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Today's News

  • Getting the retirement itch at 29

     

    I’ve been thinking a lot about retirement lately.

    Sure, I will only turn the big 3-0 in July, but is it ever too early to dream?

  • Epperson comes through in a pinch

    Brandon Epperson hadn’t seen a plate appearance during a varsity game all season.

    In his first at-bat, he made the most of his opportunity, hitting a pinch-hit three-run homerun to put Grant County ahead on their way to a 5-2 win over Walton-Verona on May 1.

    “It was a big win,” Epperson said. “We hadn’t won in a while and we needed to step up. We have a couple weeks until districts and it’s a big win for us.”

  • Local band needs public’s help to earn spot on festival’s main stage

    If it was not for Jesus, Dusty Murphy said he would not be alive today.

    The 28-year-old Crittenden man was one of four teens arrested in late 1998 for arson at several Grant County churches.

    A five-year prison term and a newfound commitment to God has led to a transformation in Murphy’s life.

    “Life as a drug-addicted, alcoholic Satanist was one that was devoid of all hope,” he said. “Every dream was shattered at some point, and I had no reason to exist. Now, I have a family, hopes, dreams and in short, a life.”

  • Glenn, girl, Feb. 18

    Dennis and Amber Glenn of Dry Ridge are proud to announce the birth of their first child.

    Keegan Faith Glenn was born at 7:47 a.m. on Feb. 18, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    She weighted 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Teresa Bagby of Florence and C.T. Bagby of Dry Ridge.

    Her paternal grandparents are David Sr. and Dottie Glenn of Florence and Darlene Tharp of Corinth.

  • Gatewood takes first at state gymnastics meet

    Three years ago, Morgan Gatewood showed an interest in gymnastics.

    Gatewood started to learn the basics of gymnastics and in her first state meet, she took first place overall at the Kentucky USAG Level Three and Four State Gymnastics Meet in Hawkinsville.

    “I just thought it looked interesting and decided to do it,” Gatewood said. “I just picked it up easily. My family was really excited. My coaches were proud of me. It makes me feel good to know that I’m good. It feels awesome.”

  • Lady Demons defeat Trimble County, battle rain

    The Lady Demons had waited three years for a win over Trimble County and with their first matchup in the All “A” tournament earlier this season, they got it.

    They didn’t have to wait nearly as long as they earned their second win against Trimble County with a 2-0 victory on April 28.

    Amanda Goodrich pitched for the Lady Demons, striking out eight as Williamstown secured their first shutout of the season. Goodrich and Nicole Hendy drove in a run a piece for the win.

  • Demons battle in loss to Simon Kenton

    Williamstown entered their game against Simon Kenton looking for their first win against a district opponent.

    The Demons came five outs away from earning the win, but ultimately fell 4-2 to the Pioneers on April 29.

    “I think we played our best game of the year against Simon Kenton,” coach Aaron Biddle said. “We feel pretty confident with our play against our district opponents. We’re not going into the district tournament fearful. We don’t care who we play.”

  • Police Beat 5-7-09

     

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Sgt. Dennis Switzer investigated an accident at 3:52 p.m. April 17 on Cordova Road in Williamstown. The driver involved was Kristie M. Sasher, 33, of Williamstown driving a 1999 Jeep that ran off the roadway.

  • Vance selected for WKU's Gatton Academy

     Sixteen-year-old Courtney Vance is making the jump to college even though she is just finishing her sophomore year at Williamstown High School.

  • Power surge

    The Grant County softball team waited three weeks to restart their game against Walton-Verona.

    The wait was worth it as the Lady Braves’ bats came alive, leading to a 10-7 victory on May 4.

    “I told my players that it would be a slugfest,” coach Ott Reed said. “Whoever was hitting the hardest would win the game.”

    The game originally started on April 13, as the Lady Bearcats took a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning. Rain delayed the game for three weeks before the two teams matched up again.