Today's News

  • Four die following Friday tornado

    A green plastic coat hanger lay casually in the middle of Barley Circle in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 3.

    Bright pink drinking cups sat side by side on a dish drainer inside a first-floor apartment. A heavy stainless steel refrigerator hulked out of place in the middle of the kitchen, it’s cord dangling into space, while in the next room a baby’s bed, with the sheets and blankets still inside lay on its side teetering from the front of the building, which was no longer there.

  • Tornado rips through Crittenden

    Harvesters Subdivision in Crittenden didn't fare well in the wake of a tornado that roared through Grant County on Friday, March 2.
    Many of the homes suffered damage as minor as shingles being ripped off to the entire side of the home torn away.
    Three apartment buildings were destroyed.
    As of Saturday, there were only minor injuries reported.
    Emergency crews including police, fire and emergency management were on the scene and assisting  residents.

  • Cats down ‘Dores to claim SEC title

    When Kentucky outlasted Vanderbilt in Memorial Gymnasium two weeks ago the Cats looked to be in the driver’s seat for the SEC title.  With Saturday’s hard fought victory at home, the Wildcats claimed their 45th SEC championship outright with two games remaining in the regular season.

  • District tournament gives Braves boost

    March Madness comes around once a year, grasping the hearts and souls of basketball fans.

    For the Grant County Braves it came a few weeks early as they clinched a spot in the regional tournament this week, with an upset win over Walton-Verona 55-50, Feb. 22 in the 32nd District Tournament.

    The atmosphere was like nothing I had seen, except on few occasions, like the comeback win the Braves had at Williamstown High School in December.


    Jake McKinley has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for March 1. McKinley is the son of Steve and Sheri McKinley.
    Grade in school: Senior
    Sport: Basketball
    Age: 18
    Hometown: Dry Ridge
    Accomplishments: North Central Kentucky Conference Player of the Week three times, NCKC All-Conference team, All “A” team, 32nd District team twice.

  • Aaron Goe wins first collegiate baseball game

    Former Grant County High School Baseball player Aaron Goe won his first collegiate baseball game for Morehead State, defeating Jackson State 12-4 Feb. 24 in Morehead.

    Goe threw six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, while walking two and striking out six. He also had two assists on the field defensively.

    Goe was named All-State Honorable Mention and received team Most Valuable Player and Ace awards as a senior. He had a 0.92 earned run average in 53 innings last season for the Braves.

  • Lady Braves season ends on sour note

    The Lady Braves had the best record of all four local teams with an 18-9 record going into the 32nd District Tournament, but it wasn’t enough to allow them to advance, as they fell to Simon Kenton 66-53 Feb. 21.

    The game didn’t start out well for the Lady Braves as they ended the first quarter trailing 22-9.

    “It was tough,” Lady Braves coach Darrell Guffey said. “That was the determining factor. We played great the rest of the game.”

    By halftime, the Lady Pioneers had a 37-18 lead.

  • Lady Demons bid farwell to seniors

    For the three Williamstown Lady Demons, senior night was “bittersweet.”

    Williamstown honored Carlie Fossitt, Emma Harris and Susan Northcutt, along with cheerleading seniors Tiffany Foley and Samantha MacPherson and 360 Dance Team senior Jessica Knott before the game with Ludlow Feb. 17.

    “I am going to miss all of the girls,” Northcutt said. “I have been playing with them since middle school and not many people get to play with the same players that long.”

  • Braves lose to Pioneers 80-64

    There was still one more game to play to decide the winner of the 32nd District Tournament.

    All the effort that went into the win over Walton-Verona, clearly had taken a lot out of the team and considering Simon Kenton hadn’t played since last Monday, they had fresher legs.

    It showed in the first quarter, as the Pioneers were able to take a 23-11 lead.

    Braves sophomore guard Tyler Carr scored all 11 points for Grant County, and had the first 16 points for the team, before Trevor Hunt hit a layup in the second quarter.