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Today's News

  • 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.

  • MILITARY

    Shane P. Walters has joined the United States Army under the delayed entry program. Walters, a 2007 graduate of Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood will report to Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga., for basic training in March 2010.

    He is the son of Mary Walters of Villa Hills and Danny Walters of Dry Ridge.

  • Wilson awarded $6,000 scholarship

    Tyler Wilson, a senior at Grant County High School who is also enrolled at the Boone County Area Technology Center in Hebron, has a passion for cars.

    Wilson won a $6,000 scholarship to Ohio Technical College in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Northern Kentucky Regional SkillsUSA competition held Feb. 28 at Boone County ATC. He competed for three hours, working on mocked-up metal to simulate working on the body of an automobile.

    “I didn’t believe it,” Wilson said of his win. “My parents were happy and amazed.”