Local 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.

  • GUILTY: Hiles receives life sentence

    Testimony lasted two days, but it took only two hours for a Grant County jury to find Shaun Hiles guilty of murdering his estranged wife, Nicole Hiles and her friend, Larry Whiteker.
    Hiles was charged with two counts each of intentional murder and first-degree wanton endangerment in the July 28, 2014 shooting deaths at Vallandingham and Mulligan roads in Dry Ridge.

  • I am Isaac

    Abraham, in no doubt went through a lot of tests between the 11th chapter and 22nd chapter of Genesis. Beginning with leaving his land that he had grown up in to follow the leading of God, to contending for the life of his nephew Lot, his faith was strongly tested.
    His faith was tested mentally as God spoke the words of promise into his ears, telling him to look up and count the stars or look down and count the grains of sand because his children would count more than them.


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Officer KJ Little executed a warrant for Susan Carroll, 36, of Dry Ridge, for failure to appear, at 8:56 p.m. Jan. 0 on Old Warsaw Road. Carroll was also charged with license to be in possession, no registration receipt, no registration plates, improper equipment and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance. Carroll was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.

  • Simon Kenton tops Lady Braves 72-54 loss
  • Lady Demons rout Henry County 63-32

    After a slow start, the Williamstown Lady Demons caught fire to rout Henry County on Jan. 16 by 31 points.
    The final score was 63-32 to improve Williamstown’s record to 8-5 on the season.
    Coach Kasey Mason wanted her team to start with more intensity in the first quarter. She said the team gave the Lady Wildcats too many opportunities to keep the game close.

  • WHS Demon joins 1,000-point club

    To reach 1000 points in four years of playing basketball is a tremendous accomplishment.
    However to reach that accomplishment before you finish your second year is remarkable.

    For Williamstown sophomore Brennan Stanley that feat became a reality Jan. 8 when the speedy and relentless guard hit that mark against Trimble County.
    But while Stanley has showed his scoring prowess, Coach Roger Harden praised his guard’s ability to be a team player.

  • 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.