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Today's News

  • Williamstown adds archery, bass fishing

    Williamstown students could exchange bats and balls for bow and arrows and fishing poles this year as two new sports are introduced.
    Archery and bass fishing will be the newest options for athletes at Williamstown High School.


    While many details still have to be worked out, both sports were high on students’ interests in an annual program review survey at the school.

  • GCHS girls beat W-V

    The Grant County High School Lady Braves soccer team traveled to Walton-Verona to beat the Lady Bearcats 3 – 2 on Aug. 15.


    Coach Garrett Griffith said Gwen MacAdams had a breakout game, followed by Kaylie Ezell and Kelsey Lund, two freshmen players, who stepped up in place of some injured players.
    “I was happy with their play because a win is always a positive,” Griffith said.


    Griffith said his team is strong on possession.

  • Background checks no longer free for school districts

    State budget cuts have led school districts to scramble to decide how to pay for mandatory criminal background checks for volunteers.
    From field trip chaperones and athletic and band boosters to reading mentors, schools rely on volunteers daily.
    The Administrative Office of the Courts has covered the $10 cost per background check for nearly 20 years at the state public and private schools, including processing nearly 217,000 criminal record reports statewide in 2011.

  • Volunteers needed to give hope, help on Aug. 25

    Hope reigns and the members of Williamstown United Methodist Church want hope to rain down on the community on Aug. 25.
    Impact Kentucky,  a state-wide initiative of United Methodist Churches, will be in communities across the state using more than 700 volunteers to repair homes and businesses damaged by the spring’s tornadoes, as well as distributing clothes and food and hosting a free carnival.

  • RIDE TO REMEMBER

    ‘These are my people
    This is where I come from
    We’re givin’ this life everything we’ve got and then some
    It ain’t always pretty
    But it’s real
    That’s the way we were made
    Wouldn’t have it any other way
    These are my people’
    - Rodney Atkins
    (one of Josh Lilly’s favorite songs)

     

  • Worst Vacation Ever

    Sometimes when you have high hopes for something, you end up falling flat on your face.


    That’s exactly what happened when I planned a weekend trip to Holiday World recently with my 5-year-old son, my best friend and his 5-year-old son.

    The stage was set for a marvelous time, a boys’ weekend featuring father-son bonding, catch-up time with my friend and a fun amusement/water park.

    Boy, was I wrong.

  • Grant County News awarded Project Patriot Business Award

    The Grant County News was recently awarded the Project Patriot Business Award for service to veterans by the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
    The News, which has been in business since 1906, was nominated for this statewide honor by the Captain John Lillard Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • WEDDINGS

    LeeAnne Elizabeth Vallandingham Bingham and Kevin Roy Hendry were united in marriage on June 2 at a private, celtic ceremony in Sevierville, Tenn.
    LeeAnne is the daughter of Michael Wood of Burlington and  granddaughter of Charles Vallandingham of Edgewood.
    Kevin is the son of Pete Hendry of Bright, Ind.
    The couple are residing in Muncy, Pa.
     

  • ANOTHER PLACE IN TIME 8-16-12

    TURNING BACK THE CLOCK

    15 Years

  • Preserving the garden


    I am getting ready to head back to University of Louisville where I teach two courses so I really need to get organized. The garden is still producing and time needs to be spent on turning some of the bounty into things that can be enjoyed during the winter months. I have had the dehydrator going everyday this last week drying apples, peaches, berries, cherry tomatoes and potatoes.  Plus, predictions of rising food costs (ironically current reports indicate that grain and sugar prices are affecting prices now and I don’t eat much of that!)