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Today's News

  • ‘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.”

  • Power restored after the storms

    According to a press release by Owen Electric, 8,000 customers were without power at the height of the outage caused by a tornado on March 2.

    More than 70 poles were broken off from the high winds. By 8 p.m. on March 3, only 635 members were without power, most of those in Campbell, Pendleton and Kenton counties.

    Outages and downed power lines or hazardous conditions, should be reported immediately to 800-372-7612.

  • Friends plan benefit for McCardle family

    Family and friends of the McCardle family, who lost everything in the storm last Friday, are planning a benefit on March 24.

    Bill and Rhonda McCardle lost everything in the recent tornado. Their home, barns, horse trailers, equipment but worst of all more than a dozen show horses.

    The McCardles have been supporters of 4-H and different organizations and now they need help.

  • Prescription refills available

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed an amended Executive Order on March 5 that will allow Kentuckians displaced by recent storms to access up to a 30-day supply of needed medicines from a pharmacist.

    Invoking legislation enacted in 2010, this is the first time this particular executive order has been issued.

    Grant County joins 23 other counties which have been affected by the March 2 tornado.

  • Health Department offering tetanus shots

    The Northern Kentucky Health Department is offering free tetanus vaccines, especially for victims of last week’s tornadoes, emergency workers and volunteers.

    Clinics were held earlier this week and the vaccine will also be distributed free on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the health department’s centers in Grant, Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties.

  • Inmates assist in clean up efforts

    When the tornado passed and the damage was evident in Crittenden, clean-up assistance came from more than just community volunteers and fire fighters.

    Jailer Terry Peeples received a call shortly after the storm from Grant County Emergency Management director Rick Willoby asking if inmates could help clearing debris in the ravaged neighborhood of the Harvesters Subdivision in Crittenden.