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    age coverage about election day. Especially your picture of Julian Wills. Whether one is Republican/Democrat or Independent, one has to admire him. He is 90 years old. He has been active in the election process for 17 years and was up at 4 a.m. and at the precinct at 5 a.m. to be working.

  • GCHS seniors work at Celebrity Tip Night

    Grant County High School seniors participated in “Celebrity Tip Night” at Edwardo’s Pizza and Subs in Williamstown, Oct. 20. The event was a fundraiser to help the seniors get a bus for their trip to Orlando.

    All of the tips from the night went to the seniors.

    Pictured are: Sarah Conley, Danielle Warner, Billy Cracchiolo, Austin Beard-Ruth, owners Eddie and Sharon Clemons, Danielle Draper and Eric Napier.

    Also in attendance were Matt Morgan and GCHS assistant principal Ken Woodeshick and superintendent Michael Hibbett.

  • Hunter completes combat training

    Army National Guard Pvt. Dakota W. Hunter has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • Author to speak on experience Nov. 6

    Tori Murden McClure set out in 1998 to become the first woman and American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

    Within days, she lost all communication, leaving her all alone for 78 days on a 23-foot plywood boat without a motor or sail.

    Then came one of the worst hurricane seasons on record in the North Atlantic.

    “I was capsized 11 times in one day,” McClure said. “One capsize dislocated my shoulder. The next capsize put it back in place.”

  • Ransdell to celebrate 100th birthday

    Caroline Ransdell will celebrate her 100th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at Williamstown Baptist Church.

    The party is given by her family and no gifts are requested.



    eir sponsorship and support for the cross country tournament. We had a lot of compliments on the tournament and thanks to Dry Ridge Toyota our tournament is becoming one of the best in the state. I also appreciate their sponsorship of the Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational Cup. Without their support, our athletes would not be able to experience one of the best soccer tournaments in Northern Kentucky. We appreciate everything they do for the athletes at Grant County High School.

    Scott Shipp

    Jobs for America’s Graduates

    Athletic Director


    An alert bank teller held police foil an alleged check scam.

    When two men wearing green traffic vests and white hard hats entered Forcht Bank on Oct. 27 and attempted to cash checks drawn on the account of the Lexington Legends Baseball team, Gayle West noticed something “wasn’t right about the checks.”

    West alerted the Grant County Sheriff’s Office who came to the bank to investigate and ended up charging both men with criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Voters have spoken and the winners are . . .

    (Editor’s Note: These results have not been certified, but were the final vote totals given out at the clerk’s office on Nov. 2.)

    Darrell Link narrowly escaped an upset by Republican Steve Wood to win his fourth term in the race for Grant County Judge-Executive.

    Link will continue to run the highest office in the county for at least four more years after beating Wood by 45 votes.

  • Wilson graduates from rocket course

    Army Pvt. Shane A. Wilson has graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    The course is designed to train the crew member in launch operations of various missiles and ammunition in quick strikes during combat.   He completed basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. in September, which was a nine-week course.

    He is the son of Hubert Allen Wilson of Crittenden and Cheryl Wilson of Independence.

    Wilson is a 2006 graduate of Simon Kenton High School.

  • Williamstown Family Resource and Youth Center staff attends FRYSC 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Pictured are Kelly West, Williamstown FRYSC coordinator, Michael Denny, director of the Division of FRYSC, Tammy McClelland, Williamstown FRYSC coordinator’s assistant and registrar and Misty Middleton, instructional supervisor and district contact for Williamstown FRYSC.