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Today's News

  • Williamstown Housing Authority honored

    The Housing Authority of Williamstown (HAW) was honored with the 2010 Agency of the Year Award from among those Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in Kentucky managing less than 100 units.

    Kathy Faulkner has served as executive director of the HAW for 26 years.

    The HAW, located on Helton Road, has been in existence since the mid-1960s. The PHA utilizes an average annual subsidy of approximately $94,000 to carry out its mission to families in the area.

  • Sports Shorts

    Braves split games last week

    Score: 20-1 (five innings) win over Ludlow and 5-0 loss to Carroll County

    When: March 23 and 25

    Where: Grant County High School and Carroll County High School

    What: The Braves were able to rebound from their season opening loss to Bishop Brossart to dominate Ludlow 20-1. The Braves scored 10 in the first inning on their way to their five-inning victory.

    Hoping to continue with a win over Carroll County, the Braves were unable to muster any offense in a rain-soaked loss.

  • What you believe is what you believe

    I suppose that 99.9 percent of us can be considered to have racist tendencies whether we recognize them in ourselves or whether we don’t. That .01 percent that doesn’t have such tendencies is probably you.

    I have never walked in the shoes of a hardcore racist, though I could have easily been influenced by my parents who were influenced by their parents in a world considerably different from our world today.

  • Lady Braves rely on pitching

    While the Grant County softball team waits for their bats to warm up, they are depending on their pitching staff to lead them.

    The Lady Braves are relying on junior Katelyn Roy to lead the staff as the ace, but they have also been able to see the strengths of sophomore Morgan McClure and eighth grader Hannah Thacker.

  • Willliamstown High

    Gage Robertson is the WHS Student of the Week. He is a freshman.

    Steve Sigmon, his English teacher says that “for Gage this quote fits...’only hungry minds can be educated’” and he is hungry...he wants to learn.”

    Gage’s favorite subject is math and he loves to read “Lemony Snicket.” His favorite things about school are lunch, his friends and math.

  • Runners raise money for American Heart Association

    Five Grant County runners took part in the 5K at the Mini Heart Marathon in Cincinnati and raised $300 for the American Heart Association.

    This has become a yearly event for Michael Schultz, second from left, and his friends.

    It all started several years ago when Michael’s grandmother passed away from a heart attack. He started to run and raise money in her honor. This year had a little more meaning to it as his grandfather from the other side of the family passed away recently because of a heart attack. Schultz ran in his honor also.

  • Covey recovering after car accident

    When Mason-Corinth Elementary principal Lisa Hollandsworth left work on March 19, she was driving behind the school’s secretary, Diane Covey.

    As their cars traveled north on U.S. 25, Hollandsworth saw a car heading southbound start to swerve into the other lane.

    Before she knew what happened, she saw Covey’s car struck by the other vehicle, driven by Marvin Colson, who died from injuries suffered in the accident.

    Covey, who had tried to veer out of the way, was hit on the driver’s side of her car.

  • Dry Ridge man issued notice by DEP

    A Dry Ridge man found out that Kentucky’s spring forest fire hazard season laws are enforced.

    Jason Dietz burned a pile of brush on his farm on March 6. The fire spread to an open dump site on the property he purchased a couple of years ago. A large plume of black smoke could be seen for several miles from the farm on Dixie Highway.

    On March 9, Dietz received a visit from the Department for Environmental Protection Division of Air Quality. Grant County Solid Waste Coordinator Bryan Miles notified the EPA of the fire after he received several calls.

  • Webster-Ipock to wed

    Richard and Sharon Ipock of Dry Ridge announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Wendy Ipock, to Jeremy Webster, son of Glenmore and Nelda Webster of Williamstown.

    The wedding will take place at 4:30 p.m on April 10, 2010 at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Williamstown.

    The bride is a 1998 graduate of Grant County High School and a 2007 graduate of Southwestern College. She is employed at Summit Medical Group in Williamstown.

    The groom is a 1997 graduate of Pendleton County High School. He is employed by Performance Pipe.

  • Lady Braves downed by Western Hills

    After a season opening win over Notre Dame, the Grant County softball team faced their first test of their season.

    The Lady Braves took on Western Hills and learned that, although they are young, they will have to get better at the plate.

    Grant County fell to Western Hills 5-1 on March 26, as they struck out 17 times.