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Today's News

  • AARP offering free income tax preparation

    AARP Tax-aide is offering free income tax preparation, including e-filing at the Williamstown Senior Center (in the City Building). This service is available to all tax payers with low to middle income with special attention to those age 60 and older.

    Please bring:

    • Social Security cards for each person claimed on the return

    • All income statements (W-2s, 1099’s, unemployment statement)

    • Dependent care information

    • All receipts or documentation for taxes paid if itemizing

  • Police Reports 4-22-10

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Dry Ridge Police

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 7:27 a.m. April 12 on Fashion Ridge Road. The driver involved was Donald D. Owen, 74, of Oshawa, Ontario, driving a travel trailer and a parked 1999 Toyota owned by Rosie Baker of Dry Ridge.

  • Mains family grows by two

    Tom and Maria Mains wanted children of their own.

    After the Williamstown couple got married they tried for several years but had no luck.

    Maria, a 2001 graduate of Grant County High School, began to lobby Tom, a 1989 graduate of Pendleton County High School, about becoming foster parents. It took five years of sweet-talking before he finally agreed.

    In 2006, they received their first “children.” They’ve fostered nearly a dozen children since then. Some stay as little as 36 hours, while others have been with the Mains’ for two years.

  • King withdraws from sheriff's race

    The race for Grant County sheriff now has one less candidate.

    William Andrew "Bill" King of Dry Ridge filed paperwork April 7 with the Grant County Clerk's Office to withdraw from the race.

    Williamstown attorney Williams Adkins, chairman of the Grant County Democratic Party,  filed a motion in Grant Circuit Court on March 19 to remove King from the ballot because King is "not a bona fide candidate for that office."

  • Girls on the Run

    All it has taken is a little patience and a lot of desire.

    For the fifth grade girls from Crittenden-Mount Zion and Sherman Elementary schools, those two factors are what have driven them to keep improving under the Girls on the Run program.

    Girls on the Run is a character and leadership development program. The group’s goal is that the girls will succeed in every lesson and will run a five-kilometer race in Cincinnati.

  • Williamstown man injured in I-75 crash

    A 59-year-old Williamstown man was seriously injured in a three-vehicle accident April 12 on northbound Interstate 75 in Crittenden.

    Doug Whalen was airlifted to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was in critical but stable condition as of April 12, according to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

    “He’s got head trauma,” he said. “He’s got several broken bones in his back, ribs.”

    The wreck occurred at 6:07 a.m. just north of the exit ramp from Violet Road.

  • Demons fall to Walton-Verona

    Before the Williamstown baseball team played their first district game of the season, they went to Silver Grove and dominated in a doubleheader, outscoring their opponents 34-6 in two five inning games.

    The Demons were confident and undefeated heading into their district game against Walton-Verona and learned that the district is a lot tougher than Silver Grove.

    Williamstown lost 13-1 to the Bearcats in five innings on April 6.

  • Interim principal hired to finish year

    An experienced leader has come out of retirement to become interim principal at Williamstown Jr./Sr. High for the rest of the 2009-10 school year.

    Dave Johnstone of Edgewood will fill the position left vacant after Misty Buchanan was reassigned within the district.

    The 55-year-old retired in September 2009 after spending 20 years as principal in four different schools in northern Kentucky.

  • Community Calendar 4-15-10

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Monthly breakfast meeting - 8 a.m., April 19, Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.

    BOOSTER GROUPS

    Grant County Band Boosters - 7 p.m. April 20, GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Williamstown Kiwanis - Noon Wednesdays, El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Williamstown.

    CLUBS

  • GCHS, WHS compete at Bearcat Open

    Bearcat Open results:

    Boys' 4x800 meter relay - Grant County (Michael Schultz, Brandon Gouge, Chris Ellis and Dylan Jackson) - fifth

    Boys' 100 meter hurdles - Jacob Case, 19th, and Steven Ware, 20th

    Girls' 100 meter dash - Sara Moreland, seventh, Jessica Knott, 21st, and Alexis Willen, 23rd

    Boys' 100 meter dash - Blake Edmondson, 22nd, Jerriod Campbell, 27th, Ben Potter, 33rd, and Christain Moats, 35th

    Girls' 4x200 meter relay - Grant County (Caylin Hare, Emily Thomes, Riley Colson and Lindsey Moloney), sixth