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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Police Beat 4-2-09

     

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  • Fugitives nabbed in Nebraska

    Three fugitives from an Indiana prison are back behind bars after being apprehended in Nebraska almost a week after their escape.

    Jerry Sargent, a 59-year-old from Williamstown, fled the Branchville Correctional Facility near Tell City, Ind., on Friday, March 20, along with Bobby Cockerell III, 31, and Christopher Marshall, 49.

    Grant County authorities were on alert and local schools kept security tight after speculation Sargent might try to see family members living in the area.

  • GCHS seniors season comes to a close

    At the beginning of their season, the Grant County High School boys’ basketball team set a goal of reaching 16 to 18 wins.

    Although they reached 19 wins, the seniors wish they had totaled at least 20 and advanced past Owen County in the first round of the region tournament.

    “It was our expectation to get to the region tournament,” Caleb Kinmon said. “It was great to play in an environment like that. We’ve always been told that we had the potential to be a good team. We had to believe in ourselves.”

  • Wash, girl, Jan. 21

    Joel and Melissa Wash of Sanders announce the birth of their first child.

    Emma Noel Wash was born on Jan. 21, 2009.

    She weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Fred and Judy Money of Dry Ridge.

    Her paternal grandparents are Patricia Jones of Owenton and the late Jimmy Wash.