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Today's News

  • Williamstown students return to school
  • BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
  • Prather goes to World Series

    Ben Prather, son of Berkley and Shannon Prather and the grandson of David and Carol Rhoton, will be going to Winchester, Virginia to compete in the Cal Ripken World Series.
    Prather is the starting third baseman on the Southeastern Lexington 10-year-old all-star team.  The team claimed the Ohio Valley Regional title in Newburgh, Indiana, defeating Mattoon, Illinois 3-0 in the title game.
    The Lexington team will represent the Ohio Valley Region in the Cal Ripken World Series in Winchester, Virginia, on Aug. 9 through Aug. 16.

  • Golf Scramble to raise funds for Shop with a Cop

    Grant County Sheriff’s office and Williamstown Police Department will hold the 14th annual Shop  With A Cop Golf Scramble at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 22 at the Eagle Creek Country Club in Crittenden. The entry fee is $240 per team with a maximum of 22 teams. Format will be a four-man scramble. Mulligans are $5. Limit one per person.

  • Grant County wins Beechwood Invitational

    The Grant County Boys Golf team came away from the 2014 Beechwood Invitational as overall team winners with Cody Kellam taking home first place individually, for the second straight tournament, by shooting four under par 67. Jacob Vrolijk also joined the party by shooting a one over par 72 and taking second individually on Aug. 7 at Flagg Springs Golf Course.
    The tournament had a field of 11 teams from across all of Northern Kentucky and by day’s end the team had shot a season best 310 and tied Ryle High School for first place.

  • Bumper crop squash not a sure thing

    You know all the jokes about people having bumper crops of summer squash?  Squash shows up in people’s cars or in public spaces because there is so much that the gardener can’t even give it away.  Well, that’s never really been a problem for me.  I have a little bit of that problem this year and I give credit to the variety and the fact that it was plated later than usual.  Others, however, have not been so blessed.

  • Anticipation high as Williamstown students return for 2014-15 school year

    Welcome back to Williamstown Independent Schools for the 14 – 15 school year. Anticipation is high among students as well as staff for another outstanding year.
    Although we miss those who have left us, as this new school year begins, we are excited to meet and greet the many new faces we are welcoming to our schools and community.  
    I would like to express my appreciation to our custodial and grounds crews who have worked diligently through the summer to prepare our buildings and grounds for the return of our students.  

  • Bullying isn’t fun when you’re the victim

    I was 13-years-old when my little world was turned upside down. I came from a smaller town than most can imagine, was born and raised most of my life in the south and loved it.
    My mom was a single mom of three children and the concept of meeting someone and marrying them was just foreign.
    Well, it smacked me in the face because she met my stepfather in 1998 and in Jan. 1999 they married. I was thrilled my mom had found someone that was finally going to be the man she deserved and a father to me and my younger brother.

  • Tolles host benefit for sister

    Becky Tolle Hensley, 48, who lives in Dry Ridge, was diagnosed with small cell cancer on June 1.
    Henry Hensley, Becky’s husband, along with her siblings, Brenda, Donald and Barbara Tolle and her mother, Thelma Tolle were all devastated by the news.
    “She was having pains in her side so he (Henry) took her to the St. Elizabeth Hospital.” Brenda said.
    Hensley also has a step daughter, Melissa and son-in-law, Josh Collins who live in Texas.
    She is a wife, daughter, sister and aunt.

  • Candidates set for city races as filing deadline passes

    The Aug. 12 filing deadline has passed and the November ballot is set.
    The following candidates filed for non-partisan races:
    Williamstown City Council
    • Ken Stone
    • Tommy J. Judd
    • Troy Gutman
    • Kim Crupper
    • Amanda Howell
    • John C. Coleman
    • Robert Perry
    • Greg Middleton
    • Elizabeth Wagoner
    Dry Ridge City Council
    • Fred Money
    • James “Jim” Hendy
    • Karen Glore
    • Sara Cummins