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Today's News

  • Wilhoit earns all-region honors

    Coming into her junior season, Tori Wilhoit knew that she would need to do two things: step up as a leader and as a scorer for the Lady Demons’ basketball team.

    Although her scoring average dropped from the previous season, Wilhoit was named to the 8th region all-region team for the second straight year. She was also named to the North Central Kentucky Conference all-conference team.

  • Democratic Party chairs asks for King to be removed from May ballot

    If the chairman of the Grant County Democratic Party has his way, William Andrew “Bill” King will not be on the May ballot as a sheriff candidate.

    William Adkins, a Williamstown attorney and democratic party chair, filed a motion in Grant Circuit Court on March 19 to remove King from the ballot because King “is not a bona fide candidate for that office.”

  • Crittenden bank robbed

    A man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt didn’t want to cash a check when he entered the Crittenden branch of Forcht Bank last week.

    Instead the white male, who is described as 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 8 inches tall, weighing approximately 150 to 160 pounds, handed the tellers a handwritten note demanding money.

    The man, who was also wearing faded blue jeans, a yellow T-shirt, white gym shoes with a dark stripe and a scarf, fled from the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

  • For the Record 3-25-10

    Marriages

    Nov. 23:

    Jessica Loraine Bishop, 23, Corinth, unemployed, to Joseph Anthony Setters, 30, Florence, cook

    Nov. 24:

    Brittney Lee Neal, 17, Williamstown, unemployed, to Jerry Wade Draper, Jr., 23, Williamstown, unemployed

    Karen Leigh Hedgespeth, 26, Crittenden, manager, to Jesse Charlie May, 34, Erlanger, food service

    Candace Joy Kroetz, 25, Dry Ridge, assistant manager, to Jared Wade Hammond, 26, Dry Ridge, manager

    Dec. 4:

  • Davis proud to be a Wildcat

    Becoming a University of Kentucky fan happened by chance for Amanda Davis.

    Davis, who moved to Grant County from the West Coast, found out how fanatical UK fans were when March Madness came in 1998 and her fifth grade class took time to watch games.

  • ENGAGEMENTS

    Bill Lainhart and Christine D. Sharp would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    Sharp is the daughter of Bill Grimes of Lancaster and Glenda Grimes of Nicholasville.

    Lainhart is the son of Sid Lainhart of Florence and Marlene Lainhart of Williamstown.

    A private wedding ceremony is being planned for 4 p.m. on April 10, 2010 at the Jones farm in Corinth.

  • Community Calendar 3-25-10

    CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesday, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club - 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 27, Lloyd’s Wildlife Management Area, Crittenden. Cost for practice targets is $3 for 25 for youth or $3.50 for adults. All trap shooters of any age are invited. Call John Mullins at 823-0421 for more information.

  • Grand jury indicts sheriff candidate

    A local candidate for Grant County sheriff was indicted last week by a grand jury.

    William Andrew “Bill” King, of Dry Ridge, was indicted for wrongful registration. He is accused of not being eligible to register to vote because he had been convicted of bank robbery in U.S. District Court in 1994.

    The charge is a Class D felony and carries a penalty of one to five years. An indictment means there is cause to believe a crime has been committed. Guilt or innocence is determined through the trial procedure.

  • Williamstown adopts 2010-2011 calendar

    With more than two months left until summer break, Williamstown Independent Schools is looking ahead to next year.

    The school board approved the 2010-11 draft calendar during its March 8 meeting.

    The first day of school will be Aug. 12 while, barring any missed days, the last day for students will be May 19, 2011.

  • Grant youth steer clear of juvenile system

    Every problem has a solution.

    That’s the philosophy of Vanessa Rose, Grant County community service coordinator and chair of the Grant County Community Collaborative.

    “We may not save the world, but we may save some of our kids,” she said. “I don’t think the general public realizes what we have in our own county. I don’t think they realize we have homeless kids and families. I don’t think they realize on the flip side that there are some programs that can help them.”