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Today's News

  • Community Calendar 1-21-10

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Corinth Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Noble’s.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Jan. 27 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

  • Stith wins state Adopt-A-Highway poster contest

    Falling just short last year, Taylor Stith was determined to win first place in the 2008 Adopt-A-Highway poster contest.

    That determination paid off when the junior at Williamstown High School was selected the winner of the 15 to 17-year-old age group.

    Stith placed second in the same category in 2008.

    “I was really surprised,” she said. “I looked at everybody’s work who was in the class and they were 10 times better than they were last year. I was thinking the whole time that I wasn’t going to place. I was really excited.”

  • Police Reports 1-21-10

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Mike Wright charged Lloyd C. Jones, 25, of Corinth with fourth degree assault (domestic violence), at 3:33 p.m. Jan. 9. Jones was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Baby of the Week - Addyson Caroline VanHolten

    Hi! My name is Addyson Caroline VanHolten of Dry Ridge.

    I was born on July 23, 2006 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

    My parents are Mark and Karen VanHolten.

    My grandparents are Richard and Carolyn Howard of Dry Ridge, and Gloria VanHolten of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Jim VanHolten of Ark.

  • Cat Attack 1-19-10

    Aww...now that’s more like it. Kentucky’s last five trips to Florida had left it with nothing but a bad sunburn and five straight losses. But the Wildcats turned the tables on the Gators and were the ones doing the frying. My favorite t-shirt from college read “Gator Tail is best when it’s Kentucky Fried.” I couldn’t agree more.

  • Health department seeks volunteers for reserve corps

    The Northern Kentucky Health Department got a helping hand from volunteers in their recent response to the H1N1 virus.

    The Northern Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps provided citizens of both medical and non-medical backgrounds with a way to respond to events such as the swine flu vaccination campaign as well as other public health emergencies.

  • Neal makes most of his senior season

    Logan Neal always wanted to be a part of the Williamstown cross-country team.

    When he finally got his license and was able to get to and from practice, Neal, a senior, got to experience what he had been waiting for.

    “I had wanted to join for a few years, so when I got my license, it made it a lot easier,” Neal said. “I’ve always enjoyed running. I wanted to be a part of the team.”

    Neal didn’t know what was in store for him with practices that included long runs.

  • Williamstown student surprised by award

    Williamstown High School junior Steven Faulkner was nearly speechless.

    “I’m going to Disneyland,” he said to laughter and applause from a gymnasium full of fellow students.

    Faulkner was surprised Jan. 4 with an announcement that he was selected as the winner of the $500 “Promote Your School” scholarship contest sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • Braves rally after half for win

    The Grant County boys’ basketball team started the first quarter of their game against Cooper with a scoring streak, but cooled as Cooper took control of the game.

    Cooper took the momentum and dominated the play in the first half, matching Grant County basket for basket on their way to a 38-28 lead at the end of the first half.

    GCHS coach Joe Utter reminded his players during halftime that in order to fight their way back in to the game, they would have to play better defense.

  • GOTCHA! Police to add video cameras to arsenal

    If you’re thinking of breaking the law in downtown Williamstown, think again because you might find yourself on camera.

    The Williamstown Police Department has received a $46,324 grant from Homeland Security to buy cameras which will be placed at various locations throughout the city. The cameras will be tied into the city’s cable system so that they can be monitored from a remote location.

    “Six cameras will give you eight eyes on Williamstown at any time and that’s a good thing,” said Sgt. Robert Reed of the Williamstown Police Department.