Today's News

  • GCMS teacher loses two children in a fire

    A sixth grade science teacher at Grant County Middle School suffered a terrible tragedy Feb. 15 when a fire at her Cynthiana home claimed the life of two of her daughters.

    A candlelight prayer vigil for the Chesnut family has been planned for 6 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 19, on the lawn of the Harrison County Courthouse.

  • Demons seniors have everlasting bond on-off court

    With the basketball season winding down here in the next few weeks, five Williamstown Demons seniors will be walking on the court for the final time as teammates, but that bond will go beyond the court.

    Eddi Feldman, Andrew Jones, Jake McKinley, Colton Simpson and Harrison Whaley have been playing basketball together since the fourth grade and basketball has been a major part of their lives, but their friendships won’t be left in the gym after their final game of the season.

    “It is really meaningful to me,” Whaley said.

  • Miskell qualifies for state

    Cody Miskell, who was introduced to the wrestling team after the 2010 football season, found his niche one of the top wrestlers in his weight class.

    Miskell qualifyied for state with a third place finish at the Region 6 wrestling tournament at Boone County High School in Florence, Feb. 10-11.

    Braves coach Matt Shearer said he was proud to see the hard work that all the wrestlers showed at the regional meet, advancing further as a team in the tournament than in 2011.

  • 32nd District Tournament Preview

    Boy’s Teams

    Simon Kenton

    Coach: Trent Steiner, Sr.
    Record: 19-7*
    #30 Nick Ayers F Jr.
    #10 Riley Barnes G Jr.
    #25 Carson Barnett G Fr.
    #34 Jared Bowling F Jr.
    #3   Cody Chambers G Sr.
    #31 Alex Childers G So.
    #00 Brennan Kuntz G So.
    #24 Cody Monson G Jr.
    #13 Trevor Montgomery G Jr.
    #21 Taylor Morrison F So.
    #2   Ryan Mullen G Sr.

  • God answers prayers not iPhones

  • CHURCH NOTES 2.16.12

    Christ Community
    • Mary Beth Dorgan delivered the message on “Love.” Sunday evening was fellowship time. Kala Brown and Amanda Smith set up an amazing spread of appetizers and chocolate desserts. For more information call 859-394-2586.
    • Feb. 19 - Blaine Bowman and His Good Time Band at 11 a.m.

    Corinth Christian

  • Fire destroys Dry Ridge home

    Danielle Varner wasn’t home when her mobile home caught fire on Feb. 11 and for that she’s grateful.

    The fire, which broke out around 4:30 a.m. on Taylor Lane in Dry Ridge, engulfed Varner’s bedroom, which was reduced to blackened, charred wood.

    The siding from the mobile home dripped like warm cake icing from the frame of the trailer.

    Varner and her mother spent Feb. 13 salvaging what they could of her belongings from a spare bedroom that was not damaged in the blaze.

  • Linder, Adkins file for elections

    With the filing deadline extended several days, two Grant County residents have decided to become candidates in the upcoming election.

    Republican Brian E. Linder of Dry Ridge filed for state representative of the 61st district, which includes Grant, Owen and part of Kenton County.

    Linder is currently a magistrate with the Grant County Fiscal Court.

    He joins Scott Bruce in the Republican primary race in May for the right to go against the Democratic primary winner in November.

  • Special Valentines make life sweeter

    The Grant County News asked readers to recognize the special people in their life by submitting nominations for Special Valentines. Twelve Grant County residents were chosen as this year’s recipients.

    Mom gives heart to family, students

    Mom, Grandma, Daughter, Friend. These are all words that only begin to describe my mother, Christine Martin. No matter what it is, she is always there to help.

  • Deputy jailer indicted on bribery charge

    A part-time deputy jailer could find himself behind bars after being indicted Feb. 8 by a Grant County grand jury.
    Jason Stephens, 24, was indicted on charges of bribery of a public servant, a Class C felony with a penalty of five to 10 years and up to a $10,000 fine, and official misconduct in the first-degree, a Class A misdemeanor.

    Two Grant County Detention Center inmates, Joshua D. Sexton, 28, and Jason D. Angel, 31, also were indicted for bribery of a public servant and being persistent felony offenders.