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Today's News

  • 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.

  • County fair earns Most Progressive award

    Members of the Grant County Fair Board are looking forward to making even more improvements to this year’s fair.
    Efforts last year earned them designation as the one of the Most Progressive Fairs in the state, an award sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
    “We’ve never won this before,” said Tena Webster,  president of the Grant County Fair Board. “We’ve been runner up, but never won.”

  • Free food, school supplies to be given away

    Grant County Parks and Recreation will host the Back to School Blowout at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 9 at the Grant County Park in Crittenden.
    Students must be present to collect school supplies and you must be a Grant County resident.
    Free hot dogs and the Lego Movie will follow the school supply event.
    If an organization is interested in participating in the event, register online at www.grantcountyparks.com or call 859-428-4500.
     

  • Health dept. seeks public comments

    Grant County residents could soon be getting a phone call from the Northern Kentucky Health Department asking for their input.
    The health department will be sponsoring a random telephone survey beginning July 21 to gauge the community’s perceptions of health-related issues.
    The 15-minute survey, which the department will conduct overt two weeks, can be answered by any adult age 18 and older.
    Both cell phone and land-line phone numbers will be included in the survey sample.

  • Williamstown serves up free lunch

    Students at Williamstown Independent Schools will not have to reach into their pockets to pay for breakfast or lunch this upcoming school year.
    As part of an expanded federal Community Eligibility Provision program, students will be provided with free meals, regardless of their families’ income.

  • Trenary competed for Miss Kentucky title

    Thirty-two contestants represented local scholarship pageants from across the state for the title of Miss Kentucky 2014.
    Dakoda Trenary, 21, of Corinth, carries the title of Miss Heartland and represented the area. She is a student at Morehead State University and performed “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” on the piano. Her platform is “Learn, Earn and Return.”
    She is the daughter of Scott and Lori Trenary.

  • Captain John Lillard Chapter DAR presents awards

    At the April 2014 meeting of the Captain John Lillard Chapter of the Daughters of the the American Revolution, awards were presented to two Grant Countians,. One a senior, the other a high school senior.
    Frances Rae Clinkscales Stanley  was honored for her outstanding achievements in Fiber Arts.

  • Osborne, boy, June 4

    David and Laynee Osborne of Dry Ridge would like to announce the birth of their son.
    David Samuel Osborne was born at 10:42 a.m. on June 4 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood. He weighed 5 pounds and 9 ounces and was 18 ¼ inches long.
    His maternal grandparents are Kevin and Kathy Grayson of Cynthiana.
    His paternal grandmother is Barbara Osborne of Williamstown.