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Today's News

  • Red Cross opens temporary shelter

    As quickly as the tornado devastated Crittenden, the Grant County chapter of the American Red Cross mobilized to help those in need.

    Once Diana Morgan, local coordinator of the American Red Cross, received a call from the Kentucky State Police and Grant County Emergency Management that assistance was needed, she immediately contacted the Cincinnati office and began setting up a shelter at Grant County High School.

  • STATE OF THE CITY

    Williamstown is in a strong financial position, thanks to past mayors and city councils that developed and expanded our utilities.  While financially sound, I realize, as mayor, that we must watch all expenses in this tough economic time. What’s been going on during the last year?

  • What can you learn from your toothbrush?

    I never gave much thought to my toothbrush before.
    Every morning and night when I go to brush my teeth, it’s always sitting in the ceramic floral cup on the left hand side of my vanity next to the hand soap.
    Others may keep items like this on the right side of the vanity but since my husband and I are both lefties, we probably do things backwards.
    My dentist always gives me a new toothbrush when I go in for my six-month checkup.

  • Beware of scams following disaster

    Unfortunately there are many unscrupulous businesses who crawl out of the woodwork after a disaster such as the one in Crittenden last week.
    They look to prey on people who are down on their luck and those who have been through tough and trying circumstances.
    Not all of these businesses are bad, but it’s wise to check out a contractor’s references and to read the fine print before hiring them to do a job.

  • Time to plan is before siren sounds

    The tornado that swept through Crittenden on March 2 should teach us all that an emergency plan is a must-have for every family.
    Grant County Emergency Management Director Rick Willoby made an excellent point in his observations on storm preparedness.
    “You can’t wait until a siren blows to get a plan,” Willoby said. See related story in this issue.
    He urged residents to prepare a “go-bag,” meaning one that you can grab and go in a moment’s notice.

  • ‘Learn Before You Burn’ to be offered March 22

    Do you know what you can legally burn in Kentucky?
    Open burning presents serious health risks.
    A free one-hour session,  Learn Before You Burn  will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at the Williamstown City Building.
    The program will be an overview of Kentucky s open burning regulations.
    For more information, call 859-743-0857.

  • Grant County Parks, Rec forming softball league

    The Grant County Parks and Recreation is now forming softball leagues for men and women. The men’s league will meet on Friday nights and the co-ed league will meet on Saturday nights. For more information, call Ruth at 859-903-9631.

  • SCOUT SUNDAY
  • Local angus breeder recognized in 2012 sire report

    Layle E Lonkard, of Williamstown, owns one bull listed in the Spring 2012 Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo. National Cattle Evaluation (NCE) expected progeny differences (EPDs) are now generated on a weekly basis, however a biannual report is still printed. Issued in both the spring and fall, the Sire Evaluation Report features the latest performance information available on 4,800 sires, and is currently accessible at www.angus.org.

  • WHS senior competes at state Governor’s Cup

    They say like mother, like daughter.
    It’s true for Williamstown High School senior Tessa Withorn and her mom, Tina.

    Tina, who teaches seventh grade language arts at Williamstown Middle School, has been an inspiration to Tessa’s path in education.
    “She’s been a huge impact,” Tessa said about her mom. “She read to us when we were little so many books. That’s where I get my passion for reading.”