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Today's News

  • Boy’s soccer seeks win against Scott County

    The season didn’t start out the way Braves soccer coach Dave Schmitt wanted after his team fell to Boone County 4-1 on Aug. 18.

    “It’s very tough because that was not the way we wanted to play,” he said. “We want to be aggressive and be the team that is attacking and it not be in reverse.”

    Senior midfielder Brian Chapman provided the only offense for the Braves, but he still felt the team wasn’t playing to their potential.

  • Braves to face rival Owen County

    The Grant County Braves football team will be gearing for rival Owen County during game two of the Grant County Bowl Aug. 27.

    After losing to Harrison County 33-14 Aug. 20, Braves first-year coach David Arvin saw some positives from their game, despite the score.

    “Defensively, Lucas Button played strong for us and he played so hard, he had to go to the hospital, he had nothing left in him,” he said. “They had to take him to pump fluids back into him. He was coming off an illness. That is someone who gives you everything he has.”

  • Aggravations: I have a few

    Coupons have become big news again.  It seems every 20 years coupons are discovered again as if they had never existed.  Coupons have their own television show.  The big coupon story is how there is a national surge in stealing newspapers to get the paper gold.

    This isn’t new to us and I have written about it before.  We lose about $1,000 every six months to the theft of newspapers from newsstands. 

    We monitored this trend over the past several years that coupons were in our newspaper.

  • Williamstown man tased by police

    Brandon Casselman, 26, was tased by Kentucky State Police, after he refused to surrender to them on Aug. 21.

    The incident began when police were called to a residence on Oak Ridge Road around 8 p.m. They found Casselman in the middle of the road, threatening to harm himself.

    According to Lt. Tom Lilley with the KSP Post 6 in Dry Ridge, troopers placed stopped sticks in front of and in the rear of Casselman’s car while they talked with him.

  • Grant Manor receives national award

    Grant Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center has been recognized as a 2011 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality National Quality Award for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), highlights facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their intention to pursue a rigorous quality improvement system.

  • Metro names Rowland Fleet, Facilities Director

    Metro has named Carlos Rowland, of Dry Ridge, Metro’s new Fleet & Facilities Director, effective Aug. 1. He reports to Metro’s Chief Operations Officer, Inez Evans.

    Rowland’s responsibilities include the oversight and management of Metro’s buses, vehicle fleet, facilities and equipment to ensure efficient, effective and safe operation. He has 40 years of public transit operations,maintenance and support experience.

  • Paddle Williamstown is a good way to show off community

    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner has a good idea and that’s to show the largest lake in Northern Kentucky to folks who enjoy kayaks and canoes.

    So from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m this Saturday, Aug. 27, the lake will be closed to motorized traffic for the first and hopefully, not the last, Paddle Williamstown.

    The event features races, a poker run, Mayor’s brunch and activities for the kids. It should be a good time, weather permitting.
    If you go to the event, here’s a few ideas that might make your participation more enjoyable:

  • Williamstown man tased by police

    Brandon Casselman, 26, was tased by Kentucky State Police, after he refused to surrender to them on Aug. 21.

    The incident began when police were called to a residence on Oak Ridge Road around 8 p.m. They found Casselman in the middle of the road, threatening to harm himself.

    According to Lt. Tom Lilley with the KSP Post 6 in Dry Ridge, troopers placed stopped sticks in front of and in the rear of Casselman’s car while they talked with him.

  • Farley knows a thing or two about shoes

    You could say that TJ Farley likes shoes.

    The Cordova man actually likes them so much that he carries about 700 pounds of them everywhere he goes.

    The shoes, which range in size from itty bitty to large enough for a large, hairy pulling machine, aren’t for him. They’re for the horses he shoes as a farrier.

    Farley has spent the last 20 years working as a blacksmith and putting shoes on horses. His specialty is special needs horses.

  • Williamstown approves staff, student drug testing policy

    Williamstown Junior and Senior High School students may be tested for drugs if they drive to school or participate in a sport or extracurricular activity.

    The school board approved a drug test policy at its Aug. 8 meeting that goes into effect for the 2011-12 school year.