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  • Where did we come from; where are we going?

    What do you get when you have a Science Guy meet with a Young Earth Creationist to decide “is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?”  
    You can get a debate held at the seat of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum in Petersburg in Boone County in front of 900 audience members and upwards of 70 media members.

  • Snow kidding - spring break is going, going, gone

    Grant County Schools officially kissed spring break goodbye by calling off school March 3 as more snow and ice covered roads.
    The district also canceled classes Tuesday, March 4, marking the 22nd snow day this school year for Grant County Schools.

    The original last day for Grant County Schools was May 14.
    Although the district’s website lists the last day for students as “undetermined,” Jim Lacey, director of pupil personnel, said the end day is now Monday, June 9, barring anymore missed days.

  • Soldier surprises pint-sized pen pals

    Williamstown Elementary fifth graders had a special visitor in class Feb. 24 that brought smiles to their faces.

    As Cody Kinman, a military policeman with the Army, entered the room, the students stood and clapped for the 2009 Grant County High School graduate.
    Kinman, a cousin of WES fifth grade teacher Deanna Wynn, recently returned from serving seven months in Afghanistan.

  • Half of kindergarten students ‘not ready’ for school

    Around half of students who started kindergarten this school year in Grant County were “not ready,” according to recent results released of a kindergarten readiness screener.
    The statistics show that 52.4 percent of the 64 kindergarten students tested at Williamstown Independent Schools were ready while 47.6 percent were “not ready.”
    At Grant County Schools, 49.5 percent of the 321 kindergarteners screened were considered ready while 50. 5 percent were “not ready.”

  • ARE WE DONE YET?

    While road crews, motorists and the school system may be sick of winter, there are other businesses who have seen an upswing due to the mounds of snow and covering of ice, Grant County has received so far this winter.

    Willoughby’s Tree Service in Crittenden has been busy the last two weeks clearing fallen limbs and damaged trees throughout the county.
    “We’ve worked on 16 trees in this yard alone,” said Kyle Willoughby, last week as he and the rest of the crew worked in Gary and Pat Conrad’s yard on Dry Ridge-Mt. Zion Road.

  • WHS Demons familiar with last-second finishes

    Even in defeat, the Williamstown boys’ basketball team has been one of the most exciting to watch in the 8th Region all season long. With three of the Demons’ last four games being won, or lost, on last-second shots made for exciting finishes.
    Williamstown dropped a close overtime game to Carroll County, 59-57, on a last-second missed shot, bounced back with a two-point win, 67-65, over Trimble County, before falling, 74-72, at Owen County down the stretch.
    No fewer than eight games on the Demons’ schedule came down to the final shot.

  • WHS senior continues cancer fight, begins radiation

    Nothing can keep Skyler Faulkner from smiling as she continues her battle against cancer.
    Not hair loss or extreme fatigue.
    Not chronic back pain or weakened muscles.

  • A Soldier’s Story
  • Library hosts ‘Ready to Read’

    Putting children on the right path to be prepared for school will be the focus of the third annual Ready to Read Early Childhood Fair.

    The event targeting preschool children and parents will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Grant County Public Library.
    “This program is like a one-stop shop, all the entities are there for them to talk with and ask questions,” said Cheryl Clemons, childrens’ librarian. “Our hope is that the children of Grant County will be prepared to go to school and succeed in school.”

  • Snow, ice wreck havoc on school calendars

    With no real option left, the Grant County School Board voted Feb. 13 to use three days of spring break as makeup days.