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Today's News

  • Clever alternatives to traditional dyed Easter eggs

    Easter is a time when Christian families gather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Religious customs abound on Easter, but a number of secular traditions have emerged as well. Perhaps the most popular secular tradition associated with Easter is the coloring of Easter eggs.

    • Wooden eggs:  Visit a craft store and purchase wooden eggs that can be painted and decorated however you desire. The wooden eggs will be durable and can be stored away for use each and every year.

  • Twenty apply for Williamstown superintendent

    Twenty people have applied to be the next superintendent of the Williamstown Independent School District.

    The district received 20 applications by the March 2 deadline for the position that will be vacant after the current school year.
    Superintendent Sally Skinner recently notified the board that she will be retiring at the end of the school year after more than 40 years in education.

  • Trump wins county’s first presidential caucus

    Donald Trump was the winner in Kentucky and Grant County in the first-ever Republican presidential caucus March 5.

    Statewide, Trump garnered 36 percent of the votes compared to 32 percent for Ted Cruz.
    Marco Rubio (16 percent) and John Kasich (14 percent) were in third and fourth place, respectively.

    Trump carried 78 counties, including Grant, while Cruz received the most votes in 42 counties.
    In Grant County, there were 1,282 Republicans who voted at Williamstown High School in the caucus.

  • Emotions run high at Hiles sentencing

    Family members of victims Larry Whiteker and Nicole Hiles fought through tears March 3 as they gave an emotional plea during the sentencing of murderer Shaun Hiles.
    Hiles was convicted in January of the July 28, 2014 shooting deaths of his estranged wife, Nicole Hiles, and her friend, Larry Whiteker, at Vallandingham and Mulligan roads in Dry Ridge.
    During the trial, Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford painted Hiles as an enraged husband, upset over a pending divorce, who had been stalking his wife and Whiteker.

  • Grant now home to Air Evac Lifeteam

    St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Air Evac Lifeteam have joined forces to increase air medical services coverage in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana with a new base in Grant County.

    An open house and blessing dedication took place March 4 at the hangar off of Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    “This base will ensure even more residents in the region will have access to life-saving medical care,” said John Mitchell, assistant vice president of operations at St. Elizabeth Grant County. “The coverage area extends for a 70-mile radius from Williamstown.”

  • Dr. Seuss is on the loose
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  • DR man faces charges in car break-ins

    A 19-year-old Dry Ridge resident was arrested Feb, 27 and may face more than 20 additional counts of breaking into vehicles to steal items at multiple Grant County businesses and neighborhoods.

  • Clerk halts attempted robbery

    Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a Corinth Marathon gas station at gunpoint.

    The unknown white males who had their faces covered were unable to get inside the store after a female clerk locked the front entrance and called 911.

    The incident occurred at 7:55 p.m. Feb. 25 when a male and female clerk, along with a male customer, were inside the gas station.

  • Mt. Olivet Christian moves to new location

    The Mt. Olivet Christian Church in Williamstown will officially move to a new location at 400 Eibeck Lane in Williamstown on March 6.

    This move comes after rapid growth of the congregation within recent years.
    The property on Eibeck Lane holds a brand new building with room to hold up to 1,132 people.
    Since the 1870’s Mt. Olivet Christian Church has served Williamstown and Grant County. It’s initial location in Heekin is preserved with a cemetery.