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Today's News

  • For the Record 10-29-09

    Marriages

    August 8:

    Andrea Lynn Ridder, 32, Williamstown, financial aid, to David Brian Eastwood, 45, Williamstown, landscaper

    Lindsey Nichole Penick, 24, Williamstown, day care worker, to Wesley Harlan Magee, 24, Williamstown, warehouse

    August 11:

    Amanda Rachelle Sanders, 23, Dry Ridge, clerical hospital, to Gannon Clifton Pettit, 25, Dry Ridge, welder

    August 13:

    Mary Theresa Walters, 50, Dry Ridge, deli clerk, to Bruce Michael Tabar, 57, Dry Ridge, self-employed

  • For love of the line

    Offensive linemen are often overlooked.

    When the ball is snapped, they are at the line of scrimmage, blocking for running backs and protecting their quarterback.

    When a running back sprints through the middle of the line without being touched, he gets the glory of scoring a touchdown.

    When a quarterback has time to see down the field and find an open receiver, the duo connects for a score.

    But it all starts with the offensive line and while they might not get the glory, they’re alright with that.

  • WHS Band of Spirit finishes in third place

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit marched in the cold and rain on Oct. 24 at the Boone County Rebel Classic at Boone County High School.  

    Despite the best efforts of the Boone County staff to repair the mud-soaked field, conditions were  harsh.  Williamstown, the first band of the day to take the field Saturday morning, marched their show at 11:15 a.m.

  • Lady Braves fall in regional semi-finals

    The Grant County girls’ soccer team were hoping to take another step forward in their historic season.

    In the program’s first regional tournament appearance, their season came to an end with a 7-1 loss to eventual region champ Bourbon County on Oct. 20.

    “The score was a little humbling,” coach Melinda White said. “Making it to the region tournament meant the world to us. Regardless of the score at the end of the game, the girls still made history.”

  • Community Calendar 10-29-09

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Nov. 4 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

    CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Crittenden/Dry Ridge Masonic Lodge will have their annual chili supper at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at Crittenden Lodge.

    • The Grant County Saddle club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Grant County Extension office on Baton Rouge Road. New members welcome! For more information, call Lois Shuler at 620-4111 or shulerls@peoplepc.com.

  • Cross country teams race at St. Henry

    When Grant County and Williamstown’s cross country teams take the course on Nov. 7 at the regional meet, a trip to state will be on the line for the teams.

    To prepare for the most important race of their season, both teams competed at the St. Henry Invitational Oct. 24, their last race before the regional meet.

    In the boys’ varsity race, the Braves fielded four runners as junior Michael Schultz, who sprained his knee in practice last week, sat out the race.

  • McNay named September youth winner

    When Adrienne McNay saw the opportunity to help children, she jumped at the chance.

    McNay volunteered to help with “Hay Read”, a program where second graders from across the county went to Grant County High School for a night of activities that revolved around this year’s book, “Five True Horse Stories.”

  • How do you celebrate of night of fright?

     A dense, rolling fog momentarily cloaks the nightmare ahead.

    A hunched hag’s deep, unflinching stare greets unsuspecting visitors as she stirs her cauldron.

    A waterfall of blood and a headless corpse is all that remains at the guillotine.

    A dangling skeleton on a hangman’s noose is a warning to all as to what may come next.

    Visiting 240 Rogers Road in Crittenden is only for the strong and that’s the way Rhonda and Randy Larison like it.

    The couple have been transforming their home for Halloween for several years.

  • What do you think?

    Williamstown Independent Schools is seeking input from the community about priorities and expectations of the district.

    “Improving Student Achievement: A Community Discussion,” a structured, but informal meeting, will be conducted from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Williamstown High School cafeteria.

    The school board and administrators will use the feedback to help formulate a set of prioritized goals that will be shared with planners at each school.

  • Sharpes celebrate 65 years

    Bob and Norma Sharpe will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. The marriage took place on Nov. 20, 1944 and was officiated by Rev. Tom Collins at Williamstown Christian Church.

    Norma Ware Sharpe is a 1943 graduate of Williamstown High School.

    The couple reside on Lakewood Court in Williamstown. They are the parents of five children, Robert of Versailles, Larry of Berea, Sandra Brown of Willamstown and David and Kevin of Lexington. The couple have 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.