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  • Missing man’s car located

    Police have located the vehicle of a 54-year-old Dry Ridge man who has been missing for more than a month.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Giles responded to a missing person call on Randall Russ on Aug. 30 after he had 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.
    Police had been searching for Russ’ 2006 green Ford Focus with a Kentucky Veterans license plate.

  • HEPATITIS C CASES ON RISE

    The heroin epidemic in Northern Kentucky has led to a surge in hepatitis C cases.
    The number of hepatitis C cases in Northern Kentucky has doubled in recent years from 23 in 2010 to 55 reported cases, including 10 in Grant County, in 2013.

    There are already 31 cases reported this year.
    Northern Kentucky’s hepatitis C rates are about 13 times the national average.

  • GC staff face-off with UK Alumni
  • TINY TACKLERS: Grant County Youth Football
  • Vietnam Veterans monument dedication set for Sept. 27

    The Grant County soldiers who gave their life serving in Vietnam will be honored at  5 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the American Legion Post 137 in Williamstown.
    The names of Staff Sgt. Carl A. Ballenger, Specialist Johnnie David Knight, Specialist Robert Allen Osborne, Private First Class Edger Lee Tomlinson and Corporal Ernest Howard Wilson, the five Grant County natives who died during the Vietnam War, have been etched in stone in a monument in their honor.

  • Alzheimer’s walk 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.

  • Juveniles caught; inmate still on run

    Authorities quickly apprehended two male teenagers Sept. 17 who escaped the Northern Kentucky Youth Development Center.

    The facility is located in southern Kenton County off Interstate 75 near Crittenden.
    The teens escaped shortly after 3 p.m., leading to a slew of law enforcement, including the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Kenton County Police, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police, searching the area.

  • 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.

  • Senior Salute