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Today's News

  • Kudos, thanks and way to go

     

    On Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, my husband and I awoke to a crashing sound outside our bedroom window.  It was the awning we had installed last summer giving up the ghost under about four inches of snow, which was under about two inches of ice which was being covered by about three more inches of snow.  

  • St. William to hold fish fry

    So, who out there doesn’t just love a fish fry? That great tradition is alive and well in Williamstown, where they say “we have the best fish in town.” Same great fish, same low price. St. William Church will sponsor their Lenten Fish Fry every Friday beginning Feb. 27 through April 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

    Battered cod dinners will be served. Meals include three sides, cornbread, dessert and drink for $7.50. Call 859-866-5107 for carry-out orders. The church is located at 6 Church Street ( U.S. 25 South off Waterworks Road.)

  • Williamstown adds minutes to school day

    Williamstown students will keep their Spring Break and start their summer break before June under an amended calendar approved by the school board Monday, Feb. 9.

    Frigid temperatures, slick ice and piles of snow led the district to miss eight school days (Jan. 8, Jan 26-30 and Feb. 4-5).

    The district’s calendar committee recommended the amended calendar to the school board.

    Five of those days will be made up by having classes on Monday, Feb. 16 on President’s Day, Friday, May 22 and Tuesday through Thursday, May 26-28.

  • Local educator earns professional accreditation through National Forensic League

    Ryan Ray, a coach at Grant County High School, has received the Professional Forensic Coach Accreditation through the National Forensic League. This important recognition recognizes excellence in forensic education through competitive success, longevity in the field and commitment to continuing education. While the NFL is home to over 9,000 active educators, only a select number achieve this important distinction.

  • UP IN SMOKE

    What’s next?

    That is the question Dennis Kenner, owner of Bluegrass Discount Tobacco Outlet in Williamstown and Falmouth, is asking as legislators prepare to debate Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposed 70-cent cigarette tax increase.

  • The art of the free throw

    Over the course of a game, players go to the free throw line, making or missing the only shot they’ll take in a game without a defender in their face.

    Fifteen feet are all that stands between a player and the basket. They have to zone out the crowd’s noise or their silence. They can’t think about the pressure of the situation or about the consequences of a missed shot. A free throw is the test of a player’s resolve and resiliency.

  • How do we help our daughter's ADHD?

    Q: What kind of changes can we make in our home to help our daughter who was recently diagnosed with ADHD?

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL MANIA

    The Grant County Middle School basketball teams had success this year and each hope to build on it in upcoming years.

    Eighth Grade Boys

    The eighth grade boys’ team came into the season with high expectations, setting goals of winning the conference or the conference tournament. They weren’t able to make those dreams a reality, but, according to their coach, have a lot of talent to build on.

  • HOOPLA

    After a regular season where local teams enjoyed highs and lows, the district tournament will start on Feb. 23 at Williamstown High School.

    The Lady Demons and Lady Braves will start the tournament on Feb. 23. The Lady Demons, the district third seed, will take on second seed Walton-Verona at 6 p.m., while the fourth seed Lady Braves will take on first seed Simon Kenton at 7:30 p.m.

    Williamstown split the season series with Walton-Verona and Lady Demons coach Mark Wilhoit hopes his team has learned from their regular season matchups.

  • Demons battle through busy week

    As the regular season winds down, the Williamstown Demons had a tough stretch, playing five games over the course of a week.

    The Demons started by falling 51-45 at home against Frankfort on Feb. 10.

    “It was probably our second worst game of the year as far as executing and the way we played,” coach Stacey May said. “The only positive was getting Wes Philpot back and how he played with a lot of energy. I thought he single-handedly kept us in the game at times. We’re trying to get back on track like when we played Walton-Verona.”