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  • Mayor says ‘frill’ is gone

    A new aquatic center in Williamstown and any major capitol improvements won’t be happening in the next year.
    According to Mayor Rick Skinner, the 2012-2013 budget is “just the bare necessities.”

    “It’s a tight budget, with no frills,” he said.

    The aquatic center, which was a partnership with the Williamstown School District, is being placed on hold since there were no funds to proceed with the project.

  • Little League benefit to rebuild burnt field house

    If you come, they can “Build It Back.”
    That’s what the Grant County Little League is hoping will happen July 7 when the organization holds a benefit to raise money to rebuild its field house/concession stand.
    The structure at Bobby Gibson Memorial Field at Grant County Park in Crittenden was destroyed May 21 due to suspected arson.
    Kentucky State Police are still handling the investigation and a $1,000 reward is available for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s).

  • SENIOR GAMES
  • Sarah’s smile

     

    Friends recall life of Williamstown woman killed in I-75 crash

     

    Wherever you saw Sarah Schoenman, you saw a friendly, wide-toothed smile that lit up her eyes.

    That’s what her friends will miss following the 30-year-old Williamstown woman’s death last week in an automobile accident in Walton.

  • Deputy cleared, but not back to work

    The chief deputy at the Grant County Detention Center has apparently been cleared of criminal conduct by the Kentucky State Police, but has not returned to work.
    The story about Bailey’s suspension first appeared in the June 14 issue of the Grant County News.

    In an email faxed to the Grant County News on June 18, Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples requested clarification from County Attorney Joe Taylor on whether or not Chief Deputy Dennis Bailey should be taken off administrative leave/suspension, following the KSP’s investigation.

  • Complaint brings changes to Grant jail

    Operational changes have occurred at the Grant County Detention Center following a complaint against the facility’s chief deputy.
    Dennis Bailey, chief deputy at the jail since January 2011, is currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a KSP investigation.
    Peeples said the investigation, even though it is not concluded, has prompted some changes at the facility.
    “The investigation did reveal some issues,” Peeples said.

  • Williamstown named 18th best high school in state

    Williamstown High School is in elite company after being recognized as the 18th best high school in the state by a national publication.
    U.S. News evaluated nearly 22,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
    Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college, and other factors primarily for the 2009-10 school year.

  • WRITE ON!

    Most high school students don’t want to think about spending their summer sitting inside a classroom, but for several seniors at Grant County and Williasmtown high schools, that’s exactly where they will be for five weeks this summer as a select few chosen for the Governor’s Scholars program.

  • KSP look into jail complaint

    The chief deputy at the Grant County Detention Center is currently on paid administrative leave after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct.

    Dennis Bailey, chief deputy, was placed on leave on May 25.
    Jailer Terry Peeples confirmed on Monday that Bailey was on leave until the Kentucky State Police finish an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct.

  • WHAT GOES ON AT THE RELAY?