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15 Years

August 14, 1997
Williamstown native Bob Perry has been named to fill a vacant Williamstown city council seat. The seat was left vacant when Councilman Glenn Caldwell was named mayor. Perry, who was a member of the J.B. Miller Park Board before his election to council, said the park is one of his main priorities. Perry is looking forward to working with the council.

Rachel Messer, daughter of Kenny and Carol Messer of Dry Ridge, has been selected as a finalist in the 1997 Pre-Teen Kentucky Scholarship and Recognition Program at the Galt Hotel in Louisville. Pre-Teen Kentucky will award over $5,000 in educational bonds, prizes and awards. She is sponsored by Natmar Services Corp and her  parents.

25 years

August 13, 1987
Groundbreaking for expansion and improvements of the Williamstown sewer plant occurred when several officials picked up shovels and dug in. Work on the sewer is being done by Building Crafts Inc. of Newport for $1,793,154. A few members that grabbed a shovel were Dale Hughes of Dry Ridge, city engineer, Herb Caldwell,


Williamstown’s mayor and Norman Ferguson, Dry Ridge’s mayor.
The Grant County Hospital Chapel Project has received approval for construction to the planned addition to Grant County Hospital. According to Hospital Administrator, Rodney Battles, the proposed drawings had been originally submitted to the Division of Building Codes. The project is estimated to take four to six months to complete.

50 years

August 17, 1962
Georgetown College will grant degrees to 59 candidates at the annual Summer Commencement in the John L. Hill Chapel. Dr. Franklin P. Owen, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington will deliver the commencement address. Geneva Beach Thornton of Dry Ridge and Cecil Mae Wilson of Crittenden will receive the Bachelor of Arts degree in education.

A Grant Countian is one of six Kentucky ROTC cadets who received Air Force commissions in a ceremony on the UK campus in Lexington. He is Ronald B. Blackburn, son of Blaine Blackburn of Dry Ridge. a graduate of Grant County High School, Blackburn has completed his work in the UK College of mechanical engineering.