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Today's News

  • Community Calendar 3-18-10

    ARTS

    CETA (Community Enrichment Through The Arts - 6:30 p.m. March 22, Grant County Tourism Office, 149 N. Main, Williamstown.

    CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

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

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

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

  • Batter, batter, swing!

    As winter slowly turns to spring, Grant County and Williamstown’s baseball and softball teams are eager to start their seasons.

    The Braves baseball team is coming off of back-to-back district championships and the three other teams are looking to compete for district championhips, but won’t know where they are at until they take the field against an opponent.

    The Braves have a new coach, Darrick Lee, but return a majority of their roster from last year, as only three seniors graduated.

  • Art contest showcases local talent

    The Fifth District Student Art Show was held at the Grant County Library on Feb. 27.

    Marlene McComas, fifth district Woman’s Club vice governor, hosted the event.

    Only three of the six clubs participated due to extreme weather conditions. Williamstown Woman’s club was represented in five of 12 categories.

    Jessica Holtman, a student at Grant County High School, captured first place for her pencil portrait and second in the painting category.

  • Police Beat 3-18-10

    (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

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 2:59 p.m. March 5 on Ferguson Boulevard. The drivers involved were Barbara P. Gutman, 68, of Williamstown, driving a 2000 Lexus and Jacqueline K. Morrison, 58, of Crittenden, driving a 1998 Chevrolet.

  • Stroke and cardiovascular screenings offered

    Stroke and cardivascular screenings are being offered Friday, March 19 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare-Grant County. The screenings, for peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery and abdominal aortic aneurysm, will cost $45 each or $120 for all three. A 5 percent discount is given for Primewise members. Registration is required and you may call 859-301-2992 for an appointment.

     

  • Quartet end GCHS basketball careers

    Their time as basketball players wasn’t always easy, but the four seniors on this year’s GCHS team have been on the hard court together for the past four years and have formed bonds that they will cherish.

    “Having friends like this, it’s an awesome feeling,” Emily Thomes said. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I wouldn’t trade this year for anything. This is definitely something that I won’t forget because it was so much fun. It’s something that most kids in the school don’t get to be a part of.”

  • Phillips named Youth Performance Award winner

    The Youth Performance Award winner for March is Amanda Phillips, a senior at Grant County High School.

    “Amanda is involved with many activities in the community and her church,” wrote Ashley Tiemann, who nominated her.

    This year Phillips, 18, has only three classes and spends the rest of her day working as a co-op student in the Grant County Youth Service Center. She is the office assistant, performing clerical duties and working wherever she is needed, including providing childcare for students taking parenting classes.

  • Kelly prepares for deployment

    Army National Guard Pfc. Jonathan H. Kelly has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom. Kelly is a member of the 2123rd Transportation Company in Richmond.

    The soldiers go through a series of procedures and training classes to prepare them for situations they may face in their deployed environment.

    Kelly is a motor transport operator with two years of military service. He is the son of Tina Campbell of Dry Ridge and stepson of Kevin Carr of Crittenden.

  • Williamstown seniors say goodbye

    While Taylor Eldridge has played basketball for Williamstown for the past seven years, Mekayla Pendleton was looking to make the most of her senior year.

    “This was my last chance to play,” Pendleton said. “This was my senior year and I wanted to play. I just like playing basketball.”

    Pendleton joined Eldridge as seniors for this year’s girls’ basketball team. Eldridge kept coming back year after year because of the bonds that she made with her teammates and how she grew in that time.

  • Sellers celebrates 90th birthday

    On Feb. 20, nearly 70 friends and family members gathered at Mason Baptist Church to help Lola Sellers celebrate her 90th birthday.

    Those in attendance were her daughter, Judy Good and nephew, Lynn Carlson, both of Sacramento, Calif; her son, David and  Joyce Brantley and their children of Corinth; grandsons David and Shannon and their children, Krissy and Noah, of Columbia, Ky., Greg and Nella and their daughter, Abigail of Lexington; granddaughter, Amber Good of Las Vegas, Nev. and granddaughter, Lacy and Nick and their children, Andrew and Emily of Corinth.