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Today's News

  • Season comes to a close for Lady Demons

    The Williamstown Lady Demons had aspirations of making it to the region tournament this season and all that stood in their way was their first round matchup with Walton-Verona in the district tournament.

    With a win, the Lady Demons would have ensured a trip to the region tournament, regardless of the outcome in the district championship.

    Unfortunately, they came away from their showdown with Walton-Verona with a 53-35 loss.

  • Lady Braves run into tough Lady Pioneers’ team

    After battling Simon Kenton twice this year, the Grant County Lady Braves knew that they would have to play to near perfection to come away with a win against the Lady Pioneers in the district tournament.

    They knew they would have to deal with their full-court pressure and prevent the Lady Pioneers from taking a huge early lead.

    The Lady Braves fought, but ended up falling 63-35 in the first round to Simon Kenton.

  • GCHS student takes part in historical inauguration

    GCHS freshman Chelsea Cason knew that she was going to witness history, but didn’t imagine what else would come with it.

    Cason went to the national Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference and was in Washington, D.C. for President Barack Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 20. She was in the nation’s capital for the historic event and enjoyed a week full of speakers and exploring the history of the capital.

  • BREAKING NEWS - 1-year-old dies from "multiple blows to head"

    A Crittenden man has been indicted for murder in the death of a 1-year-old child.

    Douglas Barnhill, 24, was indicted today (Wednesday, Feb. 11) by a Grant County grand jury.

    The child, Kiara Smith, was pronounced dead by the Boone County coroner, after she was taken to St. Luke West Hospital in Florence on Jan. 4. The medical examiner determined that she died as "a result of multiple blows to the head."

  • Lady Braves celebrate senior night with a win

    The Grant County Lady Braves celebrated their two seniors’ careers with gifts and flowers, recognizing the contributions they have made to the program.

    The Lady Braves recognized Candace Gorby and Shayna Lockard, the team’s two seniors.

    They followed that up with a resounding 43-18 win over Lloyd Memorial on Feb. 14.

    The Lady Braves dominated early, holding a 15-3 lead after the first quarter and 28-9 at the half. In their next two games, Lloyd Memorial scored over 40 points, but the Lady Braves defense shut down their offense.

  • Kudos, thanks and way to go

     

    On Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, my husband and I awoke to a crashing sound outside our bedroom window.  It was the awning we had installed last summer giving up the ghost under about four inches of snow, which was under about two inches of ice which was being covered by about three more inches of snow.  

  • St. William to hold fish fry

    So, who out there doesn’t just love a fish fry? That great tradition is alive and well in Williamstown, where they say “we have the best fish in town.” Same great fish, same low price. St. William Church will sponsor their Lenten Fish Fry every Friday beginning Feb. 27 through April 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

    Battered cod dinners will be served. Meals include three sides, cornbread, dessert and drink for $7.50. Call 859-866-5107 for carry-out orders. The church is located at 6 Church Street ( U.S. 25 South off Waterworks Road.)

  • Williamstown adds minutes to school day

    Williamstown students will keep their Spring Break and start their summer break before June under an amended calendar approved by the school board Monday, Feb. 9.

    Frigid temperatures, slick ice and piles of snow led the district to miss eight school days (Jan. 8, Jan 26-30 and Feb. 4-5).

    The district’s calendar committee recommended the amended calendar to the school board.

    Five of those days will be made up by having classes on Monday, Feb. 16 on President’s Day, Friday, May 22 and Tuesday through Thursday, May 26-28.

  • Local educator earns professional accreditation through National Forensic League

    Ryan Ray, a coach at Grant County High School, has received the Professional Forensic Coach Accreditation through the National Forensic League. This important recognition recognizes excellence in forensic education through competitive success, longevity in the field and commitment to continuing education. While the NFL is home to over 9,000 active educators, only a select number achieve this important distinction.

  • UP IN SMOKE

    What’s next?

    That is the question Dennis Kenner, owner of Bluegrass Discount Tobacco Outlet in Williamstown and Falmouth, is asking as legislators prepare to debate Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposed 70-cent cigarette tax increase.