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Today's News

  • Bed bugs really bite

    Don’t let the bed bugs bite.

    That’s what Williamstown Independent Schools officials were trying to accomplish last week when pesticide had to be sprayed on an isolated infestation of the insects.

    A staff member notified Williamstown Independent Schools Superintendent Charles Ed Wilson on Tuesday, Jan. 13 of a potential problem in the elementary school.

    A professional pest management contractor then confirmed isolated areas of bed bugs in three first grade classrooms.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Snow alert upgraded; motorists urged to be out only if necessary

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link has upgraded the county's snow emergency to a Level Two Emergency for all roads within Grant County.

    A Level Two Emergency means that roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and roadways may be icy.

    Only motorists whose travel is necessary should be on the roadways. Residents are urged to contact their employer and see if they should report to work.

    Link upgraded Grant County from a Level One Emergency to a Level Two Emergency at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

  • Times can be tough for some sports fans

    Something came over me this past weekend while watching the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the NFL Super Bowl.

    While the games were entertaining, I could not shake the overwhelming feelings of frustration, envy and anger.

    Why can’t the teams I root for challenge for a championship any more?

    For no other reason than proximity, I am a Cincinnati Bengals fan.

    I am not a die hard, paint-your-face-black-and-orange fan, but I try to watch every game with that “Who Dey” spirit.

  • Gallatin County defeats Williamstown boys

    Although they were down, the Williamstown boys’ basketball team kept fighting to make a comeback against Gallatin County.

    Their attempt came up short, as the Wildcats came away with a win on Williamstown’s floor. The Demons lost 54-49 on Jan. 15.

  • GCHS boys lose first district game

    As their game against Simon Kenton wound down in the final seconds, the GCHS boys’ basketball team were given something to remember if the two teams meet again.

    A Simon Kenton player waved his hands for the crowd to get louder and then after the buzzer sounded, walked off the court yelling, “This is our district!”

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  • GCHS cheerleaders win consecutive region titles

    The Grant County High School varsity cheerleaders set a goal at the beginning of the season to return to state as region champions and they didn’t dissapoint.

    They were ready, focused and set to perform when a fire alarm went off, but after a delay, they were still anxious to perform.

  • Williamstown students honored for posters

    Four Williamstown students were recently recognized for their artwork in the annual Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s 2008 Adopt-a-Highway poster contest.

    Williamstown Senior High sophomore Taylor Stith placed second in the 14 to 17 age category.

    “I was really, really excited,” she said. “I worked really hard on it for about two and a half weeks. It felt really special to be second. It was a lot bigger deal than I expected.”

  • Lady Braves defeat Cooper, fall to Walton-Verona

    With a win over Cooper High School, the GCHS Lady Braves showed the ability they have and how well they can play defense.

    The Lady Braves shut down Cooper, coming away with a 44-36 victory on Jan. 16.

    “We had a slow first half and couldn’t get things going very well,” coach Darrell Guffey said. “We played a pretty good second half and a really good fourth quarter. We settled down and played better. We had some players step up. Tyanna Workman made some plays and our guards settled in and got better in the second half.”

  • Community Calendar - Jan. 29, 2009 - Feb. 4, 2009

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Corinth Women’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 at Noble’s Restaurant.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Feb. 4 at El Jalisco in Williamstown.

    COMMUNITY SERVICES

    • Helping Hands is open from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 29 and Feb. 3. Helping Hands, a coalition of local churches, is located at 214 Barnes Road in Williamstown. The group’s purpose is to provide emergency help, including food, clothing and furniture, to needy families.

    EDUCATION