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Today's News

  • Curing onions, garlic and potatoes for harvest
  • Who drank the Kool-Aid?

    In November 1978, a group of true believers were led to their deaths in the forests of Guyana which is located near Venezuela on the eastern side of Latin America.  Their deaths were orchestrated by a religious leader who urged his followers to commit the “’revolutionary act’ of suicide.”  

  • Be upset by park vandals, help find culprits

    There is a lot about my job that I enjoy immensely.
    However, one of my favorite things to do is to take pictures of the many children throughout Grant County having fun.
    Whether it is at the Grant County Fair, countless school activities or in the park, nothing beats capturing smiling faces having a blast.
    In particular, I love each summer going to Grant County Park for two weeks to take photos at the Little Dippers and Summer Splash camps.
    It is hard to find a better place to send your kids for a good time, especially at the low cost.

  • Tractor Supply to host annual Old Timers meeting

    Tractor Supply Co. in Williamstown will host the Old Timers Car Club annual meeting from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 19. There will be a car show with trophies and dash plaques. Entry fee is $15. Pre-registration form should to be returned with $12. Make checks payable to the Old Timers Car Club. For more information, contact Thomas O’Connell.
     

  • Grant County Extension Office offers classes

    The Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown has scheduled classes for the month of June.
     • Beginning Canning and Food Preservation from 6 to 9 p.m. July 10 at the Grant County Extension Office. Class size is limited. No registration fee, call 859-824-3355 to register.

  • Grant County Public Library July Book of the Month

    Title: The Returned

     Author: Jason Mott

     Book Description:  Harold and Lucille Hargrave’s lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their eight-year-old son, Jacob, died tragically in 1966. In their old age they’ve settled comfortably into life without him…until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep, still eight years old.

  • MILESTONES

    The family of Ada Skirvin will host an 80th birthday party for Ada Skirvin from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 12 at Oak Ridge Baptist Church. Skirvin requests no gifts.

  • Williamstown archery team headed to Worlds competition in Wisconsin

    Williamstown schools’ archery team is going to NASP World Tournament in Madison, Wisconsin on July 11 through July 13.
    They are expecting the best archers from at least 25 states as well as archers from Canada, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mongolia to be this year’s world tournament.
    This is the archery team’s second year as a team and their second time going to the world tournament.

  • Little League continues improvements, adds fall ball

    Grant County Little League has just wrapped up its summer season, but that doesn’t mean that work will stop at Grant County Park.
    In fact, things might get a bit busier since the Grant County Little League Board will continue their renovation efforts at the park without having to schedule around games and practices.
    The work began with a three to four year project that included four phases. With a lot of hard work, help from sponsors and local businesses and a little luck, the board was able to complete the project in just nine months.

  • Library offers not just books, but food, fun

    The Grant County Public Library hopes a healthy lunch, an educational activity and reading help with Fueling the Mind during the summer.
    The program gives children a chance to pick up books, eat a free meal and have fun, said Wynita Worley, public services librarian.