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  • Hiles to appear in court on murder charges

    A Dry Ridge man charged with double murder is out of the hospital and in jail as he awaits his day in court.

    Shaun E. Hiles, 35, turned a gun on himself July 28 after he allegedly fatally shot his estranged wife, 33-year-old Nicole Hiles,  and 32-year-old Larry Whiteker on Vallandingham Road in Dry Ridge.

  • Recent high school graduates begin a new journey

    As students return to classes at Grant County and Williamstown schools, some graduates from the class of 2014 are beginning their journey into college life.

    Three recent graduates explain how they choose what college to attend, how prepared they feel and what challenges lie ahead.
    Courtney Colson, GCHS Class of 2014
    Courtney Colson hopes to one day open her own bakery or maybe start a catering business.

  • POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING UC PROFESSOR

    Family and friends are frantically searching for clues for the whereabouts of a missing 54-year-old Dry Ridge man.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Giles responded to a missing person call on Randall Russ on Aug. 30 after he has not been seen or heard from in more than two weeks.

    Russ, who was a part-time computer science professor at the University of Cincinnati, was last seen by neighbors on Aug. 17 at his residence on Lemon-Northcutt Road in Grant County.

    Last school year, he was a substitute teacher at Grant County High School.

  • Aerial device gives sheriff’s office bird’s eye view

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has taken to the sky to help with investigations.
    While it’s not a helicopter or airplane, a new drone-like technology has provided beneficial evidence in recent accident reconstructions and crime scenes.

  • Career Expo set for Sept. 10

    The number of unemployed in Grant County grew from 788 to 837 from June to July 2014.
    While the county’s unemployment rate of 6.9 percent is on the lower end of the scale in the state, job seekers still are out there.
    The second annual Grant County Career Expo, sponsored by the Kentucky Career Center, hopes to help potential employees find a job.
    The expo will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Rd., Williamstown.

  • FACE LIFT

    Grant County Middle School students and staff were greeted with a new look when they returned to school.
    Renovations and upgrades to the Grant County Middle School had been in discussion for over a year before the project actually began. The Grant County Board agenda for Feb. 14, 2013 contained “approval of the BG-1 for Grant County Middle School HVAC,”

  • LILLYTIME: 7th annual Lilly Ride brings over 500 bikes
  • Back to the books!
  • Cloe’s love of Ag leads to state FFA degree

    For 18-year-old Morgan Cloe, her cows are more than just farm animals.

    “They are really my pets,” she said. “They each have a name and different personality so I absolutely love being able to go to the farm to work with each and every one of them.”
    Cloe took out a loan to start her herd.
    What started out has four has now grown to 15 red Angus cattle.
    Cloe also has an Appaloosa horse and a wired haired spaniel.

  • Grant funds free cat spay/neuter clinic

    The Grant County Animal Shelter will be offering a free spay/neuter clinic for cats as long as there is money available for the program.
    The United Coalition For Animals (UCAN) and the animal shelter have partnered to offer the public an opportunity to have their cats spayed/neutered for a $20 refundable deposit. The animals will also receive a rabies vaccination, FVRCP immunization, microchip and treatment for fleas, ear mites, ticks or tapeworms if needed.