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Today's News

  • GCHS Speech and Drama Team place second on national stage

    Grant County High School Speech and Drama Team competed in the 25th annual Smoky Mountain National Invitational Tournament at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Feb. 24-27. There were 36 students from Grant County who attended the event.

    GCHS placed second overall in the prestigious competition sweepstakes, which includes both debate and speech rivalry. Students from 24 schools, from across the United States, took part in the competition. For the overall Speech Sweepstakes competition and the Debate Sweepstakes competition Grant County High School placed fourth.

  • Demons race at Grant County

    After getting the first several meets out of the way, the athletes on the Williamstown track and field team have learned what to expect when they compete.

    They’ve learned their strengths and are excited to see where their talents are best used.

    “My athletes have fallen in love with track and field,” coach Michelle Whaley said. “I have been impressed with their speed, strength and times in all the events. We need the experience so that we can really find out what events the athletes are the best at.  ”

  • GCHS hosts All-Comers

    Home sweet home.

    With the track and field season in full swing, the Grant County team hosted their first meet of the season, the Grant County All-Comers, and both the boys’ and the girls’ team finished in the top five.

    The boys’ team came in third, while the girls’ team finished fifth.

    “Our numbers are good this year, in terms of athletes,” coach Brian Soules said. “Their approach has been nice because they’ve shown a willingness to do more events.”

  • AARP offering free income tax preparation

    AARP Tax-aide is offering free income tax preparation, including e-filing at the Williamstown Senior Center (in the City Building). This service is available to all tax payers with low to middle income with special attention to those age 60 and older.

    Please bring:

    • Social Security cards for each person claimed on the return

    • All income statements (W-2s, 1099’s, unemployment statement)

    • Dependent care information

    • All receipts or documentation for taxes paid if itemizing

  • Police Reports 4-22-10

    (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 Police

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 7:27 a.m. April 12 on Fashion Ridge Road. The driver involved was Donald D. Owen, 74, of Oshawa, Ontario, driving a travel trailer and a parked 1999 Toyota owned by Rosie Baker of Dry Ridge.

  • Mains family grows by two

    Tom and Maria Mains wanted children of their own.

    After the Williamstown couple got married they tried for several years but had no luck.

    Maria, a 2001 graduate of Grant County High School, began to lobby Tom, a 1989 graduate of Pendleton County High School, about becoming foster parents. It took five years of sweet-talking before he finally agreed.

    In 2006, they received their first “children.” They’ve fostered nearly a dozen children since then. Some stay as little as 36 hours, while others have been with the Mains’ for two years.

  • King withdraws from sheriff's race

    The race for Grant County sheriff now has one less candidate.

    William Andrew "Bill" King of Dry Ridge filed paperwork April 7 with the Grant County Clerk's Office to withdraw from the race.

    Williamstown attorney Williams Adkins, chairman of the Grant County Democratic Party,  filed a motion in Grant Circuit Court on March 19 to remove King from the ballot because King is "not a bona fide candidate for that office."

  • Girls on the Run

    All it has taken is a little patience and a lot of desire.

    For the fifth grade girls from Crittenden-Mount Zion and Sherman Elementary schools, those two factors are what have driven them to keep improving under the Girls on the Run program.

    Girls on the Run is a character and leadership development program. The group’s goal is that the girls will succeed in every lesson and will run a five-kilometer race in Cincinnati.

  • Williamstown man injured in I-75 crash

    A 59-year-old Williamstown man was seriously injured in a three-vehicle accident April 12 on northbound Interstate 75 in Crittenden.

    Doug Whalen was airlifted to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was in critical but stable condition as of April 12, according to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

    “He’s got head trauma,” he said. “He’s got several broken bones in his back, ribs.”

    The wreck occurred at 6:07 a.m. just north of the exit ramp from Violet Road.

  • Demons fall to Walton-Verona

    Before the Williamstown baseball team played their first district game of the season, they went to Silver Grove and dominated in a doubleheader, outscoring their opponents 34-6 in two five inning games.

    The Demons were confident and undefeated heading into their district game against Walton-Verona and learned that the district is a lot tougher than Silver Grove.

    Williamstown lost 13-1 to the Bearcats in five innings on April 6.