Today's News

  • Not an ordinary Tuesday

    I remember 9/11/01. It was a typical Tuesday at the News office. We were working on finishing up stories and laying out pages for that week’s edition of the Grant County News.

    I was on the phone with our printing plant in Cynthiana. The production coordinator there said, “Oh my gosh, we’ve been attacked.” I couldn’t comprehend what she was saying so I asked her to repeat herself.

    “America, we’ve been attacked,” she said. “Aren’t you watching the news on TV?”

  • ‘A day that will live in infamy’

    Growing up, I was always told about Pearl Harbor and what a tragic day that was for Americans, as nearly 3,000 people were killed on Dec. 7, 1941.

    Flashback to Sept. 11, 2001, I witnessed on television a new horror as two planes struck the World Trade Center, a plane flew into the Pentagon and one crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pa.

    I was also told you will never forget where you were.

  • Common sense casualty of 9/11

    We all remember when it happened. I was standing in my kitchen with a mixer in my hand, beating cake batter.

    I was watching the normally light-hearted, after 8 a.m. broadcast of the “Today Show.” Katie Couric and Matt Lauer suddenly seemed disoriented, as everyone tried to figure out what was happening.

    When they began rolling footage, I leaned toward my TV to watch what looked like a toy plane fly into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

    As many people have said, “I just couldn’t process what was happening.”

  • I will never forget

    Growing up, I heard countless times older generations talk about how they would never forget where they were, what they were doing and what they felt like when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

    It was a landmark moment in their lives, as well as a turning point in the nation.

    I never knew exactly what that day must have felt like for them until Sept.11, 2001.

    I was a senior in college at the University of Kentucky. Like most mornings, I was running behind as I was trying to get up out of bed and get to my first class of the day.

  • Back to college


    BACK TO COLLEGE - Curtis Clemons, of Williamstown and a senior theology student at Campbellsville University, moves into his dorm room.

  • 2011 trials, triumphs of the tomato


  • Another Place In Time 9-8-11


    The APIT photo features Jim Middleton, 18, taken during basic military training. Thanks to Kline Shipp, Wanda Elliott, Allen Stewart and Pat Stivers, all of Dry Ridge; Ronita Simpson, Joan Cornman and Bernice Bell, all of Williamstown and Kenny Bobb of Mt. Zion for calling with correct guesses. Thanks to Wanda Wright for submitting the photo.

  • Pray for our enemies

    Barry Robinson, Navy veteran and pastor of the Williamstown United Methodist Church, has a dual perspective when he recalls the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

    Robinson had already completed his military service and was working in ministry, while continuing his education at the University of Southern Mississippi, when Islamic terrorists attacked New York City and the Pentagon.

    “I just remember the shock and the feelings I had was just the anger—how dare they? How dare they attack us? I was just so upset and angry.”

  • Police Reports 9-8-11


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • America is ‘Christian nation’

    When the tragic events of 9/11 transpired, Williamstown Christian Church Senior Minister Gary Swick was the administrator of a Christian school in Winchester, Ky.

    Swick says that Sept. 11, 2001 is a date much like that of Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor.

    “We’ll all remember where we were and what we were doing on that day,” Swick said. “I had about 130 students, plus teachers that I was responsible for that day.”