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  • Teacher fired for alleged inappropriate communications

    A Williamstown Junior High veteran teacher was fired at the end of the 2013-14 school year after allegations of inappropriate communications with a student.
    Angela Williams, who taught social studies at Williamstown for nine years, had her contract officially terminated June 3.
    Through a letter from Superintendent Sally Skinner, Williams was suspended with pay May 27 while the district investigated the alleged conduct.

  • Former bank VP gets year in jail

    A senior vice president for Grant County Deposit Bank was sentenced July 22 to a year and one day in prison for embezzling more than $100,000 over a three-year period.
    The sentencing in U.S. District Court in Covington came after the 57-year-old Dry Ridge resident pled guilty in March, admitting that, from 2010 until 2013, she defrauded her employer by transferring bank funds to her personal account and issuing cashier checks and money orders to herself.

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  • Dry Ridge man charged in 2 murders

    A Dry Ridge man turned a gun on himself after fatally shooting his estranged wife and another man.
    Shaun E. Hiles, 35, was in critical condition in intensive care at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center as of July 29, a day after he allegedly killed his wife, 33-year-old Nicole L. Hiles, and a man she was with, 32-year-old Larry G. Whiteker, both of Dry Ridge.
    Police received a call at 11:37 p.m. July 28 from a female reporting she thought she heard something hit her house, followed by gunshots.

  • Juveniles face charges in church break-ins

    Charges have been filed against two juveniles after a Dry Ridge church was broken into for the fourth time in a month and a half.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office filed charges of burglary and criminal mischief against two 14-year-old boys on July 22 in connection with the break-ins at Open Door Baptist Church on Dry Ridge Road.
    Sheriff Chuck Dills said the charges stem from a July 15 break-in, the latest of four incidents which was caught on surveillance video installed two days before the latest break-in.

  • CLERK INJURED IN ARMED ROBBERY

    Chasity Hornsby went through a sleepless and emotional night after being struck in the head with a gun during a robbery at the Speedway gas station in Dry Ridge.
    The 26-year-old clerk was alone in the store, putting pennies in a cash register, when two armed black male suspects entered shortly before midnight July 21.
    The suspects went behind the counter and demanded money.
    After taking money from the open register, the suspects told Hornsby to lay down on the floor.

  • County fair earns Most Progressive award

    Members of the Grant County Fair Board are looking forward to making even more improvements to this year’s fair.
    Efforts last year earned them designation as the one of the Most Progressive Fairs in the state, an award sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
    “We’ve never won this before,” said Tena Webster,  president of the Grant County Fair Board. “We’ve been runner up, but never won.”

  • Library offers not just books, but food, fun

    The Grant County Public Library hopes a healthy lunch, an educational activity and reading help with Fueling the Mind during the summer.
    The program gives children a chance to pick up books, eat a free meal and have fun, said Wynita Worley, public services librarian.

  • Grant County Public Library June Book of the Month

    Title: Boycraft: Loads of Things to Make for and with Boys

    Author: Sara Duchars

    Description: Full of craft project ideas to make with boys (or girls) for those who have no idea how to keep boys occupied.

    Why you should read it: There have been so many mother/daughter project books published lately that this is a great addition. Lots of ideas to recycle materials and use scraps for projects like papier mache, Egyptian mummies, water bombs and bug motels.

    Recommended by: Wynita Worley, public services librarian

  • LITTLE DIPPERS COOL OFF AT SUMMER CAMP