Local News

  • Simon Kenton hand Braves first loss

    The Grant County boys soccer team took their first loss on Sept. 13 against district rival Simon Kenton 4-1.
    The only goal for Grant County was scored by Cameron Smith in the second half.  
    The rivalry between the Braves and the Pioneers showed itself early.
    Simon Kenton was able to score within the first minute and a half.
    This tested the Braves, but they were able to keep their intensity and continue to battle with the Pioneers.

  • GCHS boys finish as runner-up in tourney

    The Grant County boys’ soccer team were runners up in the eighth annual Dry Ridge Toyota Cup Classic on Sept. 17, repeating their placement from last year.
    The Braves beat Gallatin County 4-0 with goals from Connor Williams, Cameron Smith, True Williams and Ethan Wilson with a penalty kick. The Braves fell short to Beechwood, losing 1-0.
    Although the Braves shut out Gallatin County, the game was a physical one.

  • Lady Braves win Dry Ridge Toyota Cup

    The Grant County girls team won the eighth annual Dry Ridge Toyota Cup on Sept. 17, beating Covington Latin 6-0, then Gallatin County 3-2.
    In the first game, the Lady Braves came alive, finally having all 17 players on the roster back and healthy, and it showed.

    Kayla Mullins and Faith Johnson both scored hat tricks, alongside Courtney Faehr, who had three assists.

    “Even though I’m not a captain on the team, I think I’m still a leader,” said Johnson, who is currently leading her team in goals scored.


    (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 KJ Little executed a warrant for Tiffany L. Sonnycalf, 36, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 11:20 p.m. Sept. 13 on U.S. 25. Sonnycalf was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

    I was reading the passage of scripture where Jesus is on the cross and he cries out from the cross “My God, My God why have you forsaken me?” Now this passage of scripture is unusual because Jesus says this in Aramaic and it is usually explained in a complicated way.  

  • Kentucky fifth in nation in adult obesity; state diabetes rate highest ever

    We’re fat, and getting fatter. And that’s making us sicker.
    More than one-third of Kentucky adults are obese, placing the state fifth in the country in obesity, a big jump from 12th the year before. Kentucky was one of only two states where obesity rates increased from 2014 to 2015, according to the latest State of Obesity report.

  • Fate of Grant County Jail’s future coming soon

    A final decision about whether the Grant County Detention Center will remain open or close likely will be made within the next few weeks.
    Judge-Executive Steve Wood recommended to the fiscal court during a special meeting Sept. 13 to spent about $63,000 for repairs to HVAC units and plumbing problems.

  • Time again to ‘Explore the Mud’ with annual obstacle course

    It is time for adventurous Grant Countians to get muddy again.
    The third annual Explore the Mud run, featuring 20 challenging obstacles, is returning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8 to the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds in Williamstown.

    Organized by Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG), the mud run had 124 participants, representing seven states, run or walk the obstacle course, last year.

  • Suspects sentenced in Dry Ridge man’s death

    FLEMINGSBURG – Kevin Howard and Charles Black, who both pleaded guilty to charges related to the death of a Dry Ridge man, were recently sentenced.
    University of Cincinnati Professor Randall Russ was murdered in Fleming County in October 2014.
    In July, Howard, 39, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and two counts of tampering with physical evidence. Black, 52, pleaded guilty to facilitation to commit robbery and two counts of tampering with physical evidence.