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    Andrew Davis is the Williamstown High School Youth Performance Award winner for January.
    He is a senior at WHS and is the son of Todd and Amy Davis of Williamstown.
    Extra-curricular activities: Marching Band and academic team
    Community involvement: Tutors at Williamstown High School and participates in $100 Solution at Western Kentucky University.
    Class schedule: Differential equations, Intro to discrete mathematics, chemistry 1 and chemistry 1 lab, writing in the disciplines and research.

  • Dry Ridge dentist dies following car wreck

    A Dry Ridge dentist died from the injuries he suffered following a car accident a month ago on his way home from work.

    Dr. Thad Thomas, 70, of Sparta, died on Feb. 17 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.
    Thomas who operated Thad Thomas Dentistry for 20 years was on his way home from the dental office on Jan. 19 when his 2010 Kia Forte exited the roadway on Warsaw Road about two miles from Dry Ridge and struck a utility pole.


    • Jan. 5
    Chris Stover, 127 Admiral Drive, addition, 1,003 square feet, estimated cost $108,000; permit fee $262.39.
    Rex McClanahan, 695 Cash Drive, demo; permit fee $50.
    • Jan. 7
    Rick Rich, 1665 Sugar Creek Road, addition, 374 square feet, estimated cost $30,000; permit fee $134.24.
    • Jan. 12
    Ben Jackson, 23 S. Main Street, repair, 100 square feet, estimated cost $600; permit fee $35.
    • Jan. 28
    Rodney Howe, 3720 Knoxville Road, demo; permit fee $50.


    The grand jury met Jan. 27 and returned indictments against 22 people.
    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
    Those indicted were:
    • Christopher Allen Cline, 43, theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $500 or more and theft of identity.
    • Silver O’Banion Jackson, 32, bail jumping in the first degree and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Court reverses Gray murder conviction

    The Kentucky Supreme Court has unanimously reversed the 2013 conviction of a Scott County man convicted of murdering his parents in 2007.
    The court ordered the case against James Anthony Gray to be remanded to Scott County Circuit Court for retrial.
    Gray was convicted of two counts of murder and one count of tampering with physical evidence by a Scott County jury in February 2013.
    The charges stemmed from the shooting deaths of James and Vivian Gray in their home on U.S. 25 north of Sadieville in April 2007.

  • Lady Demon seniors lead team to 54-41 win

    The Williamstown Lady Demons looked to get their second win of the season against the Carroll County Lady Panthers on Feb. 12.
    However, it was not solely about the basketball that night.
    Families and friends gathered to celebrate the two seniors on the roster; Katie Cheek and Rachel Montgomery.
    The Lady Demons treated their seniors to a win 54-41 over the Lady Panthers.
    It was truly a special night for the two seniors who have played nearly their entire basketball careers together.

  • Lone WHS senior honored as Demons blast Carroll

    It is rare that a high school team will only have one senior on their team.
    For the Williamstown Demons, Carter Sarcione is that lone senior.
    Sarcione was celebrated Feb. 12 during senior night in front of a raucous crowd.
    The Demons celebrated with a convincing 74-53 win against Carroll County.
    The victory improved the team’s record to 11-16 on the season.

  • Lady Braves get blowout win on senior night

    With four seniors on their roster, senior night on Feb. 10 was special for the Grant County Lady Braves.
    Friends and family celebrated those whose high school basketball careers are drawing to an end.
    For seniors E.J. Kearns, Sydney Jones, Destiny Kerst and Destiny Chaidez, nothing could have been better but to walk away with a 33-point win against Augusta.

  • Gripshover qualifies for state wrestling tournament

    Whether it was a single leg or double leg, the Grant County boys wrestling team took their opponents down all season.

    With only four members on their team, they had an uphill battle to climb.
    With only one senior on the team, Quinton Rayburn, the boys were not experienced, but they put in the work and showed that they all had the potential to be fantastic wrestlers.