Today's News

  • WHS seniors help team make history

    When the Williamstown volleyball team started this season, they wanted to prove what they were truly capable of.

    Their hard work paid off when they finished as the district runner-up and advanced to the regional tournament for the first time in the program’s history.

    Seniors Taylor Eldridge, Chelsea Fitterer and Sara Moreland helped the Lady Demons win their first eight games of the season, which gave the team confidence in their abilities.

  • GCHS cheerleaders host Jingle Bell Classic

    Last season, a bid to a national cheerleading competition was on the line when the Grant County cheerleaders hosted the Jingle Bell Classic.

    This season, the stakes aren’t as high, but the cheerleaders are still working hard to be at their best.

    The girls aren’t competing for a chance to advance to the national competition, but are instead focused on the regional competition Jan. 30. The fourth annual Jingle Bell Classic will be hosted at Grant County High School at 11 a.m. Dec. 12.

  • Do you believe in Santa Claus?

    Five furry faces peered between the wires of the cold, metal cage.

    A nice smelling woman approached the two cages and bent down to poke her fingers inside where they were met with sloppy licks and appreciative tail wags.

    “They’re really cute, but I just can’t take one home,” the woman said.

    As people entered Tractor Supply in Williamstown on Dec. 5, they greeted the sweet puppies and when those people exited the store, they stopped and wished the puppies well.

  • Lashley completes basic training

    Air Force Airman Michael S. Lashley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Lashley is the son of George Lashley of Flagstaff, Ariz. and Dawn Noel of Dry Ridge.

    He is a 2009 graduate of Grant County High School.

  • West continues to break WHS records

    One game after setting the school record for career assists, Williamstown junior Chelsea West set another school record.

    After making two three-pointers in the fourth quarter against Owen County on Dec. 4, West passed Jaclyn Stith for career three-pointers with 125. Stith’s record was 124.

  • Community Calendar 12-10-09


    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce in Williamstown.


    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.


    • The Williamstown F&AM No. 85 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

  • Building Permits 12-10-09

    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in October 2009:

    • Oct. 2

    Dallas Robertson, remodel, 27 N. Main Street, 120 square feet, estimated cost $2,400; permit fee $50.

    David Stecht, new home, 310 Flat Creek, 2,173 square feet, estimated cost $200,000; permit fee $421.34.

    Stacey Gray, retaining wall, 210 Cynthiana Street, 160 square feet, estimated cost $500; permit fee $35.

    • Oct. 7:

    Paul Claypool, addition, 985 Burgess Road, 960 square feet, estimated cost $10,000; permit fee $446.55.

  • For the Record 12-10-09


    Aug. 18:

    Dewey Howard, Jr. and Barbara Howard to Michael Lee Howard, lot 277, Unit 2 of Paradise Point, $700

    (Commissioner’s Deed) Fifth Third Mortgage Company; Deborah J. Bates, unmarried; and Fifth Third Bank, by April Hollon Gatlin, Master Commissioner to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Sherman-Newton Road property, $120,000

    (General Warranty Deed) CAC Properties, LLC to Aces Properties, LCC, lot 1, Section 1 of Eagle Creek Estates Subdivision, $89,000

    Aug. 19:

  • For the Record 12-10-09 cont.

    Civil Suits

    September 21:

    Billy McDaniel, Jr. vs. Melissa Renee McDaniel, petition for dissolution of marriage

    Discover Bank vs. Pamela O. Asher, default of payment on credit agreement

    September 22:

    U.S. Bank National Association vs. Carl Johnson, Melody Johnson and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., default of payment on note

    BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. Kenneth Hafer and Kimberly Hafer, default of payment on note

    Asset Acceptance, LLC vs. Jack Thomas, default of payment on note

  • Braves play in Wierwille Classic

    Grant County boys’ basketball coach Ron Kinmon knows the impact that coaches can have on their players.

    He experienced it firsthand with his college coach, Roland Wierwille, who cared more about developing good people than developing good basketball players. Kinmon played for Wierwille at Berea College.

    Last year, Kinmon talked to former teammates who now coach high school basketball and each brought their teams to Berea College for a series of preseason scrimmages.