http://www.grantky.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Dry Ridge man charged in 2 murders http://www.grantky.com/content/dry-ridge-man-charged-2-murders <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/shooting.jpg" alt="Motorists found this scene on Mulligan Road on July 28 after Shaun Hiles rammed a vehicle driven by Larry G. Whiteker. Hiles estranged wife, Nicole, was a passenger. Hiles then allegedly shot them before shooting himself. Photo provided by the Sheriff’s Office" title="Motorists found this scene on Mulligan Road on July 28 after Shaun Hiles rammed a vehicle driven by Larry G. Whiteker. Hiles estranged wife, Nicole, was a passenger. Hiles then allegedly shot them before shooting himself. Photo provided by the Sheriff’s Office" align="left" hspace="6" width="90" height="85" /><p> A Dry Ridge man turned a gun on himself after fatally shooting his estranged wife and another man.<br /> 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.<br /> 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.</p> Grant County Fireballs learn more than just winning http://www.grantky.com/content/grant-county-fireballs-learn-more-just-winning <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jessie_clemons_high_fives.jpg" alt="Jessie Clemons high fives Fireball teammates after a softball game. " title="Jessie Clemons high fives Fireball teammates after a softball game. " align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> If you&rsquo;re playing for the Grant County Fireballs, don&rsquo;t ask head coach Bill Brown the score.<br /> You may not get a straight answer.<br /> As a coach for the Special Olympics softball team composed of players from Grant and Owen counties, the score isn&rsquo;t the more important issue.<br /> If one of the players asks him if the team is winning, he responds by asking if they are having fun.</p> Williamstown Archery places 17th in World Tournament http://www.grantky.com/content/williamstown-archery-places-17th-world-tournament <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic2_145.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="31" height="85" /><p> 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&rsquo;s tournament.</p> Fairest of them all! http://www.grantky.com/content/fairest-them-all <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic29_2.jpg" alt="The Miss Grant County Fair pageant always draws a crowd. Winners included Hannah Kinsey, Miss Personality; McKenzie Hill, fourth runner up and Miss Congeniality; Courtney Waldrop, third runner up; Katelyn Simons, Miss Grant County Fair; Hayley Leach, Miss Grant County, Danielle Hoop, first runner up and Kristen Bach, second runner up. Photos by Bryan Marshall" title="The Miss Grant County Fair pageant always draws a crowd. Winners included Hannah Kinsey, Miss Personality; McKenzie Hill, fourth runner up and Miss Congeniality; Courtney Waldrop, third runner up; Katelyn Simons, Miss Grant County Fair; Hayley Leach, Miss Grant County, Danielle Hoop, first runner up and Kristen Bach, second runner up. Photos by Bryan Marshall" align="left" hspace="6" width="132" height="85" /> CLERK INJURED IN ARMED ROBBERY http://www.grantky.com/content/clerk-injured-armed-robbery <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic1_159.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="94" height="85" /><p> 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.<br /> 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.<br /> The suspects went behind the counter and demanded money.<br /> After taking money from the open register, the suspects told Hornsby to lay down on the floor.<br /> Governor Scholars http://www.grantky.com/content/governor-scholars-1 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_7_31.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <br /> <br /> Parents: Dewayne and Alicia Johnson<br /> Where attending GSP: Murray State University<br /> Focus of study: Dramatic expression<br /> Future plans: To become a dermatologist<br /> Favorite book: The Fault In Our Stars<br /> If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why: Australia. I love their accents!<br /> Favorite hobby/thing to do in your free time: Read and play volleyball<br /> 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.<br /> GCHS Baseball players receives awards for 2014 http://www.grantky.com/content/gchs-baseball-players-receives-awards-2014 <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_9_14.jpg" alt="Conrad Jaconette" title="Conrad Jaconette" align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> During the 2014 baseball season, the Grant County High School baseball program had several players receive awards. &nbsp;<br /> The shortstop, Austin Johnson, received 32nd District All-Tournament Team. &nbsp;<br /> Conrad Jaconette, the catcher, received 8th Region All-Tournament Team. &nbsp;<br /> Williamstown School District says goodbye to retirees http://www.grantky.com/content/williamstown-school-district-says-goodbye-retirees <img src="http://www.grantky.com/sites/www.grantky.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edgabbert.jpg" alt="Ed Gabbert" title="Ed Gabbert" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Name: Paul R. Simpson<br /> What schools did you teach in: Grant County Middle School, Grant County High School and WHS<br /> Job title: Social Studies teacher<br /> Number of years spent working in local schools: 23 years at Grant County<br /> and four at Williamstown<br /> Hobbies: Historical travel sites, fantasy baseball and reading<br /> Clubs/organizations you belong to: Williamstown Band Boosters, Grant County Historical Society, Mt. Olivet Christian Church and Autism Society of America<br />