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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Students in science and math enrichment build CO2 dragsters

    Williamstown Jr. High science teacher Sean Binder prepares two CO2 cars for a race. Students in science and math enrichment built their own CO2 dragsters to race against each other.

    First place was sixth grader Megan Garrison, second place was seventh grader Caitlyn Treichel and third place was eighth grader Hannah Kinsey.

  • Williamstown Middle

    Sage Hill is the WMS Student of the Week. She is in the eighth grade.

    “Sage has a super personality...a quote that makes me think of her is...’if you expect the best from yourself, you will meet your goals’...she does,” says Steve Sigmon, her English teacher.

    Angie Williams, her social studies teacher thinks that “she is a blessing to have in class because of her work ethic, personality and encouragement towards other students.”

  • It’s not that easy being green

    You may have noticed yellow and green recycling bins stationed at Grant County Schools—15 to be exact.

    In May of 2009, Kelli Lee’s third period science class at Grant County Middle school brought home a “school in progress” award from the annual Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools (KGHS) conference in Frankfort. The program recognizes schools that take up the challenge to target areas and formulate a plan of action to improve their environment.

  • 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.