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Today's News

  • 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.

  • WHAT 2 WATCH 4

    ARK SET TO OPEN JULY 7

  • 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.

  • Prison escapees caught

    Two escaped inmates from Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington were arrested Jan. 5 just over the Harrison County line near Grant County.

    Jordan Green, 24, and Waltez Franklin, 23, escaped the facility sometime Jan. 4.
    Green, who was convicted in Boone and Kenton counties on robbery, burglary and theft charges, was described as “extremely dangerous” by the Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

  • Body Works Gym celebrates 10th anniversary

    Ten years ago to the day, Body Works Gym in Dry Ridge opened it’s doors.

    “There was a tremendous need in our area for people to be able to exercise with the proper guidance and equipment,” said Justin Baker, owner. “We felt like we had the perfect opportunity to come and change many lives.”
    Baker has spent much of his life interested in fitness and quality of life. He is aware of Kentucky and Grant County’s obesity levels and many of the health-related issues that accompany that distinction.

  • County goes ‘wet’

    Grant County will soon be “wet.”

    By a 525-vote margin, voters were in favor of county-wide alcohol sales during the Dec. 22 local option election.
    There were 2,424 votes in favor and 1,899 in opposition.

    Dry Ridge, Williamstown and Corinth are already “moist,” meaning alcohol sales by the drink are allowed in qualifying restaurants.

  • WRAPPING UP THE HOLIDAYS!
  • 2015 WHAT MADE THE NEWS?

    From continued work on the Ark Encounter to Grant County voting to go ‘wet,’ there were many news stories on the front page of the Grant County News during 2015 that will have a lasting impact on the community.
    This is a sample of the stories from the year.

     

  • WET OR DRY? VOTE IS DEC. 22

    The voters of Grant County will go to the polls on Tuesday, Dec. 22 and decide whether all of the county will be ‘wet’ or whether it will remain ‘moist’ with liquor by the drink allowed in the city limits of Corinth, Dry Ridge and Williamstown.
    Those supporting the end of prohibition say that the impact will be a boost to the economy and increased revenue for the county’s budget.