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Today's News

  • Aggravations: I have a few

    Coupons have become big news again.  It seems every 20 years coupons are discovered again as if they had never existed.  Coupons have their own television show.  The big coupon story is how there is a national surge in stealing newspapers to get the paper gold.

    This isn’t new to us and I have written about it before.  We lose about $1,000 every six months to the theft of newspapers from newsstands. 

    We monitored this trend over the past several years that coupons were in our newspaper.

  • Williamstown man tased by police

    Brandon Casselman, 26, was tased by Kentucky State Police, after he refused to surrender to them on Aug. 21.

    The incident began when police were called to a residence on Oak Ridge Road around 8 p.m. They found Casselman in the middle of the road, threatening to harm himself.

    According to Lt. Tom Lilley with the KSP Post 6 in Dry Ridge, troopers placed stopped sticks in front of and in the rear of Casselman’s car while they talked with him.

  • Grant Manor receives national award

    Grant Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center has been recognized as a 2011 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality National Quality Award for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), highlights facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their intention to pursue a rigorous quality improvement system.

  • Metro names Rowland Fleet, Facilities Director

    Metro has named Carlos Rowland, of Dry Ridge, Metro’s new Fleet & Facilities Director, effective Aug. 1. He reports to Metro’s Chief Operations Officer, Inez Evans.

    Rowland’s responsibilities include the oversight and management of Metro’s buses, vehicle fleet, facilities and equipment to ensure efficient, effective and safe operation. He has 40 years of public transit operations,maintenance and support experience.

  • Paddle Williamstown is a good way to show off community

    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner has a good idea and that’s to show the largest lake in Northern Kentucky to folks who enjoy kayaks and canoes.

    So from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m this Saturday, Aug. 27, the lake will be closed to motorized traffic for the first and hopefully, not the last, Paddle Williamstown.

    The event features races, a poker run, Mayor’s brunch and activities for the kids. It should be a good time, weather permitting.
    If you go to the event, here’s a few ideas that might make your participation more enjoyable:

  • Williamstown man tased by police

    Brandon Casselman, 26, was tased by Kentucky State Police, after he refused to surrender to them on Aug. 21.

    The incident began when police were called to a residence on Oak Ridge Road around 8 p.m. They found Casselman in the middle of the road, threatening to harm himself.

    According to Lt. Tom Lilley with the KSP Post 6 in Dry Ridge, troopers placed stopped sticks in front of and in the rear of Casselman’s car while they talked with him.

  • Farley knows a thing or two about shoes

    You could say that TJ Farley likes shoes.

    The Cordova man actually likes them so much that he carries about 700 pounds of them everywhere he goes.

    The shoes, which range in size from itty bitty to large enough for a large, hairy pulling machine, aren’t for him. They’re for the horses he shoes as a farrier.

    Farley has spent the last 20 years working as a blacksmith and putting shoes on horses. His specialty is special needs horses.

  • Williamstown approves staff, student drug testing policy

    Williamstown Junior and Senior High School students may be tested for drugs if they drive to school or participate in a sport or extracurricular activity.

    The school board approved a drug test policy at its Aug. 8 meeting that goes into effect for the 2011-12 school year.

  • Free concert series continues

    This Saturday, Aug. 27 will be the second of three weekend concert series at the Northern Ky. Fairground on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    Featured performers include headliner Matthew Bradley. Bradley was voted I Heart Radio.com’s Top 10 Unsigned Artist in 2011.

    Katie McDaniel, a former Grant County High School student, will be the opening act.

    The concerts are free and start at 7 p.m.

  • ACT scores mixed for schools

    Williamstown High School celebrated while Grant County High School was left disappointed with recently released ACT scores.

    The data released by the Kentucky Department of Education was from high school juniors taking the test during the 2010-11 school year.

    Since 2008, as mandated by state law, all of Kentucky’s public school juniors participate in the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36.