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Today's News

  • WHS principal search nets 13 applicants

    A new Williamstown Jr./Sr. High principal could be named as early as June 15.

    Although the district is still accepting applicants, there are currently 13 candidates — 11 males and two females — for the job.

    The school’s site-based council recently decided to begin interviewing select candidates June 2 with a tentative goal of wrapping up interviews by June 11.

    The group also tentatively plans to host a meet-and-greet with several finalists for the position June 14 at the school.

    The council hopes to hire a principal June 15.

  • Taylor Henry to open for Blake Shelton

    Taylor Henry skipped his graduation ceremony two years ago at Grant County High School to perform during a Charlie Daniels concert.

    Now, the 20-year-old up and coming singer-song writer is coming home to open for country star Blake Shelton on Friday, June 18 at the Elk Creek Vineyards in Owenton.

    “I’m very excited. It’s going to be a good time,” Henry said.

    Doors open at 6 p.m., with Henry scheduled to go onstage at 7 p.m., followed by Shelton at 8 p.m.

  • Finding happiness after sadness

    It may be cliche, but life really is filled with peaks and valleys.

    In December, my wife and I were on top of the world as we found out that she was pregnant with our second child.

    We were overjoyed at the reality that in nine short months we would be adding to our family.

    We were hoping first that it would be a healthy baby.

    Then, we were crossing our fingers that it would be a girl since we already have the best son in the world.

    Only weeks into the pregnancy, we got devastating news.

  • Budget crunch

    Grant County’s proposed budget for 2010-2011 tops $11.1 million.

    The budget, which takes effect July 1, 2010, is highers than last year’s budget of $9.3 million, but Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link doesn’t want the public to get the wrong ideas and was quick to point out  the higher budget is mostly due to grants the county has received.

    For the third year in a row, Link asked all supervisors to take a cut.

  • Williamstown holds year-end activities
  • Burgess receives Academic Award

    Representative Royce Adams presented Tim Burgess with an Academic Achievement Award from The Kentucky House of Representatives. The award recognized his accomplishments for his graduating Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. Adams attended a graduation reception for Burgess held at the Dry Ridge Baptist Church on  May 22.

    Burgess is the son of Tim and Melody Burgess of Williamstown and the grandson of Helen Burgess of Williamstown and Geneva Spenneberg of Dry Ridge.

  • Wilson brings home third place state honors

    Tyler Wilson, a senior at Grant County High School, won third place at the state SkillsUSA competition April 6-9 in Louisville.

    Wilson used the auto body repair skills he learned as a student at Boone County Area Technology Center in Hebron to win the Northern Kentucky Regional SkillsUSA competition in February, where he was awarded a $6,000 scholarship to Ohio Technical College in Cleveland, Ohio.

    The regional win qualified Wilson to compete at the state level, where he was awarded another $6,000 scholarship.

  • Conrad-Marksberry set date

    Robert and Dorothy Marksberry of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forth coming marriage of their daughter, Pat Marksberry to Mikie Conrad of Williamstown.

    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. June 5 at the Mason Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the American Leion Post in Williamstown.

    Invitations are not being sent and all family and friends are invited to attend.

  • Williamstown schools eliminate staff

    Several positions have been cut for the 2010-11 school year for Williamstown Independent School District in a recently passed tentative budget.

    The always difficult budget process was hindered even more this year by the lack of a state budget, said Superintendent Sally Skinner.

  • GCMS student drowns

    Kiana Desiree Jervis died doing something she loved.

     “She loved to swim,” said her mother, Kameko Jervis. “She was raised around water and loved it.”

    Jervis, a sixth grade student at Grant County Middle School, died swimming over the Memorial Day weekend in Alexandria.

    Jervis, 12, was swimming with other children in a private, above-ground pool at 9 p.m. May 31 when someone noticed Jervis was floating facedown in the water.

    For the complete story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News