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Today's News

  • 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

  • CHURCH NOTES 7-24-14

    Christ Community
    Assembly of God
    • Pastor Jeff Colon with Pure Life Ministries, brought a message about Jesus raising Lazarus from the tomb.
    • Next week, the James Brothers will perform their Bluegrass style of music.
    • Wednesdays the church is studying the Walk of Repentance at 7 p.m.  
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 11 a.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.

  • Gospel dreamin’ leads to questions

    Here at the newspaper we never know what kind of conversation we’ll have when the phone rings.
    Recently, as I picked up the phone a woman blurted out, “Do you believe God talks to you through your dreams?”
    My first thought: Is this a trick question? Does she believe it or does she believe it’s hocus pocus hooey balooey?
    My second thought: I hope she didn’t dream that God wants her to run me over with a forklift.

  • Dig and divide Iris, Daylilies

    Why is it that the perfect time to dig and divide your iris bed is in July at the height of the season’s heat?  For bearded iris it’s because they go through a dormant period in the summer.  This hardy perennial is a beautiful spring bloomer that is virtually immune to diseases.  But to ensure health and vigor you should divide your bearded iris every three to five years.  If they receive adequate sunlight (at least 6 hours a day) but do not bloom well then it is definitely time to divide.

  • 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.