Today's News


    Several hundred runners arrived throughout the day Sept. 6 at Sherman Elementary School to take part in the 41st annual Grant County Cross Country Invitational.

    An open race for anyone interested began at 8 a.m., followed by the girls’ varsity 5K at 9 a.m. Races followed throughout the day, culminating with elementary girls and boys.

    Grant County High School senior Sydney Parker had an impressive finish in girls’ varsity, placing 17th overall out of 107 girls. She finished the 3.1 mile course in just under 23 minutes.

  • Braves fall 43-14 to New Richmond, suffer first loss

    A bad third quarter for the Grant County Braves football team squandered a hard-fought first half against a tough opponent on the road.
    The Braves fell 43-14 to New Richmond, Ohio, Sept. 5 for the team’s first loss of the season.

    The large margin of victory for New Richmond was a complete turnaround from a first half that saw GCHS leading 7-6 at the half, despite losing senior quarterback Michael McLean to a calf injury.


    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.”

  • 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.

  • WHS golfers hit the links at Eagle Creek CC

    The Grant County Boys golf team defeated Heritage Academy 160-183 to move their match record to 2-0 on the season.  
    Counting tournaments the Braves are 130-57-1.  Medalist for the match was Jacob Vrolijk who fired a one over par 36.  Cody Kellam was next with a three over 38.  Kyle West put up a 41.  

  • 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.


    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.