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  • DOUBLE MURDER SUSPECT RULED COMPETENT

    A 36-year-old Dry Ridge man has been deemed competent to stand trial in the double murder of his wife and another man.

    Kenton County Circuit Judge Gregory Bartlett ruled July 29 that Shaun E. Hiles is able to face murder and other charges in the July 28, 2014, shooting deaths of his estranged wife, 33-year-old Nicole Hiles and 32-year-old Larry Whiteker.

    Bartlett made his decision after hearing testimony from Dr. Amy Trivette, assistant director of forensic services at Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center.

  • Stand firm in Jesus name!

    My oh my, how wicked the times have become! Without getting too far in depth I am sure everyone knows what I speak of. As Christians, we should not be surprised by all the wickedness because, we more than anyone should know that dark and trying times are at hand, even as prophesied in the Word of God.

  • CHURCH NOTES

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
    • The church is located at 7770 Lawrenceville Road in Holbrook. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers
    Baptist
    • Bible-believing with old-fashion hymns, preaching and spiritual songs, sound bible teaching and mission-minded.
    • Saturdays at 6 p.m. at the Dry Ridge Comfort Inn conference room located at 1050 Fashion Ridge Rd. in Dry Ridge.

  • FCCLA National Leadership conference draws record

    FCCLA National Leadership Conference Draws Record
    Number of Youth Leaders from Across the Country

    More than 8,000 students and advisers to converged for inspiration, training and opportunities to make a difference locally and across the country.

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) brought more than 8,000 of its student leaders, members and advisers to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. recently to participate in its National Leadership Conference.

  • MASON-CORINTH KINDERCAMP
  • Williamstown Band Camp
  • Grant Golf place fourth in Pendleton Invitational

    Coach Michael Camacho was excited about how well the Braves did at the Pendleton County Invitational golf tournament held at the Northern Kentucky Golf Club (former Pendleton County Country Club) on July 31.

    The Grant County High School boys’ golf team finished fourth out of 11 teams.  
    That is pretty good considering two of the Braves top five players did not play.
    Camacho felt that if Bo Hammonds and Jayden Cummins had played they possibly could have finished second.  

  • POLICE REPORTS

    (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 K.J. Little charged Daniel R. Benz, 43, of Williamstown, with theft by unlawful taking shoplifting under the value of $500, at 3 p.m. July 21 on Ferguson Boulevard. Benz was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • American Legion Hall gives social opportunity

    Veterans in Grant County have a place to go and socialize with other veterans.
    The white-sided building on U.S. 25 in Williamstown can’t be missed because it’s got a cannon sitting in the front yard.
    The American Legion Hall Post 137 has been part of the landscape in the county since 1929. It has been host to countless dances, fish fries, wedding receptions and parties, but earned a bad reputation following several raids in the late 70s and early 80s for illegal alcohol sales.

  • MADCAP MAYHEM