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  • Man barricades himself in motel room

    The Kentucky State Police Special Response Team removed James Randall Perkins, 37, of Corinth, from his Three Springs motel room after a nearly eight-hour standoff Sept. 16.

    Perkins barricaded inside the room at 2 p.m. and was taken into custody just before 10 p.m.

    Police said Perkins, repeatedly, agreed to leave the room and then refuse to come out.

    He was taken into custody for being a danger to himself and others and was taken to a medical facility for observation.

    For more details, see the Sept. 24 issue of the Grant County News.

  • Crittenden teen charged in church, auto thefts

    Police believe they may have found one of the people responsible for several thefts, including one from a church.

    Jacob Baxter, 18, of Crittenden, has been arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking in connection with a stolen vehicle from Dry Ridge, stolen radios and items taken from Crittenden Baptist Church.

    According to Williamstown Assistant Police Chief Chris Hankins, a vehicle was stolen from Cordova Road on Aug. 3.

  • Space aliens to invade library Sept. 25

    The Grant County Public Library will look to the sky this fall for a variety of free programs surrounding space and the planets.

    2009 is the International Year of Astronomy and the Visions of the Universe exhibit will celebrate the 400th anniversary of when Galileo first looked to the sky.

    The exhibit arrives Sept. 23 and features six, 3 feet by 6 feet, two-sided panels that detail discoveries and studies of the moon, sun, Mars, galaxies and more.

  • Horsin' around

    What: Second annual Kentucky Horse Heritage Days, three days of fun, competition, food vendors, education and more than 65 CETA-juried arts and crafts.

    Where: Northern Kentucky Fairgrounds, 115 Baton Rouge Rd., Williamstown

    When: Sept. 25-27, starts at 10 a.m. daily

    Admission: $5 per carload

    Schedule of events:

    Friday: Animal swap and 4-H Showcase of Animals

    Saturday: Animal swap, showcase of breeds, light weight horse pull, drill team demonstration, contest horses and arts and crafts show

  • Bank of Kentucky buys Integra

    The Bank of Kentucky, which is headquartered in Crestview Hills, purchased three branches of Integra Bank, including two in Grant County and one in Warsaw.

    Integra has locations in Dry Ridge and Crittenden.

    Bank of Kentucky has two locaions in Dry Ridge - one on Taft Highway and one inside Wal-Mart.

  • Rich takes over helm of Williamstown police

    There’s a new chief in Williamstown.

    Al Rich, a resident of Williamstown, began his duties as the city’s police chief on Sept. 1.

    Rich was one of six applicants. He was selected by a committee appointed by Mayor Glenn Caldwell.

    “He brings a lot of experience and a different eye,” said Caldwell.

  • Swine flu scare?

    The good news for Grant County is that the N1H1 flu hasn’t been “confirmed” in the community.

    “We do not have a ‘confirmed’ case of swine flu,” said Nancy Howe, director of public information for Grant County schools, following reports a case had been confirmed at one of the district’s elementary schools.

  • Daycare rides to cost Williamstown parents

    Parents of Williamstown Elementary students who have relied on school bus transportation to and from out-of-district daycares soon will have to pay.

    For years, the school district has taken students from Kiddie College and Mom’s Christian Daycare (formerly New Discovery South) in Dry Ridge free of charge.

    However, when Superintendent Sally Skinner began looking into the liability issue surrounding transporting out-of-district students, another problem was discovered.

  • One book - one community

    A tale of guns, murder and betrayal will be showcased in a program built around the shared experience of people reading and talking about the same book.

    The Grant County Public Library will join fellow libraries in Kenton, Boone and Campbell counties to participate in One Book, One Community for the second consecutive year.

    Last year’s book was George Ella Lyon’s 1997 novel “With a Hammer for My Heart”.

  • School enrollment increases in local districts

    More students are in the hallways at Grant County and Williamstown schools this year as enrollment numbers rise.

    Grant County Schools enrollment reached 3,894 students as of Aug. 28, up 64 students from the end of the 2008-09 school year.