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Today's News

  • Get Fit For Brit event raises thousands

    The life of Brittany Butler was celebrated and remembered July 26, just days before she would have turned 22 years old.
    Brittany died March 4, 2014, of a heroin overdose, leaving behind many friends and family, including her young daughter Paisley.
    In her memory, a Get Fit For Britt event was held at Body Works Gym in Dry Ridge to not only bring awareness to the heroin epidemic, but to raise money to fight it.

  • SAFETY FIRST

    A gunshot rings out from the hallway at Williamstown High School.
    Sitting inside a nearby classroom, Molly McComas immediately jumps up from her seat to shut and lock the door.
    Inches away from being closed, the doorway is breached by a sudden intruder, dressed in red protective padding and armed with a gun and a knife.
    McComas uses all her strength to force out the attacker while a fellow staff member pins the man’s gun-armed hand in the doorjamb.
    The man never gets inside as a Kentucky State Police trooper blows his whistle.

  • Hiles indicted in double murder

    A 35-year-old Dry Ridge man has been indicted on two counts of murder and two counts of
    Shaun Hiles was indicted Aug. 6 by a Grant County grand jury,
    Hiles is accused of fatally shooting his 33-year-old estranged wife, Nicole Hiles, and 32-year-old Larry Whiteker.
      Hiles is currently in the intensive care unit at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in stable condition recovering from two self-inflicted gun shot wounds.
    The grand jury also returned indictments against eight additional people.

  • Woman recalls double murder scene

    Deborah Collins thought it was just a bad accident.
    She was heading to her home on Mulligan Road late July 28 after picking up her 14-year-old grandson and his friend when she drove up on it.
    A Chevy Tahoe and a pickup truck facing opposite directions were blocking the roadway and a man was laying on the ground.
    Collins had no idea it was the scene of a double murder as a Dry Ridge man is accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife and another man before turning the gun on himself.

  • The problem with dating your phone

    “I love texting! It’s so much more impersonal than talking face to face.” – a text from me to my friend Tara
     In the movie “Her,” a man in Los Angeles dates his smartphone.
    It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds.
    The movie is set in the future, but not that far into the future, in a time when people feel more comfortable and connected with their pocket-size computers than with other humans.

  • CHURCH NOTES 8-14-14

      Christ Community Assembly of God
    • Aug. 17 - Mark Hurston will be preaching. Come join us at 11 a.m. on Sundays.
    • The adult Sunday School Class meets at 10 a.m. and is getting ready to begin a study of the book of Revelation. For more information, call 859-394-2586.  
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.
    • The Assembly of God church is located at 139 North Main Street in Williamstown. For more information about the church, call 859-394-2586.

  • New Face you'll see

    Jon Popham
    Family: mother, Debbie Popham, and father, Dennis Popham
    Subject/grade teaching: Elementary Special Education
    Educational background: BA- Geography- University of Kentucky and MAT-Special Education- University of the Cumberlands
    Previous teaching experience: first year teaching
    Describe your approach/philosophy to teaching: Promote a positive learning environment that is fun and engaging for the students. I hope that my students can take away life skills as well as academic knowledge from my classroom.

    Ben Chapman

  • GCHS FFA visits Gateway Community College

    The Grant County High School Chapter of the National FFA Organization visited Gateway Community and Technical College for a breakfast with the National FFA Officers. This event is annually sponsored by Toyota Motors Manufacturing.  

  • Camp Demons prepares sixth graders
  • GCHS alumni soccer game canceled

    The Grant County High School boys and girls soccer alumni game on Aug. 9 at Grant County Middle School has been canceled.
    The cancellation is due to the KHSSA announcing a new rule stating members cannot scrimmage against non-member schools.