Today's News

  • Jailer sued by employee

    A Grant County Detention Center employee has sued Jailer Terry Peeples after she was demoted in January.

    Tracy McIntosh of Williamstown filed the lawsuit, which also lists Grant Fiscal Court and Judge-Executive Darrell Link as defendants, in Grant Circuit Court on April 11.

    McIntosh was hired as a deputy jailer in August 2006 and since was promoted to corporal and eventually to payroll and accounts clerk in the administrative section of the jail.

  • Building Permits

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in the April 2011:

    • April 1:
    Ralph Calmes, carport, 915 Marathon Drive, 336 square feet, estimated cost $2,000; permit fee $44.27.
    • April 7:
    William Leach, storage shed, 2395 Owenton Road, 544 square feet, estimatd cost $5,000; permit fee $58.28.
    • April 11:
    Marl Mainis, deck with roof, 210 Cynthiana Street, 144 square feet, estimated cost $6,000; permit fee $58.58.

  • Police Beat 5.12.11

    (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.)

    Dry Ridge Police

  • A Blast From the Past 5.12.11

    15 Years Ago
    May 7, 1996
    The Tom Duncan and Arby’s-Shoney’s team defeated the Bombers 3-2 in eight innings.
    Tyler Jones led the offense with three hits in four at bats.
    Starting pitcher Stanley Riley went 4 2/3  innings with one hit, two runs, one earned, nine walks and five strikeouts.
    Brian Meade came in relief to get the win, going 3 1/3 innings with four hits, one walk and four strikeouts.

    25 Years Ago
    May 10, 1986

  • Sports Shorts 5.12.11


    Lady Demons get come-from-behind win

    May 5
    Where: Williamstown High School
    What: The Lady Demons were trailing Eminence 5-1 in the fourth inning, before scoring six unanswered runs to come away with a 7-5 win.
    Upcoming: The Lady Demons will head to face Simon Kenton at 7:30 p.m. May 13.


  • Weather puts a damper on sports

    For Grant County High School Athletic Director Scott Shipp and Williamstown High School Athletic Director Todd Dupin, the record rainfall has caused issues with the spring sports programs.

    “We’ve had several events canceled and rescheduled,” Dupin said. “We have only had 19 softball games and 13 baseball games. At this point in the year, we should be in the low 20’s for both sports.”

    Even with the cancellations, Dupin realizes it is just a part of Mother Nature.

  • Lady Braves sweep tournament

    The Grant County Lady Braves had a successful tournament appearance May 6-7 at the Egelston-Maynard Sports Classic at Rivershore Park in Erlanger.

    The first game of the tournament however, was played at the Walton-Verona Sports Complex, as the Lady Braves were set to face the Lady Bearcats of Walton-Verona.

    Grant County took care of business defeating Walton-Verona 4-1.

  • Braves defeat rival Demons 6-2

    The game was even until a long fly ball into deep left field by Braves sophomore Jordan Martin, hit the band tower for a two-run homer, and swung the advantage in favor of Grant County, as they defeated Williamstown 6-2 on May 5.

    “It felt good for it to be my first home run and get the win over Williamstown,” he said.

    For the Braves it was their first game in nearly a month and Grant County coach Darrick Lee said he felt the team played like they hadn’t played in a month.

  • MCE Visits Alpine Dairy
  • Sherman Holds Book Fair