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     Local EKU students participate in posters at the Capitol
    Amelia Hartman of Dry Ridge is one of many Eastern Kentucky University students from colleges and universities statewide to participate in the 10th annual Posters-at-the-Capitol program in Frankfort on Feb. 25.
    The Posters-at-the-Capitol program brings together students to display undergraduate research and scholarly projects for members of the Kentucky General Assembly and Governor. The students were selected during the fall. Many faculty mentors and university administrators will join their students.

  • Lady Demons come up short 56-54 against Walton

    The Williamstown Lady Demons came up short Jan. 21, falling to district opponent Walton-Verona by two points on the road.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • I am Isaac

    Abraham, in no doubt went through a lot of tests between the 11th chapter and 22nd chapter of Genesis. Beginning with leaving his land that he had grown up in to follow the leading of God, to contending for the life of his nephew Lot, his faith was strongly tested.
    His faith was tested mentally as God spoke the words of promise into his ears, telling him to look up and count the stars or look down and count the grains of sand because his children would count more than them.


    (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.)
    Officer KJ Little executed a warrant for Susan Carroll, 36, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 8:56 p.m. Jan. 0 on Old Warsaw Road. Carroll was also charged with license to be in possession, no registration receipt, no registration plates, improper equipment and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance. Carroll was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Simon Kenton tops Lady Braves 72-54 loss
  • Lady Demons rout Henry County 63-32

    After a slow start, the Williamstown Lady Demons caught fire to rout Henry County on Jan. 16 by 31 points.
    The final score was 63-32 to improve Williamstown’s record to 8-5 on the season.
    Coach Kasey Mason wanted her team to start with more intensity in the first quarter. She said the team gave the Lady Wildcats too many opportunities to keep the game close.