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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.”