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Today's News

  • Williamstown schools eliminate staff

    Several positions have been cut for the 2010-11 school year for Williamstown Independent School District in a recently passed tentative budget.

    The always difficult budget process was hindered even more this year by the lack of a state budget, said Superintendent Sally Skinner.

  • GCMS student drowns

    Kiana Desiree Jervis died doing something she loved.

     “She loved to swim,” said her mother, Kameko Jervis. “She was raised around water and loved it.”

    Jervis, a sixth grade student at Grant County Middle School, died swimming over the Memorial Day weekend in Alexandria.

    Jervis, 12, was swimming with other children in a private, above-ground pool at 9 p.m. May 31 when someone noticed Jervis was floating facedown in the water.

    For the complete story, pick up a copy of this week's Grant County News

  • Aquatic center idea floated

    The Williamstown City Council and Williamstown Board of Education are exploring the possibility of working cooperatively to build a $6 million wellness/fitness/recreation center.

    Charles Ed Wilson, former superintendent and currently a member of council, led discussion on the project, which he envisions could be planned and constructed over the next six years and serve not only the needs of the school, but the community.

  • She's a good sport

    “I still love the kids and they still love me, that’s when it’s time to go,” said Dorothy Ryan in her small office tucked in a corner of the Dry Ridge Elementary gym.

    The tears that had filled her eyes for the last week of school, appeared again, but she batted them away quickly, as she packed up the last of her belongings from the place that’s been her second home for the last 34 years.

  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    • Friends of Whalen hold fish fry fundraiser

    There will be a fish fry at the Williamstown Baptist Church  at 2 p.m. June 19 to help raise money for handicap renovations needed inside the home of Doug Whalen, who was severely injured in an accident on April 12.

  • Over the past three years

    Many times in these columns I’ve written about how I came to Grant County right before my 22nd birthday.

    Now, I’m leaving about two months before I turn 25.

    Over the course of those three years, I’ve learned a lot about this county and the people within.

    During my first few months here, I learned the lay of the land and met a lot of people who helped me get acquainted with my new home.

  • Do you want to dance?

    If you’ve got dance fever, but have two left feet or just don’t know the steps, a Williamstown man is one a campaign to change that.

    David Wilson has organized beginning ballroom dancing classes.

    He’s hoping for the class to begin by June 7 and will feature seven dances including the merengue, salsa, fox trot, waltz, rumba, swing and Cha cha.

  • Williamstown student given ‘Great Googley Geek Award’

    During an awards ceremony at Google’s New York office, Emily Caudill, a ninth grader from Williamstown Jr/Sr High School in Williamstown, Kentucky, won “The Great Googley Geek Award”, an honorary doodle award.

    Caudill’s doodle depicts a chemical chain reaction. She said that since the world is made up of chemistry, she would start a chain reaction, and make the world healthy again.

  • Nothing like telling a good story

    I remember, as a kid, how the older men would spin a yarn and pull my leg with stories and anecdotes that entertained me. Occasionally an opportunity arises to which I can continue good stewardship and instill a new generation with thought.

  • Police Beat 6-3-10

    (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 investigated an accident at 11:46 a.m. May 26 on N. Main Street. The drivers involved were Lindsey A. Carroll, 26, of Florence, driving a 1998 Toyota and Keisha Whiteker Delaney, 36, of Corinth, driving a 2004 Chevrolet.

    Dry Ridge Police Department investigated an accident involving an out of county resident.