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  • For GCHS seniors, attitude is everything

    The Grant County girls’ basketball team relied on their two seniors this year. Candace Gorby and Shayna Lockard led by their example and the advice they doled out to younger players.

    Now that their high school careers are over, the pair are satisfied and know they helped build the program.

  • Twenty apply for Williamstown superintendent position

    Williamstown Independent Schools’ search for a new superintendent is officially on.

    Twenty people have applied to replace Charles Ed Wilson, who after six years with the district announced in November his plans to retire two years before his contract was scheduled to end.

    His resignation will become effective July 1.

    “I find the number of applicants to be outstanding,” said Mike Oder, a superintendent search consultant for the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA).

    The district is paying KSBA $8,500 to assist with the search.

  • Community Calendar 3-12-09

     

     

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  • Grant County Girl Scouts need leaders

    It’s that time of year again, when the Daisies and Brownies go door to door selling their famous cookies. But they need more than people buying Girl Scout cookies; Grant County Girl Scouts are in need of troop leaders.

    Grant County currently has eight Girl Scout troops and about 100 girls on a waiting list to be in a troop. These girls cannot be the Girl Scout they want to be unless Grant County has 10 adults, 18 years or older, who want to volunteer to become troop leaders.

  • GCHS varsity cheerleaders leave mark on program

    The Grant County varsity cheerleader’s careers may be ending, but not before they made history.

    This group of six seniors are the first to help the program earn back-to-back trips to the state competition.

    “All the years that we’ve cheered, it adds up to what we are now,” Lakeshia Crabtree said. “It’s all worth it. Going to state two years in a row is a major accomplishment for us and it all adds up in the end.”

  • Cat Attack 3-9-09

    Mercifully the regular season has finally ended for this year’s Kentucky Wildcats.  The season that started with so much hope officially ended with a thud as Kentucky fell at Florida 60-53 on March 7.  The loss left the Cats with a 19-12 record while also almost certainly ending a streak of 17 straight NCAA Tournament appearances.  Sure, if Kentucky could pull off their best Georgia Bulldogs impersonation from last season and win the SEC Tournament they would earn the conference’s automatic bid, but have you seen this team play lately?  OK, play might be a li

  • WHS cheerleader leads by her example

    Sarah Dunn was the lone senior on the Williamstown varsity cheerleading squad, but she relished the opportunity of leading by example and working with her mom, Tina, as the coach.

    “This year has definitely been a fun year,” Sarah said. “Two years ago, we had Jennifer Eckler as the coach and it was right in the middle. We had serious and fun moments. With Angie Williams as coach last year, it was serious, but it was fun because we were really good. This year has been all fun. It’s been good because I’ve had a good mixture in all my years.”

  • Crews work to repair pesky potholes

    As the snow melts and the ice thaws, roadways can resemble mine fields with potholes riddling the pavement.

    Dodging the potentially dangerous holes has become almost an art form on Interstate 75.

    However, help is on the way, according to local officials.

    Three- to four-man crews from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have already been working their way through I-75 and other state routes patching up the potholes, said Nancy Wood, public information officer, KTC District 6.

  • Students named to UK Dean's list

    The University of Kentucky recognized the outstanding academic performance of nine students from Grant County who were named to the UK Dean’s List for the fall 2008 semester.

  • Police Beat 2-26-09

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