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  • 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 KJ Little executed a warrant for Ryan P. Wells, 20, of Dry Ridge, for violation of EPO and harassing communications, at 6:35 p.m. Feb. 22 on Barnes Road. Wells was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.
    Officer KJ Little cited Zachary M. Schwartz, 21, of Dry Ridge, with no tail lamps and no registration plates, at 8:16 p.m. Feb. 22 on Taft Highway.

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  • Trump wins county’s first presidential caucus

    Donald Trump was the winner in Kentucky and Grant County in the first-ever Republican presidential caucus March 5.

    Statewide, Trump garnered 36 percent of the votes compared to 32 percent for Ted Cruz.
    Marco Rubio (16 percent) and John Kasich (14 percent) were in third and fourth place, respectively.

    Trump carried 78 counties, including Grant, while Cruz received the most votes in 42 counties.
    In Grant County, there were 1,282 Republicans who voted at Williamstown High School in the caucus.

  • Grant now home to Air Evac Lifeteam

    St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Air Evac Lifeteam have joined forces to increase air medical services coverage in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana with a new base in Grant County.

    An open house and blessing dedication took place March 4 at the hangar off of Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    “This base will ensure even more residents in the region will have access to life-saving medical care,” said John Mitchell, assistant vice president of operations at St. Elizabeth Grant County. “The coverage area extends for a 70-mile radius from Williamstown.”

  • Emotions run high at Hiles sentencing

    Family members of victims Larry Whiteker and Nicole Hiles fought through tears March 3 as they gave an emotional plea during the sentencing of murderer Shaun Hiles.
    Hiles was convicted in January of the July 28, 2014 shooting deaths of his estranged wife, Nicole Hiles, and her friend, Larry Whiteker, at Vallandingham and Mulligan roads in Dry Ridge.
    During the trial, Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford painted Hiles as an enraged husband, upset over a pending divorce, who had been stalking his wife and Whiteker.

  • Motives for changes in Horse Park Commission personnel are questioned

    Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, who is leading the charge against the management of the Kentucky Horse Park, sought a paid position in charge of the park’s marquee annual event, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, in 2010.
    He was rebuffed by Alston Kerr, who was ousted Friday as chairwoman of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission by Gov. Matt Bevin. The position Thayer applied for, which pays about $50,000, eventually went to someone else.

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  • Teens allegedly throw rocks at cars on I-75

    Two teenagers are accused of throwing rocks at passing vehicles on Interstate 75 in Crittenden.
    A 14-year-old male and 15-year-old male will be charged with criminal mischief and wanton endangerment through a court-designated worker.

  • DR man faces charges in car break-ins

    A 19-year-old Dry Ridge resident was arrested Feb, 27 and may face more than 20 additional counts of breaking into vehicles to steal items at multiple Grant County businesses and neighborhoods.