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Today's News

  • Williamstown approves secondary GED program

    Struggling students thinking about dropping out will soon have a new option at Williamstown High School.

    The Williamstown School Board approved a Secondary GED program during its Sept. 13 meeting that will serve as an alternative to students who have fallen behind.

  • Demons get hard fought win

    Score: 2-0 W

    When: Sept. 23

    Where: Gallatin County High School

    What: The Lady Demons get closer to .500 record, edging out Gallatin County (25-20, 26-24) in two sets to move to 9-10 on the year.

    Upcoming: Williamstown will prep for the Fillies Fall Fling at Harrison County Oct. 2, as they will take on Deming at 11 a.m.  The Lady Demons have one more home game, as senior night will be Oct. 5 against Calvary Christian. Game time is 7 p.m.

  • Browns celebrate 67 years

    Homer and Thelma Campbell Brown celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Sept. 13.

    They were married Sept. 13, 1943 in Tempe, Arizona. Homer was a staff sergeant in the Army Air Force at the time.

    Their children are Joyce Reynolds, Sharon Brown, Faye Leach, Sheila Whaley and the late Carl Brown. They have seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

    Through the years they have been faithful members of the Corinth Christian Church. They are residents of Grant Manor in Williamstown.

     

  • Buster rolls into Grant County elementaries

    More than 3,000  children ride buses to school, on 53 regular bus routes, in Grant County and safety is the number one issue. That is why Buster the Bus is visiting each elementary school teaching the children about bus safety.

    Roxanna Traft and Jackie St. Amour, both school bus drivers and driver trainers, are Buster’s chaperons as he makes his school rounds.

    Although safety is of utmost importance, the two say there is another qualification for the high stress job.

    “You’ve got to like kids to be a bus driver,” St. Amour said.

  • Homecoming Royalty
  • DON'T BURN

    A small grass fire quickly ballooned into 25 acres of blackened, scorched earth last week on the Grant/Owen county line.

    Ronnie Simons and James Messmer were hauling wood Sept. 24 across Pleasant View Road in Corinth when they noticed a 25-foot area on fire.

    “It was small enough that if we’d have had some flappers, we probably could have put it out,’ Simons said, watching firefighters from eight departments battle to contain the blaze.

  • Oct. 4 is last day to register to vote in November election

    Kentuckians wanting to vote on Nov. 2 have one week to make sure they are registered, according to Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

    Persons not currently registered must do so by Monday, Oct. 4. County Clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business that day. A postmark of Oct. 4 is also required for all mail-in voter registration applications. Registration cards can be obtained over the internet at www.vote.ky.gov/register.

  • Crittenden man indicted for manslaughter

    A 37-year-old Crittenden man was indicted Sept. 15 on a second-degree manslaughter charge in the death of Ronald Valentine.

    The Grant County Grand Jury indicted Jeffrey L. Garland for manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle under the influence in a May 28 accident that resulted in Valentine’s death.

    Valentine was a passenger in Garland’s vehicle.

    The crash occurred on Lebanon Road, KY 491, approximately two miles west of Crittenden.

  • Dallas-Stevens set date

    Lynette Dallas would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Michelle Dallas, to Christopher Stevens, son of Mildred Stevens and the late Michael Stevens.

    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Unity Baptist Church in DeMossville. A reception will follow at St. William Catholic Church Hall in Williamstown.

    The bride is a 2002 graduate of Grant County High School and is the daughter of the late Dennis Dallas.

    The groom is employed by LSI Industries in Blue Ash, Ohio.

  • Callahan-Smith to exchange vows

    Debbie Marksberry of Williamstown is pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Mandy Callahan, to Craig Smith, son of James and Andrea Smith of Falmouth.

    The wedding will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 at Turner Ridge Baptist Church. The reception will follow immediately at the JMB Reception Hall in Dry Ridge.

    The bride is a 2000 graduate of Pendleton County High School and a graduate of Maysville Community College. She is employed by Total Care Pharmacy in Falmouth.