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Today's News

  • GC, Lady Demons compete at regionals

    The Grant County and Williamstown High School tennis programs felt the heat, as they competed in the 8th Region Tennis Tournament May 7 in Frankfort.

    It was a change of weather for the programs from a season ago, about 45 degrees difference, with a blazing sun above them.

    For the Lady Braves, it was also a change of momentum for Courtney Ford and Sydney Tencza, as they were paired as doubles instead of being in the singles tournament.

  • When your faith is tested

    Wil Wineman was my chaplain aboard the USS Boxer and he was also my spiritual mentor as well and played a pivotal role in my spiritual life. Wil had a deep love for Christ like I had never seen and he took his faith seriously. Jesus Christ was more than a name or a concept to Wil, Jesus Christ was a close intimate friend. So when someone insulted Christ, they were insulting Wil’s best friend and Lt. Wil Wineman wouldn’t stand for it.  

  • CHURCH NOTES 5.10.12

    Christ Community
    • The church is looking forward to Mothers’ Day at church which is one of the highlights of the year. There will not be a service Sunday evening.
    • May 20 - Earl Holt will speak about Teen Challenge and how we can help those who are overcoming addictions at 6 p.m. For more information, call Rhonda at 859-394-2586.

    Dry Ridge Baptist
    • May 10 - Piano students of Mrs. Irma Parks will have their recital at the church at 7 p.m.

  • Skinner credits team work as key to Williamstown’s success

    Sitting in on a second-grade classroom, it didn’t take long for Williamstown Superintendent Sally Skinner to remember a special moment she shared with one of the students.

    “In kindergarten, one day, nobody could come for Grandparents’ Day, and I got to be your grandma,” she said, smiling, to the young boy. “That was fun. I still have your picture in my office.”

    Skinner, who was awarded the Excellence in Education award at the 2012 Grant County Chamber of Commerce banquet, has many fond memories with countless students.

  • Highway named for fallen soldier

     A Williamstown soldier who died while serving in Iraq will be honored with a Memorial Highway along US 25 Dry Ridge Bypass in Grant County.  

    State and local officials will recognize SFC Jason Bishop at 10 a.m. May 11 at US 25 at the intersection of KY 467 in Dry Ridge.

    Bishop, 31, was killed Jan. 1, 2006, in Bayji, Iraq.  

    He was a platoon sergeant who took on a suicide bomber who had an IED, saving all 15 men in his platoon.  

  • Crittenden gas station employee clobbers robber

    A would-be robber was subdued by an employee and a customer after he attempted to rob a Crittenden gas station on May 6.

    The incident occurred at 3:01 p.m. at the Crittenden Marathon HOP (Harper Oil Product) Shop when police say Scott O. Freeman, pulled to the gas pumps in an SUV.

    Freeman, 41, of Louisville, grabbed a windshield washer squeegee and entered the store where he smacked a customer in the face before demanding money from the cash register.

  • Court approves $25 fire dues

    Discussion continued well after the Grant County Fiscal Court approved a final reading May 7 of an ordinance for subscriber fees for fire departments.

    The cost of the dues, which residents of Dry Ridge and Williamstown will be exempt from, will be $25 for the first year.

    A property owner who owns multiple real estate parcels will only have to pay fire dues on three of those for a total of $75.

    The fee will be put on the tax bills mailed to residents in the fall.

  • CORINTH MAN ARRESTED FOR MURDER

    A Corinth man and two Owen County men have been arrested for the murder of a Frankfort man who was found along Interstate 64 in Franklin County on May 6.

    James Simons, 35, of Corinth, was taken into custody at 5 p.m. after the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office asked the Grant County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in locating Simons in connection with the murder of Charles Monroe.

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills sent an unmarked police cruiser to Corinth where Simons was located outside an apartment he shares with a girlfriend.

  • REUNION NOTICES

    CRITTENDEN ALUMNI
    The Crittenden Alumni Association will be having their annual banquet with social hour beginning at 3 p.m. and banquet beginning at 4 p.m. on May 19 at Crittenden Baptist Church.
    The public is invited to come celebrate. For information and reservations, call Julian Wills at 859-824-5772 or Ruth Glacken Meadows at 859-485-7271.

    WILLIAMSTOWN ALUMNI

  • St. E offers mobile stroke screenings

    The St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit will be offering stroke and cardiovascular screenings at locations throughout Northern Kentucky during May and June. Special pricing of $75 for all three main screenings, including peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery and abdominal aortic aneurysm are offered. An EKG screening will be added in June for $35 or $110 for all four screenings.

    Locally, the screening will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 12 at St. Elizabeth-Grant County. To make an appointment, call 859-301-9355.