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  • Willoby reflects on career

     

  • Ark Encounter brings FLOOD OF POSSIBILITIES

     

  • How do you get ready for an Ark?

     

  • Knife-wielding robber caught a mile from Corinth gas station

    Golden Hall, 31, of Corinth, was arrested at 6:10 a.m. on Nov. 28, about an hour after police say he robbed the Corinth Marathon at knifepoint.
    According to police, Hall entered the gas station around 5 a.m.  wearing a blue and black flannel jacket and blue ski mask. He demanded money and cigarettes from the clerk.
    He left the station with $300 in cash and five cartons of cigarettes.

  • Corinth man dies in Dry Ridge crash

    A Corinth man was killed when the car he was driving crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle.
    Derrick Huff, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Nov. 24.
    The accident occurred when, according to police, Huff’s 1994 Pontiac Sunbird crossed the centerline and hit a 1998 GMC SUV driven by Jacqueline Embry, 58, of Crittenden.
    The wreck was approximately one-half mile north of Sherman-Mt. Zion Road on U.S. 25. It happened around 1:10 a.m.
    Embry was taken by Rural Metro Ambulance to St. Elizabeth Florence.

  • Readers asked to share favorite holiday memories

    Is your best Christmas memory a certain present that you eyed as a child? Is it getting to go to the big city to see a Christmas parade or was it spending time with your family gathered around a cedar tree?
    The Grant County News is inviting readers to share their best Christmas memory this holiday season.
    Send to:  gcneditorial@grantky.com or  mail to: Best Christmas Memory, c/o Grant County News, P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky. 41097 by Dec. 20.
    Please include your name, phone number and address.

  • Beckham resigns, headed to Edgewood


    Doug Beckham planned to retire as city administrator for Williamstown; a position he filled 15 ½ years ago, but he’s headed for brighter lights in a larger city.
    Beckham has been hired as the city administrator in Edgewood. He’ll begin his new duties on Feb. 7 and will receive an annual salary of $88,209.
    “I was contacted and asked to apply,” Beckham said.
    Beckham said he submitted a resume on Oct. 20 and was called for an interview on Nov. 1. He interviewed on Nov. 4 and was offered a job on Nov. 5.

  • HOLIDAY HELP

    While many families are making holiday plans, others are wondering how they’ll make ends meet.
    Several organizations and groups in Grant County are making plans to help families in need this holiday season.

    COAT/TOY DRIVE
    Cash Express in Dry Ridge is collecting coats, toys, shoes and non-perishable food items through Dec. 15.
    Items can be dropped off at the following:
    In Crittenden: Crittenden Post or Edwardo’s Pizza
    In Dry Ridge: Cash Express, Family Dentistry, Cheap Beds and Furniture, Save-A-Lot

  • Shelter animals to be euthanized Nov. 15

    Williamstown, Kentucky – November 12, 2010 – It is literally a life or death situation this weekend at the Grant County Animal Shelter.

    The shelter must either successfully adopt out a large number of dogs and cats this weekend or many animals will be euthanized on Monday, Nov. 15.

    Grant County Animal Shelter is currently housing over 75 dogs but only has only 60 kennels. The numbers must be reduced quickly to make room for new animals – often entire litters of animals - arriving daily.

  • All in a day's work

    When the polls opened at 6 a.m. Nov. 2, 90-year-old Juilan Wills had already been up since 4 a.m. As a judge at precinct one at Williamstown High School, he arrived around 5 a.m.

    Wills, a tall, straight,World War II Veteran, has been a precinct worker for the past 17 years. He cast his vote for the first time at age 21, for Franklin D. Roosevelt and enjoyed a relationship with Brent Spence and Happy Chandler.

    Wills began working at the Corinth precinct and spent 15, of his 17, years there.