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Today's News

  • Schools not immune to flu bug

    The flu bug recently bit local schools hard.

    With flu activity upgraded from regional to widespread across Kentucky, absences and students leaving early due to illness has not been uncommon.

    “It’s definitely amongst us,” said Williamstown Elementary Principal David Poer, who serves as director of pupil personnel for Williamstown Independent Schools.

    Williamstown’s district-wide attendance for Oct. 5 through Oct. 7, three days before fall break, was 93 percent.

  • Gorby recieves achievement award

    Candace Gorby, daughter of Sean and Rebecca Gorby and 2009 graduate of Grant County High School, is the recipient of a $9,000 Achievement Award from Wilmington College.

    Her main activities and honors included: captain of the varsity basketball team, captain of the varsity soccer team, Remke Markets student achiever, National Honor Society and KHSAA academic all-state first team.

    She plans to major in athletic training for pre-physical therapy.

  • Fryman-Clemons wed

    Tabatha Lynn Fryman and Joseph Webb Clemons, both of Williamstown, were united in marriage Oct. 23, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. in Sevierville, Tenn.

    The bride is the daughter of Terry and Beverly Fryman of Dry Ridge. She is the granddaughter of Louella Phillips and the late C.W. Pete Phillips of Glencoe and Russell Jr. and Theola Fryman of Union.

    The groom is the son of Jeff and Katie Clemons of Williamstown. He is the grandson of the late Jeff and Helen Webb of Williamstown and Ethel Clemons and the late Thomas Clemons of Dry Ridge.

  • Tricks, treats can be found for Halloween

    Whether it’s spooky stories, terrific treats or horrifying haunts, Grant County will have something for everyone this Halloween.

    The Monster Mash Halloween in the Park will provide family fun Oct. 30 at Grant County Park in Crittenden.

    Sponsored by the Grant County News and Grant County Parks and Recreation, the annual event will feature 25 to 30 businesses handing out candy in the cattle barn.

    The candy line will begin at 6 p.m. and the cost of admission is a canned good that will be distributed to local food pantries.

  • She's got 'decorating disease'

    Debbie Glass can’t help herself.

    She just likes to decorate – doesn’t matter if it’s for Halloween or Christmas, she just likes to decorate.

    But you don’t have to go inside her Mount Zion-Elliston Road home to see her creativity because she puts it on the outside so everyone can enjoy it.

    “Why decorate inside?” she said, with her usual grin. “Nobody can see that.”

  • 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.