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Today's News

  • McDaniel plays through blood, sweat, tears

    Grant County High School senior soccer player Terry McDaniel doesn’t have the height or build of many soccer players, but one thing he has is heart.

    The effort he puts out in the games is something that Braves soccer coach David Schmitt would like to transfer to the rest of the team.

    “It’s really satisfying and I wish I could bottle that energy and fire of Terry and give that to everyone else,” he said.

  • Lady Bearcats spoils W’town senior night

    Considered by some of the Williamstown volleyball players to be their primary rival, the Walton-Verona Lady Bearcats spoiled senior night Sept. 22, winning in two sets.

    For Williamstown’s three seniors, Tiffany Foley, Carlie Fossitt and Sara Strickland, it was a night to remember their playing careers at Williamstown.

  • Grant using new eWarrant system

    A new system will allow Grant County law enforcement to issue and arrest people on warrants quicker than ever before.

    Attorney General Jack Conway recently announced the implementation of an electronic warrant management system (eWarrants) in the 15th Judicial Circuit, which includes Grant, Carroll and Owen counties.

    There are now 101 Kentucky counties utilizing eWarrants, which facilitates the sharing of information among all law enforcement concerning active warrants in jurisdictions throughout the state.

  • Williamstown receives playground grant

    Williamstown will join only three other cities in Kentucky in being called a “playful city.”

    Williamstown was awarded a $20,000 grant to construct new playgrounds at Webb Park.

    The city will have to match the grant with $10,000 that must be raised strictly from donations.

    “This whole grant is based on community involvement. That’s what they were after,” said Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner.

  • LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

    “Lights, camera, action!” isn’t something that is usually heard in Grant County Park, until now.  Ben Wilt, of Crittenden, is lending his talents to the film industry as he shoots two short films in Grant County.

    Wilt, 29, grew up in Shinnston, West Virginia before moving to Crittenden 10 years ago. The conservative coal mining town didn’t leave much room for expression as Wilt’s fondness for films grew.

  • Williamstown student goes down under for summer

    For ages, Natalie Dunaway has heard about her parent’s honeymoon trip 18 years ago to Australia.

    Jeff and Penny Dunaway of Williamstown even planned to take their children to the Outback for their 25th anniversary.

    So, when the 15-year-old Williamstown High School sophomore had the chance to take a three-week trip this summer to Australia, she jumped at the opportunity.

  • Rain cancels Horse Heritage

    Heavy rains late last week forced the Horse Heritage Days organizers to cancel the event.

    “It was too wet to have horses out in a show ring, even though Sunday was beautiful, it was still too wet to have the horse events,” said Grant County Fair Board Tena Webster.

    The tractor pull scheduled for Sept. 24 has been re-scheduled for 1 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown. Admission is $10.

  • TAKING AIM AT CRIME

    Law enforcement agencies in Grant County can practice their shooting without much of a drive thanks to an agreement with the Florence Police Department.

    Florence Police recently built an outdoor shooting range with enclosures for classrooms for trainings on a nine-acre plot of land in Grant County donated by Republic Services, owner of CSI Waste Services.

    The range, located on the Epperson Waste Disposal Landfill property in Williamstown, also will feature a canine training course and military-style obstacle course.

  • Williamstown’s Vivian Link named City Clerk of Year

    Vivian Link is quietly efficient.

    This soft-spoken woman’s work ethic has not gone unnoticed and that’s what lead to her being chosen as the 2011 City Clerk of the Year by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

    Link, who has worked as Williamstown’s city clerk since 1998, was nominated by Mayor Rick Skinner, Laura McClanahan, administrative assistant to Skinner, and Crystal Fryman, the deputy city clerk.

  • ONE KILLED, ONE INJURED IN CORINTH WRECKS

    A Verona man was seriously injured when his 2004 Nissan pickup truck apparently hydroplaned after Monday’s pouring rain.

    Robert “Shawn” Padgett, 39, had to be extricated from the pickup after the vehicle slid sideways into the guardrail before going airborne and possibly rolling over.

    The accident occurred at 7 a.m. on Sept. 26 near the 148 mile marker at Corinth.