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Today's News

  • 30 witnesses testify

    After hearing 10 witnesses on the first day of the Shaun Hiles’ double murder trial, the prosecution called twice that amount on the second day.

    In all, Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford called 30 witnesses to testify to show the jury that Hiles intentionally murdered his estranged wife Nicole Hiles and her friend, Larry Whiteker.
    The day started off with Dr. Ashton Ennis discussing results from autopsies he performed on Nicole Hiles and Whiteker.
    Ennis described the extensive damage done to both victim’s bodies from multiple gunshots.

  • Library heats up winter with reading promo

    With freezing temperatures and snow on the ground, the Grant County Public Library wants to provide Hot Reads For Cold Nights.

    This is the third year the library has offered the winter reading promotion, which runs through Feb. 29.
    “Last year, we had more than 50 participants,” said Melissa Wallace, public services librarian. “We hope to have more this year.
    The program is for patrons ages 11 and up.

  • Simon Kenton tops Lady Braves 72-54 loss
  • Sex offender arrested for living near school

    A 48-year-old registered sex offender was arrested Jan. 8 after being found living behind Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary.
    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office charged Ronald Gilbert for living within 1,000 feet of a school, which is a violation of his sex offender status.

    After receiving a tip about Gilbert, the sheriff’s office checked at the Indian Hill Drive residence he was believed to be staying at.
    They located Gilbert at the residence staying with family, including two nieces under 12 years old, according to police.

  • Ark Encounter tickets go on sale Jan. 19

    Those eager to see the Ark Encounter when it opens July 7 will soon be able to purchase tickets for the massive re-creation of Noah’s Ark.

    Anyone who purchased a Charter Boarding Pass or has sponsored a plank or a beam has had access to a priority-ticketing period since Jan. 5.

    However, tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at www.ArkEncounter.com.
    Tickets are $40 for adults, $28 for children and $31 for seniors. Parking is $10.

  • Alcohol voted in - now what?

    Grant County will soon be officially wet and alcohol and liquor sales will be available for purchase.
    The result of the Dec. 22 local option election has left many with questions.
    Here are some of the answers residents may be wondering about.

    When does the wet vote results become effective?
    Residents obviously were not able to go out immediately the following day after the Dec. 22 local option election and buy beer and liquor.

  • Double murder trial begins

    A frantic 911 call and graphic crime scene photos started the double murder trial Jan. 12 of a Dry Ridge man accused of killing his 33-year-old estranged wife and a 32-year-old man.
    Shaun Hiles is charged with two counts each of intentional murder and first-degree wanton endangerment in the July 28, 2014 shooting deaths of Nicole Hiles and Larry Whiteker.
    The opening statements by Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford painted Hiles as an enraged husband who had been stalking his wife and Whiteker.

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  • Former finance officer files lawsuit

    A former finance officer is suing Judge-Executive Steve Wood, Deputy Judge-Executive Scott Kimmich and the Grant County Fiscal Court for her alleged wrongful termination.
    Connie McClure-Ellington of Corinth filed the lawsuit last week in federal court in Covington.
    McClure-Ellington was hired as the county finance officer in June 1990 and was terminated in June 2015.

    The lawsuit alleges that she was fired because of her age and because she did not vote for Wood, a Republican, in the judge-executive’s race.

  • Holmes hands Lady Demons big loss

    The Williamstown Lady Demons opened up the new year Jan. 4 against Holmes High School.
    Fifteen days after their last game, the Williamstown squad hoped there would be no rust against the tough Lady Bulldogs squad.

    It was a long night for the team, however, as they would take a 25 point defeat 68-43.
    The loss moved their record to 7-3 on the season.