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Today's News

  • Berry man dies after head-on colision

    A Berry man died after he was involved in a head-on collision Oct. 27.

    Gary Wayne Skinner, 52, was a passenger in a 2007 Chevy Cobalt driven by his wife, Darlene.

    According to police, the Cobalt struck a 1997 Ford Escort driven by Troy Beckelhimer, 38, of Berry. Police said Gary was wearing a seatbelt, but Darlene was not.

    Beckelhimer and his passengers were restrained.

    The accident occurred at 4 p.m. Oct. 27 on Ky. 36, about a mile east of U.S. 25.

  • GCHS’ season ends with senior night

    The Grant County High School football team has been led by their seniors all season, whether it was in the weight room, in practice or during games.

    With their final game of the season, the Braves honored them at halftime of their game against West Jessamine.

    Unfortunately, the Braves weren’t able to send the seniors off with a win, falling 36-8 on Oct. 30.

  • C. Ed Wilson joins Williamstown city council

    C. Ed Wilson couldn’t stay out of public service.

    The retired superintendent of Williamstown schools will be taking a new seat at the Williamstown City Council table.

    Wilson was chosen in a unanimous vote Monday night by the five Williamstown City Council members to fill the unexpired term of Bill Hutchison. Hutchison retired last month for personal reasons.

  • Vincent family holds 26th annual reunion

    The 26th annual Vincent family reunion was held Oct. 10 at the Mammoth Cave National Park in Edmondson county. Fifty descendants of Calvernia and Gillis Vincent were present and enjoyed the delicious buffet provided by the Mammoth Cave Restaurant staff.

  • Loss of Dana jobs fuels unemployment rate

    Of the eight counties in the northern Kentucky region, Grant County ranks fifth with the lowest unemployment rate.

    Carroll County has the highest unemployment rate in the region with 12.8 percent while Boone County’s 9.7 percent unemployment rate is the lowest.

  • Unemployed?

    Lisa Lunsford became another victim of a faltering economy that has left thousands across the state and country unemployed.

    “It wasn’t really a big shock because of the economy,” Lunsford said. “But, I really never expected that I would not retire from a banking business.”

    Lunsford’s eldest daughter goes to the University of Kentucky while her youngest just enrolled as a freshman at Northern Kentucky University.

    Trying to pay tuition without substantial income has been rough.  

  • Building Permits 11-12-09

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in September 2009:

    Sept. 1:

    Jonathan Roberts, demolition, 1181 High Street, permit fee $50.

    Sept. 3:

    Clara Gordon, garage, 6395 Stewartsville Road, 576 square feet, estimated cost $6,000; permit fee $161.40

    John Souder, storage shed, 5385 Stewartsville Road, 600 square feet, estimated cost $2,500, permit fee $101.28.

    S.L. Williams, new home, 930 Summer Drive, 1,735 square feet, estimated cost $180,000, permit fee $424.90.

    Sept. 8:

  • 'Twilight' mania comes to library

    Nicole Bright lived out every teenage girl’s dream in April 2008.

    The 33-year-old Oldham County resident went to Portland, Ore., to meet and interview the cast of the movie adaptation of the wildly popular “Twilight” book.

    Written by Stephanie Meyer, the “Twilight” saga is a typical teenage love story between Edward and Bella intertwined with vampires and werewolves.

  • Parental involvement, mentoring top concerns of public meeting

    Heidi Tien chose to send her three children to Williamstown Elementary in part because she loved the small class sizes.

    However, with the district growing, Tien sees what drew her to Williamstown disappearing before her eyes.

  • Bradford, Harris qualify for state for Williamstown

    Steven Bradford, a junior at Williamstown, expected to qualify for state, whether it was as an individual or as a member of his team.

    Drew Harris, an eighth grader, found out he had a chance to make it to state with a mile left in the race.

    Bradford and Harris each earned a spot in the state meet, qualifying as individuals and leading the Demons to a seventh place finish, one spot away from qualifying as a team.