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Today's News

  • Fire leaves Williamstown family homeless

    Tommy Dezarn was at work on April 28, and his wife, Terri, was at their daughter’s home in Williamstown, taking care of their grandchildren, when she got the news that their house might be on fire.

    Utha Simpson, Dezarn’s mother who lives outside of Williamstown, was notified by her neighbor that  an alert for the Williamstown fire department came across their scanner; there was a fire on Waterworks Road. She immediately called her daughter.

  • Game boot camp rolls into library

    High school gaming fanatics can learn how make their own game May 15 at the Grant County Public Library.

    The library will host a free Game Design Boot Camp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for high school students from Grant and surrounding counties.

    Experience is not necessary to participate, said Wynita Worley, public services librarian.

    Dr. Jerzy Jaromczyk of the University of Kentucky’s Department of Computer Science, along with about 10 UK students, will lead the program.

  • Fair Board plans consignment auction

    The Grant County Fair Board will hold a consignment auction at 10 a.m. May 1 on the fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road. Items will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 29-30, and will not be accepted on the day of sale. The auctioneer has the right to refuse any items and no junk will be accepted. The Grant County Fair is a non profit organization and a tax deduction is available for donated items. For more information on terms and conditions, call Tena Webster at 859-663-7752 or Nick Kinman at 859-760-6642.

  • Williamstown native awarded WLK scholarship

    Williamstown native Kaitlyn McKinnon received a $1,500 college scholarship from the Women Leading Kentucky organization.

    McKinnon, a freshman at Northern Kentucky University with a 3.7 GPA, moved to Northern Kentucky from Georgia in her freshman year of high school. That transition was a huge challenge for her, and she considers it “one of the greatest things to ever happen to me.”

  • Meade-Mulliken set date

    Donald and Carla Mullikin of Dry Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Mallory Danese Mullikin to Adam Michael Meade, son of Mark and Krista Meade of Walton.

    The wedding is being planed for 5:15 p.m. on May 15 at the First Baptist Church of Walton.

    A reception will follow at the JMB Center in Dry Ridge.

    The bride is a 2005 graduate of Grant County High School and is graduating this year from Northern Kentucky University. She is employed by Springdot.

  • Sports Shorts

    Grant County competes in tourney

    Scores: 5-2 loss, 6-4 win

    When: May 8

    Where: Oldham County High School

    What: The Lady Braves played in the Oldham County Tournament, falling to Franklin County before defeating Presentation.

    Against Franklin County, the Lady Braves outhit their opponents, but left 11 runners stranded. They followed by beating Presentation, despite falling behind 4-0 after the first inning.

    Quote of the game: “These kids are still hungry and that’s what it’s going to take,” coach Ott Reed said.

  • Kiwanis teams with Community Partners
  • Sigmon named new WHS ball coach

    After spending time away from coaching, Steve Sigmon decided he wanted to get back to what he loves.

    Sigmon was given the opportunity to coach again after being named the new Williamstown boys’ basketball coach. The school had 14 candidates for the position vacated when Stacey May resigned on April 8.

    “I’m excited,” Sigmon said. “I think that next year’s team has talent. You can’t coach players to your style; you’ve got to coach to their style.”

  • Lady Demons win five of last six games

    Williamstown softball coach T.J. West has preached to his team all season that it’s not how you start the race; it’s how you finish it.

    The Lady Demons started the year slowly, earning their first win in their 10th game.

    But since the season stretched into May, Williamstown has won five of their last six games.

    “Maybe we’re putting things together,” West said. “We’re on a little winning streak here at the end and hopefully it will continue into the district tournament.”

  • Braves sweep Demons

    After their first matchup, Grant County baseball coach Darrick Lee expected more out of his players the next time they faced rival Williamstown.

    Lee saw his players rise to the occasion when a week after their 3-2 win, they followed with a 9-1 win on May 6.

    “We hit the ball better than we did the first game,” Lee said. “We also didn’t have the week off that we had before the previous game. I’m just happy to see us put all phases of the games together. I saw more enthusiasm out of some players and I expected them to respond.”