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Today's News

  • Hiles indicted in double murder

    A 35-year-old Dry Ridge man has been indicted on two counts of murder and two counts of
    Shaun Hiles was indicted Aug. 6 by a Grant County grand jury,
    Hiles is accused of fatally shooting his 33-year-old estranged wife, Nicole Hiles, and 32-year-old Larry Whiteker.
      Hiles is currently in the intensive care unit at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in stable condition recovering from two self-inflicted gun shot wounds.
    The grand jury also returned indictments against eight additional people.

  • 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.

  • The problem with dating your phone

    “I love texting! It’s so much more impersonal than talking face to face.” – a text from me to my friend Tara
     In the movie “Her,” a man in Los Angeles dates his smartphone.
    It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds.
    The movie is set in the future, but not that far into the future, in a time when people feel more comfortable and connected with their pocket-size computers than with other humans.

  • CHURCH NOTES 8-14-14

      Christ Community Assembly of God
    • Aug. 17 - Mark Hurston will be preaching. Come join us at 11 a.m. on Sundays.
    • The adult Sunday School Class meets at 10 a.m. and is getting ready to begin a study of the book of Revelation. For more information, call 859-394-2586.  
    • Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.
    • The Assembly of God church is located at 139 North Main Street in Williamstown. For more information about the church, call 859-394-2586.

  • New Face you'll see

    Jon Popham
    Family: mother, Debbie Popham, and father, Dennis Popham
    Subject/grade teaching: Elementary Special Education
    Educational background: BA- Geography- University of Kentucky and MAT-Special Education- University of the Cumberlands
    Previous teaching experience: first year teaching
    Describe your approach/philosophy to teaching: Promote a positive learning environment that is fun and engaging for the students. I hope that my students can take away life skills as well as academic knowledge from my classroom.

    Ben Chapman

  • GCHS FFA visits Gateway Community College

    The Grant County High School Chapter of the National FFA Organization visited Gateway Community and Technical College for a breakfast with the National FFA Officers. This event is annually sponsored by Toyota Motors Manufacturing.  

  • Camp Demons prepares sixth graders
  • GCHS alumni soccer game canceled

    The Grant County High School boys and girls soccer alumni game on Aug. 9 at Grant County Middle School has been canceled.
    The cancellation is due to the KHSSA announcing a new rule stating members cannot scrimmage against non-member schools.

  • Youth cross country series begins Aug. 21

    Grant County Parks and Recreation is hosting its 13th annual youth cross country series for youth entering kindergarten through the eighth grade.
    The enrollment fee is $10 for Grant County residents and $20 for any out-of-county residents. Included in the fee is a series T-shirt and an award for all those who complete the requirements.
    Along with the awards, a traveling trophy will be awarded to the school with the most participants.
    Registration is available at www.grantcountyparks.com or at Sherman Elementary at 5 p.m. Aug. 14.

  • 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.