Today's News


    Friday, Sept. 17,  begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The week-long commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American.

  • A game to forget

    It was an easy game to forget for the Grant County boys’ soccer team as they lost to Campbell County 7-0, Sept. 4 at Grant County Middle School.

    “I was not expecting this,” said coach Clay Mattingly.

    Within the first 20 minutes of the game, the Camels had scored five goals and had a commanding lead that did not falter.

  • Lady Braves overcome adversity to key injuries

    The Grant County Lady Braves soccer team has had a lot of injuries lately that have caused major challenges for coach Melinda White.

    On Aug. 30, the Lady Braves were dealt a blow in the Walton-Verona game, losing senior Renee Neltner to a torn ligament injury.

    At that point in the game, the Lady Braves had a 2-1 lead in the game over the Lady Bearcats.

    According to White, the team had received an injury timeout to carry Neltner off the field.

  • Braves get first win 22-6 over Bearcats

    Grant County put their loss to Owen County quickly behind them, defeating Walton-Verona 22-6, Sept. 3 on an unusually cool summer evening.

    After throwing an interception, the Bearcats scored a first quarter touchdown, failing the extra point but managing to take a 6-0 lead.

    “The offense kind of put us in the hole early,” said coach Mike Davis. “Nathan Davis throws an early pick and Walton-Verona starts with a short field and it’s 6-0.”

  • Grant County students named Jeff Green Scholars

    Eight students from Grant County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    As Sen. Jeff Green Scholars, these students are eligible for $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. Students may earn up to $10,000 toward their higher education expenses if they continue high scholastic achievement in college.

  • Jacobs interns in Washington, D.C.

    Each semester at college, most students spend their time attending early morning classes, planning fraternity and sorority functions or worrying about exams, but Haleigh Jacobs had a different experience.

    Jacobs spent her spring semester with Congressman Geoff Davis as an intern in Washington D.C.

    Jacobs, 21, a Williamstown High School graduate, worked with Davis in Washington from January to May of 2010.

    “I worked with him (Davis) previously in his district office and I was surprised and excited to get the Washington D.C. internship,” Jacobs said.

  • Rich qualifies for All “A” State

    Williamstown senior golfer Ali Rich qualified for the All “A” State Tournament, Aug. 25, shooting an 84 in the regional tournament at Eagle Creek Country Club.

    “It is really nice qualifying for state,” she said. “It is not the big state tournament, but it will be good practice to get ready for state.”

    Rich joins Carroll County junior Quincy Hogan and the Owen County girl’s golf team at the All “A” State Tournament, Sept. 11 in Richmond.

  • Community Calendar 9-16-10


    Grant County Band Boosters - 7 p.m. Sept. 21, GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.


    Monthly breakfast meeting - 8 a.m., Sept. 20, Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.


    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.


  • Police Beat 9-16-10

    (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

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 12:40 p.m. Sept. 9 on Arbors Drive involving a pedestrian, Rosco Robinson, 80, of Dry Ridge, on a Hoverround scooter and Joseph Perkins, 61, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1993 Chevrolet.

    The Dry Ridge Police Department charged an out of county resident with theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting.

    Grant County

  • For the Record 9-16-10


    July 12:

    (Commissioner’s Deed) Residential Funding Real Estate Holdings; and William J. Bush and Jamie L. Bush, husband and wife., by April Hollon Gatlin, Master Commissioner to SJ Property, Management, LLC, lot 50, Section 4 of Grantland Estates Subdivision, $85,100

    (Quit Claim Deed) Sara E. Voelker to Brandon N. Voelker, South Main Street property in Williamstown, $162,000

    K & W Homes, Inc. to Douglas W. Reddinger and Brittany R. Soper, lot 92, Section 2 of Maple Ridge Subdivision, $18,285