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Today's News

  • A tale of two barbers

    Clyde Oliver is hanging up his scissors and shears after 50 years of cutting hair.
    That’s a lot of swept-up hair.
    Entering Clyde’s Barber Shop on Paris Street in downtown Williamstown is like being transported into a different era.
    Clyde mans the only barber’s chair in the shop and the focus is less on getting in and out and more on chatting with good friends.

  • A tale of two barbers

    From saving souls to shearing locks, Willie Ailstock sees similarities in pastoring and barbering.
    “I’ve always felt this profession (barbering) is a service profession,” he said. “You are serving your community and you should do it with a smile because you are enjoying it because you want to do it not because you have to.”
    Ailstock, who is the minister at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Williamstown, has opened his own barber shop next to Bruce’s Grocery in Mason.

  • Trenary competed for Miss Kentucky title

    Thirty-two contestants represented local scholarship pageants from across the state for the title of Miss Kentucky 2014.
    Dakoda Trenary, 21, of Corinth, carries the title of Miss Heartland and represented the area. She is a student at Morehead State University and performed “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” on the piano. Her platform is “Learn, Earn and Return.”
    She is the daughter of Scott and Lori Trenary.

  • Grant School District says goodbye to retirees

    Name: Carol Anne Price
    What was your job title: HR Director/insurance coordinator at district office.
    Number of years working in the Grant County school district: 11 3/4 years

    Educational Background: Associate degree from MTSU

    Hobbies: Raising flowers, cooking and visiting my grandchildren in Nashville.

    What is the one thing you’ll miss the most after retirement: “Having to miss the people I worked with and hopefully helped others with their insurance issues.”

  • Williamstown archery team headed to Worlds competition in Wisconsin

    Williamstown schools’ archery team is going to NASP World Tournament in Madison, Wisconsin on July 11 through July 13.
    They are expecting the best archers from at least 25 states as well as archers from Canada, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mongolia to be this year’s world tournament.
    This is the archery team’s second year as a team and their second time going to the world tournament.

  • WES student pen pals help bring Seattle couple together

    A romance that sparked with the help of some Williamstown Elementary pen pals has led to the couple getting engaged.
    When WES third grade teacher Michelle Whaley and RTI coordinator Carleen Ficker were looking for a group of soldiers to write to so they enlisted the help of Ficker’s daughter, Kelly.
    The 27-year-old Butler, Kentucky native who lives in Seattle, Washington recalled meeting Captain John Benson, 27, at a cancer fundraiser.

  • Library offers not just books, but food, fun

    The Grant County Public Library hopes a healthy lunch, an educational activity and reading help with Fueling the Mind during the summer.
    The program gives children a chance to pick up books, eat a free meal and have fun, said Wynita Worley, public services librarian.

  • Best-selling author visits library July 10

    New York Times best selling author, Linda Castillo, is coming to the Grant County Library, July 10. She will be there at 12:30 for an “Eat & Greet”.
    The library will be providing lunch and Barnes & Noble of Florence will be there selling her new book. Participants should register either online or by calling the Grant County Library at 859-824-2080.

  • New laws go into effect July 15

    Kentucky General Assembly’s 2014 regular session may have ended months ago, but several new laws passed will finally go into effect July 15.
     The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature, except for general appropriation measures and those containing emergency or delayed effective date provisions.
    The General Assembly’s 2014 session adjourned on April 15, making July 15 the day that most laws will take effect.

  • Little League continues improvements, adds fall ball

    Grant County Little League has just wrapped up its summer season, but that doesn’t mean that work will stop at Grant County Park.
    In fact, things might get a bit busier since the Grant County Little League Board will continue their renovation efforts at the park without having to schedule around games and practices.
    The work began with a three to four year project that included four phases. With a lot of hard work, help from sponsors and local businesses and a little luck, the board was able to complete the project in just nine months.