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Today's News

  • Amusement is a blast but I’ve had enough

    Recently some of my family and I went to Kings Island. It had been the better part of 15 years since I had been there. Two teenagers, two children and three adults. This should be fun.  
    I was excited to take a day off and go be a kid myself.
    An hour and half to get there after a breakfast stop and making sure everyone had taken a potty break. We were as ready as ever to ride the rides everyone had been talking about since we left.
    While we waited to pay our way in, everyone was jittery with excitement about what rollercoaster to get on first.

  • Northern Kentucky District Board of Health names officers

    The Northern Kentucky District Board of Health has selected Jonathan Rich, DMD, Richard Schuck, OD and Julie Metzger Aubuchon, OD, as officers for its fiscal year 2015, which runs from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.
    Rich, representing Grant County, will serve as chair. He is a dentist in private practice with Precision Dental Care and served as chair in 2010-2011.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • County fair earns Most Progressive award

    Members of the Grant County Fair Board are looking forward to making even more improvements to this year’s fair.
    Efforts last year earned them designation as the one of the Most Progressive Fairs in the state, an award sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
    “We’ve never won this before,” said Tena Webster,  president of the Grant County Fair Board. “We’ve been runner up, but never won.”

  • Free food, school supplies to be given away

    Grant County Parks and Recreation will host the Back to School Blowout at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 9 at the Grant County Park in Crittenden.
    Students must be present to collect school supplies and you must be a Grant County resident.
    Free hot dogs and the Lego Movie will follow the school supply event.
    If an organization is interested in participating in the event, register online at www.grantcountyparks.com or call 859-428-4500.
     

  • Health dept. seeks public comments

    Grant County residents could soon be getting a phone call from the Northern Kentucky Health Department asking for their input.
    The health department will be sponsoring a random telephone survey beginning July 21 to gauge the community’s perceptions of health-related issues.
    The 15-minute survey, which the department will conduct overt two weeks, can be answered by any adult age 18 and older.
    Both cell phone and land-line phone numbers will be included in the survey sample.

  • Williamstown serves up free lunch

    Students at Williamstown Independent Schools will not have to reach into their pockets to pay for breakfast or lunch this upcoming school year.
    As part of an expanded federal Community Eligibility Provision program, students will be provided with free meals, regardless of their families’ income.