Today's News


    Shaun Hiles won’t be getting out of jail any time soon.
    Circuit Judge Stephen Bates denied a motion which would have allowed Hiles, who is accused of killing his wife and a Dry Ridge man, to be released from jail until his case goes to trial.

    Hiles, 35, of Dry Ridge, entered a not guilty plea to two counts of murder on Sept. 10 in Grant County Circuit Court.

  • GC Band places third overall; first in Class 4A

    Name of Competition:  Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival
    Location and Date:  Campbell County High School on Sept. 13
    Ranking and Awards:  First in Class 4A, third overall, Best Overall Visual Performance
    Names and number of bands participating:  11 bands – Mason County High School (7th), Holmes (8th), Lloyd Memorial (9th), Carroll County (10th), Harrison County (6th), Newport (11th), Beechwood (1st), Williamstown (2nd), Henry Clay (4th), Conner (5th), Grant County (3rd)

  • WHS pep rally kicks off school year
  • Police continue search for missing Dry Ridge man

    A 54-year-old Dry Ridge man is still missing a month after he was last seen by neighbors.
    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.


    Name of competition:  2014 Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival

    Location:  Campbell County High School in Alexandria


    No matter what sport it is, there is nothing better than a contest between two rivals.

    The first meeting of the year between the Grant County Lady Braves and the Williamstown Lady Demons volleyball teams took place Sept. 3.

    “I get crazy pumped up when we play the Braves,” said Williamstown senior Ashley Marksbury.

    GCHS junior Meagan Kinard echoed those sentiments.
    “Playing the Demons is one of the matches I look forward to most during the season,” she said. “We are all pumped up when we play them.”

  • 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.

  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s 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.


    Do you want to get down and dirty?
    Grant County will host the first Explore The Mud obstacle course/5K run on Oct. 11 at the Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds, on Baton Rouge Road.

    Nearlay 100 have already signed up. Registration is required.

    The idea for this kind of event came from Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) members and grew from there to include the health department, city and other groups.


    The Grant County Braves Boys Golf team played with fierce determination on Sept. 8 when the team won against Pendleton and Owen counties with a score of 158. Pendleton had a score of 183 and Owen had a score of 181.