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Today's News

  • Lady Demons end tournament with two wins

    The Williamstown Lady Demons had set a goal at the beginning to stay above .500 for the season. With two losses to start the Grant County Invitational, they dipped below their goal, but with two wins to end the tournament, they are right back on track.

    The Lady Demons defeated Dayton 47-45 to end their losing streak before dominating Silver Grove 51-23 to come in fifth place for the tournament.

  • I did NOT kill Rudolph last week

    Contrary to unsubstantiated rumor, which might be floating around Grant County, I did not and I repeat DID NOT kill Rudolph last week.

    I was completely full of the Christmas spirit or maybe it was that awesome steak and gravy or macaroni that my mom made for dinner on Friday night after we put up her Christmas tree.

    As I headed home, she said, as she nearly always does, “Watch out for deer, dear.”

    I nodded and sprang straight to my car, or at least my husband’s car and away we went quick as a wink.

  • Lady Braves start tournament with easy wins

    Early in their games against Silver Grove and Eminence, the GCHS girls’ basketball team had their opponents under control.

    In their first game of the Grant County Invitational, the Lady Braves led 9-0 after the first quarter on their way to 24-5 lead after the first half. Silver Grove was held scoreless for the first 12 minutes of the game, which Grant County won 55-24 on Dec. 18.

    “It was nice to come out and be aggressive,” coach Darrell Guffey said. “We didn’t come out strong early, but our defense picked us up. It was really good.”

  • GCHS boys go 2-2 at Jessamine County Invitational

    The GCHS boys’ team kept their wining streak alive to open the Jessamine County Invitational.

    The Braves defeated East Jessamine 76-66 on Dec. 18, stretching their record to 6-0 to start the season.

    Mike Davis led the Braves with 25 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.

    “Getting Davis settled in and stepping up to give us an inside presence is important to us and important to him as well,” coach Ron Kinmon said.

  • GCMS teacher runs NYC marathon in memory of mother

    Tammy Turner has run marathons before, but when she ran in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 2, she did it for her late mother.

    Audra Turner had always supported her daughter, especially when she first brought up the idea of running in a marathon.

    Now, she’s run in eight marathons, but never before with such a purpose.

  • Lady Demons have rocky first few games

    Williamstown’s girls faced two tough teams to start the Grant County Invitational, but also faced other adversity.

    Against Sayre and Ludlow, the Lady Demons were unable to come away with a win, falling 49-33 to Sayre and 74-47 to Ludlow. During their game against Sayre, the Lady Demons lost one of their top players as Tori Wilhoit sprained her ankle, forcing her out of the game and left her on the bench against Ludlow. They hoped to have her back for their next game against Dayton on Dec. 22.

  • Free smoking cessation class offered

    A free smoking cessation program can help you save more than $21 per week if you successfully quit smoking, based on the average cost of cigarettes for someone who smokes a pack a day.

    Three sessions of the Cooper-Clayton smoking cessation program start soon. The Cooper-Clayton Method to Stop Smoking program is a comprehensive, 13-week program that helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. Classes will meet once a week at each of the following three times and locations:

  • Dry Ridge is moist

    Dry Ridge officially is moist.

    The city council adopted an ordinance on Monday, Dec. 22, allowing alcohol sales by the drink at restaurants and dining facilities with a seating capacity of at least 100 people and which derive at least 70 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of food.

    The ordinance came after voters passed a local option to allow alcohol sales in the November election.

    Mayor Clay Crupper said an ordinance needed to be passed within 60 days after the election.

  • Lady Liberty

    When Felicity Spicer walks into a room, her 100-watt smile gets noticed.

    Spicer’s charm, personality and poise garnered her the title of 2008 Grant County High School Homecoming Queen which led to an invitation to make an appearance at the Liberty Bowl on Jan. 2 in Memphis.

    “This door is definitely opened by the hand of God because I couldn’t have dreamed of such an honor,” Spicer said.

  • Decorations bring Williamstown family together

    For Jeremy Souder, decorating at Christmas time is a tradition his children don’t ever forget.

    “It’s something me and my kids do together every year. If it wasn’t for them, I probably wouldn’t do everything we do,” Souder said. “But it’s what we do. We’ve got more decorations in the attic that we didn’t put out this year.”

    With their house on Main Street in Williamstown, the Souders decorate and display their Christmas spirit to all who pass by.