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Today's News

  • Complaint brings changes to Grant jail

    Operational changes have occurred at the Grant County Detention Center following a complaint against the facility’s chief deputy.
    Dennis Bailey, chief deputy at the jail since January 2011, is currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a KSP investigation.
    Peeples said the investigation, even though it is not concluded, has prompted some changes at the facility.
    “The investigation did reveal some issues,” Peeples said.

  • Williamstown named 18th best high school in state

    Williamstown High School is in elite company after being recognized as the 18th best high school in the state by a national publication.
    U.S. News evaluated nearly 22,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
    Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college, and other factors primarily for the 2009-10 school year.

  • WRITE ON!

    Most high school students don’t want to think about spending their summer sitting inside a classroom, but for several seniors at Grant County and Williasmtown high schools, that’s exactly where they will be for five weeks this summer as a select few chosen for the Governor’s Scholars program.

  • KSP look into jail complaint

    The chief deputy at the Grant County Detention Center is currently on paid administrative leave after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct.

    Dennis Bailey, chief deputy, was placed on leave on May 25.
    Jailer Terry Peeples confirmed on Monday that Bailey was on leave until the Kentucky State Police finish an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct.

  • WHAT GOES ON AT THE RELAY?
  • GCMS students recognized by WKU for Duke Talent Program

    The group of about 400 students that congregated at Western Kentucky University recently had three things in common, their college-ready ACT or SAT scores, their seventh-grade standing in school and the incredible potential that combination creates. The following accomplished middle schoolers visited WKU to attend the Kentucky Recognition Ceremony for the Duke Talent Identification Program hosted by The Center for Gifted Studies.

  • SES celebrates Derby Day
  • 2012 GOVERNOR’S SCHOLARS

    Grant County
    High School

    Name: Kayla Keith
    Residence: Dry Ridge
    Parents: Debbie Rogers and Robert Keith
    Future plans: To attend college at Xavier University. I plan to major in accounting with a minor in business and finance. I plan to get my license to be a CPA with hopes of working for P&G, as well as having my own small business on the side.

  • NOTEWORTHY:Dean’s List

    Cumberland College - Rual Maya
    University of the Cumberland’s recently announced that Raul Maya of Dry Ridge was named to the Dean’s List for the 2012 spring semester.
    To be eligible students must have achieved a grade of “P” in convocation while maintaining a minimum cumulative scholastic standing of 3.50.

  • PERSONALLY SPEAKING

    (Editor’s Note: This column was first published April 23, 2009. It is being re-printed in memory of Jane Scroggins, who died June 9, 2012. Her obituary can be found on page 7 of this issue.)
    “I plain wanted to be a country doctor and I never regretted the choice,” Doc Scroggins said. But, the truth is, though he was a country doctor, his influence stretched throughout the United States and flowed into Europe, Asia and anywhere else that there was wildlife and farmland.