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Today's News

  • Demons bats come alive for first win

    The Williamstown boys’ baseball team lost their first two games by one run each

    They had been battling to score runs and take advantage when runners were on base.

    The Demons wasted no time in their game against Bracken County, scoring six runs in the first inning on their way to a 10-4 win on March 30.

  • KSP trooper honored for speed citations

    Kentucky State Police honored eight members of their agency who went above and beyond the call of duty to make the highways in the Commonwealth a safer place. The “Excellence in Highway Safety” Awards are based upon the highest number of occupant protection, speed, driving under the influence (DUI) and commercial vehicle citations written in 2008. An additional award was presented to the Public Affairs Officer who recorded the highest number of community education events relative to highway safety.

  • Jennings, girl, Feb. 5

    Amber Horn and Merrell Jennings of Williamstown announce the birth of their first child.

    Rhianna Sharell Jennings was born at 7:58 a.m. on Feb. 5, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    She weighed 7 pounds and .02 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Tonya and Donald Horn of Williamstown.

    Her paternal grandparents are Brenda Odom and Wilbur Thornton of Murfeesboro, Tenn.

    Rhianna was welcomed home by Tyrell, Grandma and Grandpa.

     

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  • Raquel Tracy chosen as state finalist in Miss Ky. pageant

    Raquel Tracy, 11, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Kentucky pageant to be held June 28, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. The pageant is held for girls ages 10 through 12.

    The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California.

    Tracy’s activities include cheerleading and gymnastics. She also enjoys playing with her baby sister Tessa.

  • Spears Lunch Kitchen fills gap for hungry

    Pat Holmquist had driven past the Free Lunch sign outside of 11 S. Main St. in Dry Ridge about 12 times before she decided to come in.

    She was not sure what to expect when she walked into the diner with UK Wildcat blue carpet, an inspirational verse on its menu board and home-cooked food ready to be eaten.

    “I had tears in my eyes,” Holmquist said. “I had never seen anything like this. I had to write to (Larry Spears) and tell him. It was just wonderful. I just thank the Lord for Mr. Spears.”

  • Lessons learned through heartache

     

    Life is short and you need to hold on tight to the ones you love.

    Those are two lessons I have learned recently as I watched people deal with devastating heartache.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Three fugitives apprehended in Nebraska

    Three men who escaped Friday from Branchville Correctional Facility were recaptured Thursday in Nebraska. The Perry County News first heard of the details around 8 p.m. from County Prosecutor Robert Collins. Details were still sketchy but the capture of 49-year-old Christopher Marshall, 59-year-old Jerry Sargent and 31-year-old Bobby Cockerell apparently followed a pursuit that lasted more than 10 miles. It was not immediately clear where the men were captured.

  • Braves lose close one to Carroll County

    The Grant County boys’ baseball team took an early lead against Carroll County, but their defense let the Panthers walk away with a win.

    The Braves lost 4-2 on March 30.

    “We’re getting better,” coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “We’re improving with every game. We know we aren’t going to have a high-powered offense and we know we have to play defense.”

    The Braves scored first in the third inning after a sacrifice fly by Jordan Cummins allowed Aaron Goe to tag up and race home.

  • Manhunt continues

    Local law enforcement are on high alert as a manhunt is on for three fugitives who escaped an Indiana prison on Friday, March 20.

    Authorities believe there is a possibility the escapees could be headed toward Grant County because one of the men, 59-year-old Jerry Sargent, is from Williamstown.

    Sargent, who has family in the area, was serving a 50-year sentence at Branchville Correctional Facility near Tell City, Ind., for robbery and criminal confinement.

    Sargent’s earliest possible release date was Jan. 7, 2023.