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    Basketball is a game with a leather ball and an iron hoop.

    Over the next two months, the game of basketball will have more meaning as both Grant County and Williamstown will be honoring and remembering those who have been affected by cancer during a series of Coaches vs. Cancer games, with the Dec. 7 game, when Grant County Braves travel to Williamstown.

    Cancer has affected almost everyone in the community, but for both boys’ coaches it strikes close to their hearts.

  • Williamstown 48 Covington Latin 42
  • Drain, detours and discounts

    Continuing from the previous articles, we’re examining the cultural weights, winds, trends and so-called friends that impede our individual and corporate spiritual progress. This week let’s take a look at Drain, Detours, and Discounts.

  • A stroke of faith

    Forty-one years ago, Steve Starnes played football alongside Al Cowlings and O.J. Simpson as the Buffalo Bills fifth-round draft pick out of University of Tampa. He also played for the Green Bay Packers and the (former) Boston Patriots. He was big and burly. Then he injured his neck and his professional football career, the dream of many little boys and grown men, was cut short. Five years ago a stroke nearly took his life. I met Steve about two and a half years ago.

  • CHURCH NOTES 12.1.11

    Christ Community
    • Dec. 3 – The children will be performing with their hand bells during the day and participating in the parade.  
    • Dec. 11 - Children’s Christmas Program will be at 6 p.m.

    Corinth Christian



  • Fire damages machines

    Two machines caught fire Nov. 23 at a Williamstown automotive parts manufacturer.

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department responded shortly after 8 a.m. to Gotec Plus Sun on Industrial Road in Williamstown after furnace filters ignited inside a machine outside of the factory, according to Assistant Chief Jeff Nantz.

    Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, which was contained inside the machine, within 10 minutes of arriving.

    However, fire also was discovered in part of the duct work on the roof as well.

  • Donations needed to honor veterans

    Virginia McKenney is on a mission.

    But it’s not one for personal gain, but rather to see that the servicemen and women buried at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery North in Williamstown are honored with a wreath.

    McKenney, a long-time volunteer for a variety of causes including Wreaths Across America, is hoping businesses and individuals will step up and donate the $2,200 still needed.

    “I’m begging anyone who will listen,” McKenney said. “I do believe it’s an attainable goal.”

  • Ambulance tax vote could be delayed

    Questions and concerns still surround a proposed new taxing district that would help create funding for more ambulance service throughout the county.

    The Grant County Fiscal Court is scheduled to vote on a second and final reading of the ordinance at 7 p.m. Dec. 5, however it is unclear if the vote will take place as planned or be tabled while more information is gathered.


    MacKenzie Tucker, a junior at Grant County High School, is thankful for the blessings she has in life. She realized that there are others who may not be as fortunate as she is.

    Tucker, a member of the The Dry Ridge Baptist Church Youth Group, helped out with the church’s sixth year of

    Building a Wall of Food for less fortunate families in the community.