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Today's News

  • Howard recognized as student of excellence

    Jordan Howard of Williamstown has been recognized as a student of excellence in English by the United States Achievement Academy.

    The Academy recognized fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.

    Howard, who attends Williamstown Middle School, was nominated for this honor by his English teacher, Steve Sigmon.

    Howard is the son of Brian and Stephanie Howard of Williamstown and the grandson of Gary and Pam Humphrey of Crittenden and Shirley and Marilyn Howard Williamstown.

  • Firefighters visit Mason-Corinth Elementary
  • Work, girl, Dec. 9

    Shelley Work, of Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Dry Ridge, would like to announce the birth of her daughter.

    Alaina Monroe Work was born Dec. 9, 2009.  

    She weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces and was 22 inches long.

    Alaina is the granddaughter of Nelson and Lynn Work, of Dry Ridge.  She is the great granddaughter of Pete and Kathy Roland, of Holbrook, the late Marvin Monroe Robinson and the late Ezra Lee and Nellie Work.

  • Braydon Dungan, a fourth grader at Williamstown Elementary represented Grant County on March 27 at the regional 4-H speech competition in Gallatin County.

    Dungan’s speech on camping safety won frist place for his age group, competing against six other students. He was also named the overall winner in the junior speech division.

    He will compete for the state title at the University of Kentucky in July.

  • Begnoche, boy, May 14

    Robert Begnoche and Erin Burns of Park Hills, formerly of Grant County, would like to announce the birth of their second child.

    Robert James Begnoche Jr. was born at 1:33 p.m. on May 14 2010, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

    He weighed 9 pounds and 7.3 ounces and was 22.5 inches long.

    His maternal great grandparents are Mary Lou and Butch Bruns of Dry Ridge.

    His paternal grandmother is Teresa Newby Begnoche of Dry Ridge and his paternal great grandparents are James and Delores Newby of Union.

  • DRE teacher saves choking student

    Belinda Furman’s fourth grade class at Dry Ridge Elementary had just begun testing last month when her students began to call out her name.

    “When I turned around, I instantly knew he was choking because he had both of his hands around his neck,” Furman said.

    The student, Alan Simpson, had popped a piece of hard candy into his mouth and it apparently became lodged in his throat.

    Furman grabbed Simpson and performed the Heimlich maneuver.

    Furman said it happened so fast that the gravity of the situation was slow to sink in.

  • Building Permits 6-10-10

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in May 2010:

    • May 3:

    Mike Howe, foundation, 1315 Ragtown Rd., 1,680 square feet, estimated cost, $3,205; permit fee $58.25.

    • May 6:

    Bob Gividen, garage, 275 Eagle Ridge Rd., 525 square feet, estimated cost $4,000; permit fee $63.34.

    City of Williamstown, water treatment plant, 330 Stewartsville Rd., 2,303 square feet, estimated cost $500,000; permit fee no charge.

    Clinton Perry, mobile home, 6350 Taft Hwy., 1,280 square feet, estimated cost, $24,000; permit fee $119.40.

  • Williamstown Independent chooses star students

    Keene Simpson is WES Primary Student of the Week. He is in June Bodenhamer’s second grade class.

    “Keene is one of those students who can put a smile on your face when he enters the classroom. He always has something positive to say. He is a friend to everyone and is therefore well-liked by his classmates, fellow students and teachers. He is a great reader,” Bodenhamer said.

    Simpson’s favorite subject is PE and he loves his teacher, friends, earning AR points and science. His favorite books are from the Jack and Annie Series.

  • Community Calendar 6-10-10

    ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts) - 6:30 p.m. June 14, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

    BOOSTER GROUPS

    Grant County Band Boosters - 7 p.m. June 15, GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown F&AM No. 85 - 7:30 p.m., June 10.

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

    CLUBS

    Grant County Women’s Club - June 10 Call Lila McDaniel (859-824-4417) for more information.

  • A Williamstown family is trying to bounce back after their home was destroyed in a fire May 25.

    “It’s totaled,” said Angela Noel. “Everything is gone.”

    For about a year, Noel had lived with her husband Edward Perry, their three sons and her mother-in-law at the home on Short Street in Williamstown.

    In a matter of minutes, it all went up in smoke and flames.

    For more information, please pick up a copy of this week's print edition of the Grant County News.