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Today's News

  • Feeding the need

    For the past 11 years, the Williamstown Baptist Church has put the “thanks” in Thanksgiving by delivering nearly 3,000 meals to needy Grant Countians.

    Last year, the many volunteers provided 254 meals of turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and dessert.

    The numbers reached the highest it has ever been this Thanksgiving with 443 people served during the Hope Thanksgiving Meal.

  • Demons start season off the right way

    Patrick Spoonamore and the Williamstown Demons came out firing in their first game of the season against Carroll County. Pushing tempo and forcing turnovers, the Demons earned a 74-58 win.

    Spoonamore scored 31 points to lead the Demons, but credits his teammates for giving him scoring opportunities.

    “The basket looked like I could throw a car in it,” Spoonamore said. “It feels amazing, but I couldn’t have done it without the passing of my teammates. They gave me the ball so I could score. We played as a team.”

  • Police Beat 12-11-08

    Dry Ridge

    Chief Rick Kells charged Kristina O. Kephart, 30, of Dry Ridge with theft by unlawful taking under $300 at 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 4. Kephart was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

     

  • Salvation Army will set up kettle at Wal-Mart

    The Grant County Unit of the Salvation Army will bring out the red kettle from 6 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 28 at Wal-Mart in Dry Ridge.

    In December, volunteers will be setting up from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

    “I’m anxious to see how our collections will go this year, with everyone struggling and with the economy,” said Dick Austin,

    Anyone wanting to volunteer to be a bell ringer should call Lanette Whalen at 824-3040.

  • Got salt?

    The temperature has dipped and that means the potential for snow and ice aren’t far behind.

    While some welcome the white and shiny stuff, most of those who are forced to drive in it just want to see snowplows pushing it aside or road crews treating the roads.

    This winter, though, getting the snow off the roads could be a problem as cities and counties may find themselves short on salt.

    Grant County, however, has salt.

    “I haven’t had any trouble getting any,” said Kim Crupper.

  • WHS girls’ fall to 1-2

    After a big win over West Jessamine to start their season, the Williamstown girls’ basketball team lost two straight games to Owen and Harrison counties.

    The Demons fell to Owen County in a physical game 65-56.

    “We ran across a hot player,” coach Mark Wilhoit said. “She scored 35 points. Overall, we shot the ball well, but we need to work on defense. Our defense was horrible. We opened up and let them drive and we were slow on our rotation. We’ve got a chance to be a real good team, but we’re not a good team right now.”

  • An empty house becomes something more

     

     

    For a year and a half, I’ve lived in Grant County. And for a year and a half, I’ve been on my own.

  • Conrad, girl, Sept. 26

    Kyle and Jenka Conrad of San Diego, Cal. announce the birth of their first child.

    Taylor Lynn was born at 2:58 a.m. on Sept. 26, 2008 at Georgetown.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Rachel Taylor and Mike Lockwood of Dry Ridge.

    Her maternal great grandparents are Babe and Faye Taylor of Dry Ridge and George and Reda Lockwood of Williamstown.

    Her paternal grandparents are Chris and Judy Conrad of Dry Ridge.

    Her paternal great grandparents are Faye and Ulysses Noe of Prebble County, Ohio.

  • Babies of the Week 12-04-08

     Hi! My name is Carson Kenneth Dwain Osborne. I was born on April 11, 2007 at St. Luke Hospital West in Florence.

    My parents are Donnie and Chrissie Osborne of Dry Ridge.

  • Schadler works at cemetery and with FFA

    Jordan Schadler is a Grant County FFA Committee Chairperson and is a student in the co-op program at Grant County High School. He works through the co-op program at the Kentucky Veterans North Cemetery located in Williamstown. He has been employed at the cemetery since it opened this past summer. His main responsibility at the cemetery is keeping the lawn presentable to the guests.