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  • Gone, but not forgotten

    Tears streamed down the tall, white-haired man’s face. He dabbed at his eyes behind dark sunglasses and wrestled inwardly with finding his voice.
    “I’m sorry,” he said quietly, after a long pause.
    Charles Lorentz’s voice cracked when he found the words to express what being able to see the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall meant to him.

  • INDICTMENTS

    The grand jury, which met July 10, returned indictments against 13 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:
    • Amber J. Flanagan, 24, trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, first offense.  
    • Alyssa M. Cull, 18,  trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, first offense.  
    • Bobby W. Amyx, 29, receiving stolen property with a value of $500 or more.  

  • WHS educator chosen as Ky. Teacher Fellow

    A Williamstown High School social studies teacher will be among a small group of educators selected to help voice opinions from across the state on reform efforts.

    Paradise Forbes is one of 21 educators chosen from a large pool of highly competitive candidates as part of Hope Street Group’s inaugural cohort of Kentucky Teacher Fellows.
    Hope Street Group is a national nonprofit organization known for its teacher engagement work.

  • Council votes down payroll tax increase

    A standing-room only crowd of more than 40 people watched July 1 as the Dry Ridge City Council shot down a payroll increase.
    The question remains, however, if another increase will be brought back to the table.
    “I think it’s dead,” said Mayor Clay Crupper. “They can’t seem to agree.”

  • Police need help with suspect ID

    Police need the public’s help in identifying a suspect who broke into a Williamstown factory.

    According to Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich, a male subject entered Gusher Pump on Industrial Road around 8:30 p.m. on June 30 by breaking out a window.

    Once inside the business, the suspect vandalized several vending machines in the building.
    Surveillance video shows the man rummaging through the office area.

  • Vietnam Wall is here!

    ABOUT THE WALL:

  • Red, White and Boom
  • On Target: WHs Archery competes in Worlds
  • Standoff ends when man shoots self

     

     

    A Williamstown man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound last week after police heard the shot as they approached the home on Main Street.

    James M. Collinsworth, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Lamar Fowler.

  • What does Independence Day mean to you?