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Today's News

  • Governor Scholars

    Parents: Dewayne and Alicia Johnson
    Where attending GSP: Murray State University
    Focus of study: Dramatic expression
    Future plans: To become a dermatologist
    Favorite book: The Fault In Our Stars
    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why: Australia. I love their accents!
    Favorite hobby/thing to do in your free time: Read and play volleyball
    What do you hope to learn from your experience at GSP: I hope to experience what college life and living away from home is like.

  • Governor Scholars

    Conrad Jaconette of Dry Ridge
    Parents: Mark and Debra Jaconette
    Where attending GSP: Bellarmine University
    Focus of Study: Biological and environmental issues
    Future plans: Go to college and major in chemistry and then go to medical school for dermatology.
    Favorite Book: Slaughter Five
    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Italy, my grandfather came from Italy and I would love to go visit their homeland. Also I love the peaceful and vintage feel of Italy.

  • GCHS students compete at FCCLA Nationals

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) brought more than 7,000 student leaders, members and advisers to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas to participate in the 70th annual National Leadership Conference.

  • EKU announces spring 2014 Dean’s Award recipients

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced 365 Dean’s Award recipients for the Spring 2014 semester.
    • Riley Colson of Corinth, senior Spanish major
    • Ciara Lister of Corinth, senior criminal justice major
    • Brittany Brumley of Crittenden, senior physical education major
    • Joseph Romer of Williamstown, senior biology pre-medical science major

  • Marksberry graduates with perfect attendance

    Harley Marksberry, daughter of Kenny and Susan Marksberry of Crittenden, graduated from Grant County High School with 13 years of perfect attendance.
    Great attendance runs in the family as her brother, Derricke, had 11 years of perfect attendance and only missed two days of school in his tenure.
    “I just wanted to beat my brother,” Marksberry said.

  • Williamstown School District says goodbye to retirees

    Name: Paul R. Simpson
    What schools did you teach in: Grant County Middle School, Grant County High School and WHS
    Job title: Social Studies teacher
    Number of years spent working in local schools: 23 years at Grant County
    and four at Williamstown
    Hobbies: Historical travel sites, fantasy baseball and reading
    Clubs/organizations you belong to: Williamstown Band Boosters, Grant County Historical Society, Mt. Olivet Christian Church and Autism Society of America

  • CHURCH NOTES 7-24-14

    Christ Community
    Assembly of God
    • Pastor Jeff Colon with Pure Life Ministries, brought a message about Jesus raising Lazarus from the tomb.
    • Next week, the James Brothers will perform their Bluegrass style of music.
    • Wednesdays the church is studying the Walk of Repentance at 7 p.m.  
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.
    • The Assembly of God church is located at 139 North Main Street in Williamstown. For more information about the church, call 859-394-2586.

  • Gospel dreamin’ leads to questions

    Here at the newspaper we never know what kind of conversation we’ll have when the phone rings.
    Recently, as I picked up the phone a woman blurted out, “Do you believe God talks to you through your dreams?”
    My first thought: Is this a trick question? Does she believe it or does she believe it’s hocus pocus hooey balooey?
    My second thought: I hope she didn’t dream that God wants her to run me over with a forklift.

  • Dig and divide Iris, Daylilies

    Why is it that the perfect time to dig and divide your iris bed is in July at the height of the season’s heat?  For bearded iris it’s because they go through a dormant period in the summer.  This hardy perennial is a beautiful spring bloomer that is virtually immune to diseases.  But to ensure health and vigor you should divide your bearded iris every three to five years.  If they receive adequate sunlight (at least 6 hours a day) but do not bloom well then it is definitely time to divide.

  • Amusement is a blast but I’ve had enough

    Recently some of my family and I went to Kings Island. It had been the better part of 15 years since I had been there. Two teenagers, two children and three adults. This should be fun.  
    I was excited to take a day off and go be a kid myself.
    An hour and half to get there after a breakfast stop and making sure everyone had taken a potty break. We were as ready as ever to ride the rides everyone had been talking about since we left.
    While we waited to pay our way in, everyone was jittery with excitement about what rollercoaster to get on first.