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Today's News

  • Residents cope with no power; crews deal with ice, snow

    After Grant County was pounded by snow and ice last week leaving residents without power for days and tree limbs littering the roadsides, Judge-Executive Darrell Link issued an emergency declaration making the county eligible for federal aid.

    Link sent the paperwork declaring a disaster on Saturday, Jan. 31 to the governor’s office. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear had already declared an emergency and Pres. Barack Obama signed off on the declaration meaning that money spent on snow removal and cleanup can be recouped.

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  • Demons dominate Walton-Verona for district win

    The Williamstown Demons saved their best performance of the year for the final regular season district game against Walton-Verona.

    The Demons controlled the game from the tip, winning 75-48 for their first district win on Feb. 6.

  • Crittenden mayor dies

    When Megan Simpson didn’t receive a daily phone call from Crittenden Mayor Ralph Byrley, she feared the worst.

    Byrley died at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2 at his home following a long battle with cancer.

    “He was such a good Christian person,” said Simpson, who is the city clerk of Crittenden. “He was just a part of the family and will be missed.”

    Byrley served on the Crittenden City Council on three separate occasions. He was elected mayor of Grant County’s northernmost city in 2007.

  • Fuel, generators, bread fly off store shelves

    While snow and ice overtook Grant County, several businesses in Grant County stayed open to assist the community.

    In Mason, Bruce’s Grocery stayed open to help customers buy items close to home and provide products when their power went out.

    “Some items we sold quite a few more of and some we ran out quick on. A lot of kerosene heaters and anything pertaining to heat without electric. A lot of customers saw their neighbor go by and would tell them they would like something dropped off on their way back home,” said Lee Bruce, co-owner of Bruce’s.

  • Schools to decide how to make up days

    With last week’s snow storm both Williamstown and Grant County Schools closed for the entire week. Now students will pay the price for the snow days.

    Williamstown Independent Schools have missed six days due to snow. Students will be required to make up these days.

    School will be in session on Feb. 16 on President’s Day. Williamstown’s last day of school was scheduled for May 21.

    Grant County Schools have missed eight days due to snow. Grant County will be in session the first three days of spring break to make up some of the days.

  • Williamstown offers free tree, limb removal

    If you’ve got limbs littering your lawn and you live in the city limits of Williamstown, you’re in luck.

    The Williamstown City Council has agreed to shred the limbs for free.

    Downed limbs should be brought to the curb by Friday, Feb. 6.

    The street department will pick up the limbs and branches by Tuesday, Feb. 10.

    “I think this is an appropriate thing for the council to do,” said Williamstown Mayor Glenn Caldwell. “This is a good service to the community.”

  • Braves lose in final minute to Walton-Verona

    Trailing Walton-Verona since early in the first quarter, the GCHS Braves made a run in the fourth quarter to take the lead, but needed a defensive stop to hold on for the district win.

    The Bearcats led 69-68, but Caleb Kinmon scored to take the lead in the final minute and energized his team and the Braves faithful fans. The Braves needed one stop to come away with a win, but Walton-Verona drove to the hoop for a bucket, ending the game with a final score of 71-70.

  • WHS girls fall to Walton-Verona

    With a two-week break between games, the Williamstown Lady Demons were hoping to shake off their rust against Walton-Verona.

    The Lady Demons were sluggish and came away from the district showdown with a 42-31 loss.

    “I thought the first half we didn’t come out ready to play,” coach Mark Wilhoit said. “We were never really in sync. We weren’t ready. We talked about everything Walton was going to do and what we needed to do to stop them and we didn’t do it. Until we learn to listen, this is going to be continue to happen.”

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