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Today's News

  • Texting without thinking

    I don’t know if I’m just noticing things as I get older or what, but it seems that lately I’m noticing some stupid people out and about.

    Don’t get me wrong we’ve all done stupid things at one point in our lives. Some of them probably more stupid or worse than others, but I’m noticing a trend lately and it’s got me worried.

    The other morning as I was sitting at the entrance of Hogan’s Mill preparing to turn right onto the Dry Ridge Bypass, I observed a man, driving a maroon Chevrolet, drive past.

  • WHS seniors became brothers

    For the past five years, Storm Mason and Eric White have been able to see each other grow from boys into young men, seeing growth on the court and in the hallways.

    “Storm’s family has become a second set of parents to me and Storm is like a brother,” White said. “We’ve been through some ups and downs. I couldn’t pick any one better to have gone through it with. When I moved here, we started building a friendship and we played ball all through the years, sticking it out.”

  • Grant County High School - Freshman

    James Ramsay, a freshman, was nominated by Leigh Simpson, who describes James as a wonderful student who always participates in class and is extremely responsible and polite.

    His favorite subject is French and he is also an integral member and leader in the JROTC program.

    After graduating, he plans to join the Army and go to college to pursue a career as an animal biologist or an engineer.

     

  • Lady Demons fall to Trimble, Gallatin

    The Williamstown softball team learned in their first game that they are capable of hitting the ball and staying in games.

    In their second game, they learned that mental errors are costly.

    The Lady Demons opened their season with a 12-8 loss to Trimble County on March 24.

    “It was a good opening day,” coach T.J. West said. “We hit the ball and made the plays we need to make, but they out hit us. We were only outside on the field two days before we played, so I was pleased with our effort.”

  • Easter egg hunt kicks off park and rec activities

    More than 10,000 plastic eggs will be up for grabs April 3 during the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    The hunt begins at 11 a.m. and will be divided in age groups of 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 year olds with additional activities beginning at 10 a.m.

    “There’s various things inside the eggs,” said Tabatha Clemons, director of Grant County Parks and Recreation. “There might be candy. There might be cookies for the little ones. There might be stickers or trinket toys.”

  • Grant County High School - Senior

    Robbie Turner was nominated by Ryan Ray, who refers to him as an “awesome student who always gives 100 percent.”

    Turner says that his favorite class is anatomy and physiology. He is also involved in choir and speech and drama and participates in the school musical and his church’s youth group.

    After graduating, he plans to study medicine and work in the medical field.

  • Grant County High School - Sophomore

    Joey Knobloch was nominated by Mona Lazarus, who says that he is hard working, responsible, helpful, kind and has a wonderful attitude and work ethic.

    His favorite school subject is social studies and after graduation, Knobloch plans to enter the workforce with his uncle.

  • Vulcan Materials reps will not attend Williamstown City Council meeting

    Representatives from Vulcan Materials will not be attending the April 5 Williamstown City Council meeting.

    The company, which has purchased 115 acres just off Interstate-75 at the Williamstown exit, was expected to make a presentation to the council concerning a rock quarry they plan to build on the property.

  • Grant County schools to build technology center

    Seeing that their students need to be skilled once they leave the halls of Grant County High School, the school district has approved plans to build a career and technology center.

    The center, which will be a 34,000 square foot addition to the high school, will cost an estimated $9.4 million.

  • Johnstone named WHS interim principal

    An experienced leader has come out of retirement to become interim principal at Williamstown Jr./Sr. High for the rest of the 2009-10 school year.

    Dave Johnstone of Edgewood will fill the position left vacant after Misty Buchanan was reassigned within the district.

    The 55-year-old retired in September 2009 after spending 20 years as principal in four different schools in northern Kentucky.