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Today's News

  • All households to receive weather radios

    In the unlikely event of an impending tsunami, volcano eruption or crashing iceberg, Grant County residents will be prepared.

    A federal FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant recently was awarded to Grant and Pendleton counties and the City of Williamstown that will provide weather radios for every household in the county.

    According to U.S. Census data, there are approximately 10,300 housing units in Grant County.

    The grant also will fund five weather/emergency sirens and back-up generators for the City of Williamstown and Pendleton County.

  • Traffic Jam

    Heavy traffic from the July 4th holiday was brought to a standstill following an accident just before 5 p.m. July 5 about a mile north of the Dry Ridge exit.

    Four people were injured when the 2000 Dodge van they were traveling in, smacked into a retaining wall.

    Two were transported to University Hospital in Cincinnati by helicopter with serious injuries. Another was transported by the Dry Ridge Fire Department to University Hospital.  The fourth refused treatment.

  • Academic honors:

    Georgetown

    College

    Georgetown College announced that the following local students have been named to the dean’s list for the 2010 spring semester:

    • Timothy Joseph Burgess, II, who is the son of Timothy and Melody Burgess of Williamstown.

    • Devon R. Kells, who is the daughter of Harold and Karen Kells of Dry Ridge.

    The dean’s list honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 hours and a 3.7 GPA.

    Morehead State

    University

  • Williamstown man arrested for child porn

    A 35-year-old Williamstown man was arrested June 27 on sex abuse and child pornography charges in Kenton County.

    Christopher Applegate turned himself into police after being indicted June 24 on multiple charges by a Kenton County grand jury.

  • Kearns travels back to the 60s again

    Despite adversity growing up, Charles Kearns loves nostalgia.

    After losing his 21-year-old son, Chuck, in a car accident in 1993, he was comforted by looking at his son’s high school yearbook, but it also evoked a longing to regain his own 1960 yearbook from Williamstown High School.

    Kearns found himself wanting to hold onto bits and pieces of the past even tighter, after his son’s death. His wife, Margaret, told him he needed to let go of of the past, and pointed out that he may be obsessive, Kearns said.

  • Bethany HS reunion set for July 10
  • Zipping Adam's coat and other great feats

    Have you ever felt like an under achiever? Do you always have the feeling that no matter what you are engaged in, you should be doing something else? Whatever I do—I always feel like it’s not enough. I don’t know, maybe it’s a “woman thing,” the endless guilt trip that we travel on life’s highway.

  • Srouder, boy, Nov. 2009

    Everett and Beth Srouder of Corinth would like to announce the birth of their second child.

    Nicholas Trey Srouder was born at 10:33 a.m. on Nov. 3 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

    He weighed 7 pounds and 5 ounces and was 20.25 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are the late Ronnie McClure and Barb McClure of Corinth. His maternal great grandmother is Nancy McClure of Williamstown.

    His paternal grandparents are David and Becky Srouder of Owenton.

  • Thompson honored with open house

    After 22 years of service, Rita Thompson will be retiring from the Farm Service Agency.

    There will be an open house in her honor from 6 to 8 p.m. June 25 at the Farm Bureau Building, 486 Helton Rd.,Williamstown.  No gifts are requested.

  • Fortner family to gather July 18

    The Fortner Family reunion will begin at 11 a.m. July 18 at shelter one and two at the Grant County Park in Crittenden. Everyone should bring a covered dish and dinner will be around noon.