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Today's News

  • CMZ first graders become ‘100-year-olds’
  • Grant County celebrates 100 days down How many more to go?
  • Star Students
  • CHURCH NOTES 3-6-14

    Christ Community Assembly of God
     • March 7 and March 8 -  The church is participating in the Call To Purity conference to be held at Williamstown Baptist.  If you need more information on the conference or the church, call Rhonda Fields at 859-394-2586.
    • March 9 – Annual business meeting, following the 11 a.m. morning worship service.
    • Wednesdays – Beatitudes at 7 p.m. 

  • Williamstown Christian feeds starving families

    Since October members of the Williamstown Christian Church have been hearing facts and figures about hungry children and adults in the world. In January they began collecting change in blue plastic cups labeled “A Cup of Cold Water in Jesus’ Name.”

  • You can’t have that, it’s mine

    In our editorial conference room at the newspaper I write for, during reporter staff meetings I sit in the end seat nearest the door.
    It doesn’t have my name on it, but that’s my seat.
    It’s not necessarily the best seat at the table; it’s just mine. It’s where I sit.
    A few weeks ago, I walked into a reporter’s meeting and Mike, another reporter was in my seat.

  • Soldier surprises pint-sized pen pals

    Williamstown Elementary fifth graders had a special visitor in class Feb. 24 that brought smiles to their faces.

    As Cody Kinman, a military policeman with the Army, entered the room, the students stood and clapped for the 2009 Grant County High School graduate.
    Kinman, a cousin of WES fifth grade teacher Deanna Wynn, recently returned from serving seven months in Afghanistan.

  • Half of kindergarten students ‘not ready’ for school

    Around half of students who started kindergarten this school year in Grant County were “not ready,” according to recent results released of a kindergarten readiness screener.
    The statistics show that 52.4 percent of the 64 kindergarten students tested at Williamstown Independent Schools were ready while 47.6 percent were “not ready.”
    At Grant County Schools, 49.5 percent of the 321 kindergarteners screened were considered ready while 50. 5 percent were “not ready.”

  • ARE WE DONE YET?

    While road crews, motorists and the school system may be sick of winter, there are other businesses who have seen an upswing due to the mounds of snow and covering of ice, Grant County has received so far this winter.

    Willoughby’s Tree Service in Crittenden has been busy the last two weeks clearing fallen limbs and damaged trees throughout the county.
    “We’ve worked on 16 trees in this yard alone,” said Kyle Willoughby, last week as he and the rest of the crew worked in Gary and Pat Conrad’s yard on Dry Ridge-Mt. Zion Road.

  • WHS Demons familiar with last-second finishes

    Even in defeat, the Williamstown boys’ basketball team has been one of the most exciting to watch in the 8th Region all season long. With three of the Demons’ last four games being won, or lost, on last-second shots made for exciting finishes.
    Williamstown dropped a close overtime game to Carroll County, 59-57, on a last-second missed shot, bounced back with a two-point win, 67-65, over Trimble County, before falling, 74-72, at Owen County down the stretch.
    No fewer than eight games on the Demons’ schedule came down to the final shot.