Today's News

  • Woman recalls double murder scene

    Deborah Collins thought it was just a bad accident.
    She was heading to her home on Mulligan Road late July 28 after picking up her 14-year-old grandson and his friend when she drove up on it.
    A Chevy Tahoe and a pickup truck facing opposite directions were blocking the roadway and a man was laying on the ground.
    Collins had no idea it was the scene of a double murder as a Dry Ridge man is accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife and another man before turning the gun on himself.


    A gunshot rings out from the hallway at Williamstown High School.
    Sitting inside a nearby classroom, Molly McComas immediately jumps up from her seat to shut and lock the door.
    Inches away from being closed, the doorway is breached by a sudden intruder, dressed in red protective padding and armed with a gun and a knife.
    McComas uses all her strength to force out the attacker while a fellow staff member pins the man’s gun-armed hand in the doorjamb.
    The man never gets inside as a Kentucky State Police trooper blows his whistle.

  • Grant County wins Beechwood Invitational

    The Grant County Boys Golf team came away from the 2014 Beechwood Invitational as overall team winners with Cody Kellam taking home first place individually, for the second straight tournament, by shooting four under par 67. Jacob Vrolijk also joined the party by shooting a one over par 72 and taking second individually on Aug. 7 at Flagg Springs Golf Course.
    The tournament had a field of 11 teams from across all of Northern Kentucky and by day’s end the team had shot a season best 310 and tied Ryle High School for first place.

  • Get Fit For Brit event raises thousands

    The life of Brittany Butler was celebrated and remembered July 26, just days before she would have turned 22 years old.
    Brittany died March 4, 2014, of a heroin overdose, leaving behind many friends and family, including her young daughter Paisley.
    In her memory, a Get Fit For Britt event was held at Body Works Gym in Dry Ridge to not only bring awareness to the heroin epidemic, but to raise money to fight it.

  • Jailer accused of sexual assault

    (Editor’s note: This story contains sexually-explicit allegations in a lawsuit filed against the Grant County jailer.)
    Terry Peeples is accused of sexual assault and harassment in the latest lawsuit filed against the Grant County jailer.
    Peeples, who is seeking his second term in the November election, has had previous lawsuits filed against him by at least six former employees since taking office in 2011.

  • Hudsons place at Junior Olympics

    Halee and Bryan Hudson spent their summer at the track, competing most weekends since the end of May at meets all over the mid-west. Hours of practice and competition paid huge dividends, though, as they represented Kentucky well on the national stage.  

  • Benefit will help Howard family pay for baby’s new legs

    Zeke Howard has a mega watt smile.
    He’s a 1 year old bundle of joy that crawls and moves quickly despite having been born with skeletal dysplasia, often referred to as dwarfism.
    A child with this condition will have abnormal differences in the size and shape of their legs, arms, trunk or skull.
    In Zeke’s case, his fingers were joined together. At birth, his left foot was attached to his knee and his right leg was formed without the bones to support his foot, which causes his balance to be off.

  • Reward offered in July 25 mobile home fire

    Mike and Stacy McCormick are hoping a $10,000 reward will be enough to entice the public to come forth with information about a fire that destroyed their home.
    The McCormicks were notified by a neighbor around 4 a.m. on July 25 that the mobile home they were setting up at 4740 Cynthiana Street in Williamstown was engulfed in flames.
    The couple had been working on the property since January, waiting for the ground to settle before making final improvements on the site one of their sons would be living.

  • Dry Ridge man charged in 2 murders

    A Dry Ridge man turned a gun on himself after fatally shooting his estranged wife and another man.
    Shaun E. Hiles, 35, was in critical condition in intensive care at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center as of July 29, a day after he allegedly killed his wife, 33-year-old Nicole L. Hiles, and a man she was with, 32-year-old Larry G. Whiteker, both of Dry Ridge.
    Police received a call at 11:37 p.m. July 28 from a female reporting she thought she heard something hit her house, followed by gunshots.

  • Grant County Fireballs learn more than just winning

    If you’re playing for the Grant County Fireballs, don’t ask head coach Bill Brown the score.
    You may not get a straight answer.
    As a coach for the Special Olympics softball team composed of players from Grant and Owen counties, the score isn’t the more important issue.
    If one of the players asks him if the team is winning, he responds by asking if they are having fun.