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Today's News

  • Shop With a Trooper

    Ryan, with dark brown hair that fell into his eyes, dressed in sweats and a red hoodie, didn’t look like a typical holiday teenage shopper.

    His cart wasn’t filled with the latest video games or gaming system or even CDs or DVDs, but rather it was filled with fluffy pillows, a fuzzy blanket and some smelly lotions.

    The teenager, flanked by a trooper and a deputy from the Grant County Detention Center, browsed carefully up and down the aisles of Wal-Mart on Dec. 19.

  • Show me the plot!

    I was reading staff reporter Bryan Marshall’s column about how he was watching his son discover things for the first time and how it let him re-live those moments when he was a child.

    Cute stuff, these reliving precious moments, but not everyone had precious moments of discovery.

  • Goe resigns as board chairman

    The Grant County Board of Education is looking for a new leader.

    Tracy Goe, who has been board chair for the past three years, recently submitted her resignation for “personal reasons.”

    Goe has been on the board for nine years.

    Prior to her last meeting Dec. 10, Goe will be honored with a reception at the board office.

  • Fire destroys Corinth family's home

    Patricia Clark was wrapping Christmas presents on Dec. 11 when she heard her mother scream.

    “She was yelling for us to get out of the house,” Clark said.

    When the family of eight ran outside, they saw flames shooting from the electric line leading into their two-story frame home.

    “My husband tried to use the garden hose and mom threw buckets of water, but it was no use,” Clark said.

    Clark said she did manage to rescue eight Malamut puppies from inside the house before the heat, flames and smoke were too much.

  • Indictments 12-17-09

    The grand jury, which met Nov. 11, returned indictments against five people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • Robert Wayne Mullins, 18, burglary in the first degree, receiving stolen property (firearm), burglary in the second degree and receiving stolen property over $500.

  • Power adjustments could continue; county feels heat for higher bills

    Fluctuating power adjustments may continue for residents of Williamstown as the city entered into a five-year contract with AMP-Ohio for bulk electric.

    The city council approved this contract in the fall and is with the company they currently contract with for electric.

    Williamstown Mayor Glenn Caldwell said the city requested proposals from providers and only received two.

  • Grant County hosts basketball tournaments

    Three of the county’s basketball teams will be home for the holidays.

    Grant County’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host the Dry Ridge Toyota/Forcht Bank Invitational featuring 16 teams, including both Grant County teams and the Williamstown boys’ team.

    On the boys’ side, Grant County hosts Williamstown, Ludlow, Henry County, Dayton, Frankfort, Louisville Southern and South Oldham.

  • Salyers, Sheffield play in all-star game

    GCHS seniors Randy Salyers and Tyler Sheffield have played football together since they were children.

    They ended their senior season on Oct. 30, but earned one last chance to take the field together.

    The two seniors were invited to play in the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association Drive Out Cancer East vs. West All-Star game on Dec. 12. The game was held at Louisville Southern High School. Sheffield and Salyers represented the East team.

  • Move over Martha and get real!

    Despite being covered in bright, white lights, the Christmas tree sat for several days in my living room naked!

    I walked around it, moved it to one side, and even carried the ornaments up from the basement but it sat there until I couldn’t take it anymore and I stayed up past midnight last week hanging the ornaments so it would be finished.

  • Lady Braves look back at history

    When the Grant County girls’ soccer team started their season, they wanted to make it to the region tournament as the 23rd district champions.

    Although they fell one win short of their goal, the Lady Braves made history by advancing to the region tournament for the first time in the program’s history as district runner-ups.

    Now that their season is over, Ashley Brumley, Brittany Brumley, Amber Cope, Ellie Ebner, Vicky Tonan and Renee Vincent are sad that their high school careers are over, but are excited to have been a part of history.