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Today's News

  • Williamstown Middle

    Sage Hill is the WMS Student of the Week. She is in the eighth grade.

    “Sage has a super personality...a quote that makes me think of her is...’if you expect the best from yourself, you will meet your goals’...she does,” says Steve Sigmon, her English teacher.

    Angie Williams, her social studies teacher thinks that “she is a blessing to have in class because of her work ethic, personality and encouragement towards other students.”

  • It’s not that easy being green

    You may have noticed yellow and green recycling bins stationed at Grant County Schools—15 to be exact.

    In May of 2009, Kelli Lee’s third period science class at Grant County Middle school brought home a “school in progress” award from the annual Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools (KGHS) conference in Frankfort. The program recognizes schools that take up the challenge to target areas and formulate a plan of action to improve their environment.

  • Burgess visits Adams during General Assembly

    Timothy Joseph Burgess, II, was the guest of Representative Royce Adams for the 52nd Legislative day of the 2010 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly on March 22. Burgess will graduate in May with a bachelors degree in political science from Georgetown College. He is the son of Tim and Melody Burgess of Williamstown and the grandson of Helen Burgess of Williamstown and Geneva Spenneberg of Dry Ridge.

  • Grant County Middle School girls show promising skills

    The girls’ basketball teams at Grant County Middle School had talent at each grade level this year and their coaches believe that they will be something special as long as they keep working to improve.

    The sixth grade team had a record of 12-13, ending the season by winning eight of their last 12 games.

  • Community Calendar 4-8-10

    ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts - 6:30 p.m. April 12, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Industrial Development Authority - 1 p.m., April 14 , Grant County Chamber office, Main Street, Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

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

    CLUBS

    Williamstown F&AM No. 85 - 7:30 p.m., April 8.

    Grant County Fair Board - 7:30 p.m. April 8, Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown.

  • Police Beat 4-8-10

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells charged Amanda Akins, 18, of Dry Ridge, with disorderly conduct at 12:21 p.m. March 31 on Warsaw Road.

    Chief Rick Kells charged Jonathan Akins, 19, of Ft. Wright, with disorderly conduct at 12:21 p.m. March 31 on Warsaw Road.

  • WHS principal may be out

    Williamstown High School may be without a principal.

    Misty Buchanan is rumored to no longer to be principal at the school, which has about 450 students.

    Buchanan, who lives in Carrollton, was in her second year at the school.

    Superintendent Sally Skinner would not comment about Buchanan’s status with the district.

    It is unclear if Buchanan may have been reassigned, fired or she resigned on her own.

  • No mercy for the hard-of-hearing

    When people are near blindness, straining to see through thick-lens glasses, people, in general, admire their courage and have some sympathy for their challenges. I’m pretty sure if someone is completely deaf, they are also extending understanding.

    Not so, for the hard-of-hearing. People yell at them. Sure, it’s what they have to do to get them to hear, but it’s usually mixed with a good dose of, “You’re really annoying.”

  • Academic honors

    Eastern Kentucky University

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 938 graduates at the conclusion of the Fall 2009 semester.

    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies Dec. 19.

    Local EKU graduates include: Sarah Ann Herbstreit of Crittenden, Erica Tina-Marie Anglin of Dry Ridge, Taylor Oren Depp and Chrystal Nichole Varner, both of Williamstown.

    University of Louisville

    The University of Louisville announced that two local students were among their Fall 2009 graduates.

  • Community Calendar 4-1-10

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

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

    CLUBS

    Order of Easter Star #301 - 7:30 p.m. April 1, Masonic Lodge #85, Main St., Williamstown.

    Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge #694 - 7:30 p.m. April 3, Masonic Lodge, Main St., Crittenden. Call Jerry Keith 859-393-5169 for more information.

    Corinth Women’s Club - 6 p.m. April 6, Noble’s Restaurant, Corinth.

    Williamstown F&AM No. 85 - 7:30 p.m., April 8.