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Today's News

  • Community Calendar 7-9-09

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 13 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Woman’s Club is hosting an evening with John Domaschko, president of Strategic Initiatives Vision 2015, at 7 p.m. July 9 at the Williamstown Baptist Church. Domaschko will share the history, vision process, goals and projects relating to Vision 2015 and how this impacts the region. The public is invited.

  • Davies-Burgess wed April 17

    Sylvia Davies and Russ and Joyce Burgess, formerly of Crittenden, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Lisa and Patrick.

    The ceremony was held April 17 at the Volusia County Courthouse on the Halifax River in Daytona Beach, Florida.

    It was immediately followed by an intimate dinner at Parks Seafood Restaurant.

    Cutting of the wedding cake took place at the couple’s home in Daytona Beach.

     

  • Landfill will close

    Epperson Landfill is closing.

    Officials from Republic Services, Inc. say the Williamstown site will close within the next few months.

    Grant County officials, who were notified last week via a letter that the landfill was terminating its expansion plans, say Republic is using this as a tactic to force the county to sign a host agreement with them.

  • Man drowns in Williamstown Lake

    A Grant County man died at Williamstown Lake around 3 p.m. on July 3.

    Grant Griffith, 28, of Dry Ridge, was killed after being struck by a boat.

    Police said he was water-skiing with friends, fell off the skis and was waiting for the boat to pick him back up when another boat hit him.

    Police said his friends pulled him from the water and attempted CPR but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Landfill nears capacity, closing possible

    Is Grant County’s landfill closing?

    Depends on whom you ask.

    Republic Services, the landfill’s owner, announced on Monday they would not continue expansion efforts at the Williamstown site. Without an expansion, the landfill will reach capacity soon and be forced to close.

    Grant County officials say the landfill’s owners have continued to stall negotiations on a county host agreement and are trying to scare the public.

  • Transylvania University

    A Holmes High School graduate received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania University on May 23 during a commencement ceremony on the front steps of historic Old Morrison.

    Amanda Jean Meadows graduated with a degree in biology, French language and literature. Meadows is the daughter of Gary Meadows of Williamstown and Deborah Meadows of Taylor Mill.

     

  • Williamstown girls take on new roles

    Coach Mark Wilhoit has been able to rely on his daughter, Tori, and Chelsea West for the last four years.

    Wilhoit and West have started for Williamstown’s girls’ basketball team since they were in seventh grade and now the duo will be counted on for leadership.

    “Chelsea and Tori have stepped up as leaders,” Wilhoit said. “That’s a big thing I’ve preached to Chelsea. Her mental approach to the game has changed. Tori leads by example. I think throughout the season, people will see them step up.”

  • Kentucky Changers come to county

    About 30 local homes will be transformed for free through fresh paint and minor repairs.

    The unique opportunity is being offered by Kentucky Changers, an organization sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention that uses seventh through 12th graders to refurbish exteriors of homes.

    For the first time, the project will come to Grant County from July 4-11 with support from the Crittenden Baptist Association.

  • University of Louisville

    Seven students from Grant County earned honors on the University of Louisville’s dean’s list or as a dean’s scholars for the semester that ended May 2009.

    A student named as a dean’s scholar has achieved a grade point average of 4.0. Students who have been named to the dean’s list have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9.

    Those receiving honors as a dean’s scholar include Katelynn Bachman (Williamstown High School); Rebecca Puralewski (Grant County High School) and Pamela Warman (St. Henry High School.)

  • Tea Party returns to courthouse July 4

    Verbal fireworks will be on display July 4 when protesters show their displeasure with increased taxes and unlimited government spending.

    A Tea Party will be held at noon at the Grant County Courthouse for the second time in the past three months.

    John Souder of Dry Ridge hosted a Tax Day Tea Party in April that drew more than 150 participants.

    “They’re doing these again all across the country,” Souder said. “So, I thought little, old Grant County needs to participate again.”