Today's 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.)


    June 28:
    Eva Louise Barnes, 29, Dry Ridge, homemaker, to Michael Shane Pullen, 37, Dry Ridge, customer service rep
    Jessica Ann Fredericks, 31, Florence, teacher, to Phillip Ray Brown, 36, Florence, stock broker
    July 3:
    Annie May Garner, 33, Williamstown, homemaker, to Robert Allen Wagers, 40, Williamstown, retired
    July 6:
    Jacqueline Spaw, 58, Dry Ridge, disabled, to Ralph Franklin Fry, 68, Dry Ridge, retired
    Briseida Ramirez, 31, Dry Ridge, clerk, to Emmanuel Aguazul Rafael, 21, Dry Ridge, farm work

  • Dry Ridge annexes Hill Crest cemetery

    Hillcrest Cemetery in Dry Ridge will now have more eyes watching out for thieves stealing from graves.
    The Dry Ridge City Council approved annexing the 14-acre cemetery into the city limits during its Aug. 6 meeting in order to allow law enforcement to monitor the grounds when they are in the area.

  • Walton-Verona Lady Bearcats sweep Lady Demons

    The Walton-Verona Lady Bearcats defeated the Williamstown Lady Demons in three sets Aug. 20 at Williamstown High School in a disappointing loss against one of their primary rivals.

  • GCHS Braves beat Owen Rebels 3-1

    The Grant County High School Braves soccer team kicked their way to victory by defeating the Owen County Rebels 3-1 on Aug. 16.
    Jordan Kearns, as goalie, was tough on defense as he communicated well with his defenders and played aggressively off the line.
    “The Owen County game was a great team effort and shows how far this team has come since last year,” said Coach Dave Schmitt.
    Schmitt was pleased with the performance of the defense.

  • Braves football kicks off season with new coach

     Kevin Siple is the new head coach of the Grant County High School Braves football team.

    With 27 years of experience, Siple is not new to being a coach.
    Because Grant County has had three coaches in the last three years, Siple wants to bring stability to the program and is looking to finish his career with the Braves.

  • Williamstown adds archery, bass fishing

    Williamstown students could exchange bats and balls for bow and arrows and fishing poles this year as two new sports are introduced.
    Archery and bass fishing will be the newest options for athletes at Williamstown High School.

    While many details still have to be worked out, both sports were high on students’ interests in an annual program review survey at the school.

  • GCHS girls beat W-V

    The Grant County High School Lady Braves soccer team traveled to Walton-Verona to beat the Lady Bearcats 3 – 2 on Aug. 15.

    Coach Garrett Griffith said Gwen MacAdams had a breakout game, followed by Kaylie Ezell and Kelsey Lund, two freshmen players, who stepped up in place of some injured players.
    “I was happy with their play because a win is always a positive,” Griffith said.

    Griffith said his team is strong on possession.

  • Background checks no longer free for school districts

    State budget cuts have led school districts to scramble to decide how to pay for mandatory criminal background checks for volunteers.
    From field trip chaperones and athletic and band boosters to reading mentors, schools rely on volunteers daily.
    The Administrative Office of the Courts has covered the $10 cost per background check for nearly 20 years at the state public and private schools, including processing nearly 217,000 criminal record reports statewide in 2011.

  • Volunteers needed to give hope, help on Aug. 25

    Hope reigns and the members of Williamstown United Methodist Church want hope to rain down on the community on Aug. 25.
    Impact Kentucky,  a state-wide initiative of United Methodist Churches, will be in communities across the state using more than 700 volunteers to repair homes and businesses damaged by the spring’s tornadoes, as well as distributing clothes and food and hosting a free carnival.