http://www.grantky.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en THE MANY FACES OF http://www.grantky.com/content/many-faces <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wade3.jpg" alt="Wade Gutman talks with John Mitchell, administrator at St. Elizabeth Medical Center - Grant County at Gutman’s retirement party." title="Wade Gutman talks with John Mitchell, administrator at St. Elizabeth Medical Center - Grant County at Gutman’s retirement party." align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> For more than 20 years, Wade Gutman, the former executive director of the Grant County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, promoted the community and worked to bring business, jobs and educational opportunities to its citizens.</p> Skinner to retire at end of year http://www.grantky.com/content/skinner-retire-end-year <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sally_skinner.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> &ldquo;Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.&rdquo; &mdash; Confucius<br /> For Williamstown Independent Schools Superintendent Sally Skinner, that saying describes her career perfectly.<br /> After more than 40 years in education, Skinner has decided to retire after the 2015-16 school year.</p> Deep cuts proposed in budget http://www.grantky.com/content/deep-cuts-proposed-budget <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/budget_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> Legislators are into full swing of the 2015 General Assembly in Frankfort.<br /> With Gov. Matt Bevin recently introducing his first-ever budget proposal, state Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, and state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, give their thoughts on the budget and what lies ahead in the session.<br /> <br /> What is your overall opinion of Gov. Bevin&rsquo;s budget proposal?<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Lady Demons fall to Walton 68-62 in rematch http://www.grantky.com/content/lady-demons-fall-walton-68-62-rematch <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_2_205.jpg" alt="Justice Chambers" title="Justice Chambers" align="left" hspace="6" width="81" height="85" /><p> It was the rematch that the Lady Demons of Williamstown craved.<br /> A little over two weeks after the tough and controversial loss to the Walton-Verona Lady Wildcats, the Williamstown girls wanted to even the season series at 1-1.</p> <p> However, the Lady Demons fell again to Walton 68-62.<br /> The first quarter gave the outlook for the rest of the game.</p> 100 DAYS http://www.grantky.com/content/100-days <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_5_98.jpg" alt="Dry Ridge Elementary student Taylor Verbeck shows off her muscles and her cape with 100 items on it. Photo by Camille McClanahan" title="Dry Ridge Elementary student Taylor Verbeck shows off her muscles and her cape with 100 items on it. Photo by Camille McClanahan" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /> Propes faces 15 years for attempted murder http://www.grantky.com/content/propes-faces-15-years-attempted-murder <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cuffs_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A 23-year-old Crittenden man faces 15 years in prison for attempting to murder a police officer during a June 15, 2015 shootout in his Indian Hills Drive neighborhood.</p> <p> Shane Propes agreed to a plea deal Jan. 28 with the Commonwealth Attorney&rsquo;s Office in exchange for pleading guilty to multiple charges in connection with the shootout.<br /> Propes was allegedly walking down Indian Hills Drive June 15, 2015 carrying a gun when police were called to the scene.</p> RULER FOODS OPENS IN WILLIAMSTOWN http://www.grantky.com/content/ruler-foods-opens-williamstown <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_2_200.jpg" alt="Members of the community visit the new grocery store. " title="Members of the community visit the new grocery store. " align="left" hspace="6" width="108" height="85" /> Helton Pointe Apartments opens doors http://www.grantky.com/content/helton-pointe-apartments-opens-doors <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kathy_and_dione.jpg" alt="Kathy Faulkner, former director of Williamstown Housing Authority, Dione Kinman, current director and Chris Perry, maintenance supervisor, check out a new apartment at Helton Pointe. Photo by Jamie S. Baker" title="Kathy Faulkner, former director of Williamstown Housing Authority, Dione Kinman, current director and Chris Perry, maintenance supervisor, check out a new apartment at Helton Pointe. Photo by Jamie S. Baker" align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> With the smell of fresh paint still lingering, local officials got their first look at Williamstown&rsquo;s newest apartment complex on Monday.</p> <p> A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Helton Pointe Apartments, the city&rsquo;s newest three-story apartments built at the end of Helton Heights.<br /> &ldquo;This is so nice,&rdquo; said Kathy Faulkner, former director of the Williamstown Housing Authority, as she and others peeked inside bedrooms, closets and bathrooms.</p>