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Today's News

  • Lady Demons end All “A” early

    The Williamstown girls’ basketball team wanted to bring the All “A” championship home, after missing it last year by two points.

    The Lady Demons were up 10 points with three minutes left to go before Carroll County started to press, forcing turnovers and hitting three pointers down the stretch to take the lead and a 57-53 win on Jan. 14.

  • Holleran honored with Highest Heels award

    Darla Holleran, family advocate social worker with the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center, was recently presented with the Highest Heel Award at the Hope in Heels Award Luncheon in Covington.

  • Bringing home bronze

    It may not be the Olympics, but Williamstown Senior High recently was awarded a bronze medal in the 2009 U.S. News and World Report “America’s Best High Schools.”

    “We were very excited to receive the information,” said Williamstown Senior High Principal Misty Buchanan. “It’s a prestigious honor.”

  • Williamstown woman is witness to change

    A tear squeezed from the corner of Della Jones’ eye on Jan. 20 as she watched Barack Obama take the podium to be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.

    She dabbed at her eyes with a crumpled tissue.

    “Hallelujah,” she said softly to no one in particular.

    During Obama’s speech, she bobbed her head in agreement and smiled.

    Jones, who will turn 106 years old in July, continued to hope that she’d live to see the day that an African American would be elected as president.

  • CAT ATTACK 1-26-09

    The Kentucky Wildcats traveled down south the past weekend to face off against Alabama’s Crimson Tide. The only thing more odd than this team’s mascot was the game itself. It would be overly polite to say the game was a defensive struggle. Anyone other than Jodie Meeks seemed unable to make a shot as the team had more turnovers than made baskets in the first half. The sad thing was that Kentucky actually shot a slightly higher percentage than Alabama in the first half, but still only managed to score 19 points. Yes, 19 points.

  • CAT ATTACK

    In the 2009 edition of the “battle of ferocious felines”, the Kentucky Wildcats claimed sole possession of first place in the Southeastern Conference with what most would call an ugly win. Prior to the game Coach Gillispie and his players warned us that Auburn would be a difficult match up for the Cats and even went as far as to compare them to, gulp, VMI. If that doesn’t nauseate you something is wrong. Unlike the aforementioned school, Auburn wasn’t necessarily to blame for most of the turnovers the Cats committed.

  • Police Beat 1-22-09

    Dry Ridge 

    Chief Rick Kells investigated an accident at 12:12 p.m. on Jan. 17 on Arnie Risen Boulevard. The driver involved was Archie Hamblin, 73, of Corinth driving a 2007 Chevrolet that struck a parked 2009 Toyota owned by Shirley Rhoton.

  • Homes needed for summer repair program

    Time is running out for area homeowners to potentially have their home repaired and beautified for free.

  • EMA ready to answer call for assistance

    As the likelihood of a snow or ice storm increases with each day into winter, Grant County Emergency Management has to be prepared to act.

  • Grant Schools to sponsor cable channel

    Parents and community members soon may have increased access to information about the Grant County School District.

    The Grant County School Board recently approved the first year of a five-year plan to have a district-sponsored cable channel with on-demand Internet capabilities.

    The goal of the technology is to provide another outlet to distribute information about school events and news through video clips, photos, calendars and other methods.