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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Police Record 7-2-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Mike Garvey investigated an accident which occurred at 7 a.m. June 20 on Taft Highway. The driver involved was Angelene Hicks, 30, of Williamstown, driving a 1995 Toyota that struck a guardrail.

    Deputy Lee Jacobs investigated an accident which occurred at 7:15 p.m. June 20 on Lemon Northcutt Road. The drivers involved were Holly Breeden, 23, of Dry Ridge, driving a 1999 Acura and Terry Crouch, 21, of Crittenden, driving a 1997 Chevrolet.

  • Top Scholars at Georgetown College

    Three local students have been named to the dean’s list at Georgetown College for the Spring 2009 semester.

    This is the sixth consecutive semester on the dean’s list for Timothy Joseph Burgess II.

    Burgess will be a senior at Georgetown College in the fall, He is majoring in political science, with a minor in English.

    He is the son of Tim and Melody Burgess of Williamstown, and the grandson of Helen Burgess of Williamstown and Geneva Spenneberg of Dry Ridge.

  • Caldwell-Clayton to wed July 11

    Susan and Bob Raleigh of Crittenden announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Autumn Nichole Clayton to Derek Douglas Caldwell, son of Darrell and Brenda Caldwell of Williamstown. The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. July 11 at Williamstown Christian Church. The reception will follow at St. Williams on 6 Church St., in Williamstown.

    Both bride and groom are 2006 graduates of Grant County High School. She is a senior at NKU studying social work. He is employed at GSI in Richwood.

    All friends and family are invited.

  • People should have power over government

    There’s been a lot of hype about tea parties lately and I just want to give my opinion on the whole thing.

    I have been researching the economy’s problems and solutions, listening to political voices and talking to family and friends. I don’t watch hours of CNN or talk shows every day but I do stay up on current affairs in the news, catch the occasional O’Reilly on TV and listen to Bill Cunningham on radio. I consider myself an informed citizen, which I find rare these days.

  • Mason prepares to play basketball in Austria

    Storm Mason has been working with the Williamstown basketball team this summer, preparing for his final year wearing the orange and black of the Demons.

    While he has been focused on the Demons, Mason has also been preparing for a trip to Austria, as part of the People to People sports ambassador program.

  • GCHS seniors end time on softball diamond

    When the Grant County High School softball team’s season came to an end, the team’s seniors still took pride in knowing that they played their hardest while representing Grant County.

    “It meant a lot to play for Grant County. When I first came into the program, we weren’t the best by any means, but we became known as a powerhouse,” Alesa Collinsworth said. “We made our mark and were part of a team that made a difference and turned the program around.”