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Today's News

  • FIRED UP

    Fire chiefs believe fire dues proposed by Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link won’t solve their funding issues and will likely make the lack of funding more of an issue.

    Link introduced the possibility of fire dues at the last fiscal court meeting and a first reading is expected to be voted on during the April 16 meeting.

    The cost of the dues would be $25 for the first year with the fire chiefs setting the amount for their district after that.

  • Williamstown envisions future look for downtown

    A revitalized downtown, beautification and tourism development are just three strategies the City of Williamstown may use as it looks to the future.

    The city recently held a community meeting at Williamstown High School outlining a proposed master plan to shape the city’s development.

    That plan, along with a draft of a strategic plan for the city, was created by a variety of public input and the help of the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC.)

  • Grant County, Williamstown, set dates for graduation

    Seniors at Grant County and Williamstown high schools will soon be putting on their caps and gowns.

    Dates are set for the graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2012 at both schools.

    For the first time since it moved to Warsaw Road, GCHS will hold its ceremony outdoors at the football stadium at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18.

    In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the GCHS gymnasium.

    If graduation has to be moved indoors, the audience will be asked to adhere to stricter ticket guidelines that will be released at a later date.

  • CHURCH NOTES 4.12.12

    Christ Community
    • Christ Community also had an exciting Easter morning in Sunday School and Worship. The children rendered a special presentation, which is always a blessing.
    • The midweek Bible studies are, one for women at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays starting with lunch and at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays.
    Dry Ridge Baptist
    • April 12 - Young at Heart will leave the church parking lot at 10 a.m. and go to Bernheim Forest.

  • After Easter, what if?

    The eggs have been found, the bunny has moved on to other things.

    The lilies have left the sanctuary; the cross will be put back in the foyer of the church. The Friday fish fries are done for the year. The pastel ties will go back into the closet. The news magazines will get back to everyday politics and world news. Easter is over.

    We have a tendency to get through holidays and just move on to the next one. We will begin seeing all the summer items in the stores and soon all the patriotic products ready for the next major holiday.

  • Crittenden Christian meets growing demands

    “Crittenden Christian Church – a community of hope and healing,” are the words that adorn a banner at the front of the historical frame structure on U.S. 25 in the heart of Crittenden.

    That’s a mission the small congregation is focused on and could be the reason they’ve begun to experience growth and the need for more space.

    “By faith, this congregation stepped out and said let’s build,” said Pastor Jerry Zehr.

  • Lady Braves sweep Lady Demons

    After the dust settled on the field, the Lady Braves had swept the Lady Demons, winning 15-2 in six innings, April 9 at Williamstown High School.

    The game started off with six runs by the Lady Braves off of Williamstown seventh grade pitcher Jade Pinkston, who had to start in place of senior Emma Harris, who had a medical emergency at school earlier in the day.

    “I was pretty nervous, because Grant County is a good team, but I had faith that my team would back me up,” Pinkston said.

  • Opening Day: Thank God baseball is back

    Opening Day has been a tradition of mine with my fiancé Jessica Purnell since we have been together.

    The past two seasons, we have purchased Power Pack tickets, which guarantee you Opening Day tickets.

    Well, with a wedding in t-minus two months, we both decided the money we save for those tickets would go to our wedding.

  • GRANT COUNTY NEWS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK 4.12.12

    Kaitlyn Kinman has been named the Grant County News Athlete of the Week for April 12. Kinman is the daughter of Debra Perry and Scott Kinman.
    Grade in school: Freshman, WHS
    Sport: Softball
    Age: 15
    Hometown: Williamstown
    Accomplishments: Pitched one inning, compiling a strike out against Pendelton County. Most Outstanding Player 2011, Being able to do good in school and play ball when I lost a family member.

  • SCORES OF ALL SORTS 4.12.12

    GRANT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

    BASEBALL
    Last week’s results
    Western Hills 7, Grant County 4
           
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