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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Beach, boy, Aug. 24

    Michael and Ginna Beach of Guntersville, Ala. would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Karter Anthony Beach was born at 7:46 a.m. Aug. 24, 2009 at Huntsville Hospital.

    He weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandmother is Sue Hanson of Attalla, Ala.

    His paternal grandparents are Jaunita Beach and the late David Beach of Dry Ridge.

    Karter Anthony was welcomed home by his big sister, Kelci, and big brother, Kyle.

     

  • Caldwell-Gilbert to wed

    Kevin and Rhonda Caldwell of Dry Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Staci Danielle Caldwell to Dustin Lee Gilbert, son of Ben Gilbert of Dry Ridge and Jewell Gilbert of Burlington.

    The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Mount Carmel Baptist Church.

    A reception will follow at Stonewood Gardens in Falmouth.

    The bride is a 2008 graduate of Grant County High School. She is a student at Beckfield College. She is employed by the Steven N. Howe Law Office in Dry Ridge.

  • GCHS band takes Governors Cup

    When Grant County Marching Band took the field at the 38th Annual Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival held at Campbell County, they had one goal….be undeniably a better band than they were the previous week.

    With great pride, they not only accomplished their goal, but they won Grand Champions and brought home the much sought after Governors Cup.

    In preliminary competition, Grant County was the only 4A band to compete in its class and brought home first place in all captions.

  • 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.

  • Community Calendar 9-17-09

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Sept. 30 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

    CLUBS

  • Police Beat 9-17-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Andy Reeves investigated an accident at 1:15 p.m. Sept. 3 on Verona-Mount Zion Road. The driver involved was Ryan M. Culver, 17, of Dry Ridge, driving a 2005 Chevrolet.

    Deputy Brian Maines investigated an accident at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 3 on Spears Lane. The drivers involved were William Sorrell, 71, of Crittenden, driving a 2005 Dodge and Angela M. Jones, 44, of Crittenden, driving a 2005 Hyundai.

  • 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.

  • WHS Band of Spirit receives top honors

    The Williamstown Band of Spirit received top honors again on Sept. 19 when they traveled to Eastern High School in Louisville. The band was awarded the grand champion trophy at the Eastern Eagles Classic.

    Williamstown, the only Class A band to compete, earned a spot in finals competition by placing second overall in preliminaries behind powerhouse Adair County. 

    Following an energized finals performance, the band received the grand champion title, edging out Adair who was named reserve grand champion. 

  • Marcums recognized by Farm Credit Services

    Rufus and Janet Marcum of DeMossville were honored for being a long time supporter of the national Farm Credit System.

    The Marcums have been married since 1949 and they will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this month. The Marcums have eight children, 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Their first loan with Farm Credit Services was for an eight-end Ford tractor and their farming operation consists of raising hay and tobacco since 1961.