http://www.grantky.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en CLERK INJURED IN ARMED ROBBERY http://www.grantky.com/content/clerk-injured-armed-robbery <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic1_159.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="94" height="85" /><p> 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.<br /> 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.<br /> The suspects went behind the counter and demanded money.<br /> After taking money from the open register, the suspects told Hornsby to lay down on the floor.<br /> Governor Scholars http://www.grantky.com/content/governor-scholars-1 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_7_31.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <br /> <br /> Parents: Dewayne and Alicia Johnson<br /> Where attending GSP: Murray State University<br /> Focus of study: Dramatic expression<br /> Future plans: To become a dermatologist<br /> Favorite book: The Fault In Our Stars<br /> If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why: Australia. I love their accents!<br /> Favorite hobby/thing to do in your free time: Read and play volleyball<br /> What do you hope to learn from your experience at GSP: I hope to experience what college life and living away from home is like.<br /> GCHS Baseball players receives awards for 2014 http://www.grantky.com/content/gchs-baseball-players-receives-awards-2014 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_9_14.jpg" alt="Conrad Jaconette" title="Conrad Jaconette" align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> During the 2014 baseball season, the Grant County High School baseball program had several players receive awards. &nbsp;<br /> The shortstop, Austin Johnson, received 32nd District All-Tournament Team. &nbsp;<br /> Conrad Jaconette, the catcher, received 8th Region All-Tournament Team. &nbsp;<br /> Williamstown School District says goodbye to retirees http://www.grantky.com/content/williamstown-school-district-says-goodbye-retirees <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edgabbert.jpg" alt="Ed Gabbert" title="Ed Gabbert" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Name: Paul R. Simpson<br /> What schools did you teach in: Grant County Middle School, Grant County High School and WHS<br /> Job title: Social Studies teacher<br /> Number of years spent working in local schools: 23 years at Grant County<br /> and four at Williamstown<br /> Hobbies: Historical travel sites, fantasy baseball and reading<br /> Clubs/organizations you belong to: Williamstown Band Boosters, Grant County Historical Society, Mt. Olivet Christian Church and Autism Society of America<br /> A tale of two barbers http://www.grantky.com/content/tale-two-barbers-0 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/willie_ailstock2.jpg" alt="Willie Ailstock, minister at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, has opened a barber shop in Mason." title="Willie Ailstock, minister at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, has opened a barber shop in Mason." align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> From saving souls to shearing locks, Willie Ailstock sees similarities in pastoring and barbering.<br /> &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve always felt this profession (barbering) is a service profession,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;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.&rdquo;<br /> Ailstock, who is the minister at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Williamstown, has opened his own barber shop next to Bruce&rsquo;s Grocery in Mason.<br /> Trenary competed for Miss Kentucky title http://www.grantky.com/content/trenary-competed-miss-kentucky-title <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dakoda_trenary.jpg" alt="Dakoda Trenary" title="Dakoda Trenary" align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> Thirty-two contestants represented local scholarship pageants from across the state for the title of Miss Kentucky 2014.<br /> 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 &ldquo;Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2&rdquo; on the piano. Her platform is &ldquo;Learn, Earn and Return.&rdquo;<br /> She is the daughter of Scott and Lori Trenary.<br /> Juveniles face charges in church break-ins http://www.grantky.com/content/juveniles-face-charges-church-break-ins <p> Charges have been filed against two juveniles after a Dry Ridge church was broken into for the fourth time in a month and a half.<br /> The Grant County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office filed charges of burglary and criminal mischief against two 14-year-old boys on July 22 in connection with the break-ins at Open Door Baptist Church on Dry Ridge Road.<br /> Sheriff Chuck Dills said the charges stem from a July 15 break-in, the latest of four incidents which was caught on surveillance video installed two days before the latest break-in.<br /> A tale of two barbers http://www.grantky.com/content/tale-two-barbers <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic1_156.jpg" alt="Clyde Oliver of Clyde’s Barber Shop in Williamstown cuts the hair of long-time customer, Kenny Smith of Corinth. Oliver recently decided to retire." title="Clyde Oliver of Clyde’s Barber Shop in Williamstown cuts the hair of long-time customer, Kenny Smith of Corinth. Oliver recently decided to retire." align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> Clyde Oliver is hanging up his scissors and shears after 50 years of cutting hair.<br /> That&rsquo;s a lot of swept-up hair.<br /> Entering Clyde&rsquo;s Barber Shop on Paris Street in downtown Williamstown is like being transported into a different era.<br /> Clyde mans the only barber&rsquo;s chair in the shop and the focus is less on getting in and out and more on chatting with good friends.<br />