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  • Kiwanis auction needs bidders

    Are you in the market for a brass cash register, a kayak or maybe tickets to a University of Kentucky men’s basketball game?
    Then the 20th annual Kiwanis auction is where you want to be or at least be watching on TV on Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6.
    The annual auction is the group’s main fundraising activity for the year.

  • Judge rules in favor of Ark

    A federal judge ruled earlier this week that the Ark Encounter should be eligible for tax rebate incentives through a Kentucky Tourism Development Program.
    Judge Greg Van Tatenhove of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky issued a preliminary injunction against the state of Kentucky for blocking the theme park’s developer, Answers in Genesis (AiG) from participating in the program.

  • Rulers opens Thursday

    Grant County residents have a new grocery store option.
    Ruler Foods opens at 1418 North Main St. in Williamstown, next to Tractor Supply, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.
    The grocery store will feature fresh produce, chicken, pork and beef and other Kroger brand products.
    The first 200 customers from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 will receive a free grocery item and a chip bag clip in a re-usable bag.
    To help keep prices low, Ruler Foods asks that customers bag their own groceries.

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  • Your father’s Bible

    It was an estate sale in North Central Tennessee. It was an old farmhouse chocked full of the accumulated goods of a lifetime.
    One “box lot” among hundreds that caught my eye was a box full of old paperback books containing southern gospel type songs.
    Being an avid collector of such, I looked closely at each book. They were published by Stamps/Baxter and Vaughan, two of the largest publishers of gospel songs in America in the early 20th century.

  • NOTEWORTHY

     Local EKU students participate in posters at the Capitol
    Amelia Hartman of Dry Ridge is one of many Eastern Kentucky University students from colleges and universities statewide to participate in the 10th annual Posters-at-the-Capitol program in Frankfort on Feb. 25.
    The Posters-at-the-Capitol program brings together students to display undergraduate research and scholarly projects for members of the Kentucky General Assembly and Governor. The students were selected during the fall. Many faculty mentors and university administrators will join their students.

  • Lady Demons come up short 56-54 against Walton

    The Williamstown Lady Demons came up short Jan. 21, falling to district opponent Walton-Verona by two points on the road.

  • Russ murder trial cancelled in Fleming Co.

    FLEMINGSBURG — The trial for two men accused of murdering Dry Ridge resident and University of Cincinnati professor Randall Russ has been cancelled.
    Kevin Howard and Charles Black were scheduled for trial Feb. 8.

  • Library heats up winter with reading promo

    With freezing temperatures and snow on the ground, the Grant County Public Library wants to provide Hot Reads For Cold Nights.

    This is the third year the library has offered the winter reading promotion, which runs through Feb. 29.
    “Last year, we had more than 50 participants,” said Melissa Wallace, public services librarian. “We hope to have more this year.
    The program is for patrons ages 11 and up.

  • 30 witnesses testify

    After hearing 10 witnesses on the first day of the Shaun Hiles’ double murder trial, the prosecution called twice that amount on the second day.

    In all, Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford called 30 witnesses to testify to show the jury that Hiles intentionally murdered his estranged wife Nicole Hiles and her friend, Larry Whiteker.
    The day started off with Dr. Ashton Ennis discussing results from autopsies he performed on Nicole Hiles and Whiteker.
    Ennis described the extensive damage done to both victim’s bodies from multiple gunshots.