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  • Addiction ride raises more than $7,200

    Nearly 200 motorcycles and six vehicles gathered at Grant County Park in Crittenden for a good cause.

    The inaugural Northern Kentucky Ride Against Addiction held Sept. 13 raised $7,297 for Transitions, a non-profit charity that provides life-saving treatment to those with substance abuse disorders.

    With donations still pouring in, the amount raised will likely increase, said April Swope, organizer of the event.

  • School enrollment holds steady

    With students settled into classroom routines, enrollment is holding steady at local schools.
    Grant County Schools saw a slight increase district-wide from last school year with 14 additional students enrolled this year, according to data after Labor Day.
    The total number of students in the district is 3,957.

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  • SEPTEMBER INDICTMENTS:

    The grand jury, which met Sept. 10 returned indictments against 25 people.
    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
    Those indicted were:
    • James C. Adkins, 25, robbery in the first degree.
    • Timothy R. Robbins, 30, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, careless driving, inadequate silencer and failure to notify Department of Transportation of address change.

  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s planned Oct. 11

    More than 200 people participated in last year’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s, which generated $19,000 in donations.
    Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

  • DOWN AND DIRTY!

    Do you want to get down and dirty?
    Grant County will host the first Explore The Mud obstacle course/5K run on Oct. 11 at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds, on Baton Rouge Road.

    Nearlay 100 have already signed up. Registration is required.

    The idea for this kind of event came from Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) members and grew from there to include the health department, city and other groups.

  • Police continue search for missing Dry Ridge man

    A 54-year-old Dry Ridge man is still missing a month after he was last seen by neighbors.
    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.

  • HILES ENTERS NOT GUILTY PLEA

    Shaun Hiles won’t be getting out of jail any time soon.
    Circuit Judge Stephen Bates denied a motion which would have allowed Hiles, who is accused of killing his wife and a Dry Ridge man, to be released from jail until his case goes to trial.

    Hiles, 35, of Dry Ridge, entered a not guilty plea to two counts of murder on Sept. 10 in Grant County Circuit Court.

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  • WHS grad to serve as Kincaid Theatre general manager

    John Siedenberg spent many years preparing for his new role in life and he’s ready to take the stage, literally as Kincaid Regional Theatre’s new general  manager.

    “I was excited and thrilled,” said Siedenberg, a Williamstown resident.
    Siedenberg and his family have worked in and around KRT for more than 10 years.