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Today's News

  • 2,000 and counting

    The Kentucky Wildcats became the first team in NCAA Men’s Basketball history to win 2000 games by defeating the Drexel Dragons Monday night 88-44. The feat was over a hundred years in the making and man was it worth the wait. As the last few seconds ticked off the clock the crowd erupted while confetti and streamers shot into the air and onto the court. It was truly a fitting celebration for an absolutely amazing accomplishment. Coach John Calipari described his team’s role in making history.

  • Emmons complete training

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Christina L. Emmons graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Wilhoit reaches 1,000 points in win over Pendleton

    After picking up two quick fouls against Pendleton County, Williamstown junior Tori Wilhoit was stuck riding the bench for the rest of the first half.

    Needing nine points to reach 1,000 career points, Wilhoit was worried that she wouldn’t be able to reach the milestone, but worried more about not being able to help her team win.

  • Shop With a Trooper

    Ryan, with dark brown hair that fell into his eyes, dressed in sweats and a red hoodie, didn’t look like a typical holiday teenage shopper.

    His cart wasn’t filled with the latest video games or gaming system or even CDs or DVDs, but rather it was filled with fluffy pillows, a fuzzy blanket and some smelly lotions.

    The teenager, flanked by a trooper and a deputy from the Grant County Detention Center, browsed carefully up and down the aisles of Wal-Mart on Dec. 19.

  • Show me the plot!

    I was reading staff reporter Bryan Marshall’s column about how he was watching his son discover things for the first time and how it let him re-live those moments when he was a child.

    Cute stuff, these reliving precious moments, but not everyone had precious moments of discovery.

  • Goe resigns as board chairman

    The Grant County Board of Education is looking for a new leader.

    Tracy Goe, who has been board chair for the past three years, recently submitted her resignation for “personal reasons.”

    Goe has been on the board for nine years.

    Prior to her last meeting Dec. 10, Goe will be honored with a reception at the board office.

  • Fire destroys Corinth family's home

    Patricia Clark was wrapping Christmas presents on Dec. 11 when she heard her mother scream.

    “She was yelling for us to get out of the house,” Clark said.

    When the family of eight ran outside, they saw flames shooting from the electric line leading into their two-story frame home.

    “My husband tried to use the garden hose and mom threw buckets of water, but it was no use,” Clark said.

    Clark said she did manage to rescue eight Malamut puppies from inside the house before the heat, flames and smoke were too much.

  • Indictments 12-17-09

    The grand jury, which met Nov. 11, returned indictments against five people.

    An indictment means there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed; guilt or innocence is established later through the trial procedure.

    Those indicted were:

    • Robert Wayne Mullins, 18, burglary in the first degree, receiving stolen property (firearm), burglary in the second degree and receiving stolen property over $500.

  • Power adjustments could continue; county feels heat for higher bills

    Fluctuating power adjustments may continue for residents of Williamstown as the city entered into a five-year contract with AMP-Ohio for bulk electric.

    The city council approved this contract in the fall and is with the company they currently contract with for electric.

    Williamstown Mayor Glenn Caldwell said the city requested proposals from providers and only received two.

  • Grant County hosts basketball tournaments

    Three of the county’s basketball teams will be home for the holidays.

    Grant County’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host the Dry Ridge Toyota/Forcht Bank Invitational featuring 16 teams, including both Grant County teams and the Williamstown boys’ team.

    On the boys’ side, Grant County hosts Williamstown, Ludlow, Henry County, Dayton, Frankfort, Louisville Southern and South Oldham.