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Today's News

  • Sewer project in limbo

    Will Williamstown’s plans to build a $15 million sewer plant on Ky. 36 move forward or falter?

    That’s the question that the Williamstown City Council spent the bulk of their Nov. 2 meeting discussing.

    Construction bids for the project were opened on Oct. 16, 2009, but the bids came in $2.5 million more than engineers predicted they would.

    The city’s dilemma is how to pay for the higher costs.

  • Caldwell makes most of senior year

    When Kara Caldwell started her senior season playing for the Williamstown girls’ golf team, she set a goal of making it to state.

    Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to reach that goal, but still remembered why she loves the game.

    “I love the game of golf so much because it’s given me a lot of patience,” Caldwell said. “My family also plays and it’s a nice way to bond with them.”

    Clyde, Caldwell’s older brother, helped her learn the game as she has played for seven years.

  • Braves take second at state

    Throughout their season, the Grant County elementary boys’ cross country team strived to be the best by beating the best.

    They’ve taken on teams from across the state in meets and, after taking first at the Northern Kentucky elementary regional meet, stood with a perfect record.

    As they prepared to race in the KTCCCA Meet of Champions in Lexington, they wanted to prove they were a top team in the state.

  • Parsons, boy, July 5

    Josh and Angie Parsons of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their second child.

    Nash Micah Parsons was born at 12:25 a.m. on July 5, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

    He weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Robert Bush, Jr. of Kingman, Ariz. And Phyllis Bush of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandmother is Letha Opal Eversole of Independence and Robert Bush, Sr. of Kingman, Ariz.

    His paternal grandparents are David Parsons of Union and Edie Parsons of Dry Ridge.

  • Soccer fields are under way

    The Grant County fiscal court set as one of their priorities making sure that the children of Grant County have ample opportunities to play.

    With a unanimous vote during their Aug. 3 meeting, the fiscal court approved the purchase of land that will become a soccer park for the Grant County Youth Soccer League.

  • The long path to the finish

    When runners stand at the starting line, they know that they have to make the most of their opportunity.

    They can rely on their teammates, but at the same time they compete as individuals, pushing themselves to their limits.

    There aren’t any timeouts or breaks for the runners to rest.

    For varsity runners, they run 3.1 miles and in each mile, they have a strategy as they try to finish as fast as possible.

  • Williamstown council adopts new late fee policy

    If you pay any of your Williamstown utility bills after the due date, you’ll be assessed a 10 percent late fee.

    The Williamstown City Council amended five city ordinances, which will now make a uniform late fee of 10 percent on all electric, water, cable and garbage bills if the bills are not paid by the 15th of each month or 5 p.m. on the next business day following the 15th if it falls on the weekend or a holiday.

  • O'Nan to resign from Dry Ridge City Council

    Dry Ridge City Council may be looking for a new member.

    Jason O’Nan, who is in his third term, notified the council Nov. 2 that he would be resigning for “personal reasons.”

    “I will be residing outside the limits of Dry Ridge so with that residential restriction I will be resigning from the council,” O’Nan said.

    If the council does not vote to fill O’Nan’s vacant seat within 30 days after the resignation is effective, the governor will step in and appoint someone to fill the rest of the term.

  • Making music

    They practiced for weeks in the heat, in the rain and sometimes cold.

    They traveled hundreds of miles to perform.

    They marched, even when they were sick, and it all paid off when the Williamstown Band of Spirit brought home the state championship title in Class A for the fifth time since 2004.

     The Grant County High School Marching Band earned second place honors in Class AAAA bands at the state competition held Nov. 7 at Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville.

    By the numbers:

    MEMBERS:

    Grant - 65

  • Former local educators honored by UK

    Four former local educators were recognized recently at a Teacher Who Made a Difference program ceremony hosted by the University of Kentucky.

    The breakfast and recognition ceremony honored 200 teachers who were nominated by students.

    Among those recognized were Gene Wynn, Joyce Doyle, Dorothy Ballard and Ron Livingood.

    Wynn, of Dry Ridge, was a former science teacher and principal at Grant County High School for a total of 32 years.