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Today's News

  • Middle school players gain experience

    The Williamstown middle school basketball teams were battling reduced numbers, but not reduced optimism.

    On the girls’ side, they had players for a sixth and seventh grade team, but not an eighth grade team. On the boys’ side, they were able to field a team for seventh and eighth grade games, but not for a sixth grade team.

  • THROUGH THE LENS

    A Corinth native is preparing to exhibit at Kentucky Crafted: The Market at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, March 6 and March 7.

    Jeff Rogers will be marketing his coffee table book, “Kentucky Wide II”, after meeting the criteria established by the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted program.

    Rogers, the son of Charlene Rogers and the late Eddie Rogers of Corinth, has owned Jeff Rogers Photography, Inc. for more than 22 years and is participating in the market for the second time.

  • Heeger-Hartman to serve on board

    Dr. Alice Heeger-Hartman is the newest member of the Grant County Board of Education.

    She grew up in Connecticut, then moved to Pennsylvania, before settling as a teenager in Northern Kentucky, where she graduated from Simon Kenton High School.

    She attended Union College in Barbourville, then received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from National College of Chiropractic in Illinois.

    She returned to Kentucky and opened her office in Grant County in 1990 and practiced until her retirement in 2005.  

  • WHS cheerleaders’ careers come to an end

    When the Williamstown boys and girls’ basketball seasons came to a close, it also meant an end to the cheerleading careers for six Williamstown cheerleaders.

    Ashley Farley, Nicole Hendy, Shelby Horn, Sara Moreland, Rachel Morris and Katie Webster have each cheered for Williamstown for different lengths of time, but they know the impact that their class has had.

  • How smart are you?

    Q In the United States general population, how many adults suffer from high blood pressure?

    A. 1 in 2    B. 1 in 3    C. 1 in 5

    This is the kind of question a team of five teens from Grant County faced during the state LifeSmarts competition held last week in Frankfort. The event, a game-show style competition, asks teens questions involving personal finance, consumer rights, health and safety, technology and the environment.

  • Grant library to host health and safety fair March 27

    From stop, drop and roll to emergency planning, the Grant County Public Library will be offering health and safety information to the public.

    The inaugural Passport to Health and Safety Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27.

    “It started with us talking about kids going to be off school soon and be with babysitters and having more free time,” said Wynita Worley, public service librarian. “We thought it would be a good idea to spend a Saturday teaching kids and their parents how to be safe physically and emotionally.”

  • TransCare Ambulance sold, impact unclear

    The ambulance service that serves all of Grant County, outside the 100-mile service area of the Dry Ridge Fire Department, has been sold.

    “We’ve been told the transfer should be seamless and the county will receive the same service they’ve received all along, possibly even greater because this company has crews in Lexington and Greater Cincinnati,” said Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link.

    Rural/Metro, a national company, has entered into an agreement to acquire TransCare of Kentucky.

  • Fortner named Youth Performance Award winner

    Miles Fortner, a senior at Williamstown High School, is the Youth Performance Award winner for February.

    His schedule this year includes Advanced Placement calculus and English, as well as two college level classes at Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center. At the end of the semester, Fortner will have a total of eight college credits. His favorite subject is AP Calculus.

    “I’m a math kid,” Fortner said. “Calculus is my best subject and my teacher, Deana Cummins, makes it easy to understand.”

  • Water rate hike is under fire

    Chuck Emmons had only one question on his mind when he showed up at the February meeting of the Bullock Pen Water District.

    “Why has the water rate gone up so much?” Emmons, of Verona, asked the water commissioners.

    “There’s been one raise in 22 years,” said Bobby Burgess, chairman of the water board. “We’d been able to live off the growth.”

    Bullock Pen provides water to homes in parts of Grant and Boone counties, as well as to cities such as Williamstown and Dry Ridge.

  • Husband, Father, Coach

    Carl Wenderoth and Hall of Fame go together like basketball and Kentucky.

    Wenderoth, the former basketball coach at Grant County High School, was inducted into the 8th region Hall of Fame in between region semifinal games on March 8. This was the second inductee class from the 8th region.

    “I don’t know what to say because it came up this past weekend and caught me by surprise,” Wenderoth said.