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  • 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.

  • Corinth man faces charges in Dollar General robbery

    A 24-year-old Corinth man was arrested after allegedly robbing a Dollar General with a knife.

    James Adkins is charged with first-degree robbery in the incident.
    Kentucky State Police received a 911 call at 11:35 a.m. Sept. 4 from a clerk at the Dollar General Store on Owenton Road in Corinth.

    The clerk told police that a man robbed the store at knifepoint and took off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
    Troopers in tandem with deputies from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

  • Inmate climbs fence, escapes

    A Grant County Detention Center inmate is still on the loose after escaping early Sept. 6  from the facility.
    Uriah Lee Snyder, 31, was discovered missing from the morning prisoner count.

    Officials at the detention center called the Kentucky State Police around 7:40 a.m. Saturday to report the missing inmate.

  • GC Band places third at Beechwood; first in Class AAAA
  • WHS Band of Spirit wins Grand Champion in Bourbon Co.
  • 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.