Today's News

  • Girls soccer falls short of title

    After some tough competition the past couple of weeks and seeing their record go from 5-0-0 to 5-2-1, the Lady Braves finished second in the third annual Dry Ridge Toyota Classic Sept. 17 at Grant County Middle School.

    “Being a first time coach, my expectations were that we play to our level and play well as a team. My hope was to make a good run at being tournament champions,” Lady Braves coach Sarah Boone said.

    In the first game, the Lady Braves defeated Carroll County 4-1, to secure a spot in the championship game against Bishop Brossart.

  • Braves gallop over Greenup

    As the homecoming festivities began on Sept. 15 with the parade from the Dry Ridge Outlet mall to Grant County High School, the big game was still another day away.

    The Braves didn’t disappoint as they scored 45 points in a 30-point win over Greenup County Sept. 16.

  • Horse Heritage Days - Sept. 24, 25

    Where: Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown
    Admission: Horse Show Only- $5; Tractor Pulls- $10


    A celebration years in the making took place Sept. 18 as Grant County Schools dedicated its new Career and Technology Center.

    In August, the district opened the $10 million facility at Grant County High School, featuring 12 new classrooms/labs that will house seven new career and tech programs.

    New programs offered at the center include pre-engineering, bio-medical, information technology, health sciences, automotive technology, electric technology and welding technology.

  • Sheriff’s office leaves courthouse

    If you’re heading to the courthouse to pay your tax bill, then you need to change directions.

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has closed its office inside the Grant County Courthouse and moved operations to 212 Barnes Road, next to the Grant County Detention Center.

    The new sheriff’s office location will be open for business on Monday, Sept. 26.

    “We outgrew the space at the courthouse and really had no room to expand,” said Sheriff Chuck Dills.


    The Dry Ridge City Council welcomed one member and said goodbye to another during its Sept. 12 meeting.

    John Renaker, who drives trucks for Titan Express and Sunflower, took part in his first meeting since being appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The 70-year-old Grant County native fills the vacancy left when Encil Webster resigned in April.

    “I just hope I can do the best and satisfy everybody,” Renaker said. “I know you can’t do that all the time, but I’m going to try to do the best for the city.”

  • Saving Sherman Tavern

    Edna Cummins has been on a mission to preserve Grant County’s historical sites one brick at a time.
    Cummins, of Crittenden, has worked to save and restore old cemeteries and the Lloyd’s Welfare House, but her latest labor of love has been saving Sherman Tavern.

    She, and a group of volunteers, have been working diligently for the last five years holding bake sales, yard sales and dinner on the grounds to raise money to restore the tavern on U.S. 25, in front of Sherman Elementary.

  • Woodruff-Brann wed in Gatlinburg

    Jennifer Woodruff and Alan Brann united in marriage on Aug. 8, 2011 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

    The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Jerry Woodruff of Milford, Ohio.

    The groom is the son of Donald and Louise Brann of Williamstown.

    The bride is a teacher at Reading Hilltop Elementary in Reading, Ohio and the groom is a lineman for Owen County Electric.

  • Marksberrys celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Robert “Bobby” and Dorothy Marksberry of Williamstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 23.

    Robert Marksberry and Dorothy Billiter were married by the Rev. Willie Bramble on Sept. 23, 1961 at the Immanuel Missionary Church in Flingsville, Ky.

    They have three children, Mike Marksberry of Jonesville and Debbie Chappell and Pat Conrad, both of Williamstown. The couple has 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

  • Browns celebrate 68 years

    Homer and Thelma Campbell Brown celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

    They were married Sept. 13, 1943 in Tempe, Arizona. Homer was a staff sergeant in the Army Air Force at the time.

    Their children are Joyce Reynolds, Sharon Brown, Faye Leach, Sheila Whaley and the late Carl Brown. They have seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

    Through the years they have been faithful members of the Corinth Christian Church. They are residents of Grant Manor in Williamstown.