Today's News



    Corey Rich, son of Al and Rhonda Rich of Williamstown, was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve on Oct. 3 in Richmond.
    Second Lieutenant Rich, a 2011 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a major in Criminal Justice Homeland Security, was given the oath of office by Major Adam Rich, U.S. Army Reserve.
    Second Lt. Rich is assigned as a platoon leader with the 617 Military Police Company in Richmond.





  • Braves baseball to hold pitching, hitting clinic

    The Grant County High School baseball team will be holding a pitching and hitting clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 29 at Grant County Middle School. Anyone from grades 3 thru 8 are welcome to participate. The cost is $10 per student. For additional information, call 859-620-9786. The clinic will feature Braves' coaches, former and current players.

  • Grant defeats WHS in final seconds

    The Braves and Demons kicked off rivalry week around the region with a thriller, as Braves sophomore guard Tyler Carr hit a shot with 9.8 seconds remaining in the game to give the Braves a 63-61 win, Dec. 7 at Williamstown High School.

    It was a comeback that began at the start of the third quarter, as the Braves were facing a 37-25 deficit to Williamstown.

    The Braves scored 10 unanswered points to pull within two points, but like most rivalries, the game was just getting started.

  • Lady Braves, Demons ‘Paint Town Purple’

    Round two.

    The Grant County Lady Braves will be hosting the Williamstown Lady Demons for the second game of four of the Coaches vs. Cancer (Paint the Town Purple) games that are sponsored by the Grant County Relay for Life committee, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Grant County High School.

    It will be the first meeting for these teams since Jan.24, 2011 when the Lady Demons won 69-49.

    Things may be different this season as the Lady Demons are rebuilding a team, according to Williamstown head coach Kasey Kennedy.

  • Collarobration earns Williamstown schools $$$

    FALMOUTH— Williamstown Independent Schools will share a $498,546 federal grant with Pendleton and Gallatin County school districts to implement a distance learning system.
    The project will enable the three school districts to share a system that will allow teachers to share classes as one large virtual school.
    It will include the use of mobile media carts, video conferencing equipment, white boards and interactive displays.

  • Driver charged in deaths of two Dry Ridge women

    A 22-year-old Nancy man has been charged with two counts of murder in connection with a one-car accident that killed two passengers from Dry Ridge.
    The Boone County Sheriff’s Department charged Logan Ellis with two counts of (wanton) murder, driving under the influence (aggravated) and having no insurance after turning himself into police.
    He was the driver of a vehicle that claimed the lives of passengers Heather Stanley, 21, and Stacy Hopkins, 43, both of Dry Ridge.

  • The Nutcracker in a nutshell

    When Dawn Baker Barrett went to the Cincinnati Ballet last year to see the “Nutcracker,” she told her young daughter who had just begun to take dance lessons that maybe someday she could perform in the annual event.
    Little did Barrett, a Grant County native, know that it would happen in just a year.
    Her daughter, Shayla Halsey, will perform as a bumblebee in this year’s production, which opens Dec. 15 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati.

  • Grand jury issues jail report

    A Grant County grand jury decided not to indict Jailer Terry Peeples after hearing testimony involving inmates working on personal vehicles owned by jail staff or their family members.
    However, a three-page report by the grand jury dated Dec. 7 lists several problem areas of the jail and recommends that the next grand jury, scheduled for January to June 2012, continue to monitor the Grant County Detention Center.
    Peeples said he appeared in front of the grand jury multiple times since August, with the last time being in December.