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Today's News

  • Former UK basketball coach fined, license suspended after DUI guilty plea

    The third time wasn’t a charm for Billy Gillispie.

    Gillispie pleaded guilty Monday morning to driving under the influence earlier this year in Lawrenceburg, marking the first time being charged with that offense has stuck with the former University of Kentucky basketball coach.

    Gillispie was previously charged twice with driving under the influence but never convicted.

  • Cat Attack 10-30-09

    I think it’s important to answer the most important question in every Wildcat fans mind right off the bat: yes, Kentucky was able to pull out a victory in the Blue-White Scrimmage on Wednesday night.  Granted, it would have been impossible for anything other than that to happen, but what’s a good story without some drama.

  • Cat Attack 11-3-09

    Monday night, the John Calipari era of Kentucky basketball officially kicked off with an exhibition game with Campbellsville University.  This was the team’s first chance to tangle with someone other than each other and quite honestly the results were pretty underwhelming.  I know, I know, I’m just another crazy UK fan that is complaining after a 34-point victory.  Well, like most UK fans, my expectation level for this team has been so high that I’m not sure it is possible to reach.  As Calipari has preached throughout the entire preseason and leading u

  • Schools not immune to flu bug

    The flu bug recently bit local schools hard.

    With flu activity upgraded from regional to widespread across Kentucky, absences and students leaving early due to illness has not been uncommon.

    “It’s definitely amongst us,” said Williamstown Elementary Principal David Poer, who serves as director of pupil personnel for Williamstown Independent Schools.

    Williamstown’s district-wide attendance for Oct. 5 through Oct. 7, three days before fall break, was 93 percent.

  • Gorby recieves achievement award

    Candace Gorby, daughter of Sean and Rebecca Gorby and 2009 graduate of Grant County High School, is the recipient of a $9,000 Achievement Award from Wilmington College.

    Her main activities and honors included: captain of the varsity basketball team, captain of the varsity soccer team, Remke Markets student achiever, National Honor Society and KHSAA academic all-state first team.

    She plans to major in athletic training for pre-physical therapy.

  • Fryman-Clemons wed

    Tabatha Lynn Fryman and Joseph Webb Clemons, both of Williamstown, were united in marriage Oct. 23, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. in Sevierville, Tenn.

    The bride is the daughter of Terry and Beverly Fryman of Dry Ridge. She is the granddaughter of Louella Phillips and the late C.W. Pete Phillips of Glencoe and Russell Jr. and Theola Fryman of Union.

    The groom is the son of Jeff and Katie Clemons of Williamstown. He is the grandson of the late Jeff and Helen Webb of Williamstown and Ethel Clemons and the late Thomas Clemons of Dry Ridge.

  • Tricks, treats can be found for Halloween

    Whether it’s spooky stories, terrific treats or horrifying haunts, Grant County will have something for everyone this Halloween.

    The Monster Mash Halloween in the Park will provide family fun Oct. 30 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    Sponsored by the Grant County News and Grant County Parks and Recreation, the annual event will feature 25 to 30 businesses handing out candy in the cattle barn.

    The candy line will begin at 6 p.m. and the cost of admission is a canned good that will be distributed to local food pantries.

  • She's got 'decorating disease'

    Debbie Glass can’t help herself.

    She just likes to decorate – doesn’t matter if it’s for Halloween or Christmas, she just likes to decorate.

    But you don’t have to go inside her Mount Zion-Elliston Road home to see her creativity because she puts it on the outside so everyone can enjoy it.

    “Why decorate inside?” she said, with her usual grin. “Nobody can see that.”

  • For the Record 10-29-09

    Marriages

    August 8:

    Andrea Lynn Ridder, 32, Williamstown, financial aid, to David Brian Eastwood, 45, Williamstown, landscaper

    Lindsey Nichole Penick, 24, Williamstown, day care worker, to Wesley Harlan Magee, 24, Williamstown, warehouse

    August 11:

    Amanda Rachelle Sanders, 23, Dry Ridge, clerical hospital, to Gannon Clifton Pettit, 25, Dry Ridge, welder

    August 13:

    Mary Theresa Walters, 50, Dry Ridge, deli clerk, to Bruce Michael Tabar, 57, Dry Ridge, self-employed

  • For love of the line

    Offensive linemen are often overlooked.

    When the ball is snapped, they are at the line of scrimmage, blocking for running backs and protecting their quarterback.

    When a running back sprints through the middle of the line without being touched, he gets the glory of scoring a touchdown.

    When a quarterback has time to see down the field and find an open receiver, the duo connects for a score.

    But it all starts with the offensive line and while they might not get the glory, they’re alright with that.