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Today's News

  • Tax talk

    Two local legislators recently voted in opposition of each other in a state budget proposal that included a 30-cent cigarette tax increase.

    Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, voted against the measure designed to help the state dig out from a $456 million budget shortfall.

  • GCMS places students on honor roll

    A Honor Roll

  • Community Calendar 3-5-09

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 7 p.m. March 9 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office in the Dry Ridge Outlet Center.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Grant County Industrial Development Authority will meet at 1:30 p.m. March 11 at the Chamber of Commerce in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Grant County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. March 5 at the Williamstown Senior Citizens Center, located at the rear of the city building.

  • GCHS freshmen team wins district

    The GCHS freshmen boys’ basketball team earned the district championship to end the 2008-09 season.

    The team worked hard to develop their skills and were eager to learn from their coach, Tyler Jones.

    “I wanted my boys to develop as a team and also as young men,” Jones said. “They were very eager to learn and worked extremely hard to accomplish their goals. They are an exceptional group of young men that rallied together.”

    The Braves finished the season 17-3, developing the desire to win as the season went along.

  • Third grade boys win NCKC championship

    The Williamstown third grade boys’ basketball team knew coming into the season that they had the talent and the ability to claim the NCKC championship.

    The previous year, the boys lost in the championship to Walton-Verona by eight points, which became the team’s motto this year. “Eight more points” is all they needed to make up for last year’s loss.

    They earned the championship this year with a 24-18 win over Walton-Verona. The Demons used a balanced attack, as no player scored more than four points.

  • Community Calendar 2-26-09

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Corinth Women’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. March 3 at Noble’s Restaurant.

  • The rejuvenating powers of going home

    The last time I was in Augusta, Ga., I didn’t even spend half a day there.

    It was May of 2008 and I took a week off of work. I spent a couple days in Clinton, S.C. for Presbyterian College’s graduation, seeing friends a year behind me take the same long walk across the stage as I had the previous year.

    I spent a couple days on the beaches of Charleston, S.C., soaking in the sun and letting any stress I had blow away with the cool ocean breeze.

  • Stamp prices to climb May 11

    Local post offices are seeing an increase in the popularity of Forever Stamps since the announcement of postage prices rising effective May 11.

    The Governors of the U.S. Postal Service recently approved new prices for mailing services, including a 2-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail stamp to 44 cents.

  • Taking the Polar Plunge

    Below freezing temperatures and icy water did not stop a group of Williamstown students recently from plunging into a pool for a good cause.

    Ten Williamstown Senior High students, a 2008 graduate and a teacher, Tim Moore, participated in the 2009 Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 21, in Lexington to support Special Olympics Kentucky.

    The Friendship Foundation club, which consists of special education students being mentored by their fellow Williamstown School students, raised $1,085 for the cause.

  • Tree troubles

    Grant County will get some help from the state in cleaning up from the ice and wind storms earlier this month.

    Gov. Steve Beshear awarded contracts in 78 counties, including Grant and surrounding counties, for removal of debris left in the wake of the storms that began sweeping through Kentucky on Jan. 27.

    Beginning Monday, Feb. 23, contractors will begin removing debris off the state right of way.