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Today's News

  • Edmondson chooses Spalding

    Tyler Edmondson will be running to new heights … literally.

    Edmondson, a senior at Grant County High School signed his national letter of intent to run cross country at Spalding University in Louisville March 20.

    Spalding University’s  running program has the runners run at higher altitudes to help them get faster times.

    “I want to see how it works and I am an anxious to do it,” Edmondson said. “It has been my dream for a long time to be a collegiate athlete and here it is.”

  • Soccer has come to Williamstown

    If you build it … they will come.

    For the first time in the school’s history, Williamstown Middle School has a soccer program. They also made history playing in their first regular season games, with the Demons losing 4-0 to Carroll County, and the Lady Demons drawing a 0-0 tie, March 22 at Eibeck Soccer Fields in Williamstown.

    Demons coach Dwayne Johnson got the program rolling when he met with the Williamstown Board of Education last fall.

  • Sibling rivalry reaches new level

    For brothers’ Issac and Lucas Alger, the Grant County versus Williamstown rivalry reached a new level, with Issac playing for the Demons and Lucas playing for the Braves.

    The Braves defeated the Demons 11-1 in six innings, March 20 at Grant County High School.

    Issac was the starting pitcher for Williamstown and faced Lucas for the first time ever.

  • A ‘tongue fasting’ for Lent

    I like the Book of James. He doesn’t beat around the bush. Like in Chapter 3, when James is teaching us about “a small member” of our body that is “a restless evil, full of deadly poison.” He is referring to our tongue, of course.

    We are all guilty. I know I can hardly get through a day without saying a harsh word to or about someone. And have you ever just stopped to listen to the conversations around us – among friends and neighbors … and yes -- church members. It seems James knew us well.

  • CHURCH NOTES 3.29.12

    Cherry Grove Pentecostal Church of God
    • April 8 - Easter program given by the youth. Easter evening at 6 p.m.

    Clarks Creek Baptist
    • April 7 - Easter Egg Hunt will be at 2 p.m. at the church.
    • April 8 - Sunrise service at 8 a.m. with breakfast after the service, prepared by the men. The Creative Ministry Team will be performing during worship service. If you don’t have a home church, feel free to come worship At Clark’s Creek Baptist.

  • JB Miller Park dedication March 31

    The City of Williamstown, in partnership with Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FLAGG) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for JB Miller Park at 11 a.m. on March 31.

    The park is located on Humes Ridge Road and now features a one-mile looped walking trail. The public is invited.

  • Helping Out People Everywhere

    When Kim Haubner of Dry Ridge was sitting by her father’s bedside as he spent his last days battling cancer, she thought about people needing a little hope, especially when they were facing life’s trials.

    “It just kept gnawing at me and I knew I had to do something,” said the woman, known for helping out family and friends.

    For the last eight years, she’s organized an annual event known as the County Christmas Party that  helped families with Christmas trees and gifts.

  • We were made to be ‘Courageous’

    I have allowed God back into my life and I couldn’t be any happier.
    With giving my life to God, I have developed a closer relationship to my fiancé, Jessica Purnell and Jesus Christ.
     

    Jessica and I went to Williamstown Christian Church, March 16, for the movie, “Courageous”, a film about five men making a resolution to be better fathers in their home, teaching the Word of God to their families.

    It is an inspirational film that tests you even if you are not a father, if you are living what God has planned for you.

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    This is more like it.

    After spending two years on death row with Billy Clyde at the helms of my beloved Wildcats, Coach Cal in his first three years has UK where I want, scratch that, need them to be every year... competing for a national championship.

    My heart breaks and a little piece of me dies every time UK loses.
    Luckily, I have only came near death twice this season when we fell to the hated Hoosiers and the usually overmatched Vandy Commodores.

  • Williamstown needs more firefighters

    Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen is normally the only one at the station when it is time to respond to a call.

    The department has 25 to 35 volunteers, but Whalen may only be able to utilize one to two when a fire needs to be put out.

    And, those volunteers may be busy working or they may have just got off from a 24-hour shift at another fire department.

    That is why staffing is the greatest concern Whalen has for his fire department.