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Today's News

  • The Youth Performance Award winner for March is John Siedenberg, a senior at Williamstown High School.

    Siedenberg, 17, is the son of John and Brigitte Siedenberg of Williamstown.

    He has a younger brother, Jacob, who is a sophomore at Williamstown High School.

    His class schedule this year includes AP calculus, AP English, physics, government economics, student technology learning program and chorus.

    His favorite class is government economics.

    “The teacher, Mr. Biddle, is hilarious. He makes learning easy to grasp,” said Siedenberg.

  • Skinner tapped to fill top Williamstown spot

    A familiar name will be the next person to lead Williamstown Independent Schools.

    Assistant Superintendent Sally Skinner, who has been with the district for 11 years, was selected to replace Superintendent Charles Ed Wilson after his retirement is effective July 1.

    The school board met Wednesday, April 8, in closed session before making the unanimous decision.

    They called Skinner to offer her a four-year contract with an annual salary of $108,267.

  • Let the games begin - activites open to seniors

    From bowling and billiards to shuffleboard and softball, the Northern Kentucky Senior Games offers local seniors an opportunity to show their skills.

    The annual event will held May 11-15 in Fort Thomas, Florence, Edgewood, Newport and Burlington and is open to residents of Grant and surrounding counties.

    Participants must be 50 years old by May 11.

    “Grant County has had a few people participate each year,” said Tabatha Fryman, Grant County Parks and Recreation director and a member of the Senior Games steering committee.

  • On the move

    The Grant County Extension Office finally has a new home.

    There’ll be no more digging through stacks of cardboard boxes or shifting boxes around in a portable storage unit to find program materials for Grant County’s three extension agents.

    The agents and office staff moved into their new $1.4 million home at 105 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown on April 8.

    “It is exciting,” said Joyce Doyle, the county’s extension agent for 4-H. “I didn’t think I’d live to see it.”

  • Lady Demons earn win in All “A” tourney

    Although the Williamstown softball seniors had never earned a win over Trimble County, they entered the game believing they could finally earn a victory.

    They proved themselves right, winning 4-1 on April 17 in the All “A” Classic.

    “I think the girls really enjoyed it,” coach T.J. West said. “They were happy and know they can do it. It’s just the mindset of putting it all together. They’ve never quit and they like that feeling.”

  • Demons drop two games in final inning

    The Williamstown baseball team has struggled in close games this season, but coach Aaron Biddle believes that his team’s luck is bound to change.

    Unfortunately for Biddle and the Demons, it didn’t change soon enough as they lost to Owen County 7-5 and to Heritage Academy 8-7.

    The Demons held an early lead against Owen County before giving up a big inning in the fifth, tying the game 4-4.

    The Demons retook the lead in the sixth inning as Isaac Alger drove in a run, but Owen County scored three runs in the seventh inning to win.

  • Sad farewell to Sadie Evelyn

    I’m sorry to inform our readers of the passing of Sadie Evelyn Lusby.

    She died at 11:40 a.m. on Monday, April 6.

    Sadie Evelyn was a community correspondent for the Grant County News for more than 20 years.

    Her inaugural column appeared in the June 16, 1988 issue of the Grant County News.

    In her opening sentence, Sadie Evelyn wrote “The new correspondent muses if Elizabeth Taylor could have posed for the picture.”

    It is the custom that all community correspondents have their photo appear weekly with their column.

  • Beach commits to Cumberlands

    Cory Beach demonstrated the type of player he is with his hard work in the weight room and his leadership skills on the field.

    After starting for three years for the Grant County football team, Beach will continue his football career in college after signing to play for the University of the Cumberlands on April 9.

    “This means everything to me,” Beach said. “It was one of my life goals to play football at the next level.”

  • Touch of Red features Hurd's pencil art

    Each near photo-perfect black and white drawing has some red in it. 

    Some are mere dots of crimson.  Others are splashes of scarlet.  Still more drip drops of rubies. 

    No matter the subject, each has a “touch of red.”  Through April 15, you can see these cardinal kisses in the pencil artwork at the latest Community Enrichment Through The Arts (CETA) Artist of the Month exhibit at the Grant County Tourism Office Art Exhibit:  “A Touch of Red” by Don Hurd.

  • Police Beat 4-16-09

     

    Grant County Sheriff's Office