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Today's News

  • Crittenden teen charged in church, auto thefts

    Police believe they may have found one of the people responsible for several thefts, including one from a church.

    Jacob Baxter, 18, of Crittenden, has been arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking in connection with a stolen vehicle from Dry Ridge, stolen radios and items taken from Crittenden Baptist Church.

    According to Williamstown Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins, a vehicle was stolen from Cordova Road on Aug. 3.

  • Community Calendar 9-17-09

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Sept. 30 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

    CLUBS

  • Police Beat 9-17-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Andy Reeves investigated an accident at 1:15 p.m. Sept. 3 on Verona-Mount Zion Road. The driver involved was Ryan M. Culver, 17, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2005 Chevrolet.

    Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 3 on Spears Lane. The drivers involved were William Sorrell, 71, of Crittenden, driving a 2005 Dodge and Angela M. Jones, 44, of Crittenden, driving a 2005 Hyundai.

  • Space aliens to invade library Sept. 25

    The Grant County Public Library will look to the sky this fall for a variety of free programs surrounding space and the planets.

    2009 is the International Year of Astronomy and the Visions of the Universe exhibit will celebrate the 400th anniversary of when Galileo first looked to the sky.

    The exhibit arrives Sept. 23 and features six, 3 feet by 6 feet, two-sided panels that detail discoveries and studies of the moon, sun, Mars, galaxies and more.

  • WHS Band of Spirit receives top honors

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit received top honors again on Sept. 19 when they traveled to Eastern High School in Louisville. The band was awarded the grand champion trophy at the Eastern Eagles Classic.

    Williamstown, the only Class A band to compete, earned a spot in finals competition by placing second overall in preliminaries behind powerhouse Adair County. 

    Following an energized finals performance, the band received the grand champion title, edging out Adair who was named reserve grand champion. 

  • Marcums recognized by Farm Credit Services

    Rufus and Janet Marcum of DeMossville were honored for being a long time supporter of the national Farm Credit System.

    The Marcums have been married since 1949 and they will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this month. The Marcums have eight children, 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Their first loan with Farm Credit Services was for an eight-end Ford tractor and their farming operation consists of raising hay and tobacco since 1961.

  • Horsin' around

    What: Second annual Kentucky Horse Heritage Days, three days of fun, competition, food vendors, education and more than 65 CETA-juried arts and crafts.

    Where: Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds, 115 Baton Rouge Rd., Williamstown

    When: Sept. 25-27, starts at 10 a.m. daily

    Admission: $5 per carload

    Schedule of events:

    Friday: Animal swap and 4-H Showcase of Animals

    Saturday: Animal swap, showcase of breeds, light weight horse pull, drill team demonstration, contest horses and arts and crafts show

  • Sports Shorts

    CROSS COUNTRY

    GCHS competes at Covington Catholic

    What: Covington Catholic Invitational

    Results: The Grant County High School boys’ varsity team’s streak of perfection ended when they placed second to host school Covington Catholic. Jordan Cummins finished first for the Braves, coming in fifth. He was followed by Chris Ellis (seventh), Michael Schlutz (11th), Tyler Edmondson (20th) and Shannon Fabela (21st).

  • Dinner and a show

    The date has been set for the last “Feed the People” charity dinner. I’ll refresh your memory as to what has happened so far.

    The Free Kitchen, located in downtown Dry Ridge and easily recognizable by the FREE LUNCH sign on the sidewalk, feeds our community’s hungry every weekday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    It is a simple process. Anyone needing a meal goes inside and immediately begins filling their tray. There are no questions, forms or strings attached.

  • Lady Demons sweep season series

    It was more than a three-set match.

    It was a three-act drama with highs and lows, spikes and digs.

    When Grant County and Williamstown’s volleyball teams matched up for the second time this season, they battled back and forth until the final point, when the Lady Demons came out with a win Sept. 15.