Highway named for fallen soldier

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 A Williamstown soldier who died while serving in Iraq will be honored with a Memorial Highway along US 25 Dry Ridge Bypass in Grant County.  

State and local officials will recognize SFC Jason Bishop at 10 a.m. May 11 at US 25 at the intersection of KY 467 in Dry Ridge.

Bishop, 31, was killed Jan. 1, 2006, in Bayji, Iraq.  

He was a platoon sergeant who took on a suicide bomber who had an IED, saving all 15 men in his platoon.  

Bishop was a member of the 133rd Cavalry Regiment, Air Assault Team, and 3rd Combat Team from Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  

He was a 1993 graduate of Holmes High School.

Bishop’s memorial highway will be from the intersection of KY 22 to the intersection of KY 467 on US 25 (Dry Ridge Bypass).