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Today's News

  • Kiwanis auction needs bidders

    Are you in the market for a brass cash register, a kayak or maybe tickets to a University of Kentucky men’s basketball game?
    Then the 20th annual Kiwanis auction is where you want to be or at least be watching on TV on Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6.
    The annual auction is the group’s main fundraising activity for the year.

  • Judge rules in favor of Ark

    A federal judge ruled earlier this week that the Ark Encounter should be eligible for tax rebate incentives through a Kentucky Tourism Development Program.
    Judge Greg Van Tatenhove of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky issued a preliminary injunction against the state of Kentucky for blocking the theme park’s developer, Answers in Genesis (AiG) from participating in the program.

  • Inmate walks away from drug center

    The Kentucky State Police are looking for an inmate that walked away from a Covington treatment center on Jan. 24.

    Joseph Edwin Smith was last seen at the Transitions Treatment Center around 4:43 p.m. on Sunday. He was wearing a grey and red shirt, grey sweatpants and a black hoodie.

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  • Russ murder trial cancelled in Fleming Co.

    FLEMINGSBURG — The trial for two men accused of murdering Dry Ridge resident and University of Cincinnati professor Randall Russ has been cancelled.
    Kevin Howard and Charles Black were scheduled for trial Feb. 8.

  • GUILTY: Hiles receives life sentence

    Testimony lasted two days, but it took only two hours for a Grant County jury to find Shaun Hiles guilty of murdering his estranged wife, Nicole Hiles and her friend, Larry Whiteker.
    Hiles was charged with two counts each of intentional murder and first-degree wanton endangerment in the July 28, 2014 shooting deaths at Vallandingham and Mulligan roads in Dry Ridge.

  • 30 witnesses testify

    After hearing 10 witnesses on the first day of the Shaun Hiles’ double murder trial, the prosecution called twice that amount on the second day.

    In all, Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford called 30 witnesses to testify to show the jury that Hiles intentionally murdered his estranged wife Nicole Hiles and her friend, Larry Whiteker.
    The day started off with Dr. Ashton Ennis discussing results from autopsies he performed on Nicole Hiles and Whiteker.
    Ennis described the extensive damage done to both victim’s bodies from multiple gunshots.

  • Library heats up winter with reading promo

    With freezing temperatures and snow on the ground, the Grant County Public Library wants to provide Hot Reads For Cold Nights.

    This is the third year the library has offered the winter reading promotion, which runs through Feb. 29.
    “Last year, we had more than 50 participants,” said Melissa Wallace, public services librarian. “We hope to have more this year.
    The program is for patrons ages 11 and up.

  • Simon Kenton tops Lady Braves 72-54 loss
  • Sex offender arrested for living near school

    A 48-year-old registered sex offender was arrested Jan. 8 after being found living behind Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office charged Ronald Gilbert for living within 1,000 feet of a school, which is a violation of his sex offender status.

    After receiving a tip about Gilbert, the sheriff’s office checked at the Indian Hill Drive residence he was believed to be staying at.
    They located Gilbert at the residence staying with family, including two nieces under 12 years old, according to police.