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Today's News

  • Sex offenders: Where are they?

    A northern Kentucky woman became alarmed and suspicious recently after a male employee made comments about her young children at a Taco Bell drive thru in Cold Springs.

    When she arrived home, the woman checked the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry Web Site and discovered that the man was a non-compliant sex offender.

    Kentucky State Police subsequently arrested the man.

  • District Governor's Cup

    Four of the five elementary schools in Grant County competed recently in the District Elementary Governor’s Cup at Crittenden-Mount Zion Elementary. In addition to quick recall team events, students tooks written tests in the areas of math, language arts, science, composition, arts and humanities and social studies.Individual scores are as follows.

    The scores for Language Arts are:

    First place, Hannah Collopy - Mason-Corinth Elementary.

    Second place, Allie Schawe - Dry Ridge Elementary.

    Third place, Ryan Price - Williamstown Elementary.

  • Community Calendar 3-19-09

     

     

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

  • Whitton appointed to council

    Clara Whitton is Crittenden’s newest member of City Council. Whitton was appointed to fill the seat vacted by Gayle Cayton. Cayton was chosen to fill the unexpired term of Ralph Byrley who died in February.

    Whitton is a retired manager with 27 years at Cincinnati Bell. She has been living in Crittenden for five years but was born just outside of Crittenden and graduated from Crittenden High School. She lives in Harvesters subdivision.

    Whitton ran in the November election and lost by 10 votes.

  • An excuse for being ditsy

     

     

    I can honestly say that I have been ditsy all my life; I like to blame the hair color. But being pregnant brings on another whole meaning for me of the term dumb blonde.

  • Noteworthy Accomplishments

    Georgetown College

    Timothy Joseph Burgess, II, son of Timothy and Melody Burgess of Williamstown, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Georgetown College, announced Provost/Dean of the College, Dr. Rosemary Allen. The Dean’s List honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 hours and a 3.7 GPA.

    Burgess has also been nominated for membership in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Georgetown College.

  • CAT ATTACK 3-13-09

    HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!  The four game losing streak is over.  I honestly almost forgot how to write something following a victory, but I’m thankful the Wildcats gave me the opportunity once again.  Maybe a trip to Tampa is what this team needed to regain the focus and intensity that had escaped them in recent weeks.  I can tell you one thing for sure, the weather here is just a little bit nicer than the 35 degrees back in Kentucky, but why rub it in.

  • Braves season ends in region tournament

    As the seconds ticked off the clock, Kody Thompson was having déjà vu.

    The Braves senior had forced overtime against Owen County in the region tournament with a drive to the basket and a score.

    Less than 10 minutes later, he was back in the same position, except with the chance to win. He dribbled the ball as the crowd’s pleas to keep the Braves season alive surrounded him.

    As he attacked the basket, he elevated and let the ball go.

  • Dry Ridge couple arrested on drug charges

    A Dry Ridge couple faces drug charges after several law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at their home Tuesday, Feb. 26.

    Michael D. Mason, 43, and his wife, Wendy Alton-Mason, 34 were charged with first-degree trafficking of a controlled substance and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine.)

  • Friendship Foundation formed at Williamstown Schools

    Smiling faces and giddy laughter are contagious when a group of Williamstown students get together to play soccer and duck-duck-goose.

    Welcome to the Friendship Foundation, a newly formed club that features special education students being mentored by their fellow Williamstown School students.

    “All the teachers have to have a club,” said special education teacher Vicke Crowder. “Because we were special education teachers we decided to pair up our disabled students with non-disabled students to foster friendships.”