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Today's News

  • Community Calendar 4-2-09

     

     

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 

  • School absences on rise due to flu

    Runny noses and high fevers are taking the place of textbooks and class attendance at some local schools.

    Illnesses have caused a noticeable increase in absences as flu activity picks up across the state.

    Through March 10, a total of 203 flu cases have been reported for all of Northern Kentucky with 43 of those in Grant County.

  • Angel Food order deadline nears

    Orders for Angel Food may be placed at Family Worship Centerin Williamstown from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Special Ordering Times will be at Family Worship Center from 5 to 7 p.m. April 7 and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 11. The deadline to order online is April 12. Orders may be placed at FWC until 3 p.m. April 13.

  • Police Beat 4-2-09

     

    Dry Ridge

  • Fugitives nabbed in Nebraska

    Three fugitives from an Indiana prison are back behind bars after being apprehended in Nebraska almost a week after their escape.

    Jerry Sargent, a 59-year-old from Williamstown, fled the Branchville Correctional Facility near Tell City, Ind., on Friday, March 20, along with Bobby Cockerell III, 31, and Christopher Marshall, 49.

    Grant County authorities were on alert and local schools kept security tight after speculation Sargent might try to see family members living in the area.

  • GCHS seniors season comes to a close

    At the beginning of their season, the Grant County High School boys’ basketball team set a goal of reaching 16 to 18 wins.

    Although they reached 19 wins, the seniors wish they had totaled at least 20 and advanced past Owen County in the first round of the region tournament.

    “It was our expectation to get to the region tournament,” Caleb Kinmon said. “It was great to play in an environment like that. We’ve always been told that we had the potential to be a good team. We had to believe in ourselves.”

  • Wash, girl, Jan. 21

    Joel and Melissa Wash of Sanders announce the birth of their first child.

    Emma Noel Wash was born on Jan. 21, 2009.

    She weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Fred and Judy Money of Dry Ridge.

    Her paternal grandparents are Patricia Jones of Owenton and the late Jimmy Wash.

     

  • Demons bats come alive for first win

    The Williamstown boys’ baseball team lost their first two games by one run each

    They had been battling to score runs and take advantage when runners were on base.

    The Demons wasted no time in their game against Bracken County, scoring six runs in the first inning on their way to a 10-4 win on March 30.

  • KSP trooper honored for speed citations

    Kentucky State Police honored eight members of their agency who went above and beyond the call of duty to make the highways in the Commonwealth a safer place. The “Excellence in Highway Safety” Awards are based upon the highest number of occupant protection, speed, driving under the influence (DUI) and commercial vehicle citations written in 2008. An additional award was presented to the Public Affairs Officer who recorded the highest number of community education events relative to highway safety.

  • Jennings, girl, Feb. 5

    Amber Horn and Merrell Jennings of Williamstown announce the birth of their first child.

    Rhianna Sharell Jennings was born at 7:58 a.m. on Feb. 5, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    She weighed 7 pounds and .02 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Tonya and Donald Horn of Williamstown.

    Her paternal grandparents are Brenda Odom and Wilbur Thornton of Murfeesboro, Tenn.

    Rhianna was welcomed home by Tyrell, Grandma and Grandpa.