Local News


    (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 Wyatt Gayer executed a warrant for Ernest B. Combs, 29, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 14 on Taft Highway. Combs was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Lady Braves down Lady Demons in four sets

    The Grant County Lady Braves volleyball team won the cross-county rivalry game against the Lady Demons of Williamstown on Aug. 23 at Grant County High School.  It took four sets for the Lady Braves to be victorious.  They took the first set 26-24.  

    The Lady Braves jumped out to a 9-0 lead early in set one.  Behind the serves of junior Janna Saylor, the Lady Braves capitalized on the youthfulness of the Lady Demons.  

  • Corinth Mayor carries on as he waits for liver transplant

      Born and raised in Gallatin County, William R. Hill moved to Grant County following the loss of his wife in a car accident in 1978.
    In the years following that move, the now 62-year-old mayor of Corinth has become a fixture of the city and county.  Growing up, Hill played basketball and baseball for Gallatin County.
    Today, most people know him as Mayor Billy Hill, Mayor or simply Billy.
    Hill first took the oath of office for the City of Corinth in September 1999 when he was appointed mayor after the passing of then-Mayor Winford Colson.

  • Lady Braves blast Carroll County 9-0

    The heat did not stop the Grant County girls’ soccer team, as they sailed past Carroll County on Aug. 27.

    The Lady Braves defeated the Lady Panthers 9-0, with goals from Morgan Moore, Tiana Thornberry two each from Kayla Mullins and Courtney Faehr and three from Faith Johnson.

    The game was almost mercy ruled, but when Faehr’s third goal was called off the game remained at 9-0.
    The officials stated that the keeper had possession of the ball before Faehr did.

  • Grant beats Rebels 4-1 to remain undefeated on season

    The Grant County Braves won their first home game 4-1 against Owen County on Aug. 29 to keep them undefeated at 5-0.

    Grant County goals came from Ethan Howe, Stuart Smith and two from Cody Trenkamp.
    Trenkamp, who almost had a hat trick if it wasn’t for an offsides call, still led the Braves in scoring.

    Being a senior, he is finally getting to see his team play like they know they’ve been able to.

  • Mt. Zion Cemetery sustains damage due to storm
  • Open letter to God

    As you know, I recently posted the following on Facebook:
    “Dear God,
    I’m trying to control the universe as best I can, but I think I’m failing at it.
    It might be time for me to step aside and let you take over -- I hear you laughing! -- but I’m not sure I know how to do that, seeing as I’ve been doing this for so long.
    “So, please be patient with me and don’t smite me with boils or ugly hair.
    “Thank you, NK”


    When Byron “BJ” Chipman died in 2012, he left an estate worth $2 million.
    With his humble unkept appearance and reputation for frugality, he was a most unlikely benefactor of such a legacy left for both local high schools.
    Grant County High School and Williamstown High School received more than $800,000 each to be used for scholarships.

    Nancy Howe, public information officer/community education director for Grant County Schools, is a member of the Grant County School’s Education Foundation where the GCHS money was allocated.

  • Heroin battle rages

    Rex Benson is still trying to piece together what happened days after losing his 24-year-old son to a suspected heroin overdose.

    “Did he feel any pain?” Rex asked himself, through tears. “Was he sitting there fighting for his life? I want to believe he had no idea what was going on. A father wants to know those things. I’m going to have to sit there and look at (where he died) forever.”

  • Two former employees file lawsuits against jail

    Two lawsuits have been filed against the Grant County Detention Center by former employees in the last two weeks.

    The lawsuits were filed in Grant County Circuit Court and list current jailer Chris Hankins and former jailer Terry Peeples among the defendants.

    The former employees, Tonya Beagle and Brian Gibson, both allege forms of retaliation and discrimination while working under both Peeples’ and Hankins’ administrations.