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Today's News

  • GCHS junior attends Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

    Grant County High School junior KoryBeth Whitehead recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

    Whitehead and 43 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 18-22 at the University of Kentucky.

  • Thompsons celebrate 50 years

    Jerry and Rita Thompson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1, 2017.

    Jerry and Rita were married at Knoxville Baptist Church.
    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 2-4 p.m. July 2 at the Kentucky Farm Bureau building in Williamstown. The couple request no gifts.

  • IT’S A HARD KNOCK LIFE
  • GCMS names Hallie Booth new principal

    Grant County Middle School has a new leader with the hiring of Hallie Booth as principal.
    Booth replaces John Preston, who became GCMS principal on July 1, 2014.

    “I am very excited and grateful to be a part of such a strong school with innovative ideas moving forward,” Booth said. “I want to continue the forward progress and support my staff in doing so.”

    Booth spent last year as the assistant principal of Newport High School after three years working for the Kentucky Department of Education as an instructional specialist.  

  • Captain John Lillard, NSDAR celebrates 75 years

    The Captain John Lillard Chapter, NSDAR met at the Main Street Gardens recently to celebrate their 75th anniversary with regent, Robin Menefee presiding.

  • Lawrences celebrate 60 years

    Charles and Betty Neal Lawrence will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 29, 2017.
    Charles and Betty were married by Buford Odor at Lystra Church of Christ in Mason.

    In observance of their anniversary, an open house will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 2 at Jean La Beth’s (formerly known as Hogan House) in Dry Ridge.
    The party is being given by their family.

    Only your presence is requested, no gifts please.

    Charles and Betty have two children, Tena Webster and Troy Lawrence, both of Dry Ridge.

  • Fathers be good to your daughters

    My father, Donald Pennington, has exemplified what it means to be a Christian man, husband, brother, son, and father every day of my life. I have never seen him waver. The strength and conviction of his character inspires those around him to be better themselves.
    I have watched him lead our immediate (and extended family at times) spiritually. I have seen him confidently assume leadership roles in church my whole life. He is always smiling and laughing. His countenance creates joy in every person he encounters. You just feel better after being around my father.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS

    Epperson outraged at suicide
    I am so outraged about the little 8-year-old boy who attended Carson Elementary School in Ohio. He was attacked and left to die on the floor. What does it take today for our children to be safe?
    I am outraged for the mother who is suffering from the loss of her child.  She will feel the pain for a long time. What right did these animals have to take the life of her son?
    This incident is as bad as Sandy Hook was. I am ashamed to be an American today. These animals need to be severely punished. These animals are not children.

  • Kentucky’s unemployment rate decreases to 5 percent in May 2017

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary May unemployment rate was 5 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for May 2017 was down 0.1 percentage points from the 5.1 percent reported in April 2017.
    The preliminary May 2017 jobless rate was unchanged from the 5 percent rate recorded for the state in May 2016.
    The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for May 2017 was 4.3 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Williamstown Fun Park to host Bluegrass music, BBQ, archery tag

    Williamstown Family Fun Park will host four Bluegrass and BBQ events this summer. Nashville artist Elmer Burchett and his special guest bands; The Daltons and Jimmy Million & The Ark Band will entertain with bluegrass music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, Sunday, June 25 and Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9.

    Cost is $24.99 per person for music and barbeque dinner. For another $3, attendees may participate in a mini golf course or for $5 a team, challenge friends and family to a round of corn hole.