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  • Fireman honored


  • Returning soldier surprises family at Country Pumpkins

    Staff Sgt. Nicholas Boller waits anxiously in the snack shack at Country Pumpkins in Dry Ridge for a familiar car to pull up.

    Boller, a member of the Kentucky National Guard 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery out of Glasgow, has not seen his four children since he was deployed in January to Jordan.

    “It seems longer than that,” the Florence man said, checking the time again on his cellphone.

    Boller shared a homecoming his wife, Anna, on Oct. 23 when she picked him up in Glasgow.

  • Williamstown teen smiles through cancer fight

    Skyler Faulkner isn’t one to get sick.

    The 17-year-old is in her 13th year of perfect attendance at Williamstown Independent Schools.
    She’s never had strep throat.

    No flu.
    The high school senior is a picture of clean health.

    That all changed three weeks ago.
    It all started when Skyler, who had previously discovered she had an irregular heartbeat, noticed a knot on her neck.

    She initially didn’t think much about it, but when the knot remained several weeks later she showed her mother.


    The 2014 May primary election is still seven months away, but Nov. 6 is the first day for candidates to file to run for office.
    Jan. 28 is the deadline to run in the primary, which will includes races for many county offices, including judge-executive, sheriff, jailer, clerk, magistrates, coroner and county attorney.
    Any eligible resident looking to file can pick up forms at the Grant County Clerk’s Office, 107 North Main St., Williamstown.
    The clerk’s office is open from 8: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

  • Body found on I-75 identified

    The partially decomposed body of a female found Aug. 27 by mowing crews on Interstate 75 north of Crittenden has been identified.
    The body was identified as Melinda Sue Ingram, 28, of New Richmond, Ohio.
    State mowing crews reported they had found something suspicious to police, which later confirmed it was a body.
    A cause of death is still undetermined and the investigation is ongoing by Kenton County Police.
    Anyone with information regarding Ingram’s death is asked to call Detective Paul Anderson at 859-392-1952.

  • GCHS annual ‘powder puff’ football game benefits Autism Speaks

    Hailey Leach, a sophomore at Grant County High School, is on a mission to raise awareness of autism and she’s taking her game to the Grant County High School football field on Nov. 8.
    Leach, the GCHS Family Career and Community Leaders of America Chapter president, will be leading a ‘powder puff” football team against the Williamstown High School FCCLA Chapter at 5 p.m.
    The cost to play is $15, which includes a T-shirt. Gate admission is $1 and concessions will be available for purchase.

  • Thanksgiving meals delivered

    The Williamstown Baptist Church is again delivering Hope Thanksgiving meals to shut-ins and those in need throughout Grant County.  
    In 2012, this project reached 650 people in the community, the largest number since this ministry started.  
    The meals will be delivered by noon on Thanksgiving Day.   
    Monetary donations will be accepted to help provide the meals. Checks should be made payable to the Williamstown Baptist Church. Note the donation is for the Hope Thanksgiving Day project.  

  • Rush is not on to raise drop out age

    More than 72 percent of Kentucky’s 173 school districts have adopted the new “Graduate Kentucky” standard raising the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18.
    Grant County and Williamstown Independent Schools are two districts who are not in any hurry to make the change.

  • Fall Fling

    It’s been a year since someone torched the Dry Ridge Consolidated Colored School, a historic, structure inside Grant County Park in Crittenden and Connie Taylor is still mad.
    “I’m still very upset. I’m angry and upset in humankind,” Taylor said.
    She has spent countless hours researching and documenting the history of black families in Grant County.