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Today's News

  • Caldwell-Clayton to wed July 11

    Susan and Bob Raleigh of Crittenden announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Autumn Nichole Clayton to Derek Douglas Caldwell, son of Darrell and Brenda Caldwell of Williamstown. The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. July 11 at Williamstown Christian Church. The reception will follow at St. Williams on 6 Church St., in Williamstown.

    Both bride and groom are 2006 graduates of Grant County High School. She is a senior at NKU studying social work. He is employed at GSI in Richwood.

    All friends and family are invited.

  • Collier graduates from basic training

    Air Force Airman Shane A. Collier graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    Collier is the son of Jeff and Betty Collier of Williamstown.

    He is a 2004 graduate of Grant County High School.

  • For the Record 7-9-09

    Civil Suits

    May 22:

    Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC vs. Boyd D Kirk, default of payment on note

    Chase Bank USA vs. Joseph C Riedinger, default of payment on note

    Betty Bishop vs. Arthur Bishop, petition for dissolution of marriage

    LVNV Funding LLC vs. Donald J Osborne, default of payment on note

    National City Bank vs. AC Hall, default of payment on note

    Aaron Mark Schweinzger vs. Maria Elizabeth Schweinzger, petition for dissolution of marriage

    May 26:

  • Powell, boy, December 26

    Chris and Tammi Woodyard Powell of Independence announce the birth of their first child.

    Micah Shane Powell was born at 3:20 p.m. Dec. 26 2008 at St. Luke West in Florence.

    He weighed 7 pounds and 7.6 ounces and was 19.75 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Woody and Linda Woodyard of Williamstown.

    His paternal grandparents are Leroy Powell of Newport and the late Charlene Powell. His paternal great grandparents are Roy Powell of Fort Thomas and the late Lucille Powell.

  • Community Calendar 7-9-09

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 13 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Woman’s Club is hosting an evening with John Domaschko, president of Strategic Initiatives Vision 2015, at 7 p.m. July 9 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. Domaschko will share the history, vision process, goals and projects relating to Vision 2015 and how this impacts the region. The public is invited.

  • Davies-Burgess wed April 17

    Sylvia Davies and Russ and Joyce Burgess, formerly of Crittenden, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Lisa and Patrick.

    The ceremony was held April 17 at the Volusia County Courthouse on the Halifax River in Daytona Beach, Florida.

    It was immediately followed by an intimate dinner at Parks Seafood Restaurant.

    Cutting of the wedding cake took place at the couple’s home in Daytona Beach.

     

  • Landfill will close

    Epperson Landfill is closing.

    Officials from Republic Services, Inc. say the Williamstown site will close within the next few months.

    Grant County officials, who were notified last week via a letter that the landfill was terminating its expansion plans, say Republic is using this as a tactic to force the county to sign a host agreement with them.

  • Man drowns in Williamstown Lake

    A Grant County man died at Williamstown Lake around 3 p.m. on July 3.

    Grant Griffith, 28, of Dry Ridge, was killed after being struck by a boat.

    Police said he was water-skiing with friends, fell off the skis and was waiting for the boat to pick him back up when another boat hit him.

    Police said his friends pulled him from the water and attempted CPR but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Landfill nears capacity, closing possible

    Is Grant County’s landfill closing?

    Depends on whom you ask.

    Republic Services, the landfill’s owner, announced on Monday they would not continue expansion efforts at the Williamstown site. Without an expansion, the landfill will reach capacity soon and be forced to close.

    Grant County officials say the landfill’s owners have continued to stall negotiations on a county host agreement and are trying to scare the public.

  • Transylvania University

    A Holmes High School graduate received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania University on May 23 during a commencement ceremony on the front steps of historic Old Morrison.

    Amanda Jean Meadows graduated with a degree in biology, French language and literature. Meadows is the daughter of Gary Meadows of Williamstown and Deborah Meadows of Taylor Mill.