Today's News

  • Braves shoot lights out against W’town

    The first game between the Grant County Braves and the Williamstown Demons, it was a game that went to the wire, ending in a two-point win for Grant County. However, the second meeting between the teams ended in a blowout win for the Braves as they defeated the Williamstown Demons 88-55, Jan. 3 at Grant County High School.

    For Williamstown coach Steve Sigmon, the deciding factor in the 33-point loss was a turnover by senior Jake McKinley in the final seconds of the first quarter

  • WMS students learn to LOVE reading

    Bethany Findley never really cared for reading.

    The Williamstown Middle School sixth grader would rather watch TV than turn the pages of a novel.

    “I used to not be able to read that well,” Findley said. “I used to be one of the lowest people in the class in reading.”

    That has changed since she joined a specialized reading class taught by Kasey Kennedy with assistance by

    Carleen Ficker, Response to Intervention (RIT) coordinator for Williamstown elementary and middle schools.

  • What can wash away my sins?

    On May 30, 1978, the blood of Jesus cleansed me from all my sin.

    Actually, that happened 2,000 years before that, but I didn’t know it until that day.

    As my Jesus-anniversary present this year, I bought myself a CD of old hymns set to new music. It’s called “For All the Saints,” the third Indelible Grace project (see www.igracemusic.com).

  • CHURCH NOTES 1.12.12

    Christ Community
    •  Rhonda spoke on John 2 where Jesus turned the water into wine at the wedding feast. The governor of the feast remarked to the bridegroom that he saved the best to the last. That is God’s principle.
    • The ladies meet on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. to study Joyce Meyer’s book, “The Battlefield of the Mind,” starting with lunch, study and prayer. Pat Mann and Rhonda take turns teaching.


    Jan. 9, 1997

  • Tea leaves and herbal concoctions

    We visited friends in Boulder, Co. over the Christmas holiday and had an opportunity to visit the Celestial Seasonings Tea Company that is headquartered there. Celestial Tea had humble beginnings with a group of “passionate young entrepreneurs” (i.e hippies in 1969) who began collecting herbs from the slopes of the Rocky Mountains and crafted their own herbal teas to sell to local health food stores. Today, Celestial Seasonings is one of the largest specialty tea companies in North America.

  • TV show highlights Spicer’s battle with cancer

    Felicity Spicer’s brave fight against thyroid cancer will be featured in a TV show chronicling the challenges youth across the country have faced.

    The 2009 Grant County High School graduate will be highlighted in “The Real Winning Edge.”

  • Fires leave 2 families homeless; destroys summer home on lake

    Three fires in less than a month have left two families homeless and a summer home in ruins.

    The cause of the fires were different – two have been labeled undetermined while the other was determined to be electrical.

    Cash Drive – Jan. 6

    The Dry Ridge Fire Department received a call about smoke in the area just off Day Road around 8:45 a.m. on Jan. 6 and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a motion detector being activated in the same area.


    Nearly 1,000 convicted felons statewide were paroled Jan. 3 as part of a penal code reform to reduce prison population and costs.

    Among those, 22 state inmates were released early from the Grant County Detention Center, said Jailer Terry Peeples.

    “Originally, it was like 35 inmates,” he said. “But, some of those did not get out because they had retainers or charges pending.”

    The early release is part of House Bill 463, which was passed during the 2011 General Assembly.