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Today's News

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    In the state of Kentucky, it is the job of the magistrate to oversee the spending of our tax dollars.  Read that again and let it sink in.

    Brian Linder is the person for this job. His experience alone speaks for itself. His daily job for the Owen County RECC is to save us money.  Not for a big company, but for us. Right now, money is hard to come by, and even harder to keep, yet government spending seems to be at an all time high!  Why do I have to stay within my budget, when the government doesn’t have to?  

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    For the years I have known Wanda Hammons, I have known her to be honest, full of integrity, full of character and extremely energetic. She stays busy and prefers it that way. What impresses me the most is her love for her community and its people, and she is always willing to stand up for what is right, regardless of the repercussions.

    Simply stated, Hammons is ‘good people.’ I am proud to speak up on her behalf on whatever endeavor she pursues.

    Darren Graham, NREMT-P, AS, FPC

    Base Manager, PHI 6

    Williamstown

     

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    Wanda Hammons, candidate for Magistrate District 2, is an extraordinary woman with numerous talents and abilities. How fortunate for Grant County that she will devote herself to continued service for the community that she dearly loves.

    Hammons and I worked together for many years for the Grant County Board of Education. I served as director of federal programs and she served as my administrative assistant. She is highly intelligent, energetic, organized and compassionate.

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

    I am writing this letter to tell you about Harvey Perleberg who is running for the office of jailer of Grant County.

    I knew of him from my brother, Mike Louis, who was in jail at the time he worked there. My brother told me that if it wasn’t for Mr. Perleberg, he would have had a hard time.

    Perleberg went out of his way to make sure he had tooth ache medicine and paid for it out of his own pocket. That small act of kindness changed my brother’s life. After he served his time, he moved south and raised a family and has never been in trouble again.

  • Lady Demons want to dodge Bullitt Central

    Williamstown is looking to make some history as the Lady Demons face Bullitt Central in the first round of the Region 8 Tournament.

    To make it to regionals, Williamstown defeated Gallatin County in the semi-final match at the 23rd District Tournament, Oct. 13.

    For coach Wes Staff he was ecstatic after the win over Gallatin County.

    “It was great to see them come back when the points were going the other way,” he said about his player’s efforts. “It was great to see them fight back and not get discouraged.”

  • GCYS raffling off prizes at games

    The Grant County Youth Soccer League is having a raffle at their games for the duration of the season.

    The raffle, which is sponsored by Piles Chevrolet and the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program will sell tickets for $2 for one ticket and $5 for 3 tickets.

    There are two prizes in the raffle, including a grand prize being a brand new Chevrolet Malibu or Equinox.

    This grand prize will be drawn from the participating youth soccer leagues in nine states.

  • A Word From Our Readers ...

     “There are no easy answers but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”  - Ronald Reagan  

  • Federal funds earmarked for radio upgrades

    Grant County fire departments recently received $655,000 in federal funds to help purchase digital radios and equipment.

    The communication systems will allow the departments to meet compliance standards ahead of schedule.

    “We’ll be able to talk with federal, state and local (authorities) all on one radio,” said Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen. “The grant is putting new mobile radios, handheld radios, pagers and the infrastructure within the entire county for fire. So, all five fire departments are benefitting.”

  • Community Calendar 10-21-10

    ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) Board of Directors - 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

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

    CLUBS

    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. Saturdays, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

  • Indictments 10-21-10

    The grand jury, which met Oct. 13, returned indictments against seven people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • Tosha M. Adams, 22, criminal mischief first degree and criminal attempt to burglary second degree.

    • Tiffney M. McCoy, 23, theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property over $500.