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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Williamstown Archery places 17th in World Tournament

    The Williamstown Archery team wrapped up its second year by placing 17 out of 44 in the 2014 NASP World Tournament; an improvement from the 25th that they placed in last year’s tournament.

  • Fairest of them all!
  • CLERK INJURED IN ARMED ROBBERY

    Chasity Hornsby went through a sleepless and emotional night after being struck in the head with a gun during a robbery at the Speedway gas station in Dry Ridge.
    The 26-year-old clerk was alone in the store, putting pennies in a cash register, when two armed black male suspects entered shortly before midnight July 21.
    The suspects went behind the counter and demanded money.
    After taking money from the open register, the suspects told Hornsby to lay down on the floor.

  • Governor Scholars

    Parents: Dewayne and Alicia Johnson
    Where attending GSP: Murray State University
    Focus of study: Dramatic expression
    Future plans: To become a dermatologist
    Favorite book: The Fault In Our Stars
    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why: Australia. I love their accents!
    Favorite hobby/thing to do in your free time: Read and play volleyball
    What do you hope to learn from your experience at GSP: I hope to experience what college life and living away from home is like.

  • GCHS Baseball players receives awards for 2014

    During the 2014 baseball season, the Grant County High School baseball program had several players receive awards.  
    The shortstop, Austin Johnson, received 32nd District All-Tournament Team.  
    Conrad Jaconette, the catcher, received 8th Region All-Tournament Team.  

  • Williamstown School District says goodbye to retirees

    Name: Paul R. Simpson
    What schools did you teach in: Grant County Middle School, Grant County High School and WHS
    Job title: Social Studies teacher
    Number of years spent working in local schools: 23 years at Grant County
    and four at Williamstown
    Hobbies: Historical travel sites, fantasy baseball and reading
    Clubs/organizations you belong to: Williamstown Band Boosters, Grant County Historical Society, Mt. Olivet Christian Church and Autism Society of America

  • A tale of two barbers

    From saving souls to shearing locks, Willie Ailstock sees similarities in pastoring and barbering.
    “I’ve always felt this profession (barbering) is a service profession,” he said. “You are serving your community and you should do it with a smile because you are enjoying it because you want to do it not because you have to.”
    Ailstock, who is the minister at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Williamstown, has opened his own barber shop next to Bruce’s Grocery in Mason.

  • Trenary competed for Miss Kentucky title

    Thirty-two contestants represented local scholarship pageants from across the state for the title of Miss Kentucky 2014.
    Dakoda Trenary, 21, of Corinth, carries the title of Miss Heartland and represented the area. She is a student at Morehead State University and performed “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” on the piano. Her platform is “Learn, Earn and Return.”
    She is the daughter of Scott and Lori Trenary.