Today's News

  • 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.

  • Braves advance to regionals

    Trevor Hunt said after beating Walton-Verona in the district tournament game, he didn’t want to stop playing basketball.

    With the win over the Bearcats, the Braves clinched a ticket to the 8th Region Tournament Feb. 29 through March 6 at Henry County High School in New Castle.

    The win wasn’t an easy one, considering the Braves had lost three games to the Bearcats this season, including a 24-point loss at Walton on Jan. 31.

  • Hendy to join Dry Ridge council

    The Dry Ridge City Council finally is back to full capacity.

    Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed 47-year-old Jim Hendy as the sixth member of the council.

    Hendy is filling the unexpired term of Jamie Webster, who turned in his resignation letter effective Oct. 1, 2011, for business and personal reasons.

  • Four arrested for copper, metal thefts

    Four men have been arrested in connection with three separate incidents of copper and metal thefts in Grant County.

    A Dry Ridge resident is accused of removing copper from a store, a church and a firehouse last month.

    Jordan L. Richardson, 25, was charged on Feb. 21 for theft by unlawful taking.

    Richardson is accused of stealing copper wire from the Mt. Zion Country Store, the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and the Dry Ridge Fire Sub Station in Mt. Zion. The thefts occurred on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25.