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Today's News

  • Heat help

    As cool summer breezes turn to shivering winter air, some residents have begun turning the heat on in their homes.

    In a down economic time, unfortunately, Kentuckians are expected to pay more for natural gas in the coming months than they did a year ago, according to the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC).

    “High heating costs will again be a burden for many of our citizens,” PSC Chairman David Armstrong said. “Although the prices have come down since August, natural gas still costs more than it did at this time last year.”

  • Fatality shuts down interstate

    An Ohio woman was killed when her car went over an embankment and caught fire last week near Corinth.

    Karen Simmons, 57, of Anderson Township, was traveling south on Interstate-75 on her way to Berea for a shopping trip.

    The wreck occurred at 1 p.m. on Nov. 5 and involved an asphalt truck and a tractor trailer.

    Simmons’ 2008 Ford Taurus ended up 500 to 600 feet off the roadway, where it burst into flames sending black plumes of smoke high in the air.

  • Huff named FFA regional officer

     Anna Huff, not only serves as the president of the Grant County FFA, but is also the first regional officer that has ever been chose from Grant County High School.  She is a Grant County native. Huff has the passion and the knowledge for agriculture, which has helped greatly with FFA and 4-H.

  • Kentucky author to visit library

    Kentucky poet and author George Ella Lyon will visit the Grant County Public Library on Monday, Nov. 17.

    She will lead a workshop for select Williamstown and Grant County High School students at 1 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m. workshop for teachers.

    The author will give a public talk at 6 p.m. about the importance of family literacy.

    Lyon’s visit serves as a finale to the library’s Northern Kentucky One Book, One Community project.

    Participants in the project have been reading and discussing Lyon’s “With a Hammer For My Heart.”

  • Web site has new look, features

    Change is inevitable. Sometimes it’s a good thing and sometimes it’s not quite what you hoped it would be or in other words a work in progress.

    That’s kind of the way we feel about the look of our new Web site.

    We had grand plans for a Web site that had all the bells and whistles and that would just take your breath away when it popped onto your computer screen.

  • Son's behavior problem is everyone's problem

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  • Butler and Bradford represent Demons at state meet

    While all of the runners in the 1A state cross country meet had to deal with the weather, a Williamstown runner also had to do deal with a bout of illness.

    Katie Butler, a freshman, ran while fighting strep throat, finishing 97th.

    “I had a shot of penicillin, but my strep wasn’t all the way gone,” Butler said. “It was harder than normal. The weather also affected me. I didn’t run the way I wanted to. I should have done better. I was hoping to break my personal record from last year, but I didn’t.”

  • JROTC takes first at competition in Ohio

     The GCHS JROTC team with 50 cadets, traveled to and competed against 10 other high school teams in southern Ohio on Nov. 7 and Nov. 8.

  • Seniors leave mark on program

    Grant County’s boys’ soccer team made history this past season.

    They earned the program’s 100th win, won a school record 11 games and advanced to the school’s first regional championship. But the motivation and desire to do well started when this group of seniors helped win a district championship their freshmen year.

    “My freshman year, we all went to districts and won that,” Chase Keeton said. “That was something we had to overcome and this year and we did that, plus some more.”

  • Mock Election Results

    Mason-Corinth Elementary School

    U.S. President

    McCain/Palin- 203

    Obama/Biden- 182

    McKinney/Clemente- 6

    Barr/Root- 1

    Sherman Elementary

    U.S. President

    McCain/Palin- 30

    Obama/Biden- 29

    U.S. Senate

    Mitch McConnell- 37

    Bruce Lunsford- 19

    U.S. Representative

    Geoff Davis- 41

    Michael Kelley- 13

    Of the issues listed below, which issue do you feel is the most important one our country is facing today: