Today's News

  • Band members chosen for select band

    The Grant County Band program had a successful weekend on Jan. 16 as 28 students from the band programs at the high school and middle school auditioned and made the 2010 Northern Kentucky Select Honor Bands.

  • One call spreads word that school, church is out

    Waiting not so patiently by the TV or radio is a thing of the past for some students and parents eager to learn if they are having a snow day.

    At Williamstown Independent Schools, transportation director Ed Gabbert only needs to make one phone call and hundreds are aware of school closings.

    Students, family members and staff can sign up voluntarily for the C-Notify system that sends out Gabbert’s message to all numbers in the system in about 10 minutes.

  • Community Calendar 2-25-10


    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon March 3, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    Corinth Lions Club - 6:30 p.m. March 10, Noble’s Restaurant, Corinth.

    Corinth Women’s Club - 6 p.m. March 2, Noble’s Restaurant, Corinth.

    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. March 4, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

    Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge #694 - 7:30 p.m. March 6, Masonic Lodge, Main St., Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith 859-393-5169 for more information.

  • Demons drop three games

    Entering the 32nd district tournament, the Williamstown boys’ basketball team was hoping to pick up some late season wins.

    The Demons were unable to do so, falling 75-64 to Walton-Verona on Feb. 17, 62-50 to Henry County on Feb. 18 and 68-55 to Bracken County on Feb. 19.

  • GCMS coach terminted after alcohol incident

    A Grant County Middle School basketball coach was terminated for “inappropriate behavior.”

    Grant County superintendent Michael Hibbett terminated Keith Williams, coach of the GCMS seventh grade boys’ basketball team, on Dec. 18, 2009 after an investigation into an incident that happened at a team function.

    Tim Grayson, GCMS principal, and Craig Smith, GCMS assistant principal and athletic director, recommended the termination.

  • For the Record 2-25-10


    Oct. 20:

    Jerry B. Barnes and Deborah Barnes to Andrew F. Weigel, Dunn Mazie Road property, $138,000

    (Special/Limited Warranty Deed) Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Craig Burris, lot 3, Block F of Cottonwood Acres, $50,000

    Oct. 21:

  • Cat Attack 2-18-10

    I don’t know about you, but I sure had a sense of déjà vu as I watched Kentucky battle Mississippi State. Flashbacks of Columbia and the team’s only loss of the season kept running through my mind with the same horrible ending about to repeat itself. But this time, instead of faltering on the road in a hostile environment, Kentucky managed to send the game to overtime where they were able to hold on for a hard fought victory 81-75.

  • Wilson joins U.S. Army

    Shane A. Wilson has joined the United States Army under the delayed entry program.

    Wilson, a 2006 graduate of Simon Kenton High School, in Independence, will report to Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., for basic training in April 2010.

    He is the son of Cheryl Wilson of Independence and Hubert Wilson of Crittenden.

  • What’s it going to take?

    All it takes is one win and each team from Grant County and Williamstown could not only earn a chance to play for the district tournament championship, but also earn a spot in the region tournament.

    The 32nd district tournament begins Feb. 22 as Williamstown’s girls’ team plays Simon Kenton at 6 p.m., followed by Grant County’s girls taking on Walton-Verona at 8 p.m.

  • I must have snow in my eyes

    I think snow is pretty!

    Before you pelt me with snowballs, let me follow up with the thought that I find a quiet peace in looking at a snow-covered field that has no tracks or signs of human or animal life, but I’m about snowed out for this winter.