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Today's News

  • NOT MISSING A BEAT

    Name of Competition:  Madison Central Festival of Bands
     Location and date: Richmond on Oct. 11

     Ranking and Awards: First in Class AAAA (Best Guard, Best Percussion); sixth overall in Finals Competition

  • Lady Braves defeat Walton, make district finals
  • Body discovered; ID pending

    One man is charged with murder and another suspect is wanted by police in connection with a body discovered Oct. 1 in Fleming County.
    The body, which has not been positively identified, is believed to be that of Randall Russ, a 54-year-old Dry Ridge man who has been missing for nearly two months.

  • Firefighter’s home gutted by fire

    On the crisp Oct. 1 morning around 10 a.m. fire broke out in the home of Robert McPheron on Hopewell Road.

    Firefighters from Crittenden, Dry Ridge Fire Department and Piner-Fiskburg battled the blaze. Crittenden Fire Chief Lee Burton said the fire started in a back room and was electrical. 

    “While the back room was a total loss and the loss on the contents was significant the structure remains sound,” Burton said. The family did have insurance on the home and plans on rebuilding and living in the home before winter.

  • 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