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Police

  • Does $1,000,000 make us safer?

    More than $1 million in grants benefiting local fire departments and law enforcement agencies have been awarded since the Sept. 11 tragedy.

    While the grants may not necessarily be used to thwart terrorism, many have allowed departments to be better equipped and able to communication with each other better.

    The largest grant came in 2009 when Grant County fire departments received $655,000 in federal funds to help purchase digital radios and equipment.

  • Sheriff’s office leaves courthouse

    If you’re heading to the courthouse to pay your tax bill, then you need to change directions.

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has closed its office inside the Grant County Courthouse and moved operations to 212 Barnes Road, next to the Grant County Detention Center.

    The new sheriff’s office location will be open for business on Monday, Sept. 26.

    “We outgrew the space at the courthouse and really had no room to expand,” said Sheriff Chuck Dills.

  • ‘WE WILL NOT FORGET’

    The Crittenden Fire Department hosted a memorial service on 9/11 commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Members of the Grant County Honor Guard, composed of volunteer firefighters from the community, presented the flag.

  • Crittenden hosts 9/11 service

    The Crittenden Fire Department will host a memorial service commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks on America.

    The public is invited to attend a prayer service from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the fire department, 104 N. Main Street in Crittenden. Former Crittenden Fire Chief Dave Owens will also be recognized for his years of service.

    For more information, call 859-428-1767 or 859-468-4848.

  • Williamstown man tased by police

    Brandon Casselman, 26, was tased by Kentucky State Police, after he refused to surrender to them on Aug. 21.

    The incident began when police were called to a residence on Oak Ridge Road around 8 p.m. They found Casselman in the middle of the road, threatening to harm himself.

    According to Lt. Tom Lilley with the KSP Post 6 in Dry Ridge, troopers placed stopped sticks in front of and in the rear of Casselman’s car while they talked with him.

  • Williamstown man tased by police

    Brandon Casselman, 26, was tased by Kentucky State Police, after he refused to surrender to them on Aug. 21.

    The incident began when police were called to a residence on Oak Ridge Road around 8 p.m. They found Casselman in the middle of the road, threatening to harm himself.

    According to Lt. Tom Lilley with the KSP Post 6 in Dry Ridge, troopers placed stopped sticks in front of and in the rear of Casselman’s car while they talked with him.

  • Jailer says PT employees will save county money

    Will part-time employees at the Grant County Detention Center save the county money?
    Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples says yes.

    “This works at other facilities,” Peeples said. “I think it’ll work here. We have to weed out the part-time employees who want to be here and those who are just desperately looking for a job.”

  • Alert auto parts employees thwart theft

    Mack Junior McIntosh, 32, of Dry Ridge, was indicted by a Grant County grand jury on Aug. 10 for theft by deception under $10,000.

    He is accused of entering into O’Reilly’s Auto Parts in Dry Ridge on Aug. 1 and representing himself as an employee of Midas Muffler in Lexington.

    Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said he told O’Reilly’s employees that he was purchasing tools and equipment for the muffler shop where he was employed. Dills estimates the items were valued at $5,000.

  • Jailer fields questions from fiscal court

    Grant County’s three magistrates had plenty of questions for Jailer Terry Peeples and most of them involved money being spent at the detention center.

    The magistrates peppered Peeples with questions concerning the jail’s budget, employee turnover, purchasing supplies from local businesses and general operations at the facility, earlier this month, when Peeples provided them with a written summary from his time in office, which began Jan. 3.

  • ANOTHER VEHICLE ENDS UP IN LAKE

    Divers with the Williamstown Fire Department and Grant County Emergency Management went ‘fishing’ over the weekend for a stray vehicle. The vehicle apparently slipped out of gear and rolled from Harbor Pointe Subdivision into Lake Williamstown.