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Today's News

  • RETALIATION?

    Was the burning of two Grant County Sheriff’s cruisers retaliation or coincidence?

    “I don’t know,” said Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

    Firefighters were called to Martin’s Auto Electric around 1:38 a.m. on Aug. 23, after  passing motorists reported vehicles on fire.

    “They were fully engulfed in flames when we arrived,” said Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen.

    “It was definitely arson,” Whalen said.

  • TENNIS ANYONE?

    Get your rackets and mats ready Grant County!

    The Grant County Board of Education approved the addition of girl’s tennis and wrestling to the list of athletic programs at Grant County High School, Aug. 12, for the 2010-11 school year.

    “The school had an informational meeting about the programs,” GCHS Athletic Director Scott Shipp said. “We had plenty of people sign up for both sports.”

    Shipp is looking at what Walton-Verona High School has done with its programs as guidance for GCHS.

  • Lady Demons sweep Gallatin County

    Score: W 2-0

    When: Aug. 17

    Where: Williamstown High School

    What: Lady Demons sweep two sets over Gallatin County

    Upcoming: Lady Demons have a road, home, road upcoming schedule before heading to the Western Hills Invitational in Frankfort on Aug. 27 and 28. Williamstown will head to face county rival Grant County Aug. 30 and round out the week at home against Henry County Aug. 31.

  • Deputy recovering from stab wounds

    Kevin Burke, a three-year-veteran of the Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy, is home recuperating from five knife wounds to his back, chest, arm, hand and forehead.

    “He’s doing well and healing slowly,” said Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

    Burke was stabbed by a suspect, which he later shot and killed on Aug. 16.

    The incident occurred at 2 a.m. when Burke encountered James Edward Staton IV outside of Norwood Apartments.

  • Braves ready to ‘Kickoff’ season

    Football season is here and the Grant County Braves are gearing up for their season opener, at 8 p.m. Aug. 28 against Owen County in the Grant County Gridiron Kickoff Bowl.

    Last season, the Braves defeated Owen County in the season opener with a 17-10 win over the Rebels.

    “Last year, we had a young team,” head coach Mike Davis said. “We had the opportunity early to put the game away, but we won the game in the last minute. We were lucky to win.”

  • Taylor given Point of Pride Award

    Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Director of Army Instruction, David Taylor, left, is presented a Point of Pride by School Board member Eula Gardner Dowdy, on behalf of the Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board, for being named seventh Brigade Director of Army Instruction. The Seventh Brigade is an area that encompasses Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana (this includes all 400 JROTC units in that region).

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    With the first full week of school complete, we’d like to take a few moments to reflect and say “thank you” to several people.  First of all, we would like to thank the following for the support they have shown the Family Resource Youth Service Center (FRYSC) Program: Superintendent Sally Skinner, Instructional Assistant Misty Middleton, middle/high school, Principal Dave Johnstone, Elementary Principal David Poer, the members of the Williamstown Board of Education, the parent and teacher members of both school’s SBDM Councils, our teachers, staff members and co

  • Bachman recounts vist to Kenya

    The Williamstown Woman’s Club met on Aug. 12 with guest speaker Daniel Bachman. There were nearly 50 people in attendance to hear Bachman speak about his recent experiences while on a mission trip in Kenya.

    The group enjoyed a dinner with an international theme and listened to special music performed by Hanna Kinsey, Corey Smith, Caitlyn Treichel and Carley Wagoner. They played “Salute to the Colors,” a piano duo for eight hands.

     

  • Gateway Technical and Community College

    Judith Elizabeth Maurer of Williamstown was awarded a $1,000 Gerald F. Healy Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation scholarship for the fall 2010 semester. Maurer, a student at the Gateway Community and Technical College, was among 25 scholarship recipients.

    Maurer is the spouse of Covington Police Department Capt. William Maurer.

  • Northern Kentucky University

    Rebekah S. Saylor, a junior at Northern Kentucky University’s College of Education, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester.

    Saylor is pursuing dual certification in special education and elementary education.

    She is the daughter of  J. O. and Suzanne Covington Saylor and the granddaughter of Roger and Bettye Jo Saylor, all of Crittenden.