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Today's News

  • Community Calendar 12-17-09

    ANGEL FOOD

    • Angel Food pickup is 9 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19 at Grant County High School.

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Corinth Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at Noble’s.

  • Lady Demons come close to upset

    Facing one of the top teams in the region, the Williamstown girls’ basketball team refused to back down.

    Simon Kenton, who twice defeated the Lady Demons by 30 points last season, barely escaped with a win on Dec. 14 by a score of 50-46.

    “I could not be more proud of the girls because they played their butts off,” coach Mark Wilhoit said. “They took one of the best teams in the region to the brink and about pulled it off. This is something that we can build on and I hope that it shows the girls what they are capable of doing.”

  • Electric bills have temperatures rising

    Residents of Williamstown are heating up over their recent electric bills and a surcharge that seems to be growing each month.

    “Why does my $200 electric bill have a $91 surcharge on it?” Jean Wilson angrily asked the Williamstown City Council in July.

    “Can any of you explain it to me?” she asked.

    City Attorney Jeff Shipp said the city’s current contract will be over in 2009 and the city was working on a new contract.

  • Conley honored

    Charlie Conley was startled to hear his name called at a recent Dry Ridge City Council meeting.

    Sitting in the crowd with his fellow firefighters, he had no idea Chief Robert Bruin had been planning to honor him for his 30 years of volunteer service.

    “He says it’s been longer,” Bruin said. “But, when they kept track with bricks and charcoal, we really couldn’t get his records.”

  • For the Record 12-17-09

    Deeds

    Sept. 1:

    (Quit Claim Deed) William C. Conrad to Robert Day and Nancy Day, lot 8, 9 and 10, Section 5 of Reeves Subdivision, $24,944.71

    Sept. 2:

    (Quit Claim Deed) Patricia Roberts to Donald Hamilton, Crittenden-Mount Zion Road property, no amount given

    Sept. 3:

    Danny Northcutt and Carolyn Northcutt to Jennifer L. Blaze and Justin Blaze, Pettit Pike property, $205,000

    (Quit Claim Deed) Robert Luke Kunkel to Robert Luke Kunkel and Karin S. Kunkel, Lick Run Creek property, $126,400

  • Police Beat 12-17-09

    (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.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Mike Wright investigated an accident at 6:49 p.m. Dec. 2 on Dixie Highway. The driver involved was Eric Courtney, 16, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1991 Chevrolet that ran off the road and struck a mailbox.

  • Shop With A Cop

    They’re only neighbors, but it’s hard to believe Josh and Colton are not related.

    If one got a navy and royal blue coat, the other wanted one too.

    Each got their fair share of Star Wars and Bakugan toys.

    The duo were side by side Dec. 12 as they, along with 15 other children, participated in the Shop With a Cop program with Williamstown Police, Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the Grant County Detention Center.

    Each needy child chosen by school family resource centers was paired with an officer.

  • Hudson steps down after 28 years in education

    In more than 28 years in education, there is little Mark Hudson has not done.

    While at Williamstown Independent Schools from 1976 to 1980, he taught physical education and middle school math and science and coached seventh and eighth grade basketball, boys and girls golf and cross country.

    Hudson also spent one year as athletic director and head basketball coach at Williamstown.

    When he started working for Grant County Schools in 1985, Hudson taught physical education at Crittenden Mount-Zion Elementary and the old Corinth and Mason schools his first two years.

  • Lady Braves fall to Walton-Verona

    When the Grant County girls’ basketball team played district opponent Walton-Verona, they learned that they will need to have to be at their best to come away with a win.

    The Lady Braves kept the game close throughout the first quarter, but Walton-Verona’s deep bench and ability to hit the three-pointer helped the Lady Cats win 56-25 on Dec. 10.

  • Williamstown defeated by Bearcats

    The Williamstown boys’ basketball team knew when their season started that they would be at a size disadvantage.

    They also knew that most every night, they would be facing teams with more experience.

    That didn’t stop the Demons from playing hard and playing smart, keeping their first two games of the season close.

    Against district opponent Walton-Verona, the Demons didn’t play their best basketball and came away with a 68-40 loss on Dec. 11.