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Today's News

  • Wonder Worship helps Afghan children

    “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” — 2 Corinthians 9:7

    The generosity of a group of Williamstown children is being felt a world away.

    Wonder Worship, a children’s program at Williamstown Christian Church, decided to take action after hearing about the humanitarian efforts of Sgt. William “Cody” McClelland and his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan.

  • Hope for Haiti - community ready to help

    If you’ve wondered how you could help disaster victims in Haiti, the Crittenden Baptist Association has the answer.

    The association, composed of 29 Southern Baptist churches from Grant, Harrison, Pendleton, Boone and Kenton counties, is collecting money through the “Buckets of Hope” campaign.

    Each bucket and its content will cost $30 to assemble. An additional $10 cash donation per bucket is also needed to help offset the cost of transporting the buckets to Haiti.

  • Bus suit settled

    Toni Wood won’t get to see her son Daniel graduate with his class this spring, but she believes he didn’t die in vain.

    “He was awesome,” she said, of her 16-year-old son who died when the Pendleton County school bus he was riding was hit by a dump truck on Ky. 22 near the Grant/Pendleton County line in May 2008.

    Her other two children were passengers on the bus.

    “He was very much loved and missed,” she said, through tears. “He was my son, but also my best friend.”

  • Community Calendar 2-18-10

    ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts - 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Grant County Tourism Office, Williamstown.

    CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Feb. 24, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    Corinth Lions Club - 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Noble’s Restaurant, Corinth.

    Williamstown Main Street Merchants - Noon Feb. 23, Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Call Mandy Green (824-4888) for more information.

  • Grant County Circuit Court has been canceled

    Judge Stephen Bates announced that Grant County Circuit Court scheduled for Feb. 10 is canceled.

  • Friendly competition at Williamstown raises money for Haiti

    The devastation of the earthquakes that ravaged Haiti and killed countless numbers of people is thousands of miles away.

    That did not matter to a group of concerned Williamstown students.

    Members of the school’s BETA Club and sophomore class officers organized a fundraiser to help the victims in Haiti.

    What started out as one penny has grown into more than $700 in relief.

  • Seaman Apprentice completes U.S. Navy basic training

    Navy Seaman Apprentice Luke N. McClure, son of Barbara S. Elliot of Dry Ridge, Ky. and Jeffrey S. McClure of Crittenden, Ky., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

    During the eight-week program, McClure completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Epling, boy, Nov. 7

    Mike Epling and Ronni-Ann Miller would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Landon Michael Epling was born at 4:47 p.m. on Nov. 7, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence. He weighed 7 pounds and 1.6 ounces and was 20.75 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Mark Miller of Dry Ridge and Tammy Ashcraft Lonaker of Crittenden.

    His paternal grandparents are the late Michael Reed Epling and Debbie Epling of Elkhorn City.

    Landon was welcomed home by friends and family.

  • Rock quarry moves forward

    Rumors of a rock quarry moving into Williamstown have swirled since a Tennessee company signed a purchase agreement on land in Williamstown almost two years ago.

    Vulcan Materials made it’s first public presentation concerning locating a rock quarry in Williamstown to Grant County’s Industrial Development Authority last month.

    The company is expected to make a more detailed presentation to the Williamstown City Council on March 1.

  • Cheerleaders prepare for state competition

    With a short two weeks in between the region and state competitions this year, the Grant County High School varsity cheerleaders know that they’ve had to pack a lot of work into a short span of time.

    The squad is preparing to compete in the KAPOS state competition on Feb. 20 at Western Kentucky University.