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  • Williamstown offers free tree, limb removal

    If you’ve got limbs littering your lawn and you live in the city limits of Williamstown, you’re in luck.

    The Williamstown City Council has agreed to shred the limbs for free.

    Downed limbs should be brought to the curb by Friday, Feb. 6.

    The street department will pick up the limbs and branches by Tuesday, Feb. 10.

    “I think this is an appropriate thing for the council to do,” said Williamstown Mayor Glenn Caldwell. “This is a good service to the community.”

  • Crews battle ice, downed trees to clear roads

    Ice and snow made for slick roads and cautious driving last week as Grant County saw its first winter storm of the season.

    While kids sledding or building a snowman seemed to be nonexistent with the frigid temperatures and hard ground, snow plows and salt trucks patrolled the street at every turn.

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  • Washington trip was history in the making

    When Keegan Bailey studied U.S. presidents in first grade at Williamstown Elementary he noticed something.

    “He came home one day and pointed out that, ‘Mommy, none of the presidents look like me. They’re all old, white men,’” said Lynn Bailey, mother of the bi-racial Keegan.

    When Sen. Barack Obama was elected president, Lynn decided to take her oldest son to Washington D.C., to see the historic inauguration in person on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

  • Special Olympics seeks volunteers

    With the first-ever basketball team and cheerleading squad recently formed, Special Olympics in Grant County is in full gear.

    The Grant County Jaguars basketball team began their season Jan. 17 at Caywood Elementary in Edgewood with tournaments on Feb. 8 in Paris and Feb. 21 in Union to follow.

    The cheerleading squad will participate in its first competition on Feb. 1 in Richmond.

    Signups were conducted in October for both groups.

  • Sisters start support group after mom's death

    When their mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in August 2007, four Grant County sisters were lost and lonely.

    Debbie Vannarsdall, Brenda Caldwell, Rhonda Rich and Christie Evans lost their mom in September 2008.

    Now, the siblings have made it their mission to help others know that they are not alone by starting an Alzheimer’s Support Group.

  • Angel Food Ministries deadline is Feb. 14

    The deadline to order from Angel Food Ministries will be noon on Feb. 14 and pick-up will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 28.

    Orders can be placed at: Family Worship Center on Feb. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Feb. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m., at Edwardo’s Pizza (Crittenden) on Feb. 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. or by visiting www.fwcgc.com.

    Cash, check, money orders and EBT are accepted. The regular box is $30 and includes sirloin strip steaks, chicken breasts, pork chops and chicken nuggets,

    Five specialty menus are also available. For more information, call 824-7391.

  • Snowed under

    Snow and freezing rain continued to fall across Grant County on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

    Broken limbs, bent from the weight of the ice, were scattered on secondary roads.

    Many homes and businesses in Grant County were without power as outages were reported by Duke Energy and Owen Electric.

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link upgraded the county’s snow emergency to a Level Two Emergency for all roads within Grant County on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Bed bugs really bite

    Don’t let the bed bugs bite.

    That’s what Williamstown Independent Schools officials were trying to accomplish last week when pesticide had to be sprayed on an isolated infestation of the insects.

    A staff member notified Williamstown Independent Schools Superintendent Charles Ed Wilson on Tuesday, Jan. 13 of a potential problem in the elementary school.

    A professional pest management contractor then confirmed isolated areas of bed bugs in three first grade classrooms.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Snow alert upgraded; motorists urged to be out only if necessary

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link has upgraded the county's snow emergency to a Level Two Emergency for all roads within Grant County.

    A Level Two Emergency means that roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and roadways may be icy.

    Only motorists whose travel is necessary should be on the roadways. Residents are urged to contact their employer and see if they should report to work.

    Link upgraded Grant County from a Level One Emergency to a Level Two Emergency at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27.