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Today's News

  • WHS Band of Spirit captures first at regional

    The Band of Spirit from Williamstown captured first place in regional competition at Madison Southern High School in Berea Oct. 31.   

    Competing against  nine other bands in class A East Regionals, Williamstown received their highest score of the season and secured a spot in state semi-finals on Nov. 7th.

     Despite the cold temperatures and threat of rain, the Band of Spirit performed an impressive show.   Beechwood, Hazard, and Nicholas County completed the top four bands.

  • GHOST CHASERS

    After a couple hours of looking for any signs of a ghost, Jason Ballmer of Dry Ridge thought he saw something lurking in the shadows.

    “That looks like a head right there. Oh, it is a head,” he laughed as he realized it was an oversized doll head. “On the camera, it shows up as nothing but an outline of a head.”

    Ballmer is one of five Grant Countians who recently looked for real-life paranormal activity in an Erlanger home.

    They aren’t Ghostbusters.

  • Fun on the farm

    A stocked pumpkin patch can seem like Easter in October when screeching, determined children get to it.

    Instead of searching frantically for as many eggs as possible, they seek out the perfect, round orange pumpkin.

    Some rush to the first one they can get their hands on and lift it proudly it into their bag.

    Others are more inquisitive in their choice, making sure not to be too hasty.

    Wanting to be unique, one child may take a liking to a green one, not realizing it’s a actually a gourd.

  • Community Calendar 11-5-09

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Grant County Industrial Development Authority will meet at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Chamber of Commerce in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Order of the Eastern Star No. 301 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Masonic Lodge No. 85 in Williamstown.

  • Grant County band leaves no doubt

    The Grant County Marching band traveled to Madison Southern High School in Berea Oct. 31 to compete in 4A East Regional Competition.

    The day started for the band at 6:45 a.m. with it raining and cold, but the band was determined to leave no doubt in the mind of the judges that would be seeing them later in the day.  Upon arriving at Madison Southern, the bands schedule was slightly altered as another week of rain caused the competition to be delayed an hour. 

  • Alexander family gathers Sept. 13

    The descendants of the late Ollie and Agnes (Speagle) Alexander met at Walton Park on Sunday, Sept.13 for their annual family reunion. Those attending were: Donald and Juva Alexander of Jackson, Mich.; Donna Alexander of Ypsilanti, Mich.; Don Lee Alexander of Highland, Mich.; Edna Alexander, Mae Belle Wiley, Paul Wiley and Dave and Janet Mahnken, all of Independence, Ky.; Dan and Lori Thomas of Florence, Ky.; Paul, Judy, Paula, and Savannah Lawless of Ryland Heights, Ky.

  • Knarr named October YPA winner

    Fellow Williamstown High School seniors Kara Caldwell and Kyle Knarr have been friends since they walked the halls of elementary school.

    So, when Caldwell decided to nominate someone for the Youth Performance Award, only one name came to mind.

    “Kyle was the only person whose name just popped into my head,” she said. “He does a lot outside of school.”

  • Former UK basketball coach fined, license suspended after DUI guilty plea

    The third time wasn’t a charm for Billy Gillispie.

    Gillispie pleaded guilty Monday morning to driving under the influence earlier this year in Lawrenceburg, marking the first time being charged with that offense has stuck with the former University of Kentucky basketball coach.

    Gillispie was previously charged twice with driving under the influence but never convicted.

  • Cat Attack 10-30-09

    I think it’s important to answer the most important question in every Wildcat fans mind right off the bat: yes, Kentucky was able to pull out a victory in the Blue-White Scrimmage on Wednesday night.  Granted, it would have been impossible for anything other than that to happen, but what’s a good story without some drama.

  • Cat Attack 11-3-09

    Monday night, the John Calipari era of Kentucky basketball officially kicked off with an exhibition game with Campbellsville University.  This was the team’s first chance to tangle with someone other than each other and quite honestly the results were pretty underwhelming.  I know, I know, I’m just another crazy UK fan that is complaining after a 34-point victory.  Well, like most UK fans, my expectation level for this team has been so high that I’m not sure it is possible to reach.  As Calipari has preached throughout the entire preseason and leading u