district is making up one day on Feb. 16 while the remaining four have been added to the end of the calendar.

  • Booster treasurer must pay back stolen money

    The former treasurer of the Grant County Football Boosters will avoid jail time for allegedly diverting $4,800 in funds raised from charity Bingo games.
    Marsha Brewer of Dry Ridge was sentenced to 180 days conditional discharge, subject to three conditions.
    Brewer was order to not commit another offense, stay out of gaming and pay $2,400 each in restitution to the Department of Charitable Gaming and the Grant County Law Enforcement Explorers.