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Today's News

  • Walking with a purpose

    Three years ago, Carlie Fossitt lost her best friend when 14-year-old Zach Heringer died from complications from cancer.

    The Williamstown High School senior continues to raise money in Zach’s memory to find a cure for childhood cancer.

    Fossitt will be joined by fellow members of the Williamstown National Honor Society

    Oct. 15, for the 2011 Cincinnati Walks for Kids benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

  • WILLIAMSTOWN CHEERLEADERS FOCUS ON BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

    Williamstown cheerleaders hope traditional orange and black will be replaced by pink during the Oct. 20 basketball games.

    For the second year, the cheerleaders will be honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month in conjunction with the Williamstown Middle School Lady Demons’ first basketball game at home against Deming.

    The sixth and seventh grade team will play first at 6 p.m., followed by the eighth grade team.

  • Aquatic center project moves to design phase

    A joint venture for an aquatic center/classroom addition is moving along and the next step in the process is to get some public input.

    The Williamstown City Council and Williamstown Board of Education will hold a joint meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Williamstown High School and the public is invited to share their ideas.

    The idea of an aquatic center that could be used by the community and the school district coupled with the need for more classrooms at Williamstown, brought the two entities together.

  • POLICE: LOCK YOUR VEHICLES

    What began as a few isolated incidents of items being removed from unlocked cars has turned into dozens of thefts from all over the county.

    Williamstown Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins received several complaints a couple of weeks ago of items being removed from cars parked on residential streets in Williamstown.

    “We’ve seen both vehicles hit that were locked and unlocked,” Hankins said.

    Windows were smashed on the vehicles that were locked.

  • Test scores fall short of federal goals

    Grant and Williamstown School districts were among the more than 87 percent of school districts that did not meet federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements.

    Only two of the eight local schools met federal NCLB requirements, according to data released from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Both Grant County Schools and Williamstown Independent as districts also did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in the 2010-11 school year.

  • Veteran information wanted

    The editorial team at the Grant County News works on a lot of special projects, which are above and beyond the normal weekly coverage provided in the Grant County News and Grant County Express.
    We’ve put together special sections that contained a 24/7 look at Grant County which was chock full of photos from a 24-hour period in our community. We’ve also put together specialty sections such as one on the horse community, one on 4-H and an annual one devoted to inside our schools.

  • INDICTMENTS

    The grand jury, which met Oct. 5, returned indictments against five people.
    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial process.
    Those indicted were:
    • Bradley Allen Dotson, 27, promoting contraband in the first degree and persistent Felony offender in the second degree
    • Cecil S. Littleton, 38, theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $500 or more.

  • FACEBOOK FEATURED FAN: October 13

    Hi! I’m . . . Paige Taylor
    I live in . . . Crittenden
    About me . . .
    I graduated from GCHS in 2009 and now I’m a junior at the University of Kentucky. I’m studying broadcast journalism.

  • Zeffa Robinson turns 98; celebrates as oldest resident of Meadowview

    Zeffa Robinson celebrated a milestone last week when she turned 98 on Oct. 4. Robinson is also the first tenant to move into the Dry Ridge Housing Authority when it opened 28 years ago.
    She is a native of Grant County and attended school at Sherman, where she had to walk to get to school.

  • End of an era at Mason Post Office

    Jewel Bruce has spent every working day the past 42 years sorting mail and selling stamps as postmaster of the Mason Post Office.
    Soon, Jewel, who turns 90 on Oct. 14, will have to find something new to occupy her time as the post office is expected to close and services moved to Williamstown before the end of the year.
    “I’ll have to remember to sleep in,” she said with a laugh. “I’ll miss it. I’ll miss the people. It just keeps your mind going when you can talk to different people.”