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Today's News

  • Track teams prepare for region meet

    After a season of dashes, hurdles, jumps and tosses, the Grant County and Williamstown track and field teams are preparing for the biggest test of their seasons.

    The teams will compete at the regional meet May 29 at Dixie Heights High School with the chance to participate at the state meet on the line.

    The two teams came into the season with different expectations, but believe they can send athletes to the state meet.

    Grant County:

  • Edmondson, Prokopchak qualify for state

    It didn’t matter to the Williamstown athletes that they were in their first year of the program.

    It didn’t matter that other schools had more experience and knew what to expect when it came to compete at the region meet.

    All that mattered was doing their best and seeing how their performances stacked up against the best from the region on May 29.

    Sophomore Blake Edmondson and freshman Alex Prokopchak did their best and qualified for state in the long jump and the 800-meter run, respectively.

  • Williamstown Junior and Senior High School honor roll March 21, 2011

    Williamstown Junior and Senior High School honor roll March 21:
    • Sixth grade
    Delena Boiko
    Collin Davis
    Morgan Lawrence
    Jade Pinkston
    Magadalene Walters
    Truly Withorn

    • Seventh grade
    Benjamin Beighle
    Megan Garrison
    Avery March
    Carly Middleton
    Rachel Montgomery
    Savanna Moss
    Samantha Souder
    Andrew Wallace

    • Eighth grade
    Emily Simpson

  • Grant County Fair Board honors state fair winners

    Although the 2009 Grant County Fair was the year of the down pours, the fair was not a washout. It was a year highlighted by the winners of different categories going on to compete at the Kentucky State Fair and doing great against other youth across the state. The fair board held a reception for the six state winners on April 8, 2010, to recognize them for their accomplishments.  

  • Lady Braves defeat Williamstown in districts

    The Grant County softball team knew that in order to reach their goal of a district championship, they would have to take down a familiar foe.

    The Lady Braves faced county rival Williamstown in the first round of the district tournament and handed the Lady Demons a 10-0 loss in six innings on May 24.

  • Dehner graduates from Georgetown

    Sara Beth Dehner was among the record 242 graduates to receive a bachelor’s degree during Georgetown College’s commencement exercises May 15.

    Dehner is the daughter of Carla Dehner of Williamstown.

  • Saylor on creative career path

    Shawn L. Saylor was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in integrated strategic communications – creative career path with a minor in art studio by the University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information Studies School of Journalism with magna cum laude distinction during the 143rd commencement ceremony on May 8.

  • GCHS presents “Little Shop of Horrors”

    The Grant County High School cast of the musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” under the direction of choral director, Faith Clifton, began rehearsals in January. Pictured left to right, Abby Mullins, Rebekah Carey, Faith Clifton, Chris Helton, Katie Holtman, Travis Phelps, Luke Hampton, Alexandra Young, Emily Samuel, Cheryl Workman, Molly Brown, Robbie Turner and Jeremy Dunn. Not pictured: Brad Goodman and Nate Davis. The set was painted by art teacher Emily Figueroa and her students.

  • Crittenden budget discussion gets heated

    It got “hot” in Crittenden after Mayor Gayle Cayton proposed decreasing the fire department’s budget in the 2010-2011 budget.

    Cayton presented the budget to the council on May 3. It called for decreasing the fire department’s portion but allocating more money for police.

    If approved, the budget would decrease the amount paid to the fire department by $5,000 and increase the amount paid to the Grant County Sheriff’s office by $8,000.

  • Dog licenses due July 1; stricter enforcement coming

    If you own a dog and live in Grant County, then you’d better make sure and purchase a dog license.

    Because of the number of stray or unwanted animals that end up at the Grant County Animal Shelter, the animal control officer is cracking down.

    A dog license is required by county ordinance for all dogs. See chart for license fees.

     “We haven’t enforced this in the past, but we’re going to start,” said Brent Caldwell, animal shelter director.