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Today's News

  • Thomas - Markesberry to wed

    Larry Markesberry of Albuquerque, N.M. and Debbie Ford of Bonaire, Ga. are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jill Markesberry to Jim Thomas, son of James and Elaine Thomas of Dry Ridge.

    The wedding is being planned for August at the Dry Ridge Christian Church. Invitations will be mailed to guests.

    The bride is a graduate of Georgia College and State University. She is employed by the Grant County Board of Education.

  • Humbert - Perkins set date

    Clyde Dougherty and Linda Perkins-Dougherty are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stanley Gail Perkins to Jared Michael Humbert, son of John and Donna Humbert.

    The wedding is being planned for 4:30 p.m. on May 26, 2012, at Williamstown Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the Ridge Banquet Center.

    Serving as maid of honor is Susan Elaine Dews; friend of the bride of Corinth.

    Serving as best man is John Humbert; father of the groom of Crittenden.

  • Wright named GLVC Freshman of the Year

    Northern Kentucky University’s Zach Wright was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Freshman of the Year to headline the final selections to the All-GLVC men’s golf team.

    Wright joined Jones Brown and Steve Rickels as All-GLVC selections by coaches’ vote.  Michael Schmidt and Corey Richmond had already earned All-GLVC recognition by virtue of their finishes at the GLVC Championships.

    Additionally, Daryl Landrum was chosen as the GLVC Coach of the Year for the sixth time in his career.

  • Chapman signs letter with Union College

    Brian Chapman will be continuing his soccer career, as he signed his national letter of intent with Union College, May 7 at Grant County High School.

    The senior, who played for the GCHS soccer program for four years and at the middle school for three years, will now be a part of a Union team that managed to go 10-7-2 in 2011.

    “Coach Tyler Brock has helped me all the way through this decision and I am anxious to get started,” Chapman said.

  • GC, Lady Demons compete at regionals

    The Grant County and Williamstown High School tennis programs felt the heat, as they competed in the 8th Region Tennis Tournament May 7 in Frankfort.

    It was a change of weather for the programs from a season ago, about 45 degrees difference, with a blazing sun above them.

    For the Lady Braves, it was also a change of momentum for Courtney Ford and Sydney Tencza, as they were paired as doubles instead of being in the singles tournament.

  • When your faith is tested

    Wil Wineman was my chaplain aboard the USS Boxer and he was also my spiritual mentor as well and played a pivotal role in my spiritual life. Wil had a deep love for Christ like I had never seen and he took his faith seriously. Jesus Christ was more than a name or a concept to Wil, Jesus Christ was a close intimate friend. So when someone insulted Christ, they were insulting Wil’s best friend and Lt. Wil Wineman wouldn’t stand for it.  

  • CHURCH NOTES 5.10.12

    Christ Community
    • The church is looking forward to Mothers’ Day at church which is one of the highlights of the year. There will not be a service Sunday evening.
    • May 20 - Earl Holt will speak about Teen Challenge and how we can help those who are overcoming addictions at 6 p.m. For more information, call Rhonda at 859-394-2586.

    Dry Ridge Baptist
    • May 10 - Piano students of Mrs. Irma Parks will have their recital at the church at 7 p.m.

  • Skinner credits team work as key to Williamstown’s success

    Sitting in on a second-grade classroom, it didn’t take long for Williamstown Superintendent Sally Skinner to remember a special moment she shared with one of the students.

    “In kindergarten, one day, nobody could come for Grandparents’ Day, and I got to be your grandma,” she said, smiling, to the young boy. “That was fun. I still have your picture in my office.”

    Skinner, who was awarded the Excellence in Education award at the 2012 Grant County Chamber of Commerce banquet, has many fond memories with countless students.

  • Highway named for fallen soldier

     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.  

  • Crittenden gas station employee clobbers robber

    A would-be robber was subdued by an employee and a customer after he attempted to rob a Crittenden gas station on May 6.

    The incident occurred at 3:01 p.m. at the Crittenden Marathon HOP (Harper Oil Product) Shop when police say Scott O. Freeman, pulled to the gas pumps in an SUV.

    Freeman, 41, of Louisville, grabbed a windshield washer squeegee and entered the store where he smacked a customer in the face before demanding money from the cash register.