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15 Years

November 13, 1997
Steven Bates and Stan Billingsley, district court judges for Carroll, Grant and Owen counties, recently attended a judicial college hosted by the Administrative Office of the Courts at the University Plaza Hotel in Bowling Green. Judge Bates and Judge Billingsley participated in a number of training sessions.

Elizabeth Wagoner of Williamstown is a member of the first class of the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership. Wagoner is participating in the sessions of the institute being held a Midway College. She recently attended the second of a three two-day sessions in which she learned about leadership skills.

25 Years

November 12, 1987
The Grant County High School Band is proud to announce this month’s recipient of the  Band Student of the Month  award. The deserving student is Tammy Halsey. Tammy is a junior and is the section leader in the clarinet section. Tammy is the daughter of John and Juanita Halsey of Crittenden.

John W. Burgess of Williamstown, son of Cecil E. Burgess of Ripley West Virginia recently enlisted in the U.S. Army Delayed Entry Program and will report for active duty July 1. The Grant County High School senior will take basic and advanced training in Fort Bliss, Texas. Sgt. 1st Class Bill Gruner of Florence Army recruiting station assisted John in his enrollment.

50 Years

November 16, 1962
Eighteen residents of the county received certificated after completing a six two-hour lessons in home nursing offered by the Red Cross. Some of these were Albert Martin, Emery Brown, Ralph McClanahan, Earl Pence, Randall Brown, May Filson, Obie Porter and Mary E. Huley. Eva Lois Hopper was the  patient.

The State Department of Motor Transportation has set a hearing in Williamstown Dec. 14, application of Greyhound Corp. to discontinue a daily run between Williamstown and Cincinnati. The application seeks authority to discontinue a bus leaving Cincinnati at 4:45 p.m. each day. Those wishing to protest may do so at the hearing to be held in the Courthouse in Williamstown.