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Today's News

  • 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.

  • CRUISE IN

    Classic cars lining the streets of downtown Dry Ridge can only mean one thing.

    Cruisin’ the Ridge is back for its third year.

    Hosted by the Good Old Cruisers and the city of Dry Ridge, the monthly cruise-in events are open to all show cars, trucks, antiques, classics, muscle cars, sports cars, motorcycles and tractors.

  • Police Beat 6-10-10

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Scott Conrad charged Mark T. Hill, 36, of Crittenden, with assault fourth degree at 2:35 a.m. June 1 on Barley Circle. Hill was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

    Deputy Scott Conrad executed two warrants for Dusty R. Wilson at 5:21 a.m. June 1 on Cherry Hill Drive. Wilson was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • WHS principal search nets 13 applicants

    A new Williamstown Jr./Sr. High principal could be named as early as June 15.

    Although the district is still accepting applicants, there are currently 13 candidates — 11 males and two females — for the job.

    The school’s site-based council recently decided to begin interviewing select candidates June 2 with a tentative goal of wrapping up interviews by June 11.

    The group also tentatively plans to host a meet-and-greet with several finalists for the position June 14 at the school.

    The council hopes to hire a principal June 15.

  • Taylor Henry to open for Blake Shelton

    Taylor Henry skipped his graduation ceremony two years ago at Grant County High School to perform during a Charlie Daniels concert.

    Now, the 20-year-old up and coming singer-song writer is coming home to open for country star Blake Shelton on Friday, June 18 at the Elk Creek Vineyards in Owenton.

    “I’m very excited. It’s going to be a good time,” Henry said.

    Doors open at 6 p.m., with Henry scheduled to go onstage at 7 p.m., followed by Shelton at 8 p.m.

  • Finding happiness after sadness

    It may be cliche, but life really is filled with peaks and valleys.

    In December, my wife and I were on top of the world as we found out that she was pregnant with our second child.

    We were overjoyed at the reality that in nine short months we would be adding to our family.

    We were hoping first that it would be a healthy baby.

    Then, we were crossing our fingers that it would be a girl since we already have the best son in the world.

    Only weeks into the pregnancy, we got devastating news.

  • Budget crunch

    Grant County’s proposed budget for 2010-2011 tops $11.1 million.

    The budget, which takes effect July 1, 2010, is highers than last year’s budget of $9.3 million, but Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link doesn’t want the public to get the wrong ideas and was quick to point out  the higher budget is mostly due to grants the county has received.

    For the third year in a row, Link asked all supervisors to take a cut.

  • Williamstown holds year-end activities