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Today's News

  • Lady Braves get district win over rival

    The anticipation for the start of the softball season had taken its toll on Ott Reed.

    Reed, the coach of the Grant County girls’ softball team, hadn’t coached since the final game of the 2007 season. After a year away, he realized how much he missed the game.

    But with the season opener against rival Williamstown looming, he had to prepare and settle his nerves.

  • Blackburn celebrates 100 years young

    Mary Sue Blackburn turned 100 years old on March 30. She was born in 1909 in Folsom, married Kell Blackburn on May 18, 1927 and had one child, Faywood Taylor.

    She is the oldest living out of all her sibilings. Blackburn loved to garden and would do everything in a dress and an apron. She made everything the family ate.

    “I can remember grandpa would go to the store for flour, tea, sugar, coffee, salt and pepper and that’s it,” said Rita Taylor her granddaughter.

    Blackburn was a housewife and worked on the farm.

  • Who will be the biggest winner?

    Dee Perry had described herself as a couch potato who did not exercise.

    That was before she registered last year for Grant County’s Biggest Winner Challenge and took home the overall prize.

    “It shocked me,” the 59-year-old Williamstown resident said. “I had been pretty sick and hadn’t moved that much. It gave me a chance to get out and do a few things and meet a lot of people. I had a lot of fun doing it. It gave me more strength. When you sit around, you really get in bad shape.”

  • Little signs with Kentucky Wesleyan

    For K.J. Little, the chance to continue playing football in college was something that he has been working for since he started playing the game.

    Little will play in college after signing to suit up for Kentucky Wesleyan College on March 23.

    “I’m excited, but I’m also kind of nervous,” Little said. “I know that I’ll succeed there. I’m going to work hard and people are going to push me. It means the world because I’m going to play Division II.”

  • Williamstown receives federal grant

    The Williamstown Fire Department saw a need to improve communication between firefighters, but it would cost a lot of money to correct.

    Williamstown Fire Chief Les Whalen requested the money through a grant and was rewarded for his efforts.

    Thanks to a federal grant for $155,532, the fire department can do just that.

    U.S. Congressman Geoff Davis presented the money to Whalen and Williamstown Mayor Glenn Caldwell.

  • YPO students visit Capital, legislators

     Grant County High Senior Andrew Moffett plans to eventually make it to Frankfort to represent the voters.

  • High Drama

    The Grant County High School Speech and Drama team lost several core members from last year’s team due to graduation and other’s moving away.

    The team started their season believing that they would be rebuilding the program, but the team was able to continue their standard of excellence as they are sending 13 students to the NCFL Grand Nationals in Albany, NY in May.

    At the KHSSL tournament, Kelli Noel and Cody Murphy earned the state championship in Novice Policy Team Debate and Noel also earned the state championship in Novice Top Debate Speaker.

  • Community Calendar 4-2-09

     

     

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  • 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.