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  • Thompson named Big Brother of Year

    It was always “guy time” when 18-year-old Kody Thompson and 9-year-old Collin Krist got together.

    Whether they were playing sports, taking a dip in the pool at Coney Island or watching the Reds game, the two grew close last school year.

    “He has a lot of the same interests as I do like sports and games,” Kody said about Collin. “He’s really competitive. I liked being able to show him how to have fun but go the right way about it. It’s not all about winning. I tried to teach him some things he could use later on in life.”

  • Dry Ridge man pleads guilty to poaching

    A Dry Ridge man won’t be able to hunt for three years after he plead guilty to a charge of illegally taking a deer.

    Joseph L. Carpenter, 48, was arrested on Aug. 28 through a joint investigation of Charlie Phillips, of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, and Dry Ridge Police Chief Rick Kells.

    Carpenter was found with a 10-point deer rack, as well as marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • Stinky business

    “Something we’ve been needing for a while.”  

    With these words during the question/answer session at the Marathon Drive Sewer Expansion open forum, Corinth Mayor Billy Hill summed up the year-long process.

    During the public meeting Sept. 21, Hill, City Clerk Tara Wright, Commissioner Kaye Brumley and Richard K. Smith, Project Manager of Lexington’s HDR|Quest Engineering firm fielded questions from residents.

  • Families can read in Prime Time at library

    Family reading will be going on during Prime Time for a second straight year at the Grant County Public Library.

    The six-week series to enhance family reading is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 1 to Nov. 5.

    Prime Time Family Reading Time is for 6 to 10-year-olds and their families and includes a free dinner, listening to stories, talking about books and learning about the library.

    The program is sponsored by Kentucky Humanities Council and Kentucky Department For Libraries and Archives.

  • 'We're lucky'

    Dustin and Jamie Fryar and their four sons were sound asleep on Sept. 20 when they were rudely awakened by bright lights inside their Williamstown home.

    Dustin couldn’t find his glasses. Jamie managed to jump up and grab their 8-month-old son, Daniel, who was sleeping in his car seat next to the bed.

    It was then Jamie realized her house, or at least the front part of it, had crashed into her bedroom after a full-size pickup truck ran off Falmouth Street and into the home.

  • Rain washes out most Horse Heritage Day activities

    Horse pulls at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27 are the only activities from the Horse Heritage Days that survived this week's rain.

    Festival organizers opted to cancel today and this weekend's activities at the new Grant County Fairgrounds on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown after it rained most of the week.

    The horse pulls will be held at Kentucky Cowtown on Eibeck Lane (off U.S. 25) in Williamstown.

  • STANDOFF

    Police used time to end a standoff with a Corinth man peacefully on Sept. 16.

    James Randall Perkins, 37, barricaded himself inside a hotel room at Three Springs Motel on Ky. 330 around 2 p.m.

    His girlfriend called 911 after an argument and told police he was inside the room where they had been living and he had a shotgun. Police were also told he’d been drinking in excess.

  • Nose knows

    Nalla, a canine officer with the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, deserves some extra dog treats after she led police to nearly 90 pounds of marijuana hidden in a secret compartment.

    Deputy Brian Maines, Nalla’s handler, said this is the largest bust his partner has ever made.

     The bust came about when Maines and Nalla were called to assist officers from Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement on Sept. 19 on Interstate-71 near the 75-mile marker in Verona.  

  • 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.