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Today's News

  • 4-H students win district talent show

    Two Grant County 4-H students won at the district talent show May 4.

    Simeon Skilling, a junior at Williamstown High School, won first place in the senior division of the District 4-H Talent Show playing the piano and singing, “Forever.”

    Ariana Johnson, a seventh grader at Williamstown Junior-Senior High School won first place in the junior division singing, “Somewhere over the Rainbow.”

    Both students will perform at the Kentucky State Fair in August.

  • Lewis Hankins will bring history to life

    Lewis Hankins has been interested in Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens since he was a child.

    He just didn’t know that interest in reading his famous works such as “Tom Sawyer” and “Huck Finn” would grow into a lifelong passion.

    One that he’ll share at 7 p.m. on May 14 as he presents “Marking Twain, An Impersonation”, at the Welfare House in Crittenden.

    Hankins, a former Grant County resident, who now calls Hilton Head, S.C. home, has always liked to read.

  • WHS tennis team takes on WV, SK

    The Williamstown girls’ tennis team is still enjoying their first year in existence and have played matches against junior varsity squads from Walton-Verona and Simon Kenton.

    “They’ve shown a lot of progress,” coach Sean Binder said. “I’m impressed with how they’ve picked up the sport. They’re getting more comfortable with the game.”

    “We’re improving a lot this season,” Sarah Bialik, a junior said. “We’re having a lot of fun this year. It’s exciting in our first year.”

  • Haggarty receives $1,000 scholarship from Enquirer

    Williamstown Independent School senior Colleen Haggarty has received a $1,000 scholarship from the Cincinnati Enquirer’s scholarship program for children of employees. Haggarty’s father, James Haggarty, has worked for the Enquirer as operations manager since 2003, when the Haggarty’s moved to Grant County from Minnesota.

  • Hicks named new GCHS ball coach

    Jim Hicks is coming to Grant County with the plan to make the Braves boys’ basketball team a contender in the eighth region.

    Hicks was named the head basketball coach for the Grant County boys’ basketball team. Hicks follows Joe Utter, who was the interim head coach last season after replacing Ron Kinmon, who was the head coach for 11 years before resigning.

  • Braves fall to Bourbon County

    Grant County baseball coach Darrick Lee has told his players all season that they will not shy away from tough competition.

    He believes that to be considered a top program in the state, they’ll have to face top competition.

    The Braves faced Bourbon County (a team with 20 wins) on May 11, coming away with a 12-3 loss in part because of errors.

  • For the Record

    Marriages

    Feb. 26:

    Kimberly Ann Bautista, 51, Crittenden, retired, to John Birchfield Treadway, 48, Crittenden, retired

    Jenna Lynn Brummett, 21, Crittenden, student, to Willard Glenn Harmeling, Jr., 22, Crittenden, meter reader

    Jamie Lynn Durban, 33, Dry Ridge, waitress, to Troy Anthony Stephens, 40, Dry Ridge, laborer

    March 2:

    Samantha Rae Raleigh, 26, Williamstown, USPS, to Robert Jeffrey Breeze, 36, Williamstown, truck driver

    March 3:

  • Excellence in Business

    When Paula Roe found out that students who attend Eagle Creek Learning Center could only get exercise when there is good weather, she was moved to action.

    Roe, the administrator at St. Elizabeth Medical Center- Grant County, purchased two Wii Fit game systems for the students.

    “This was the best idea ever,” said Eli Helton, a student at Eagle Creek, Grant County’s alternative school for middle and high school students.

    Roe delivered the gaming system in person and stuck around to challenge all the students at a game of bowling.

  • Asher signs to play for Pikeville

    Williamstown senior Josh Asher knew that if he wanted to make his goal of playing baseball at the college level a reality, he would have to put the work in to make it happen.

    Asher’s persistence got the attention of Rob Taylor and the Pikeville College baseball coaching staff, and he signed to play for Pikeville on May 11.

  • High-speed headed to Corinth

    Thanks to a federal grant, the citizens of Corinth will have high-speed Internet available from the city of Williamstown.

    Williamstown was awarded $535,000 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Williamstown will match it with $134,000.

    “We were excited,” said Mayor Glenn Caldwell. “You don’t get that kind of money very often.”

    The grant will allow the expansion of Williamstown’s cable and Internet service into Corinth and New Columbus.

    The project will require construction of 25 miles of pole lines.