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  • Thayer: Schools need later start date

    As students head back to class this week, a local legislator hopes to extend the summer in the future.
    Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, and Sen. Chris Girdler, R-Somerset, have announced plans to file Senate Bill 129 for the 2016 legislative session.
    SB 129 is a measure that would prevent schools from starting earlier than the first Monday closest to Aug. 26, granting local control to school boards should they choose to start classes before Labor Day.

  • Preaching God’s chosen method

    For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.  A lost man looks at preaching as if it is foolish. “Why would anyone subject themselves to a man standing behind a pulpit screaming at them as if he is angry?”  One person asked me.  When you believe the bible then you understand that it pleases God to save the lost by the foolishness of preaching.  


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Officer David Osborne cited Denise J. Avery, 54, of Williamstown, with expired registration plates, expired registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, at 2:45 p.m. Aug. 3 on Broadway.

  • Poole recognized for 40 years in business

    Roberta Poole, co-owner of Tony’s Hair Care located at 121 N. Main Street, was recognized for her 40th anniversary of being a businesswoman in Williamstown.

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    A 36-year-old Dry Ridge man has been deemed competent to stand trial in the double murder of his wife and another man.

    Kenton County Circuit Judge Gregory Bartlett ruled July 29 that Shaun E. Hiles is able to face murder and other charges in the July 28, 2014, shooting deaths of his estranged wife, 33-year-old Nicole Hiles and 32-year-old Larry Whiteker.

    Bartlett made his decision after hearing testimony from Dr. Amy Trivette, assistant director of forensic services at Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center.

  • Stand firm in Jesus name!

    My oh my, how wicked the times have become! Without getting too far in depth I am sure everyone knows what I speak of. As Christians, we should not be surprised by all the wickedness because, we more than anyone should know that dark and trying times are at hand, even as prophesied in the Word of God.