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  • 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.

  • POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING UC PROFESSOR

    Family and friends are frantically searching for clues for the whereabouts of a missing 54-year-old Dry Ridge man.
    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.

    Last school year, he was a substitute teacher at Grant County High School.

  • Aerial device gives sheriff’s office bird’s eye view

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has taken to the sky to help with investigations.
    While it’s not a helicopter or airplane, a new drone-like technology has provided beneficial evidence in recent accident reconstructions and crime scenes.

  • Career Expo set for Sept. 10

    The number of unemployed in Grant County grew from 788 to 837 from June to July 2014.
    While the county’s unemployment rate of 6.9 percent is on the lower end of the scale in the state, job seekers still are out there.
    The second annual Grant County Career Expo, sponsored by the Kentucky Career Center, hopes to help potential employees find a job.
    The expo will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Grant County Extension Office, 105 Baton Rouge Rd., Williamstown.

  • FACE LIFT

    Grant County Middle School students and staff were greeted with a new look when they returned to school.
    Renovations and upgrades to the Grant County Middle School had been in discussion for over a year before the project actually began. The Grant County Board agenda for Feb. 14, 2013 contained “approval of the BG-1 for Grant County Middle School HVAC,”