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Today's News

  • Russ’ friends remember a ‘giving’ man

    Brad Schadler still recalls the last time he saw his Lemon-Northcutt Road neighbor, Randall Russ.

    “He had shaven his beard off and gotten a haircut,” Schadler said. “He said it’s time to start back to (University of Cincinnati) shortly and ‘better clean up my image.’ We talked about different things but he seemed just like the average Randy to me.”

    Not long after, Russ would go missing and is now feared dead after a body was discovered in Fleming County.

  • Dump truck driver dies in train collision

    A 52-year-old Williamstown man was killed Oct. 3 after a train struck a dump truck he was driving in Boone County.

    Steven Hess, who was working for Crupper Transport of Williamstown, was driving a 2011 Kenworth dump truck when it collided with a Norfolk Southern Railroad train on Old Lexington Pike near U.S. 25 (Dixie Highway) in Walton.

    The train was traveling northbound approaching the intersection as Hess proceeded through the intersection onto the railroad tracks, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

  • BRAVES FALL TO SOUTH OLDHAM

    The Grant County Braves football team dropped their fourth consecutive game in a row, but Coach Kevin Siple said the team is improving.

    GCHS lost 21-9 to South Oldham at home Oct. 3 for their first district loss.

  • Helping Hands needs help

    Helping Hands could use some help.
    Wil Jones, president of Helping Hands, said food donations are at an all time low and the community’s food pantry is having trouble keeping up with demand.
    “Donations are down all over,” Jones said. “The Free Store Food Bank, Master Provisions, Matthew 25 are all under stress.”
    Jones said that Helping Hands assists up to 200 families on the monthly food distribution day along with as many as 60 families from the local food pantry that Helping Hands operates.

  • Grant soccer teams vie for district titles

    The Grant County boys and girls soccer team will thane home-field advantage as they try to bring home the 32nd district championship next week.

    Both teams will compete in the district tournament at Grant County Middle School.
    The Lady Braves will face Walton-Verona at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13 in the tournament opener.

    The matchup will be the second consecutive game the Lady Braves faced Walton.

    The result of the Oct. 8 game between the teams was not available at press time.

  • FLYING LEAP
  • KY SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, 6th Dist.

    Name: Teresa Cunningham
    Address: Florence
    Spouse: single
    Members of immediate family: Anna and Harold Cunningham
    Education: University of Cincinnati: B.A. English; University of Dayton: J.D.; Georgetown University Law Center: ll.M. Labor.
    Present occupation: Attorney at Law.
    Previous work experience and/or political experience: Former law clerk for a U.S. District judge. Private practice for previous 26 years focusing on employment and workers’ compensation.

  • Court of Appeals 6th District, 1st Division

    Name:  Allison Jones
    Home Address:  Prospect, KY  
    Spouse:  Lawrence L. Jones II
    Members of Immediate Family (Children):  I have two children, a daughter, Riley (9) who is in the Fourth Grade , and a son, Reed, who will be 7 in November 2014 and is in the First Grade.  

  • Williamstown City Council forms

    NAME:    Greg Middleton
    ADDRESS:    Williamstown, Kentucky
    SPOUSE:   Misty Middleton            
    MEMBERS OF IMMEDIATE FAMILY (CHILDREN):   Carly Middleton  Haley Middleton
    EDUCATION:  High School Graduate from Grant County High School (1991); Bachelor’s Degree from NKU – Accounting Major (1995), Finance Minor
    OFFICE FILED FOR:    City Council member for Williamstown  

  • Magistrates District 3

    NAME:    Bobby C. Newman     

    ADDRESS:   Crittenden, Kentucky

    SPOUSE:    Margie (Landrum) Newman – 43 years

    MEMBERS OF IMMEDIATE FAMILY (CHILDREN):   Michelle Newman Stull – Bobby Keith Newman – six grandkids and two great grandkids

    EDUCATION:   Eastern Kentucky University Dept. Criminal Justice

    OFFICE FILED FOR:   Magistrate 3rd District