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Today's News

  • CLERK INJURED IN ARMED ROBBERY

    Chasity Hornsby went through a sleepless and emotional night after being struck in the head with a gun during a robbery at the Speedway gas station in Dry Ridge.
    The 26-year-old clerk was alone in the store, putting pennies in a cash register, when two armed black male suspects entered shortly before midnight July 21.
    The suspects went behind the counter and demanded money.
    After taking money from the open register, the suspects told Hornsby to lay down on the floor.

  • Governor Scholars

    Parents: Dewayne and Alicia Johnson
    Where attending GSP: Murray State University
    Focus of study: Dramatic expression
    Future plans: To become a dermatologist
    Favorite book: The Fault In Our Stars
    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why: Australia. I love their accents!
    Favorite hobby/thing to do in your free time: Read and play volleyball
    What do you hope to learn from your experience at GSP: I hope to experience what college life and living away from home is like.

  • GCHS Baseball players receives awards for 2014

    During the 2014 baseball season, the Grant County High School baseball program had several players receive awards.  
    The shortstop, Austin Johnson, received 32nd District All-Tournament Team.  
    Conrad Jaconette, the catcher, received 8th Region All-Tournament Team.  

  • Williamstown School District says goodbye to retirees

    Name: Paul R. Simpson
    What schools did you teach in: Grant County Middle School, Grant County High School and WHS
    Job title: Social Studies teacher
    Number of years spent working in local schools: 23 years at Grant County
    and four at Williamstown
    Hobbies: Historical travel sites, fantasy baseball and reading
    Clubs/organizations you belong to: Williamstown Band Boosters, Grant County Historical Society, Mt. Olivet Christian Church and Autism Society of America

  • 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.

  • Juveniles face charges in church break-ins

    Charges have been filed against two juveniles after a Dry Ridge church was broken into for the fourth time in a month and a half.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office filed charges of burglary and criminal mischief against two 14-year-old boys on July 22 in connection with the break-ins at Open Door Baptist Church on Dry Ridge Road.
    Sheriff Chuck Dills said the charges stem from a July 15 break-in, the latest of four incidents which was caught on surveillance video installed two days before the latest break-in.

  • 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.

  • 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.