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Today's News

  • Judicial center on target for Nov. 2009 opening

    A year after ground was broken, construction of the Grant County Judicial Center is on schedule to be completed in November 2009.

    The $14.5 million, 50,000 square-feet facility in downtown Williamstown was approved by the Kentucky General Assembly in 2005 and funding was authorized in 2006.

    “It is shaping up quite nicely,” said Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link. “We hope to have it under roof here prior to January. It looks like we’re going to beat that. I think people are beginning to see steady progress.”

  • Star Students 11/20/08

    Emily Davis, Williamstown Elementary

  • Spoonamore makes most of senior year

    Patrick Spoonamore had never run cross-country before, but that didn’t stop the senior from taking part during his last year in high school.

    “All of my friends are in it and I like running, so I decided to go for it,” Spoonamore said. “I just wanted to do well and have fun doing it.”

    Even though he was only a part of the team for one year, Spoonamore left a lasting impression on his coach.

  • Voiceless in Grant County

    I cannot think of many worse jobs to have than a journalist when you lose your voice.

    I recently had the unfortunate chance to experience this first hand, the day of the election no less.

    For some reason, people do not take you seriously or even acknowledge you at all when your lips move but nothing comes out.

    I should not say that I was completely voiceless, but I may have well been for what good I was worth.

    I tried to communicate by e-mail, but, to my chagrin, not everyone is on call waiting to jump up to respond immediately to my queries.

  • Heartbreak at John Hardin

    Grant County’s football team wasn’t ready for their season to end.

    The Braves were hoping to make a run in the state playoffs, but unfortunately, the John Hardin Bulldogs weren’t ready to stop playing either.

    The Bulldogs defeated the Braves 55-7 in Elizabethtown in the first round of the state playoffs.

  • Community Calendar 11/20/08

     

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Nov. 26 at El Jalisco in Williamstown.

  • Final Salute

    Karen Wallace spent her birthday accompanying the body of her son from the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati International Airport to Eckler-Hudson-McDaniel Funeral Home in Dry Ridge on Nov. 5.

    Daniel Wallace, 27, the second youngest of her five children, was killed on Oct. 31 in Afghanistan when his unit was attacked by Taliban fighters.

    Daniel or Danny, as his family and friends called him, was a combat engineer in the Kentucky Army National Guard. He joined in 2006 and was deployed to Afghanistan in May 2008 as a member of Company C of the 201st in Cynthiana.

  • Police Beat 11/20/08

     Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 9:31 a.m. on Nov. 6 on Broadway Street in Dry Ridge. The drivers involved were Elmer D. Henry, 74, of Dry Ridge driving a 1998 Dodge and Ruben J. Perkins, 69, of Dry Ridge driving a 2006 Chevrolet.

  • Norman sets school record, boys’ team comes in 17th

    It wasn’t easy, but Natalie Norman had a record-setting performance at the state cross country meet.

    Running in weather that was better suited for football than cross country, Norman trekked across muddy terrain and dealt with wind that whipped from every side to set a new school record for the Lady Braves cross country team. Norman came in 32nd overall with a time of 20:12.29, beating the previous record of 20:13.

  • Heat help

    As cool summer breezes turn to shivering winter air, some residents have begun turning the heat on in their homes.

    In a down economic time, unfortunately, Kentuckians are expected to pay more for natural gas in the coming months than they did a year ago, according to the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC).

    “High heating costs will again be a burden for many of our citizens,” PSC Chairman David Armstrong said. “Although the prices have come down since August, natural gas still costs more than it did at this time last year.”