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Today's News

  • Cummins gets his wish to run in the South

    Jordan Cummins got his dream to come true, signing a national letter of intent with Jacksonville State University (Ala.) March 1.

    “I like running in warmer climates,” he said. “Jacksonville State is on the Gulf Coast and travel in warmer areas so I felt it was a great fit for me.”

    JSU is a Division I school and for Cummins that was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

    “I fit into the program really well,” he said. “On the plus side, my aunt only lives an hour from campus.”

  • Highlights of the 2010-2011 Basketball Season

    Amongst the many trials and tribulations that a basketball program goes through, the four programs in Grant County saw some highlights for the season that will be remembered.

    There were career milestones for multiple players, including Williamstown senior Tori Wilhoit, who scored her 1,500th career point on Jan. 11 and nabbed 1,500 rebounds in her outstanding career.

    Braves lonely senior Josh Blackburn scored 31 points against Owen County Feb. 5, a career high, but still was not happy with the outcome of the game, as they lost 73-67.

  • NATIONAL CHAMPS!

    Despite being a first-year team, the Williamstown High School dance team brought home first place honors.

    They won the national championship for hip-hop division and placed second in the pom-pom division at the Cheer Elite’s Bluegrass National Championships March 5 in Lexington.

    Coach Angie Williams said she couldn’t believe it when they announced Williamstown to come up on stage.

  • Grant Red Cross finally finds a home

    The Grant County Unit of the Red Cross has finally found a home.

    The organization had bounced around for several years.

    In tough times they met in a donated space that contained mold, mildew, mice and rats.

    “It was simply unacceptable to bring clients in there or hold meetings, especially area meetings with volunteers from other counties in that space,” said Diana Morgan, the unit’s team leader.

    When the Grant County Judicial Center was completed and all court functions moved from the courthouse, space became available.

  • HOW SMART ARE YOU?

    In only the second year of competition, Grant County teens earned a second place finish in the state finals for LifeSmarts, a consumer education game-show style  competition for high school students. Students tested their knowledge and skills in the areas of health and safety, personal finance, environment and technology, consumer rights and responsibilities.

    Donna McClanahan serves as the team’s coach, while Joyce Doyle, county extension agent for 4-H, serves as assistant coach.

  • Who will be Grant County’s biggest winner?

    A four-week nutrition and fitness challenge will once again decide who is Grant County’s Biggest Winner.

    The healthy lifestyle program, sponsored by Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG), Northern Kentucky Health Department, Grant County Parks and Recreation and Grant County Extension Service, runs April 4 through April 30.

    Registration for the Biggest Winner Challenge will be from 3 to 7 p.m.  March 31 and from 2 to 4 p.m.  April 3.

    The cost if $10 for an individual and $20 for two or more immediate family members.

  • Looking for a job? One Stop could help

    Unemployed Grant Countians now have a new service available to help them find a job.

    A new One Stop Northern Kentucky satellite office opened March 7 in Grant County to provide free, on-site, employment services.

    The office, located at room 305 on the third floor of the Grant County Courthouse in Williamstown, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • LAKE RESIDENTS SUE CITY

    Nearly two dozen property owners filed a lawsuit against the City of Williamstown on March 3 because of improper water treatment and removal of sludge.

    Also in question is the water quality for the lake, which provides much of the drinking water for Grant County.

    “Recently there has been discussion and reports amongst the community that the water in the lake may be unsafe to drink as a result of the treatment plant deposits,’ the lawsuit reads.

    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner  said the city tests the water from the lake daily.

  • Patterson-Webster to wed

    Flem Patterson and Kimberly Starns of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Denita Patterson to David Webster, son of Roy Webster and Betty Davis of Dry Ridge.
    The wedding is being planned for 2 p.m. March 13 at the historical church in the Grant County Park in Crittenden. An indoor reception will follow at the park.
    The bride is a 2003 graduate of Grant County High School and is a homemaker.
    The groom is self-employed construction contractor.
    All friends and family are invited to attend.

  • Corinth robbery suspects nabbed

    The Corinth Marathon was the victim of another robbery this week, but police were able to nab four suspects, thanks to an observant customer.

    The suspects, all from Bowling Green, are now guests at the Grant County Detention Center.