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Today's News

  • Mayor says water is safe to drink

    Residents of Williamstown will be receiving a letter from the city concerning a water standard violation, but Mayor Rick Skinner urges people not to panic.

    “I researched this and what it amounts to is 67 parts per a billion gallons of water, which means you’d have to drink two liters of water daily for 70 years to have a one in a million chance of having an issue,” Skinner said.

    Williamstown monitors and tests the water for contaminants every 90 days or four times a year.

  • ‘Pill mill’ pipeline must be addressed

    It would be difficult to find a local elected official in Kentucky who doesn’t recognize prescription drug abuse as a major problem in his or her own community.  The facts are staggering.  According to the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy:

    • The abuse of prescription pain relievers is now only second to marijuana.

  • Library services limited Sept. 1 - 3

    The Grant County Public Library will have limited service Thursday, Sept. 1 through Saturday, Sept. 3.

    During these three days, the library will only be able to register new patrons or assist with checking out books.

    “We cannot place holds, take requests or catalog any new materials during these three days,” said Wynita Worley, public services librarian.

    No materials will be due and no fines will be collected Sept. 1 through Sept. 10.

  • Generous gift

    A $1 million gift from Dry Ridge resident Larry Spears will create the first-ever endowed chair in the University of Kentucky’s College of Pharmacy.

    Larry Spears, a 1959 UK College of Pharmacy alumnus, was recognized for his donation at an Aug. 24 ceremony at UK.

  • Aquatic center moves to board, council

    Just a year after joint discussions began with the Williamstown school district and Williamstown City Council on a lifestyle/aquatic center, the project is taking shape.

    Last week, Margie Jacobs of Tate/Hill/Jacobs Architects Inc. in Lexington, met with members of both groups to present a feasibility study and preliminary drawings of what the facility might look like.

  • Job seekers can get free help

    If you’re looking for a job, want to polish your interview skills and find out what will make you more likely to land a job – then the Grant County Public Library has a new program for you.

    The library will be the site of a Public Library Workforce Center, a program that Wynita Worley, public services librarian, has been working on for a couple of years.

    “We want to provide some training that we haven’t before or enhance what we currently offer,” she said.

  • Demons place third behind Grant, Gallatin

    When: Aug. 18
    Where: Eagle Creek Country Club
    What: The Williamstown boy’s golf team placed third in a match with Grant County and Gallatin County, shooting a 196. Grant County and Gallatin County tied with a score of 189. Williamstown senior Sean Moreland was the medalist shooting a 40.

  • Braves golf falls to Newport Central Catholic

    When: Aug. 17
    Where: Eagle Creek Country Club
    What: The Braves golf team fell just three strokes shy of tying Newport Central Catholic, which is ranked second in the region. Medalist for the match was Braves senior Tim Livingood with an even par 35 strokes on the front nine at Eagle Creek Country Club. Cody Kellam scored a 42, Jacob Vrolijk 43, Brian Perry 43, Trey Adams 49 and Luke Adkins 50.

  • Kellam leads Lady Braves over St. Henry

    When: Aug. 17
    Where: Eagle Creek Country Club
    What: The Lady Braves defeated St. Henry 191-220. Sarah Kellam was the medalist for the match with a four-over-par 40 on the front nine at Eagle Creek Country Club. Macy Wright and Sarah Boden scored 49 and Hannah Davis had 53. Top scorer for St. Henry was Ashley Schnieder with a 47. The Lady Braves match record is now 2-0.

  • Munson-Sowder family continues tradition

    On July 23, 2011 the descendants of Effie Mae Munson and Ferdinand Desoto Sowder held a reunion at the Corinth Community Center. Their children were: Cannon (Frances), Andrew (Ruth), Roger, Josephine (Wesley) Underwood, Wanda (Enoch) Colley, Emerson, Kenneth (Emma), Joyce (Carter) Palmer and Emma Jean (Buford)Beckham. Their only living child, Joyce Palmer was present. Everyone renewed acquaintances, as most had not seen each other in over 20 years.